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How to Keep Your Job - Improve Your Work Ethic

February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 182

How to keep your job in today's rotten economy (once you finally find one) is a big concern. If you are fortunate to already have a job, the concern of keeping it is there as well. Could be your fault, but maybe it's not. Let's take a look at a different side of the problem, the side as the employer sees it.

How to keep your job today is the concern of many folks, and that's a problem down to and including the lowest job available. The reason seems to be the total lack of understanding what a good work ethic really is. Work Ethics seems to have no definition among some of the younger populations thought process - at least in our local environment. A good part of the younger public apparently just wants to draw government handouts and sit on their butts.

Work ethics or work value seems to be the most misunderstood words in the English language today. How to keep your job isn't really close to the mental value of a brain surgeon or a nuclear scientist, but some individuals seems to think that way. In my fathers and grandfathers days, the real secret of holding on to a job is to do (among other things) the best job you possibly can.

How to work for yourself seems to be pretty simple - it's called "a high work ethic". If you don't have the necessary high work ethic, you are on the freeway to failure - guaranteed! If you really want to work, then work as though your life depended on it - because it does!

Can you imagine a restaurant that can't keep a cook, or maybe a server? The owners want to be in business, they want to be an asset to the community, but they just cannot find reliable workers. Unfortunately, they won't be open for business very long.

Some suggestions on how to keep your job:

· Be on time - ALWAYS.

· Do the job the way the boss wants and when he wants it.

· Honor your own words - you said them, keep them. Remember - You're only as good as your own word.

· Be reliable beyond belief.

· Physical appearance depends on what the boss wants - (and gets).

· Mental attitude also depends on the customer (and the boss). Anything other than a good attitude will get you down the road, no questions asked.

Think about what your resume will look like when you list job after job with the multiple excuses for leaving, by choice or otherwise. There are many companies that (more or less) go by the rule of not more than 3 jobs in 2 years. More than that, you just are not qualified. It's getting harder and harder to stay with a company for any extended time, but you have to try. You say you don't need a formal resume? OK, but you will have to fill out an application with the risk of being checked on to see what is fact and what isn't. Falsehoods generally means an automatic dismissal.

So you want to be the president or the owner of the company? Work for it!! I don't know of any supervisor, manager or even the owner of the company that isn't looking for one of the employees to rise up and take the job over. One thing is for sure - if you lack a good work ethic, sorry, but you're on the freeway to failure.

Wisdom? Well, that's just common sense with its sleeves rolled up.

Roy is retired military as a radar controller, both Airborne and Ground. Spent 9 years as a Radio Announcer and retired from the corporate world after 14 years as an information analysist, working with classified information for a computer chip manufacturer. Roy is a commercial pilot (ASEL) and has a degree in Interstate Commerce Commission law. Ezine Articles Expert Author.

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