You spend the first six months at a job learning your place, testing your limits and generally meeting what is expected from you. After that, the work-expectation set point has been established, and you have nothing to anticipate besides advancement, quitting or getting fired in a blazing row. There is no challenge, and you go to work not watching the clock, but looking for ways to pass the time. (more…)
24 June, 2008
30 May, 2008
“I don’t want to go to work today”
Do you recognize who said this? You and I, full of this stuff called ‘free-will’, give in to the incessant demands of our jobs simply because they hold over our heads the very stuff of survival, a steady paycheck.
As if constantly wrenching our individual will-power in order to be subservient to another isn’t bad enough, once we are in our work environment we encounter no small number of things which are detrimental to our physical and mental health. (more…)
21 May, 2008
With any situation, you can respond with fear or creativity. At work, you can use every opportunity to self-promote in an attempt to protect your job, or you can utilize the resources available to your position to learn and prosper. This article deals with the latter, in a hypothetical scenario.
Lets say, you have a given skill set, that you have worked at for some years, while you have certainly not reached a level of mastery, you are more than competent and able to teach others what you know. Instead of forcing you through the constant rote-regurgitation of your experience, your work has graciously lent you an assistant who is less skilled in the area of your expertise to help with your workload. (more…)