Monday, January 31, 2005

Ten Things to Remember When I Start My New Job

  1. Don’t be so eager to please. Sit back, take things in, try to read the situation and understand the agenda(s) before rushing in to make commitments.
  2. Remember the priorities: family, friends, then work. Work is the thing that allows you to live your life as you desire. It should not be your life.
  3. Let the petty things go. Try not to be so quick to criticize and find fault.
  4. Do your best and be your own best cheerleader if necessary. Be proud of your accomplishments.
  5. Take care of yourself. Take a break, go for a walk, don’t forget to eat lunch!
  6. Always seek opportunities to learn and grow.
  7. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, no matter how stupid they may seem.
  8. Keep it simple. Remember the wisdom of common sense.
  9. Listen more than you speak.
  10. Be friendly and open. You never know what amazing people you will meet if you just allow it.

1 comment:

Tine said...

11. Whatever you do, don't stink up the ladies room
within your first two weeks. They'll know it was
you.
12. Stay away from the group of women who wear frowns
on thier faces and invite you into their little
click. They'll pull you in and never let you go.
13. Act a bit crazy around all male management
personal. This will ensure their full attention
each time you enter a room for all future meetings.
15. When in doubt, blame your secretary.