Top 10 Ways to be a Great Employee {For Parents}

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Top 10 Ways to be a Great Employee {For Parents}

We’re back with another Top 10 List from Raising Kids for True Greatness.  If you’ve missed our previous Top 10 posts be sure to go back and read Top 10 Ways to be a Great ClassmateTop 10 Ways to be a Great NeighborTop 10 Ways to Help your Kids Get the Most out of Organized Sports, and lastly the Top 10 Ways to be a Great Member of the Family. Without further ado… The Top 10 List for this week is for parents…

Top 10 Ways to Be a Great Employee {For Parents}

1. Make a commitment to love your fellow workers – especially the ones who are difficult to love. 2. Realize that your attitude toward your job is influencing the way your kids view work as well as the way they view you as a person.  Be grateful for your job, and always speak well of the opportunity you have been given to earn a living. 3. Show respect and honor for your employer, supervisors, directors, and immediate bosses.  Always speak well of them and to them. 4. If you make a mistake or fall short of expectations, admit it immediately.  Never hide behind excuses or pass blame to a fellow employee, even when you’ve failed badly. 5. Never steal ideas.  Be quick to give credit to the source. 6. As much as possible, participate in office social functions. Be a team player inside as well as outside the work arena. 7. Encourage fellow employees who are struggling.  To the degree that it is within your power, do whatever you can to help them succeed. 8. Refuse to be a part of office gossip about supervisors or fellow employees.  Remember, if you help take people down, ultimately, you go down with them. 9. Never take a single thing from the office that belongs to the company (not a paper clip, pencil, stamp, or piece of paper).  If your company is generous on these matters, still ask the person in authority if it’s all right, and insist on paying for it.  Give back more than you are given.  Always turn in accurate and absolutely honest expense accounts. 10. Work hard to improve your position in the company.  In the meantime, don’t complain about your pay.  Trust God to see to it that you are fairly dealt with on payday. You can find this Top 10 List and a number of other great lists in Raising Kids for True Greatness (available in our online store).

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