Monday, July 18, 2011

about being punctual

“We need to be start right now”
“Wait for me, 10 minutes I’ll be there“
Always when we wanted to have the meeting or teamwork, there is somebody asking time to arrive delay from the time should be. Questions that will come to our mind with this kind of person are, are they really can not come right on time or they love to waste the time?
The very common problem to cooperate in teamwork is time punctuality to start on time. Once when I was a student in a higher institution, an organization wrote on the banner the earlier time that it should be for their event. The reason they told me is to ensure the hall is full right on time. But, the participants are still come late. As can be expected, the event start late.

Why we need to be punctual?
You show respect for the Person B in your life.
You show that you respect yourself enough to keep your word.
You prove that you can be trusted.
You are appreciated for being on time.
You are regarded as a reliable person.
You are seen as a professional.
You are taken seriously and on your word.
You build a strong reputation for your character.
You open doors to opportunities without noticing it for all the above reasons.
You eliminate stress from your life by removing guilt and anxiety for being late.
You do the right thing.

Impact of being not punctual?
  • If worker, it will be in your disciplinary record.
  • For those who doing freelance job, don’t regret if you loose most of your income.
  • For a leader, if this is your habit don’t get angry if your follower do the same thing or if they have no respect to you.

What is needed if we can’t attend on time?
  • You should have a good reason for being absent or late.
  • If it is a formal agenda/meeting, perhaps you need to proceed with a letter.
  • When you already know earlier that you can’t attend, inform as early as possible.

What if you afraid you will forgot the time or venue?
  • Alarm clock may help you to be alert with the time
  • Use a diary or planner to help you
  • Note to the calendar on your table or board
  • Make a note in your cell phone or PDA

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

probation period; what we need to know

 First 3 to 6 month working period for a worker is a probation time to endorse our placement as a permanent worker. There’s many thing that will be thorough by the employer and for us as the employee need to take care of them;
1.       Work performance
Resume and appearance while interview is the first impression but the work performance is the key that employer need.
2.       Attitude
It is better to have a lower level employee with good manners compared to a skillful employee with bad manners. The attitude when we’re working is Important not only in the probation period but all the time when you are still hired.
3.       Fail as team player
In any organization, we work as in a team. All of us have different responsibility but we have the same goal; to achieve success. If we fail to work as a team player, the goal can’t be achieved and the result in this case, your own goal also ( to get a position as worker) can’t be achieved.
4.       Culture of the society
Every organization have its own culture. To be accepted, we need to absorb to the culture and the important thing as new member, don’t try to change the culture or bring any new culture into it.
The probation time, some people see it as an opportunity to the employer to select the employee they wanted to, but it is also good for employee.
Advantages of probation period for the employee are:
  • It’s the time for you to absorb the environment in the workplace.
    • If the environment is not suit for you, you may leave the organization easier. When you are already a permanent worker, wanted to leave because of this reason will make harm for you.
  • It’s one of the options to impress your employer after the interviewing period.
    • If you show more than he expect, you may ask for higher salary or position.
  • Time for you to standby with the contract.
    • When you are accepted to the organization, there will be a contract to become a permanent worker. For that contract, you need to be well prepared especially for uniform or working in shift.  The probation period will give you time for it.