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How To Be A Dependable Employee

Updated on January 17, 2012

Professionalism Matters At Works

Do you want to be a dependable employee? If so, you should understand how your actions and attitude will effect your career while also impacting those around you. Do you have what it takes to be a great employee? Keep reading more to learn some great tips and strategies to become a great employee and reap the benefits of doing so.

Always Do What You Say You Will Do

The easiest way to become well liked at work is to do what you say you will do. Make sure that you show up on time and that you are always ready to work.

If you say that you can stay until 9 on Friday, you should stay until 9. If you say that you are willing to work in the dairy aisle, or as a janitor or anything else that doesn't fit your job description, you should do it anyway.

Being a reliable employee will make you someone that everyone wants to have working for them.

Show Respect

Be respectful to those you are around. Whether it is a customer, co-worker or your boss, make sure that you are always being polite around other people.

You never know when a customer could give a compliment that could get you promoted, or when a co-worker could be a valuable contact down the road.

When you are nice to those around you, it also creates some leeway for you because when you are liked, you can get away with more and a couple of mistakes on the job won't doom you.

Represent Your Company Well

When you are at work, you should be representing your company with pride and professionalism. Don't tell a customer that you are depressed about the pay, or tell the customer that your boss is a jerk.

Avoid engaging in activities that would harm your own reputation as well as your employer's reputation such as drinking on the job, or showing up under the influence of drugs. Illegal activities such as drug use, or selling drugs should not occur at work.

Always show up on time and give your best effort. No matter how you feel about the job, you are getting paid a salary, and in return, you should be giving your best effort and stay positive at all times.

You Get Out What You Put In

When you are at work, you get out what you put in. If you have passion, a great attitude and a professional sense about you, you are going to get treated very well. You might not like everyone you work with, or all portions of the job description, but you should do your best to remain a confident and respectful presence at work.

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