I'm a sales associate at Staples, so it's kind of hard not to be good at my job. Sometimes I have to cover for the cashier though, which was kind of tough at first because they didn't train me on the register. I always missed a few steps while doing returns, much to the dismay of my manager.
But overall, I'm a good employee. I work hard, don't take breaks, and manage to get giant ****ing desks down from the top shelf in the supply room.
The bad employees are the ones who put giant ****ing desks on the top shelf in the supply room.
Probably good, although it can feel personally dicey when a project looks like it really should be handled by someone with more experience (but this theoretical more experienced person would have a greater salary..... so having to learn more to finish a task is not exactly shocking when your the budget help).
It's kind of impossible to be a good security guard at my museum. Be too friendly and they yell at you, because they feel you will be incapable of exerting your authority. If you're not friendly enough then you are reflecting poorly on the museum. Follow them around and you're bothering the patrons, miss the patrons touching or taking a picture and you're not doing the one responsibility you have. Do something to try and help someone then you aren't watching the gallery, stand around when someone needs help then you are being lazy. Walk around and you look too nervous, stand in one place and you don't look attentive enough, sit down and you're being lazy. That's why I typically sit on my ass in a location where I can see most of the gallery, listening to a nice podcast, and when the gallery is empty I pop out my handheld system and play a little Fire Emblem or Pokemon. If I can't do anything right then I might as well enjoy myself. You get what you paid for, and they're dishing out minimum wage.
yes, i am a good employee. i do my job that i am suppose to, tell me go do other stuff.
today was a pretty weird day though. i was 5 minutes late. i went to the back of the store to put the cardboard in the compactor then ended up helping the person with the compactor. that probably took 30 minutes as i didn't do it a lot. boss told me to go outside to push carts, and there wasn't a lot of them there. i ended up standing outside listening to music. someone was coming in so i started talking to him. my boss saw that, kind of gave me a what are you doing look.
i figure that they know when they send people outside to push cart that they stand around and not do any work.
I'm very good at my job. But I'm also really lazy and dishonest, so the company isn't really getting their moneys worth out of me.
Yup, this. My boss constantly gushes about how fast I catch on but I'm also incredibly lazy and take any and all short cuts I can.
So, yeah, in short, I'm a bad employee. I'd fire me if I was the boss and I knew about all the bullshit I pull.
@mandude: Are you able to explain the Isle of Man flag to me, it's incredibly confusing...
Hahaha, it's the symbol of Manannan Mac Lir (from whom the isle takes its name). He was an Irish god, and the King of the Faeries, (as bastardised a term faery has come to be). He's pretty much like Odin, except maybe a bit more of a jerk at times.
I'm replying to this whilst at work and I'm also chatting to the GB Gaming Hub on their IRC channel about Civ V. So take that how you will. I do get all my work done however but if I applied myself more I could be super pro-active rather than the more reactive approach I take now.
I'm doing pretty well, though according to my latest (and only) performance review I can be a bit cynical about customers. Nowadays I let people ask for my help, rather than asking if they need it myself. I guess working in a small town where most people are either dumb, rude or both is taking its toll on me.