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Paychecks are Nice – Get a Good Attitude and Keep Getting Them

It is wonderful to receive paychecks on a regular basis, get a good attitude if you want to keep getting them. I am always amazed when I speak with someone who has a bad attitude at work and wonders why she either gets fired from her job or has clients stop coming to her business. While it is true that attitude determines altitude, attitude also determines whether or not paychecks continue to arrive.

When I was a young girl I had a job that I did not like. I mistakenly thought the job was beneath me and that my employer should be thrilled to have someone of my caliber on the payroll. I had a bad attitude and I was too young and inexperienced to shut up and behave better. As a result I was fired. My employer told me that since I was snot happy with my job my job was being taken away from me.  Hopefully you have no idea what it is like to be fired from a job for not being happy.

If you want to remain employed, even if you don’t like your job you must either get attitude or start behaving as if you have a good attitude.  Here are something you can do appear as if you have a good attitude about your work:

  •  smile when you enter your place of employment

  • do not engage in negative gossip with your co-workers

  • find one good thing to say about the workplace each day

  • on payday, mention how nice it is to receive paychecks.

If you want to continue to receive paychecks from clients, even those annoying clients you are sick of try the following to show a good attitude:

  • smile when your client enters your place of business

  • find one thing to compliment your client on the phone and in person

  • thank your client for the business

  • tell your client that good clients are a treasure

These ideas, both for employees and for entrepreneurs are things that are not hard to do, but will make a big difference to those who are the recipients of the actions. Your employer or clients will enjoy seeing this pleasant side of you. At the same time, your efforts at showing you have a good attitude may yield the following results:

  • your co-workers may get a better attitude toward you

  • supervisors may start to think of you as positive element in the workplace

  • clients may think you appreciate their business and appreciate you in return

  • clients may refer new business to you

  • people who are around you may catch your good attitude

In conclusion, it is wonderful to receive paychecks on a regular basis, get a good attitude if you want to keep getting them. So, the question for you this wonderful day is, what can you do to show you have a good attitude.

Janeane Davis

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  • Great tips. My job is a little bit different though. Being military its a little bit tougher to lose my job but for those in the private sector, keep your job as long as you can. It's tough out there being unemployed.

  • This is good advice. My dad never had a good attitude and always lost his jobs

  • Great tips!! I love my job, but on those bad days, your advice will absolutely come in handy!

  • Positive people do make a difference. Good attitude makes the difference.

  • This is truly some wonderful advice. I try to be sure that before each shift, I am holding an attitude of gratitude! Smiling definitely helps with that :)

  • Your tips are so good. That behavior is so common in corporate America and it is literally what made me start to hate my job. I started out with a nice job out of college that I really liked but I allowed the negative people around me to get to me and I started to look at my job the same way. One of the girls who was super negative seemed to be getting by fine with her negativity and how rude she was to the customers until one day my last boss I had finally fired her. I struggled to be happy there and then when I got pregnant I realized the happiest job I could have was to be home taking care of my family. Transitioning into that was the best thing I ever did and I've been the happiest wife and mom ever since :)

  • What a great quote. Honestly all your quotes are wonderful and thought provoking. My favorite quote from MBNA a place I use to work in HR, " Dress where you want to be not where you are."

  • yep. keep the attitude and hard work and the checks keep coming!

  • I used to always come into work with a great attitude. You have to when working with the public.

  • Attitude is everything! Ethics are less and less seeing in the workplace and we see ourselves facing unethical people and haters. I have learned to isolate their actions by not fueling gossip and distancing myself from situations where confrontation may occur.

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