Reducing my margin of error
October 9, 2012 6:28 AM Subscribe
How can I reduce my margin of error on the job?
posted by never nice to Work & Money (13 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
As you can see from my previous questions, employment has been a turbulent issue for me. I'm on yet another contract job that holds out the opportunity for full-time employment, but so far my track record has some glaring spots. It's been pointed out that I have a tendency to make the same mistakes and not understand things the first time directions are given.
I don't know if it's me or if it's my workplace. I have had co-workers gripe over lunch that they get contradictory directives from the higher ups, and have crossed swords with them in the past. At the same time, I have a lot of anxiety as bills are piling up and I'm in a toxic family living situation. In an ideal world I wouldn't be in the workforce at all, but I have no idea how to generate passive income streams.
I literally can't afford to lose this job and have a bad reputation in the small industry I'm in. How can I focus on getting things right the first time, or at least not going through so many rounds of drafts?
Keeping my line of work deliberately vague in case co-workers are reading, as I know some of them are on MeFi. If you'd like to learn more details, feel free to MeMail me.