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Professionalism and work ethic

How can I develop better work ethic and handle waiting periods at work? [more inside]
posted by ichomp on Mar 22, 2015 - 6 answers

Time management, for real this time

Got my 2014 performance review. It was, like always, a straight split between "you are amazing beyond belief at this stuff" (actual job functions, strategy, driving new initiatives) and "you are so unimaginably bad at that stuff" (time management, deadlines). My boss told me very plainly that being unreliable is the agreed-upon Thing holding me back from leadership roles, it comes up whenever they talk about high-potential employees at the exec level (in a company of 250!), and if I were anyone else I'd be put on a performance improvement plan (I got a promotion and a raise instead—I was in a visible position before, now it's extremely visible and much higher-stakes if things go off the rails). I want to fix this for real, at work and also just in general with life. But I have no idea how to really do it. [more inside]
posted by argyle socks on Feb 10, 2015 - 24 answers

Examples of adults complaining about the younger generation?

I am trying to find examples (essays, articles, etc.) of previous generations complaining about the work ethic of the younger generation. It doesn't matter how far back it i
posted by cherrybounce on Aug 16, 2014 - 11 answers

Raising kids with "grit"

What can I do as a parent to help my child build persistence, self-discipline, high standards, and work ethic? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Nov 13, 2013 - 44 answers

In which I wish to acquire kickass organizational skills.

I have a small niche food business. I have no organizational skills. You can see where this is going. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Jan 9, 2013 - 15 answers

Advice on how to not compulsively wasting time and change my life.

I may be overcomplicating this, but I feel like I need a little help. Deeply deeply lazy, unambitious, unfit and often just feel super-klutzy. All of this is getting to me. horrifically self-indulgent long post to follow, but would greatly appreciate the bluntest of advice. [more inside]
posted by lethologues on Dec 9, 2012 - 13 answers

How big is your to-do list?

What is your job, and how many "tasks" would you say you have in a given week? A given day? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Nov 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Is there a trick of your trade that you always do, even if the results are not noticed?

In your given field, is there one thing that you always do that may be overlooked but you consider it important? It may not be obvious, but it makes your work higher quality and/or more efficient and you can't imagine being happy with the work if you didn't do it. [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on May 17, 2012 - 56 answers

How can I motivate myself to work?

How can I motivate myself to work? What did you do to help kick yourself in the posterior and get going? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 - 12 answers

How to develop work ethic after your academic confidence has taken a beating

Smart people who did badly in college - how did you regain your footing and develop your work ethic and study skills? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Nov 20, 2011 - 21 answers

I'm the only one in my team who can't work 24/7. What's wrong with me?

I'm ambitious, driven, and have a lot to say. But I think my work ethic sucks. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2011 - 13 answers

You're fired...?

Should we fire our newly-hired employee? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2010 - 32 answers

Developing effective work habits in high school

What can I do to help my brother form a strong work ethic while he is young? [more inside]
posted by mossicle on Apr 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Of course I'll be there, it wasn't like I had season tickets to the opera or anything...

Help me be less Millennial. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Apr 12, 2010 - 31 answers

Why has my work ethic shifted?

Why has my work ethic changed? [more inside]
posted by dchrssyr on Mar 5, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me understand the meaning of and develop a stong work ethic.

Please help me understand what does "having a strong work ethic" mean? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2009 - 50 answers

You need concentwation.

How do you develop focus, drive, and personal discipline? [more inside]
posted by Saxon Kane on May 11, 2008 - 28 answers

Describe ideal grad student

What is a typical excellent grad student like as a person? I'm not interested in grades/GRE scores. My concern is with character, personality, work ethic. [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Jun 28, 2006 - 26 answers

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