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Fred Goff
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I mean your relationship with the company you work for.

Some of the conversations people engage with here are constructive about what employers are doing - or should be doing and aren't - for us as workers. But what about what we should be doing for them?

If you are in any relationship - romantic, friendship, family, etc - you have expectations of how you expect to be treated and so does the other person. We know that these are dependent relationships. I mean, if a brother treats you poorly, you are unlikely to do him any favors. If a husband never helps a wife around the house (or vice versa) then the wife is prob unlikely to be in a good mood around the husband. So we all kinda know that if we want our expectations to be met in a relationship, that we need to meet the expectations of the other party too. So. Again. Hows your relationship with your company?

Are you working with purpose and intention? Are you rallying with extra effort when they are hitting headwinds? Are you trying to help and bolster people around you? Are you giving feedback to any perceived wrong actions by people in authority so they can get better with your feedback? We have so much control that we often don't see. If you find yourself wishing you were treated better at work, or happier in your duties, maybe you start by thinking what you can do first. When a relationship gets into trouble, someone needs to take a first step towards changing mutual behavior (even when they know they are in the right, sometimes you take the first step anyways). Then, if the good-will and dedication is not reciprocated - by all means find another job. Life is too short to work where you are not happy. But, lets all consider a riff on the JFK quote - Before you ask what your company can do for you, lets first ask what we can do for our company.

#relationship. #careergrowth #whadayathink #effort #culture

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Bob Flannerty
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My boss empowers and inspires me to do more for my company. Sounds like leaders who have to keep asking their employees to do more must not be inspiring.

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Jill Paine
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I guess you can say mine is better than it was before. i'm finally in a "good" employer relationship - where there are no screaming between teams, no tantrums thrown by our "leaders" and managers actually know how to manage.

What you said is true - we all have expectations for how we expect to be treated in the work place. Although, your analogy of a husband who never helps a wife around the house... just a lil sexist, don't you think? I am the primary breadwinner in my house, and my husband and I both manage to keep the house in order and do our jobs. If I'm in a "bad mood" it's probably because either my husband is being a PITA or it was a long day at work.

I agree with Julie - culture is important, and companies that don't reward hard work and dedication will continue to loose employees and ultimately shut themselves down.

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julie clarke
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bad. I have watched people not even sort of try and don't get into any trouble, but I have given so many hours of my life that I will never get back and all i have gotten inreturn was being ignored, stifled and seen promises broken.

culture is hugely improtant and if a company ignores that then they deserve to lose a person who gave as much of themselves as i did

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