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Get Your Boss to Like You

Some of you may start getting jobs out there. Your parent have just decided to quit paying for you while you're slacking off. You also don't want to stay at your parents's house anymore... for various reasons. So you get a job, earn money, so you can spend it any way you like. Maybe you've also figured out that if you can make your boss happy, you're more likely to get a promotion or some kind of raise. I have talked to several managers and I've heard them talk about employees, and found out what makes the boss happy; what you should do.

When you show up for work, don't get there when your timer starts. Be there, ready to start, at least 10 minutes beforehand. Same with when your timer runs out. Finish what you're working on, and don't ask for overpay. You'll make the boss happy, and get a chance at something alot better than simple overtime pay. Now we've got you coming early, and leaving late. While you're on the job, finish all assignments or tasks that your boss gives you on time, or even early if you can. Guaranteed happiness for the boss. When you're done with a task, find something else to do, something productive. Don't let your boss come in and see you playing solitaire because you've finished a task. By showing initiative, your boss may be able to spot manager material in you!

There are hundreds of ways, and I'm not gonna list them all, because they're pretty straight forward. Like having a smile on your face while you're working. Don't complain. Don't beg for days off, or going home early. Find ways to show that you care about your job, and the company you're working for. Do things that are not in your job description. Be active in meetings, with good ideas, ways to improve the processes or company as a whole. Do homework. Basically, do alot of work that you're not expecting to get paid for. Bosses love that, and maybe now you'll feel that you're letting them take advantage of you, that's not true. You're being tested! You're always being tested, so do your best and then some.



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Comment by Kendall Meade

Posted on 5 January, 2008
hiho, hiho, it's off- to work- we go.... more advice. be competent at what you're doing. if you know for certain that something is wrong, people will believe you because they usually aren't sure themselves.

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