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Friday, March 09, 2007

Does your company respect your work?

Career Opportunities podcast logoWhen talking with Career Opportunities readers and listeners, I regularly hear stories of how a particular company does, or does not, provide the basic necessities for success. Some workers are left without an office or even a cubicle to call their own. Companies refuse to buy needed hardware or software and yet workers are still required to hold the infrastructure of the company together or risk bad performance reviews or worse. Training is poor, erratic or non-existent. The fact is, each of these issues, and countless others, clearly indicates how much your company and your management respects and values your work. Lack of respect for your work isn't just business as usual, it is a fundamental flaw that effects everything you do.

Next Friday: March 16, 2007: Don't treat everyone as a criminal, or an idiot

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At 2:27 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

Very good points, Doug. More than anything these days, we need to be free agents - or at least maintain that mindset. If it really came down to doing business, the company would lay you off. Behave as though you are an independent consultant, and you'll be better off.

Sorry if I sound jaded, it's just personal experience that has hardened me to this reality.


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