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How To Keep Your Job In A Recession
HOW TO KEEP YOUR JOB in a recess
HOW TO KEEP YOUR
JOB in a recession
As we enter the end of
time as we know it we will need all the information we can get. Here are tips
on how to keep your job in a recession.
The best way to ensure your continued employment when times
are tough is to develop an excellent work ethic. Having a good work ethic can
only help your future employability, too.
Who goes and who
Who goes first?
1. Those that cost the
company more than they produce. It doesn’t matter how smart and educated you
are, if you are expensive and you and your department don't bring a lot of money
into your company, you may be let go. Go into sales or another highly productive
2. The selfish. The
whiners. The unlikable. Those with bad attitudes about what they will or will
not do to help the company.
3. Consultants. They
make big money and have no loyalty, nor do they carry any specific
4. Sales people on a
high base salary who are not hitting their sales goals.
Who will be the next
people to go as we are entering the end of time?
People who produce new product ideas. If our economy goes down the tubes, no one
will buy the product without massive marketing dollars. So it may be best to
market what we already have. No point in investing very much toward an uncertain
future. Put out a minimum of new product, but cut the rest.
Who will keep their
jobs to the bitter end as we enter the end of time?
1. Loyal, positive
people who are cross-trained in every area of the company. People who can “do it
2. My Accounting
manager, Customer Service manager, the Accounts Receivable/Bookkeeper, and a
really smart webmaster. Why? Because my accounting people can also run the
warehouse shipping system, and can pack and ship if need be. My customer service
manager can handle every part of the ordering system.
3. Commissioned sales
people, or sales people on a very low base salary.
What can you do
as we enter the end of time? We don't know how long it will take to be
fully in to the end of time but we do know we are entering that time now of
trouble for the world.
Ask your manager what is expected of you. You can say here’s what I believe
I’m supposed to be doing, do you agree with me? Set 30-day and 60-day goals -
share them with your superiors and give updates.
Stay in constant contact with your managers, whether it is
by email, phone or even in person.
Amp it up:
You need to give evidence you are going above and beyond
the typical job.
Assess: How Have You been Contributing to the Success of
It’s a good idea to tactfully let your superiors know what
your contributions have been and what you are doing for your company’s long-term
Assess: How Have You been Contributing to Reaching Your
Company's Main Business Goals?
Now is not a good time to be working in your company’s
sideline business. Assess your role in the company’s core business activities
and get back to the basics if possible.
Assess: What Can You Do to Gain Skill That Will Make You
Assess your skills and build on them in whatever spare time
you may have. Take a course, job shadow a colleague, or volunteer after hours.
Be willing to learn the skills necessary to fill a need that you have identified
in your company’s business.
If you have gained a less than stellar reputation at your
workplace, shape up immediately. Polish your reputation and give your superiors
reasons to believe that you have the company’s best interests in mind.
Establish yourself as someone who’s got a great work ethic.
Come early, stay later, and get more done. You need to be seen as being
efficient and productive.
Stop complaining and develop a positive outlook. If you’ve
got a job to go to, consider it a blessing and put on a happy face.
Put On Your Thinking Cap
If you’ve been around awhile and know your business well,
your experience and insight can be invaluable to your company when economic
times get tough. If you’ve got some great ideas that may help your company to
survive these difficult times, now is the time to share them with the decision
Zip Your Lips
If you’re a relative newcomer, now is the time to sit quiet
and listen. Learn from others with experience.
Refrain From Gossip
Extricate yourself from conversations that are nothing more
than company gossip.
Steer Clear of Conflict
Avoid taking sides. Find a way of getting along well with
Create success for
When there's a lot of
negativity around, you need to find ways to feel successful.
Watch your attitude
- don't succumb to pessimism.
Keep your network
active - stay
in touch and try to provide useful information.
Update your skills
- Keep up to date with the latest information.
Ensure your work
serves the larger goals of the organization
- look to take on extra responsibility.
about work-life balance
- concentrate on becoming indispensable.
decide on a budget and stick to it.
people - stay
positive or, at the least, neutral.
Make yourself indispensable
Don't be high-maintenance
Do damage control
Be faithful, obedient and trustworthy
Respect your job and take it as your life
Respect your workmates and your boss
Avoid too much love of money
Avoid being corrupt and involve in illegal acts like
Avoid selling sub standard or expired goods if you're a
Improve on your job skills and experience
Improve on your education level if your job requires
Be on time for work and avoid absenteeism
As we enter the end of time as we know it and the world
gets more and more chaotic, these clear tips on how we can keep our job are
needed. Most are just common sense but we need a reminder.
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