Please stop and pause this Thanksgiving Holiday, taking time to really be thankful for the blessings in your life. The next time you start to gripe about life and all that’s going wrong, remember there is always something to be thankful for:
- The mess to clean up after a party because it means that you’ve been surrounded by friends.
- The taxes you pay because it means that you are employed
- The clothes that fit too snug because it means you have enough to eat
- The shadow that watches you work because it means you’re in the sunshine
By Marsha Petrie Sue, MBA
There are 11.3 million people in the U.S. today that want your job. Well, maybe not your job exactly, but A job or ANY job. The skilled unemployed worker numbers continue to grow which poses a threat to your livelihood. Conclusion? You need to Fire Proof yourself! And no level of job is sacred anymore! Don’t become a Toxic Person or use difficult behavior in the workplace. Just look at the facts. You are probably asking yourself, “Am I next?” Here are the ten ways on how to “Fire Proof” yourself.
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Peace is predicated upon the good will, good nature, and general goodness of mankind. Thus, war and conflict have been used to settle what goodness alone could not. Our history as a nation is replete with conflict; it established our righteous beginnings and divided our civil discourse. In the face of these conflicts, there have always been men and women ready to answer their nation’s call. They have inspired us with their sacrifice, honored us with their dedication, and humbled us with their unfathomable courage.
New employees always agree that it is important to be on time. So what happens when they stop believing in that principle? Your leadership and management skills have to kick in and the process must begin. I’ll be interested to hear if you have other techniques that work.
While coming in late once in a while may be unavoidable, continued tardiness must be dealt with in-person, immediately, professionally and firmly.
- Use a Disciplinary Action Form
- If you don’t have one, Inc. Magazine does.
- Put a copy in the employees personnel file and give a copy to them.
Your number one ticket to increasing your pay is to do your homework. If you didn’t start a year ago, start now. Make a list of all the contributions you have made and when possible, include the percentage of dollars saved, the boost to the bottom line, the competitive edge you gave the company, etc. Include ideas that were incorporated into the company’s strategies, motivating a struggling fellow employee, or even community service.
Included in that first strategy would be a Success Journal. Use this tool to capture positive comments made about you and your projects – and really anything that adds value to the company.
When you stop learning, you start slipping backwards. So many people say they have no time to get their education or to learn what is going on around them.
Well if a 99 year old women who dropped out of school in 1932 can receive her High School Diploma, don’t you think anyone should be able to? Apparently she decided to take control and to never stop learning.
We also know that we have the time and money to do what ever we really want to do. It is prioritizing. And when people say, “Oh that’s so hard” it has become their priority not to learn. I am tired of people being lazy and not taking personal responsibility for their outcomes. I mean really tired.