Quote of the Day

Vector illustration of speech bubbles“A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.” ~Zig Ziglar

If you’re employed, you’re there to do a job. This means you’re there to deliver results or an end product for your employer. You should know why you’re there and what you’re expected to deliver. If you’re not delivering something it won’t be long for someone notices and, once they notice, it won’t be long before you’re out of a job.

Suppose you engaged tradesmen to paint your house. You wouldn’t pay them until they had completed the job to your satisfaction would you? No one would, unless they were stupid. So why should an employer pay anyone who is not adding value to the business? That would simply add a cost to the business that would have to be borne by customers. Burden a business with unnecessary cost and it becomes uncompetitive. And that’s why employers won’t keep staff for long if they are not adding value.

The underlying message here is that you should always be looking for ways to ensure that you are adding value to your employer. Do that and you’ll always have a job; fail to do that and you won’t have your job for very long.

© RJ Sutton and Mann Island Media Limited 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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