Your career choice is extremely important, however, your actions affect the employer. Maybe you have made a bad choice of career and want to change. Fine! Just do not take it out on fellow employees by laying out sick or taking excessive time off. Be responsible whatever the job today. Everyone in your future will want to know about your past performance, so be very careful how you take action or one day it will hit you in the backside without mercy.
How important is your job to the team?
Most of us never think about who we'd miss …. UNTIL there is a sudden change in things NOT getting done in the office or the plant. Well, when you stop to think about it ….. there are more folks than we realize who we depend on everyday of the week. I know, the first one we think about is the PAYROLL clerk who writes our weekly paycheck. Then there are others that quickly come to mind …. the coffee maker; the mail clerk; the UPS guy / gal or FEDx person; the cleaning crew and more. A BIG WOW !!
Missing persons never cross our mind before it affects our routine. Suddenly someone hollers out with who's going to make the coffee this morning? Where's the payroll clerk? One of the biggest challenges comes when no one emptied the trash cans over night.
Why is it important for EVERYONE to do their job efficiently? It's like your sparkplugs misfiring when you crank up the car, right? Just ONE dead plug and we all know something is wrong immediately. None of us like the inconvenience and challenge of poor performance with our cars or a team-mate.
Ask the question of yourself. Who would be affected in their daily routine if you failed to be on the job when expected? Are you important to the smooth running of your office; department; plant or where you accept a paycheck today? Probably very important or your "pink" slip is coming soon.
How about the CEO? Yes, he or she is very important. However, unless you are on the executive floor of the firm it's illegally that his / her performance will affect your daily routine. Their job is to THINK and search for ways to build and grow the business. Maybe even BUY competitors for market share and value to your stocksholders and most probably you and fellow employees too.
Before you complain …. it's a good idea to realize every employee has value to your success just as you have value and worth to their success as fellow team-players.
ACTIONTIP: Before you take a sick day or start your vacation ….. think about how it will affect the smooth running of your team. Did you make arrangements so your job will be covered? Is your supervisor informed and ready for your absence? Be responsible and take action as a leader. One day you may be the Supervisor or even the CEO or COO …. a move up to the TOP floor begins now!