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Congratulations, you'll always be unemployed!

Let me preface this post by saying that I know times are tough out there and I empathize greatly with those of you going through the tough employment times.  I know some of you might be unemployed, underemployed and that you are trying your hardest to make that situation change.

This post however is not for you.

This post is for people who need to get what I like to politely say need "a little pep in their step".  These people will remain unemployed unless they do these things. They will also continue to blame others and make excuses for their situation until they look in the mirror. Getting a job out there is hard enough without lacking some basic fundamental work skills.  These comments also pertain to any job, because those meaningless jobs just might be the stepping stone to a better job, so don't take that for granted.

My reasons for this poll come from my observations professionally and personally.  I just feel I need to get some things off of my chest.

If you haven't caught on in the real world yet, there are some things you might want to pay attention to.  These things shouldn't be "Ah-ha" moments for you.  They should be things that you have already known by the time you exit Middle School.
  • Show up --- when you are supposed to, ON TIME.  Don't come in late.  Don't call off because you frequently because you feel like you deserve it. Give me a break.  We all would rather sit home or frolic in the spring fields of flowers rather than work, but that isn't going to get the bills paid
  • Be Honest --- why would you break the ethics of lying?  
  • Multitask
  • Be flexible
  • Have a sense of Urgency -- none of this "I'll get to it" shit.  
  • "I'm right on top of that Rose" -- even if you aren't, sell it like you are doing your job.  But beware, it will catch up with you soon enough that you have been a slacker.
  • Be realistic -- not every person is cut out for every job.  Match your skills with the job you want, but you better have some determination about actually working
  • SAVE Money -- if you don't pay yourself first, you are doing some major disservice to yourself and those that love you. 
Don't get me wrong, I love the movie Office Space, but that is not the kind of people that employers are going to want to hire.

Next time you might just be lucky enough to have me ramble on about "Living to work vs. Working to Live".


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  1. I love your boldness! I tend to be pretty opinionated too and it's refreshing to see someone else who isn't afraid to blog this way! Stopping in from Kelly's and looking forward to reading more!

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