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Volume 7, Issue 3

Resolve to Show Your Boss More Appreciation

Everyone likes to be recognized for a job well done-even your boss.

Showing appreciation doesn't need to be an elaborate effort or even cost you a dime. A recent blog post from Bonney Staffing Center in South Portland, Maine, offers these three ways to show you are grateful for your supervisor and for your job.

Be punctual. Arrive on time, and be ready to work when you get there. This simple step shows that you respect your boss and take your job seriously.

Volunteer to help. Does a co-worker need help? Raise your hand. Is your boss scrambling to find folks to take on new projects? Volunteer.

Remember this corollary: Never say, "That's not my job." If your boss asks you to do a task that is outside your area of expertise, just say so-but phrase it like this: "I'm more than happy to help with that, but I've never actually worked on that system before. Could you or someone else take the time to get me up to speed?"

Say thank you and offer feedback. Thanksgiving may be in the rearview mirror, but any time is the right time to say thank you. According to Bonney Staffing, just saying those two words can make a difference when your boss takes time to answer a question or offer help. 

And remember to let your supervisor know what's going well-and not so well. "Providing feedback and keeping supervisors in the loop can help the entire team achieve its goals." And that's a great way to show your appreciation.

This article is from the Advancement Weekly, January 16, 2017 issue.

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