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Good Job: Do it Right or Don’t Bother

Posted by Admin On November - 1 - 2013

By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan

President, Chair & CEO, of PETAL et al.

There is nothing worse than a half-baked job. You fudge on quality, and people can tell. Why take on the responsibility if you have no interest in making it the best? Well you might say “it’s my job or I’m not getting paid enough or not getting paid at all for this. But guess what? It is still a reflection of you as a person. Quality should always be a priority no matter what you have to do or why you have to do it. After all, you continue to work the job or you agreed to volunteer and do it, so it is your responsibility.

Consider this, suppose your doctor decided he/she hated doing certain tests because it was too much trouble or not as interesting as other things, how would you feel about that? What if the Deli Section in a store decided they would not require workers to wear plastic gloves while preparing your food? Would you feel comfortable with eating it? I don’t think so. There’s no telling how many things they touched before touching your food.

I remember having to work on projects I wasn’t particularly crazy about, but I kept in mind that people were paying me to make them look good. What right did I have to not give them the best quality work I could offer? They hired me after looking at past projects; so their expectations were that of gaining quality work to promote their organization. It would be a misrepresentation of my work to give them anything less.

So when you’ve been tasked and trusted with the responsibility of doing a job, be known as a person that does a good job and quality work, and not seen as a lazy person just taking up space by doing enough to get by. If you can’t give your best, maybe it’s time to move on and let someone that can handle or appreciate the job do it. What right do you have to reflect a poor picture of someone else’s company? If you decide to take the high road, get some more training to do a better job or make the task interesting to you. Or imagine it being your own company.

Pamela Bratcher-McMillan is a technology Expert and President, Chair & CEO, of PETAL et al. She is also a weekly columnist for CopyLine Magazine

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