I am at work today and the glorious thing about it is that I do not have to deal with any traffic at all. If only it was like that everyday! But another good thing about coming to work is that it's super quiet which means I can get a lot of work done with minimal interruptions. Someone told me why even bother going in if it's not going to be busy... well, first off I am a contract worker so the days I don't come in I don't get paid for them. And with the early closing on Tuesday and being off yesterday, I don't need to be taking any more time off. Then they said so you are going to sit there and be bored since it won't be busy just to get paid. No, it's called work ethic. I don't know about you lady but when I come to work it's to prove to my team that I'm worth their interest in me. There is always work and my job is to reach out my team and let them know if I need some more. That way they trust me with more responsibilities and I can continue to be a rock star of an employee (my team member dubbed that title for me which I am so honored by). Nothing gets me more in a tizzy than ignorant people. Let me worry about my job and you worry about yours. Not like we do the same job anyways. This is what I encountered at work this morning.
So I'm here to say that I am so grateful I have a job. Around this time last year, I was going through unemployment and it's not fun. I knew that starting this contract position that it was a 6 month temporary position, but I took it anyway because it seemed right. I'm glad I did because I have been lucky enough to have my contract extended for another 6 months. Praise the Lord! But I know that my contract might not be extended again. So I told myself in the beginning I'm going to work my ass off and prove to them that I am a dam good worker. I'm not here just to collect a paycheck, I am here to gain knowledge and soak up as much of it as I can. Because what I learn here today may help me in my future. It's simple. It's fact. So I always go above and beyond my job scope to be remembered. Key word there is to be remembered. When you are remembered and stand out showing that you can handle things well, people will talk about you. When people talk about you to other team members they will remember you, especially when a job opportunity comes up elsewhere in the company. That has happened for me and let me tell you, I was flabbergasted when I heard that someone thought I was fantastic at what I do and recommended me to someone about a potential opportunity. I stood out from the rest of them. All because I did what I am suppose to do and MORE. It's early in this stage so I have no idea if this opportunity will be a good fit, but I know I already won because I am remembered. That right there tells me I am doing something right working with my team. I am so grateful that people speak highly of me.
That thought alone was an awesome Christmas gift I could have received this year.