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Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously!

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TakeThisJobOrShoveit.com was developed in order to give a voice to former and current employees of US companies, in order to provide a place where they can freely express their perception or opinions …

TakeThisJobOrShoveit.com was developed in order to give a voice to former and current employees of US companies, in order to provide a place where they can freely express their perception or opinions of their employers, supervisors, coworkers and of their overall work environment.

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  • 1. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 1 | P a g e  Rate Your Boss Anonymously  Rate Your Coworker Anonymously  Rate Your Company Anonymously http://TakeThisJobOrShoveIt.com/
  • 2. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 2 | P a g e How to Unleash Creativity Among Your Employees Every day the increase in demand for creative employees is rising. With the technology that is spanning the globe, and ever so growing networks employers are looking for the employees that can keep them at the top of their game. We know this fact to be true when you take billion dollar companies like google who let their employees take a small fraction of their work day to do other projects. This is how Google News was conceived. By letting the employee get creative with their time, they opened up a new stream of revenue for them. Most people are going to think that creativity is something that is more of a character born trait, rather than something that can be taught and trained. Well, even if this were true, if they are not giving the appropriate and conductive working environment, then we will not see the ideas coming from the creative employees. You should always encourage your employees to seek new and innovating ideas on how to do a certain task or goal, how they could improve a current operation in the workplace, or by how their idea can help achieve the overall mission and business goal. So here are 5 different ways you can unleash some creativity among your employees.
  • 3. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 3 | P a g e The first thing that you can do is have a positive working environment. If you hold your office to the highest level of a serious mindset, then your employees do not feel that they have a free thinking voice, or that their opinions matters. Thus leading to just dull same in and out regimen that they become accustomed to. And, it’s likely that no one will ever get to be inspired with an absolutely brilliant idea. In the too serious work environment, your employees are not looking to make your company blossom, they are just looking forward to the end of the day. One cannot urge enough the importance of diversity. How could you get the best ideas or ways of thinking if everyone is doing the same thing, the exact same way? Perhaps having everyone thinking the same way will lead to business as usual, but when it comes to the ground breaking and innovative ideas from creativity, how are you going to get that free thinker? Having everyone dress, act, and talk the same, leaves very little room for creativity and idea flourishing. The third thing is reward creativity. If you want to have think outside-the-box employees, you need to reward them for such. You also need to make sure that you follow through with some of your employee’s suggestions. If you do nothing with their ideas then they will not have the drive to be creative, because nothing will be done with it anyway. So make sure that you reward and use your employee’s creative peaks. What some companies have done is set goals for their teams. Make sure that they stay on track and work hard and answer any questions, especially with a new employee. But you may want to ask them to come with one idea per week for making work more efficient. Sometime during the week you could open the suggestion box and read the different ideas to the employees. That way you can determine
  • 4. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 4 | P a g e which idea is the best. This could be followed with a reward for the employee or employees that came up with the creative ideas. These shouldn’t be huge rewards like a vacation out of the country for say…opting for healthier options in the vending machine. These should be things like monetary incentives, or recognition from the company by announcing the winner to the rest of the company in a memo or email. Always make sure to listen to everyone on your team. Everyone! Most employees are probably and most likely creative. But, when they don’t have a way to voice their opinion. The loud and outspoken employees are getting their ideas heard, but this employee may be too shy or afraid to express the opinions that they have in mind. One way that this could be solved is to create a suggestion box and encourage your employees to use it. If you don’t have a suggestion box, and you do announce to employees changes that came from certain employees, you absolutely can not take for granted any suggestion that an employee makes. With that being said that brings us to the last thing that you do to spike creativity in the Your company. Set up innovation teams. Each team can come up with ideas for their issues or problems and propose them to the company. Some of the most creative ideas come from a brainstorming session between several different employees. This is a great way to get creativity going. From their collaboration, you will be able to build and develop on top of ideas in order to get solutions to a problem. Even if business is down, you can go to your employees to get suggestions about how to market the brand. This gives them a sense of ownership in the company, and when you have a sense of ownership, you do your job with pride. Set the employees that come with the most beneficial ideas on a project to come up with pricing,
  • 5. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 5 | P a g e circulation, content, etc. You may also want to implement a bonus structure to reward these employees who come up with these ideas in order to maintain that concept of marketing. This is all hypothetical of course and just suggestions to paint the big picture. Whether you love working for your boss or hate it, anonymously let others know how your boss is doing on the job. http://takethisjoborshoveit.com
  • 6. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 6 | P a g e 4 Ways to Deal with Workplace Stress Do you hate your job? Are you stressed when you come home from work every night? Quitting may not be an option and this means that you need to learn about various ways to deal with workplace stress. These can help you to breathe easier when you are on the clock and be more enjoyable to be around when you are off the clock. Take a Break By law, you are allowed to have breaks throughout the day. This may include a 30-minute lunch break and potentially even a few 15-minute breaks as well. When you are given a break, leave the building. Many employees choose to stay inside because they don’t have a lot of time. If you are stressed on the job, you need a way of escaping, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Take a walk around the building, drive down the road to a local deli, or even sit in your car to listen to some music. Being able to break up the work day without being inside the place that’s driving you crazy for 8 hours straight can work wonders. Leave Work at Work
  • 7. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 7 | P a g e One of the reasons that you are so stressed is that you eat, sleep, and breathe work. Make the promise that you won’t talk about work as soon as you leave. Forget about the job as soon as you punch out for the day. If you are called by your employer, let it go to voicemail. You can always call back if it’s urgent. When people ask about your day, keep it simple. If you launch into a million reasons of why you hate your job, it will only cause you more stress. Find an Outlet Find a way to get rid of your stress. An outlet can be yoga, the gym, or anything else where you can simply let out all of the stress that has been building up inside. Maybe you schedule a massage at the end of every month or maybe you join a kickboxing class. Something will help you free yourself so that the stress isn’t eating you up. Talk to Your Manager If things are getting so bad that you hate to get up and go to work every day, schedule some time to talk with your manager. Your manager may have no idea that you are so miserable – and may have a solution. It may be possible to delegate some work to someone else, change up your schedule, or even provide you with some added help. It never hurts to discuss things with your manager because it can lead to a healthier work situation. Workplace stress can make life miserable. With these four ways, you should be able to eliminate some of the stress that you have been experiencing.
  • 8. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 8 | P a g e Whether you love working for your boss or hate it, anonymously let others know how your boss is doing on the job. http://takethisjoborshoveit.com
  • 9. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 9 | P a g e How to Deal With a Difficult Boss Working for a boss with a bullish demeanor is one of the biggest challenges anyone will ever face. A bully boss is someone who picks out certain employees to antagonize. The bully boss treats the targeted employees far worse than the rest of the staff. The bullied employee may be subjected to yelling, impractical micro managing, sarcasm, excessive criticism, and a lot of other cruel treatment. The bully is insecure with the authority which was assigned to him/her so some employees have to be made into examples. This negative behavior can lead to employees siding with the bully in order to keep from becoming the next target. The bullying is similar to other forms of abuse. The authority which should be used to aid the victim is turned into a weapon to hurt them. Generally, there is nobody to confront the boss because American society typically justifies bullying. The best solution for dealing with bosses like this is to confront them immediately about their behavior. A firm voice should be used to let the bully know that his/her behavior is inappropriate and unnecessary. This could lead to more bullying later, but it could also lead to a change in the bully’s behavior. If all else fails, go further up the chain of command. Let the boss’s supervisor know that he/she has been abusing the authority that comes with being a supervisor.
  • 10. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 10 | P a g e Unfortunately, there are no laws against bullying unless the bully is choosing his/her targets based on their sexual orientation, race, religion et cetera. This is why a plan of action has to be taken to deal with the bully and the bullying. Though it may be difficult, not dealing with the bully only leads to a feeling of empowerment which will embolden the bully in the future. Whether you love working for your boss or hate it, anonymously let others know how your boss is doing on the job. http://takethisjoborshoveit.com
  • 11. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 11 | P a g e Favoritism in the Workplace: Inadvertent or Intentional Without a doubt, there is favoritism in every aspect of life, even the workplace. Some employees benefit from the favoritism while others are adversely affected. Favoritism is just a natural part of life, but it can have negative effects on a company. Employees who feel they’re being treated unfairly are far more likely to resign. A high turnover ratio makes it difficult to build an experienced staff. When an employee sees a fellow employee getting rewarded for no reason in particular, it breeds contempt within the workforce. Favoritism also gives the preferred employee a false sense of accomplishment which may prevent them from working their hardest. Many employers only allow the favoritism because they’re unaware of the negative consequences associated with it. It’s natural to prefer certain people to others but this shouldn’t become a determining factor in the workplace. While it would be impossible to make the workplace 100 percent favoritism free, favoritism should still be limited wherever possible. The first step would be to get the employer to see the favoritism. This can be difficult due to something known as the Rosenthal effect. 50 years ago, a study was conducted where a teacher was given a random list of students, and was told that the randomly chosen students were special and expected to succeed. There was nothing known to be special about the students on the list, but it created a false sense of favoritism within the
  • 12. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 12 | P a g e teacher. At the end of the school year, the randomly chosen students on the list had succeeded more than their counter parts. Not because they were special but because the teacher spent more time with them and gave them special treatment. The fabricated confidence that the teacher had in the randomly chosen “special” students led to those students having more confidence and doing better than their peers. While the students who were not on that list did not do as well because they were not called on as much, didn’t get the same patience or positive motivation. Just like the teacher, an employer may be unintentionally showing favoritism simply due to a false perception. Many times an employer will have preconceived notions about employees based simply on their appearance. When this happens it becomes breeding grounds for favoritism. These high expectations of some employees will lead to them doing well while also leading to the detriment of the other employees. All employees should be hired with the expectation that they will do well. When a position is made available, all employees should be given equal opportunity to apply for it. All promotions should be based on merit and not who the boss likes. In short, there should be favoritism in the workplace but it should be reserved for those who work hard for the accolades and not those who are deemed better for no particular reason. Whether you love working for your boss or hate it, anonymously let others know how your boss is doing on the job. http://takethisjoborshoveit.com
  • 13. Take This Job Or Shove It | Rate Your Boss, Coworker and Company Anonymously! 13 | P a g e I Hate My Job. Should I Stay or Should I Go? Have you grown tired of working for your present company? Do your daily activities leave you feeling demoralized? Do you wish you could work for someone else in another office? If so, these are sure signs that you’re with the wrong company and maybe even the wrong career field. Changing jobs or even careers may be the solution to your problems but you shouldn’t focus on the negative while you search for a new revenue stream. Concentrating on the things you dislike can lead to an unhealthy stress. You should continue your job search but try to focus on the positive aspects of your current job. Keep in mind that the job is what allows you to provide for yourself and your family. Take some classes at the community college or a vocational school to improve your situation. Lastly, never quit your old job before you get a new one. This will only further serve to agitate an already bad situation, and the added stress of trying to find a new job could lead to you having to take an even worse position with an even worse company just to make ends meet. Whether you love working for your boss or hate it, anonymously let others know how your boss is doing on the job. http://takethisjoborshoveit.com