show up like a grown up at work


It is wonderful to realize that when it comes to work you need to show up like a grown up! Each day, all across America people get up and go to work. For so of those people it is the lat day of work because they are fired. One reason people are fired is that refuse to show up like a grown up and work at work. It is important to always keep in mind that work is something grown ups do. If you want to continue to work with your employer, you must be above reproach.

When grown ups come to work, they do several things:

  • show up on time
  • behave as if they are a role model for those around them
  • show up with a good attitude
  • put forth their best efforts with all they do
  • show up prepared to work
  • do a good job
  • respect those in authority
  • behave with kindness and integrity
  • lead with authority, not intimation
  • show appreciation for the job you have

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22. January 2014 · 38 comments · Categories: Work · Tags: , work attitude

It is wonderful to get a new attitude and do better at work. There are some people who work for the sheer joy of working just for the sake of working. There are other people who work because they need to earn money in order to care for their families. There are still others who work solely for personal fulfillment. Additionally, there are people who work for all these reasons at once or for some other reason altogether. Work is sometime a great joy. At other times, work is an unpleasant encumbrance. More »


It is fantastic to know there are at least five reasons to be grateful for work. Each day there are people who go to work and spend the day complaining and wishing they were any place else in the world. We all have people like this at our places of employment or working for us. None of us like these people. I must confess, I was once one of these people. When I was 19 I had a job that I did not like. Each day I would go to work and let all my co-workers and supervisors know that I was not happy at work. One day the supervisor had enough of me and told me that since I was so unhappy working for the company, I was fired and could go home. I was young and inexperienced so I was shocked. On a side note, when you apply for unemployment insurance and tell the unemployment office that you were fired because you were not happy, they do not believe you. More »


It is wonderful to educate yourself to make the job search more successful by reading the want ads. When it comes to finding jobs either as an employee or as an entrepreneur, it is often said, “It is not what you know, but who you know.”  While this may be true, it doesn’t change the fact that it is good to know as much as possible about the industry in which you are seeking employment. One of the easiest places to learn about your industry is the want ads. Think about it. When employers place advertisements seeking applicants to fill job openings they share quite a bit of information. Some of the information that is shared includes the following information about the job:
  • Title
  • Position description
  • Salary for position
  • Duties required
  • Prerequisite skills, experience and education
By reading the job description, slowly and carefully, you are better prepared to complete the application for the position. More »
02. August 2013 · 1 comment · Categories: Work · Tags: , ,
It is fantastic to know that home and work can both be fun by realizing that fun has its place at work. Most people understand that work has to be done at work. But what many people forget is that work can also be enjoyable.  Every job, ranging from municipal waste carrier to president of a Fortune 500 company has some enjoyable task to be performed by the workers. For the waste carrier, perhaps there is fun to be found in making up games to discover which member of the team can lift the most bags the fastest or who can make up the most creative stories about items left in trash piles outside of houses along the route. For the Fortune 500 president, perhaps fun can be found in competing with peers to see who can come up with the most innovative new services or  products. No matter what the job, there is fun to be had, all one has to do is look for it. Take time today to find the fun in your work.

For example, the person who writes a blog may find it is hard work to come up with the words needed on a regular basis. However, fun may be found in finding the most synonyms for a certain word or in challenging a fellow blogger to get a certain number of blog posts done in a specified period of time. A person who owns a retail store can find fun at work by challenging employees to reach a certain sales target. A nurse in a hospital can find fun in challenging her peers to find the most creative way to make patients feel more comfortable on a particular day. No matter what the job, take time to find the fun in it. More »
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