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January 15, 2008

Workplace Issues- Attitudes about work

Hello Readers,

If you have any experience working in an office, you've more than likely had to deal with your fair share of 'no-people' and 'yes- people'. While everyone has their own preferences, what can you do when you have to work with someone who doesn't share the same attitude about work as you do?

First of all,

... if you're dealing with someone who is fairly new to a company, it's important to give them some time to fit in. Some people, when they first start a job, say 'yes' to everything in an attempt to make a good impression. Other people, on the other hand, say 'yes' when they actually mean 'no'. There are others still who see work as a place to go rather than something to do.

If you end up working with someone who a) doesn't share your views on work and b) is therefore negatively affecting your performance, then it might be time to talk to your boss about it. Perhaps you can find a different place to sit, work different shifts, or be given a promotion as a reward for doing extra work.

How do you feel about work? Are you a 'yes' person or a 'no' person? What would you do when you're working with someone with opposing views to yours? Feel free to share your ideas here.

Hope that helps!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan

Posted by crueckert at January 15, 2008 12:51 PM

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thanks for sharing.
i'm a reader from China. keep up the great work!!!

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