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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.
No matter what the situation, there are a few things people who work should come to understand as early in their work lives as possible because they will make work better. The following are three ideas that once learned, will make work better:
1. All play and no work, makes Jill broke.
2. Misery loves company, but your employer’s name is not misery.
3. Attitude determines altitude.
All play and no work makes Jill broke.
If one of the reasons you work is because you need the money, you must come to understand this idea. After all, work is called work for a reason, employees are expected to work, to have a certain amount of seriousness and professionalism about the tasks they are paid to perform. A person who comes to work and continually plays around instead of working will soon come to find herself unemployed, out of work and broke. It is important to keep in mind that you go to work in order to work, not to play.
Misery loves company, but your employer’s name is not misery.
Almost everyone has heard the expression, misery loves company. However no one wants to be misery’s company. For most employees, the employer’s name is not misery. This means that sometimes, even if things are not going well, an employee should shut up and do her job without complaining about everything under the sun. Employers, even those who do not openly talk about employee morale are not interested in having employees on the payroll who make their co-workers miserable while at work.
Attitude determines altitude.
People like to be around people with a good attitude. When given a choice between keeping or promoting employees, employers invariably prefer to have employees who have a good attitude. A good attitude can be the difference between staying at the same position throughout one’s career and being promoted and paid increasing sums of money. Watch your attitude at work because a bad attitude can get you demoted or fired. A good attitude can keep you employed in the midst of company-wide layoffs or get you promoted to a higher position.
It is important to realize that how you do at work has to do with your attitude and that your attitude, your decision to work at work instead of playing, your decision not be to be miserable at work and your recognition of the fact that your attitude helps determine how you will be treated in the workplace.
In conclusion, it is wonderful to get a new attitude and do better at work. So, the question for you this wonderful day is, what are you doing to get a better attitude at work.