What Is A Hard Worker? Essay, Research Paper
What is a hard worker.
What qualifies a person to be categorized as a “hard worker”. He/She would have to be willing to do the work, and not only do it, but do it right. Efficiency, things such as showing up on time, and getting the job done in a decent amount of time. A person would have the knowledge to be able to do their work.
Just as the cell is basic for life, being efficient is the basic factor of all hard workers. This is extremely important, it ties in with the other factors of the hard worker. Bosses look for people who are efficient, people who get the job done the best and fastest way. Efficiency is not only better and faster but it is also cheaper. I worked for a gentleman that always told me “In today?s world it?s better, faster, and cheaper”, and I can prove that true today in anything that is done, for example anything that used to be done by people on such as an assembly line was done with human labor, this has now changed to computerized robots. Because it is cheaper to have a robot that only requires a little bit of maintenance now and then compared to a person that has to have benefits, lunch breaks, and other such luxuries.
Another factor of efficiency is tardiness. Tardiness is a big factor in the work place. No matter who a person works, for they will not keep their job if there is a problem getting to work on time. The one about your car not starting only works so many times before they say, “You?re Fired”. Bottom line is don?t be late. If there is one morning where the car doesn?t start, the most important thing to do is call in and tell the employer what happened. In this case forget about the car. Fix it later, just find a ride to work.
The second factor in a hard worker is the knowledge base of the person. Knowledge base meaning is the person right for the job? Does this person have the right skills to perform the job? An example I can think of is when I worked for a rental company. When I turned 18 years old, my employers told me I had to get my class E drivers license. Now this might not sound like a big deal but it was because if I did not get it within five days of my 18th birthday I could not come back to work. The only way to get to work again was to pass the test and bring a verified copy. This is a skill I had to obtain to work this job. Other such skills required of me was that I had to know how to pull trailers behind trucks, work on and with heavy machinery such as bucket lifts, tractors, lawn mowers, and other such types of equipment. A knowledge base should not only contain the skills needed to do the job but also some common sense. I say this meaning problem solving skills. For example if an engine is not running this is how I would go about trying to make it run, my problem solving method. Remembering what I had been told about engines needing three basic things,(fuel, oxygen, and fire) first I would check the gas, this sounds very elementary, but it is amazing how many people don?t look at this. If this turns out not to be the problem, next I would check the oil. Another of many simple things that people tend to over look. The third thing to check would probably be the spark plug. Now granted these things are very simple but it is a good way of showing problem solving methods.
The fact that a person has a good sense of what they are doing, and that they can show up on time to do it, leads one to believe that the person is willing to do the job. The only question left is, is the person willing to do the job right? This is a question that needs to be asked. Two people need to ask this question, the employer and the applicant of the job. If this question can be answered with a “yes” from both parties then the person is ready for the job. Wanting to do the job right should consists of a self checklist. This checklist should involve productive activities and a list of activities that were not completed the day before. The jobs that are on the list should be completed in order of importance. This will show both efficiency and a willingness to do the job.
A day would consist of (1) coming into work on time, (2) make a checklist for the day consisting of the activities not done the day before, and the important activities that need to be completed that day, and (3) a positive attitude and willingness to complete the jobs you have assigned yourself that day.
These points are just three of many that could be used to describe a hard worker, they are the three that I fell are the most important. With a good mix of knowledge, punctuality, and willingness to do a job well anyone can get a job. The idea to work hard is in everybody, it?s just finding a way to tap into that ability in yourself. Using these methods will help land a job and keep that job for a long time.