The average job seeker will usually go to great pains to impress a potential employer during the job search process. They will make grand promises of hard work, diligence and loyalty as they woo the employer for the coveted job.
Once the job is at hand and the dust has settled, things usually start to change. Feelings of detestation and apathy start creeping in, and many people find themselves unable to deliver on their initial promise.
It is amazing how hard some people work to find an employer willing to engage their services, only for them to turn around and begin disliking them a few months later. The answer could be rooted in the human weakness, which portrays the grass as always greener on the other side. It could also be because a lot of people go out to look for jobs because they have to, not because they love to.
For most of the people who openly detest their jobs, you will find that they think their boss is too hard and mean, making all the money and paying them so little. They forget that they negotiated the pay at the interview, and even signed the acceptance letter.
Others accuse their bosses as being dictators, while others will complain that their bosses are snoopy and like knowing about their private affairs. You just need to join a social gathering to listen the myriad of ills that employers are accused of.
But it’s worth remembering that bosses are human, hence they are not perfect. It is therefore important for an employee to learn to like and cope with their employer. An employer-employee relationship is more like a marriage. If each does not like and trust the other, the relationship will fail, usually with bad consequences for both parties.
A few things can be useful in learning to be positive towards your employer. Top on the list is your attitude towards work. Having an ‘I-can-do-it’ attitude is a great asset for you. Doubts will never do you any good. If you feel inadequate, simply plan to work on the area of weakness. You must then make a firm commitment to give your employer all the time that rightfully belongs to them. Avoid the common habit of making up excuses to steal time at work. Remember the more insincere you are, the worse you will feel towards your employer.
Focus on your job description and always remember that you will be judged by the results. People who regularly meet their deadlines and targets are usually much happier at work than loafers who just want to get by.
And you should also focus to be an all-rounded positive person. Be loyal and take a keen interest to understand your job, be productive and ensure to save money for your organisation.
Be a problem solver rather than a headache to your boss and colleagues. And avoid nagging and dragging everyone into your personal problems. Be fully engaged and ensure that your contribution can be seen by all and sundry.