Few days ago I was there in a superstore very early. In the vegetables section staff was unloading fresh vegetables and arranging on shelves and displays. One of the staff members, wearing same uniform like others, was working quickly and enthusiastically, helping his colleagues along with his own work, making eye contact with customers, saying hello to them, smiling as well as advising others. The other staff was like the usual lot; people who seem to be forced to do the ‘labor of work’.
I asked someone who was he and he told me that he was, as I guessed, head of the department but worked just like them early morning.
And then I thought of this:
After a great qualification and may be some work experience, you are looking for a great employer to hire your at equally great salary. That makes sense as long as you are lucky and able to find a good company with a great boss who hires you.
What if you cannot find a good job with a great boss? Are you out of luck? Should you stay unemployed?
No. You just need to reverse your thought process and become a great employee at any job you get. There is a good chance you will get noticed and rewarded what you deserve; even if after a while.
Ok, you may complain that hard work is not rewarded and other people just take advantage of ‘sincere and hardworking’ people like you without reciprocating. But then this is also the argument offered by a good employer.
So choice is yours; you can keep looking for the best employer or you can reverse your thought process.