This shirt is one of many that my wonderful sister Carolyn got for me…thanks, Ca!
Although I have never been honored as Employee of the Month at any of my jobs, I did get the “Staff Star” a couple of times when I was the lead teacher of a residential program.
At Hope Lodge there are only two fulltime employees, so I like to think that my boss and I swap this title every other month.
Even though I have never officially been an employee of the month, here are some tips that might get you that title someday:
- Get to work on time every day – if this is a problem it means you don’t know how to use an alarm clock. If you keep hitting snooze, put the alarm clock on the other side of your bedroom.
- Don’t leave work at the earliest time you are allowed to (I admit, I did do this a lot when I was a teacher).
- Bring in cookies or other treats for your supervisor and co-workers – rule of thumb: the “chocolatier”, the better
- Be nicer than usual to anyone you think wants to be your enemy – if you throw negativity back in their face, it almost always comes back to haunt you
- Don’t come up with lame excuses as to why you can’t cover for someone – supervisors should remember this stuff
- If you are really sick, STAY HOME – getting other people sick will not help the workplace
- Don’t complain about work when you are at work: Be happy you have a job in the first place and if you need to vent about it, do it elsewhere (NOT on Facebook!)
- Be honest – Only take on more responsibilities if you think there’s room on your workplate for them
- If you’re in a meeting, it’s much better to bring up good ideas than to keep looking at your watch
- Unless you are a rock star, professional athlete, or other celebrity – do NOT let your sex tape get into the wrong hands!