It certainly is generalizing and you must not have looked far to find anything better.
You very rearly hear a good idea from an employee except how to get out of work.
I know that's generalizing but I find it to be the truth.
My work life is lived largely on the phone, all day I speak with employees (and a few owners) of businesses in every major industry and many minor ones. It never ceases to delight me when I speak with a person who is sincerely motivated to do good and useful work, and in that sense I'm delighted every day.
Just today I heard from
An employee of a services firm who is searching for a way to help hospitals better identify people at risk for cardiac arrest, infections and other complications so that they might improve preventive care and save lives and quality of life,
A utility employee who has boldly ventured into experimenting with an area of mathematics that is not used in his industry, in the hope that it will help him better understand his customers. He also has taken the lead and is working to introduce this technique to others in his industry.
A banking employee who is motivated to help her coworkers squeeze more information from their mounds of data.
This is an ordinary day for me. My employee clients and coworkers are primarily people who are motivated to do a good job, and they are full of good ideas.