Life Lessons in the Work Place

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Justine Danielle Roy
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Life Lessons in the Work Place
What do you think about when you think work? People often think of long hours, tedious tasks, complaining customers, and moody bosses. Although some of these aspects may be true, the work field can teach you some very important life lessons. Learning these lessons in early adolescents will prepare you for the ups and downs of the work experience. These lessons will help you prepare yourself for future careers. Responsibility is one of the most important lessons you will ever learn in the workplace. By being a responsible person you earn trust, respect, and loyalty. If you are a responsible employee in the work place, you will succeed in anything you do. You will take pride in the work you do for your employer. Being responsible at work helps you learn to be responsible as an adult. This lesson helped mold me into the kind of employee I want to be in my career. When I was sixteen years old, I was not very responsible. I got a job and had to learn to be a good, responsible employee. When I was eighteen years old, I got a job at a restaurant as a server. I worked very hard and started becoming more responsible with my duties. By the time I was nineteen, I was promoted to a position in management at this same restaurant. Another lesson you will learn in the work field is self discipline. Self discipline plays a very important role in being a good employee. When you learn self discipline, you learn how to be a dependable employee. Without this characteristic you will not go very far in the work industry. When you become disciplined, your time management skills improve. If you are not on time to work it shows that you do not take your job very seriously. It looks like your job is not a priority to you. You always want to show your employer that you take your job very seriously. When you care a lot about the work you do and your job...
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