The recession continues to bite, but the appetite for companies
to make profits and in some case excessive profits, continues.
After all that's why they exist! But have you noticed further
"tightening" of the belt recently? Free coffee and fruit been
pulled? Your colleagues have left and no-one is brought in to
replace them? Even worse, it seems as if someone's got it in for
you? Have a look at these 5 ways to keep your boss happy in times
from home on the occasional project without screaming for overtime
can go down well. The service levels or product volumes which your
company provides do fluctuate and when the demand is a little
higher than what you can all put in working 9-5 then be flexible.
In the long run, should things continue on the up whilst demand is
rising, then you'll likely be part of the rewards. Stick to the 9-5
rigidly and you'll likely not see the excessive rewards further
down the line.
Remember, they are stressed too! It is likely that they are in
middle management (debatably the most challenging place to be) and
they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. I
know it is hard to sympathise, after all they are on a greater
salary, but to justify that they must perform at a higher level!
Sympathise with them, understand their pain and before too long
you'll be helping them through this rough phase and be seen to be a
solution, not the problem.
get your back up at unreasonable requests. All things usually
balance out and a little give and take goes a long way. Like a
relationship, this needs to exist and as you're likely spend more
time during the week with your boss than you're other half. The
identification of middle ground can go a long way to help prevent
fall outs in the long run. Just like you want a weekend away in
Spain with your mates and you have to wine and dine your other half
in advance (and afterwards) then you'll have to work late if you
have the occasional Friday afternoon finish at 3pm!
- Work as
a team and don't squabble like children. Fact is, we are all
different and some have better skills than others in different
areas. So, it is likely that unfortunately some of your work mates
will be better and more efficient at the job than you. Don't take
this personally, just deal with it, work with them and avoid
causing a headache for your boss. It is the last thing they need
and it can isolate you!
they are human. They have a family, maybe kids, holidays, desires
and ambitions. Ask how things are and don't let day to day work be
the be all and end all of your relationship. It can be a really
simple way of breaking down any issues and helping build bridges. I
know you don't really care and that way if it back fires and they
tell you to mind your own business (which is highly unlikely) then
you can simply walk away.
Or, if you've simply had enough, why not get in contact and send
your CV to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.