Five things we owe our employers:
- Focused and earnest work at the time we are paid to work,
- Your good intentions on the job,
- Respect for people, facilities and equipment at work,
- Work integrity,
- Your best possible care to the external party you deal with while at work.
- Your health. Don't prioritise work so much that you lose sleep, etc over it.
- Your pretentiousness. Don't say words you think your employer wants to hear if you don't mean them.
- Unearned loyalty. Employers cannot tell you who to be loyal to.
- Details of your personal life. If you can't do something because in encroaches on your personal time, you should be able to explain that without explaining why.
- Your soul. It is a business relationship. Your employer does not have the right to drive your whole life.
The Economist reckons that we are feeling the need to be busy because of work expectations. We think we have less time as we feel rushed at work, even though, in reality, we are actually having more leisure time compared to before. We feel the need to be frugal with our time when we are paid by the hour. We are afraid of being financially poor if we do not work hard enough. However, reality is actually different from these perceptions.
Do you feel this way? How do you avoid this trap of not being as free with your time as you should be?
Do you have time for family, for God, for recreation besides work? How do you balance time between work and leisure and have good ethics in what you do at work?