I. Work ethic
A) is a set of values based on hard work
It is also a belief in the moral benefit of work
and its ability to enhance
B) Workers exhibiting a good work ethic in theory
should be selected for better positions, more
responsibility and ultimately____________________promotion
C) Workers who fail to exhibit a good work ethic may be
regarded as failing to provide fair value for the wage
the employer is ________________________thempaying
And should not be promoted or placed in
positions of greater responsibility
D) According to Steven Malanga ( a newspaper writer)
work ethic is not just hard work but also a set of
accompanying ____________ crucial to the development
of a company or an institution.
E) Remember that money
___________________________ more money and its
offspring can produce more
F) If you kill a breeding cow, you
_______________ her offspring to a
If a person dies _______________________, just calculate all the
salary he should have earned until he retired and after
retirement and how many people , especially his family, would
have benefitted from his work
G) Many conservatives believe that laziness is
reprehensible (worthy of rebuke)
Because one is not doing the share of the work
and living off of the hard work of others, and
so opposed to welfare programs.
And completes projects to
the best of his _____________ability
C) Emphasis on Quality
Some employees do only the bare ________________,
just enough to keep their job intact.
It takes a certain level of commitment to _______________________ your
tasks everyday. An employee with good discipline stays focused on
his goals and is determined to complete his assignments.
These employees show a high level of
_____________________ to the company, always
ensuring they do their part.
E) Sense of Teamwork
Most employees have to work together to meet
An employee with a sense of teamwork helps a
team meet its goals and _______________________
quality of work.
The way you approach your work and
your coworkers can affect how you
____________________ about your work
Pleasant people generally make other
people feel ______________________________good
Treat other people just like you want them to treat you.
This respect for others and their feelings will reflect
back to you.
Remember that you have to earn respect
from others. It is not automatically
When you are working, make sure that good __________
are credited to the people who created them.
If you make a mistake ___________________
it and apologize for it.
Use that mistake as a
_________________________ experience and
your job skills will improve.
When you are at work, you should use language that
would be_______________ by your mother, by the
monks and by your favorite teacher.
Make sure you _________ other
people’s personal space
Before you wear ____________________ and
t-shirts to work, observe what people wear
during your first week of work
E) Don’t Abuse Your Breaks
Find out how many breaks are offered , how long they
are and when you should be ______________ at you work
F) Ask Questions
If you do not understand something, ask for a better explanation.
Employers expect new employees to ask for _______________ and
Employers would rather spend a little more
time to train you than to spend a lot of time to
G) Find Out About Workplace Rules
Many employers have formal employment rules. These rules are often presented in
Written policies and procedural manuals. Get copies when you first start working
and learning the rules.
H)Do Not Use Drugs and Alcohol at Work
You can focus on your job duties and do them well. Your health will be
better. You will not have to worry about getting caught and having a
_________________ record. This record can __________________ you for
consideration in many jobs.
In addition, your employer’s name will be
protected and your employer will not be legally
liable for your disregard of law
Waste time, or in other words
are not good workers
Spending time with these people will affect your
performance. Your coworkers and supervisors may
begin to see you as a __________________________. Be
friendly but do not associate with people like these
more than is necessary
J)Be Willing to Take on
K)Dealing With Your Supervisor
All employers want their employees to succeed.
Your boss or supervisor is one of the most
people at your work site.
This person will help you learn your job duties and
___________________________ how well you do them.
In general, supervisors want you to do well.
Keep a positve attitude towards your supervisor. Think of your
supervisor as the direct ___________________ to your
employer and as your coach. This person is a resource for you.
Treat them well and they should treat you well.
L) Improve Yourself
Your output at work depends on your __________________ and
abilities. Like many things in life, your job will depend on what
you put into it. Generally, your satisfaction (and that of your
supervisor!) depends on the quality of the work that you do.
Keep your job __________________________ by improving your
current skills and by learning new skills. Keep your
career goals in mind. Find out the skills needed for other
jobs at your place of business. You may have those skills and
can apply for those jobs.
If you do not currently hold those skills, pursue any
____________________ that can help you develop them.
This includes training provided either at school or at
M) Pay Attention
Listen to what your supervisor asks of you. If you do not understand what is
requested, ask for __________________
Instructions. While your supervisor may be managing the job as a whole, you are
responsible for your own
_______________________. Make sure you ______________ what is required of you before
you leap into action
N) Use Resources Wisely
Think about all the tasks that you have to get done and
assign priorities based on the resources and abilities of your
employer, your supervisor, your coworkers, and yourself.
Resources include other workers, time,
_______________________, supplies, energy.equipment
Sometimes working with other people can help you get
your task done ______________ and with less effort.
Sometimes you can finish the task more quickly by
O) Know Yourself
Assess your ____________________ and weaknesses. What can you do
easily and correctly? What takes more time? Determine if
________________ can help. Training can be formal, offered by a school
or the employee’s training department; or it can be informal, when
you learn from your supervisor or fellow worker.
P) Online Postings
We live in a _____________________ world where photos and
other content are published online for the world to see. What
you might find acceptable might not be acceptable to your
employer. If you think your digital photos and writing are for
your eyes only, think again.
Many employers access applicant’s Facebook and
MySpace pages as part of the ___________________
Some continue to check your page once you are hired.
Your online postings say a lot about your judgment. It sends a bad
signal to your employer if you think it is okay to _______________
inappropriate content. These types of postings could
___________________ you from moving up in your company.
Depending on what you post, you could even be
______________________! Your actions represent the organization
you work for. So think twice before you post your party pictures or
rants about your pet peeves online.
By Ruth Lepago,
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