Self-Assessment Quiz – True or False:
- When it comes to people I trust, I can take them at their word.
- Reputable companies don’t give employees the runaround.
- A verbal agreement is liquid gold in the business world.
Did your mama ever tell you “Follow the actions, not the words”? Well, mama knew what she was talking about, especially when it comes to your career. There is nothing worse than being strung along. Whether in a relationship or on the job (especially on the job), nobody wants to be kept waiting for what’s been promised. And trust me when I tell you the best way to ensure this doesn’t happen to you is to ask for everything—and I do mean EVERYTHANG—in writing. So I hope you answered FALSE to each and every question above.
Let’s use what happened to my friend as an example. He essentially left one sinking ship of a job and jumped into a frying pan at another company in order to stay in his industry and still have a j-o-b. Well, when he jumped into the frying pan, which was on fire due to a crisis, he was promised that if he took the position immediately, he would be given a raise and his duties and position would change once they got through this very rough patch. Because of my friend’s integrity, he put his head down and went to work. He did such great work that he just knew that when it was time for his quarterly review, there would be talk of the promised pay raise and job change. Do you know that one year later he is still waiting? And because he was so excited just to have a job and trusted the integrity of the hiring manager, he failed to get the finer details of the agreement regarding the new duties and salary increase in writing. Big mistake. Or “YUGE!” to quote one politico known for hyperbole.
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