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Just Do It.
The words have been used in many different ways, becoming iconic in the advertising world as athletes in their Nike shoes and clothes told us all to “Just Do It”.
I am here now, to tell you the same thing.
Just Do It.
We all have parts of our jobs that maybe we don’t really like to do. Menial tasks, dirty jobs, cleaning – whatever it is – we just don’t LIKE to do it. Yet these tasks need to BE done – and they need to be done BY YOU. They need to be done BY ME. The fact is, if you work in the Customer Service Industry in any way, these jobs exist and by not doing them, you are creating a nasty environment for everyone you are in contact with.
When you refuse to be a team player, you are making life difficult for your co-workers. You are making yourself look bad, and you are making it so people don’t actually want to work with you. Customers can SEE this happening. They can feel the tension. They may not be able to pinpoint exactly WHY, but they will know it’s not a comfortable atmosphere. This hurts business. This hurts the bottom line. This hurts EVERYONE.
In my Flight Attendant Role and my Bar-Server Role, the job I don’t like to do is empty the garbages. I don’t like the smell, I don’t like the appearance – all in all the garbages gross me out. Sometimes I don’t have to do it. Those days are awesome! However – there are plenty of times I DO have to do it. I don’t like it, and I curse under my breath and I gag a little bit and I am generally pretty miserable about it. BUT… I DO IT. I know it needs to be done, and I know that as part of a TEAM I need to hold up my end of the bargain sometimes. Also, as a trainer and sometimes-supervisor I would never dream of asking someone to do something I am not willing to do myself. That is NOT good leadership. So, I hold my breath and yank the garbage out.
I also know that people enjoy working with me. Is it ONLY because I will do the dirty jobs? Obviously not – it’s a combination of being fun, solid and good at my jobs – combined with not feeling any job is beneath me. I am a team player, and a PROUD one at that.
What jobs do you not like to take care of in your place of work? Let’s discuss!!!