Work is its own reward
During the period of 80’s after graduation with a first class degree I started to search for a reasonable and respectable job . It seemed a Herculean task to find a suitable job even though I left no stone unturned and in course of time I became a naysayer . Fortunately I landed in a job with the help of my dearest buddy. I got appointment as a sales Representative in a partnership firm selling Engineering and electrical goods. I had less and less desk work and more and more external job. I used to carry a specimen kit of Electric shock guard and I went to various companies and organizations for canvassing orders for the same. This I had to execute by means of a demo to all and tell about the salient features of the same.
First impression should be the best one.
Since It was my first job I took it seriously and worked hard to prove myself.I had to report to my boss now and then about the progress and constraint. Due to my dedication to the job and my knowledge about drafting letters etc always I was in his good books . He got a soft corner for me and whatever request I put in he agreed sans questioning. Including me there were fifty employees.I got an edge over others by virtue of my qualification as all others were either metric passed or failed. As they were well experienced and learned a lot they handled their job as a versatile artist and well versed in their field like accounts etc.
Attitude alters altitude.
Apart from my meager salary as I was compensated by means of perks in the form of incentive and beta.I used to put in my best efforts to finish my job in time with a proactive manner with a result oriented approach Since I was treated as a family member by all in the office , it became my next home .
Compliment in public but correct in private.
. When I took an electrical item to a firm and opened I found it broken into pieces.I thought of resigning my job as I was negligent and not so serious about my job. My boss advised me not to quit and be careful hereafter.
Give respect and get respect.
I developed the habit of respecting others wholeheartedly . I did not give room to my ego to interfere in this matter If you treat people well, you will be treated well by them . Whenever there was a function in our boss house all irrespective of cadre or status we were invited to attend the same We had got a strong sense of belonging to the concern as well as with each other and the atmosphere as well as the environment would be always happy and joyful.
Lessons I have imbibed from my first job.
No pain No gain.
It holds good for our success and peace of mind.
Work is fun and fun only. We have to develop the correct attitude to take work as a fun and play.Team spirit is the secret of success of any organization.Working together we can gather many laurels .