Everyone needs to work for a living, to sustain themselves, to put food on the table. That’s where daddy was when we were young. He would go away, and come back home exhausted, while he would just grunt as he wolfed down his dinner. Being a successful employee is similar to running your own business, this with no risk but a guaranteed paycheck. All that’s required is listening to and complying to what your boss and customers want you to do, this to get paid. All that’s required from you is your manpower, motivation, and effort, this to accomplish the requested task at hand.
9. Be A Team Player
Always volunteer to go beyond your job. Always be active and be interested in projects to get the job done properly or on time. Never worry about who gets credit, as everyone including your boss knows who’s responsible, so you will eventually get rewarded. Always be a good team player. Also, what volunteering does is allows you to pick and choose what you want to do, and not something forced on you, then doing something you don’t like.
8. Be The Solution Not The Problem
Stop whining or gossiping constantly about what’s wrong, but instead start being vocal about what’s going right. What having a good positive attitude does, is goes a long way with your coworkers, supervisors, and customers. When presenting a problem, always have a suggestion or a solution. Be a problem solver and not a complainer. What bosses have are their own problems to deal with, ones that are way above your pay grade, so don’t torment them with your problems.
7. Never Be Late
Always try to arrive at work a few minutes early, as it doesn’t take that much more effort. Leave home so you’ll arrive at work at least 10 minutes early, just in case they are delays, you’ll still be on time. Anticipate that there will be delays such as bad traffic, bad transit, when going to meetings. Also, if your client happens to be early, always make sure that you greet them promptly, and never leave anyone waiting. What being early shows is respect and gratitude.