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Thread #80459 Message #1467152
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
21-Apr-05 - 01:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: Lessons Learned from Mom
Subject: RE: BS: Lessons Learned from Mom
Jokes aside, I learned from my mother that (unless you're a bottom-level worker, just renting your body to the boss by the hour, so to speak), you take responsibility for the job, and you do the job, by God, whatever it takes, and do it well. And above a certain income level you don't even worry about overtime pay; the compensation will come to you, if you're doing it right--perhaps overtime, perhaps promotion, perhaps in expressed or not-expressed-but-felt valuation of your contribution not only from superiors but from co-workers. And certainly in self-respect and job satisfaction!
My mother didn't just tell me these things; she lived them!