Succeeding on the JobObjectives:- Learn to prepare for a new job- Discuss success strategies- Learn what unions are
Your first day - PlanGet plenty of sleepHave your clothes readyArrive a few minutes earlyTake a checkbook – direct deposit oftenrequires a copy of a cancelled check.Take your social security card and driverslicense (or possibly a passport) for your I9
OrientationSafety rulesPoliciesBenefitsPay close attention – this is dull, butimportant!Paperwork
OrientationFilling out a W4W4 VideoThe correct answer is 0 deductions
Working with Your SupervisorAccept constructive criticismPerform all tasks you are assigned to do,even ones you don’t want to do.Figure out your supervisor’s managementstyle and how to make them happy.
Working with CoworkersLearn namesCooperate and be pleasantDon’t gossipBe very careful about dating in theworkplace
Job Success TipsFollow directions.Enjoy learning.Act responsibly.What do you do when you finish your task?Be enthusiastic.Deal with mistakes.
Job Success TipsHandle gossip.Control anger.Assert yourself.Act confidently and voice your convictions.Take responsibility.Read the case on p. 388
Handling Job StressKeep a positive attitude.Stay healthy.Discuss your problem.Manage your time well.Know your limits.Learn to accept the situation until you canchange it.Cooperate with others.
Handling Job StressCooperate with others.Find healthy ways to relieve stress.Take time to relax and have fun.
Evaluating Job PerformanceAfter working at your job for a few weeks,think about your job and yourperformance.
Am I making progress in this job?If you are having problems learning aparticular aspect of your job, ask for help.If you are accomplishing your work withtime to spare, let your supervisor knowyou are capable of taking on moreresponsibility, or find more on your own.
Does this job give mepersonal satisfaction?No job is fun all the time.If a job is all drudgery, consider making achange, either with the current job or byseeking a new job.To be successful, you must feel your jobis useful and helpful to others.
Job ProbationMost jobs hire people on a probationarybasis.This is a trial period of time to see howwell the new employee can do the job.Ranges from a few days to a few months.At the end, the supervisor evaluates theperson’s job skills, work habits, and abilityto get along with coworkers, and decideswhether to keep the employee or not.
Performance RatingMost companies evaluate each employeeevery 6 months or year and assign theemployee a performance rating.A supervisor should identify your strengthand weaknesses and help you develop aplan to improve your weaknesses.A performance review that doesn’t list anyweaknesses means your supervisor hasdone a BAD job. Don’t take it personally!
Performance RatingIf you get a “good” rating, use theinformation to consider other opportunitiesin your workplace, and keep up the goodwork.If you get a “bad” rating, actively try toimprove the areas that concern yoursupervisor.
Training OpportunitiesEmployers like it when you learn newthings.Take advantage of in-house trainingclasses, tuition reimbursement, etc.Sometimes additional training means anincentive of additional pay.Additional training always looks good onour resume
Changes in Job StatusPromotionLateral MoveDemotionLayoffFiring
Why are employees fired?AbsenteeismLoafingPersonality conflictsViolating company rulesIncompetence
Making a Job Change –Why Would You Do This?Your job responsibilities have not changedin 3 or 4 years.Your responsibilities are reduced.You are not chosen for important projectsor committees.
Making a Job Change –Why Would You Do This?You are passed over for promotions oryou have been demoted.You are bored, find it hard to focus, andget little enjoyment from those things thatonce excited you.Your relationships with the boss orcoworkers are strained or deteriorated.
Benefits of seniorityStaying in one job for many years canbring increased pay and benefits, so try to“ride out” temporary problems
If you decide to leave . . .Leave on good terms.Give at least 2 weeks notice.Offer to train your replacement.You may have an “exit interview” Shareconstructive criticism, but stay positiveand don’t bad-mouth anyone.
UnionsA union is a group of workers who haveunited to voice their opinions to theiremployers.Labor unions developed because of poorworking conditions, low wages, child labor,and unfair treatment.Unions can be expensive.
Must you join a union?If a workplace has a union shopagreement, all its workers must join theunion as a condition of employment.If a workplace has an open shopagreement, its workers are free to join ornot join.People who do not join the union aresometimes required to pay an agencyfee.
Organization of UnionsCraft unions are formed by workers whohave the same craft or trade.Electricians (IBEW)Carpenters (UBCJ)Industrial unions are formed by workerswho belong to the same industry.Automotive (UAW)Apparel, garment, and textiles (NAGTWC)
Collective BargainingCollective bargaining is the process oflabor and management representativesdiscussing what they expect from eachother in the workplace.Through collective arguments, a laborcontract is written. A labor contract spellsout the conditions for wages, benefits, jobsecurity, work hours, working conditions,and grievance procedures.
Do workbook p. 129 usingthe following word bank:AbsenteeismCollective BargainingConvictionDemoteFireIncentiveLabor ContractLay offOpen Shop AgreementOrientationPerformanceProbationaryPromotionStressUnionUnion Shop Agreement
HomeworkTear page 135 out of your workbook.If you are in a trade that has a union, dopage 136. Try to find someone in yourtrade to interview.Otherwise do page 135