They Pay They choose

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When you get hired somewhere, are you joining that company, store, business, or whatever it is? Or, are they joining you?

It sounds like a ‘so-what’ question, yet the answer will predict the odds of getting picked for your desired position.

You face one of the most important decisions you must understand before ever looking for a job. Putting this in the proper perspective, you must remember that you are not the only person applying for the position. You have no power to change management’s needs. If you do not fulfill their requirements, they will leave you in the dust. They are just too busy

When you get hired, you’re joining an organization that already has its ground rules, what works best for them. The equilibrium amongst their workers and management makes the company successful. They will teach you all of this information and then some. You want to remember that you are joining them, and you will work by their rules.

I don’t want this to sound too rough. In my years of teaching people, I have had more than one person show up for a practice interview adorned with a full head of spikes; piercings, nose rings, tongue studs, and other paraphernalia, including earrings to practice an interview for a conservative company.

Most companies will not worry about what you do on your own time. These companies want you in proper dress code when dealing with conservative customers.

What choice does the company have? There will be 252 resumes for each position a company advertises on average. Most people will have looked at the company website, read the company values, and probably the dress code. The majority of the 252 people applying for the job will be hungry and ready to do what it takes to gain that job.

Do you want the job? Play by the company rules.

Today Is Here

Today is here.

Today things can get done.

Today you get to make a difference.

Yesterday is gone, and you cannot change it.

And tomorrow stands one day beyond your grasp.

Today is the day, and that is why Reveille is so important.

Are you going to get up and do something good for yourself?

Or will you sleep it away?

Today is here.


Get it done

I am probably one of the most hardened procrastinators. Or, at least I used to be. And I had great excuses. The job was too tough, it would take too long, I don’t have the right skills, and so on. My problem was when I was young I believed that stuff. It reminds me of something that my father-in-law used to say about the Cowboys, you should never read your own press.

The problem is you can only sit around and look at all the junk for so long. After staring at everything for longer than one should have, I finally had to try. Usually, I had to attempt something when boxed into a corner with an inspection due or someone coming to visit.

Just a little side note, cleaning is a never-ending game. When you’re young, you clean up every time your parents are going to come by. When you’re older, you clean up every time the kids are going to come by. I guess there’s really no rest from cleanliness.

What I learned was, when push came to shove I could do it, and it never took as long as I thought it would. The same was true of things around the house I could fix or replace. Whether it was a window on the back door, a dryer vent that fell apart, or a car that needed more brake fluid. I even built my own fence for the backyard that still stands today.

The point is not what I can do. The take away is the fact that anyone can do it, all you need is a desire to get it done, a modicum of elbow grease, and an understanding to ask questions when you’re not sure about something. I’m not telling you to do anything that should be done by a professional. Most work on your vehicle probably should be taking care of by professionals during regular servicing. Replacing a lightbulb does not mean you get to rewire your house. And, if you’re not sure, always go talk to the pros. There are many places this day and age where you can get the proper information.

Whether you do it yourself, or you are hiring somebody to do it for you, the point is you’re getting it done. Many things that give you problems do not get better on their own. Unlike someone who has a fever or the flu and then gets better, a running toilet will not stop until you replace the flapper.  It is just one of those laws of the universe. Remember to be careful. Use your safety gear and be safe.

When you are done, you will have a great feeling of accomplishment and feel so much better about how your place looks.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

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