Responsibility of Employee
In order be successful, a professional must have the skills to use current trade materials, tools, and equipment to produce a finished product of high quality in the minimum period of time.
A carpenter must be adept at adjusting methods to meet each situation.
A successful carpenter must continuously undergo training to remain knowledgeable about the technical advancements made in trade material and equipment, and to gain the skill to use them.
A professional carpenter never takes chances with regard to personal safety or the safety of others.
Professionalism includes honesty, productivity, safety, civility, cooperation, teamwork, clear and concise communication, being on time and prepared for work, and regard for one’s co-worker.
It can be demonstrated in a variety of ways, every minute you are in the work place.
a. Professionalism (continued):
It is also important that you do not tolerate the unprofessional behavior of co-workers. This is not to say that you shun the unprofessional worker; instead, you work to demonstrate the benefits of professional behavior.
Honesty and personal integrity are important traits of a successful professional.
Professionals pride themselves on performing a job well and on being punctual and dependable. Each job is completed in a professional way, never by cutting corners or reducing materials.
A valued professional maintains work attitudes and ethics that protect property (such as tools and material belonging to employers, customers, and other trade) from damage or theft at the shop or job site.
Honesty means more than giving a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.
It means carrying out your side of bargain; it means that your words convey true meaning and actual happenings.
Honesty and success go hand-in-hand. It is not simply a choice between a success and failure. Dishonesty will always catch up with you. Whether you are stealing materials, tools and equipment from job site or simply lying about your work, it will not take long for your employer to find out. Of course, you can always go and find another employer but this option will ultimately run out on you.
Our thoughts as well as our actions should be honest. Employers place a high value on an employee who is strictly honest.
Employees expect employers to look out for their interest, to provide them with steady employment, and to promote them to better jobs as openings occur.
Employers feel that they too have a right to expect their employees to be loyal to them -- to keep their interests in mind; to speak well of them to others; to keep any minor troubles strictly within the plant or office; and to keep all matters that pertain to the business absolutely confidential.
c. Willingness to Learn:
Every office and plant has its own way of doing things. Employers expect their workers to be willing to learn these ways.
Also, it is necessary to adopt the change and be willing to learn new methods and procedures as quickly as possible.
d. Willingness to Learn (continued):
Sometimes the installation of a new machine or the purchase of new tools makes it necessary for even experienced employees to learn new methods and operation.
It is often the case that employees resent having to accept improvement because of the retraining that is involved. However, employers will no doubt think they have a right to expect employees to put forth the necessary effort.
e. Willingness to Take Responsibility:
Most employers expect their employees to see what needs to be done, then go ahead and do it. It is very tiresome to have to ask again and again that a certain job be done.
It is obvious that having been asked once, an employee should assume the responsibility from then on.
Employees should be alert to notice boxes that need to be out of the way, stock that should be stacked, or tools that need to be put away.
It is true that, in general, responsibility should be delegated and not assumed. Once the responsibility has been delegated, however, the employee should continue to perform the duties without further direction. Every employee has the responsibility for working safely.
f. Willingness to Cooperate:
To cooperate means to work together. In our modern business world, cooperation is the key to getting things done.
Learn to work as a member of a team with your employer, supervisor, and fellow workers in a common effort to get the work done efficiently, safely, and on time.
g. Rules and Regulations:
People can work together well only if there is some understanding about what work is to be done, when it will be done, and who will do it.
Rules and regulations are necessary in any work situation and should be considered so by all employees.
h. Tardiness and Absenteeism:
Tardiness means being late for work, and absenteeism means being off the job for one reason or another.
Consistent tardiness and frequent absence are an indication of poor work habits, unprofessional conduct and a lack of commitment.
Your work life is governed by the clock. You are required to be at work at a definite time; so is everyone else. Failure to get to work on time results in confusion, lost time, and resentment on the part of those who do come on time.
Being late for work or being absent may lead to penalties including dismissal. Although it may be true that a few minutes out of a day are not important, we must remember that a principle is involved. Our obligation is to be at work at the time indicated.
We agree to the terms of work when we accept the job. Perhaps it will help us to see things more clearly if we try to look at the matter from the supervisor’s point of view.
A supervisor cannot keep track of people if they come in any time they please. It is not fair to others to ignore tardiness.
Failure to be on time may hold up the work of fellow workers. Better planning of our morning routine will often keep us from being delayed. In fact arriving a little early indicates your interest and enthusiasm for your work, which is appreciated by employers.
The habit of being late is one of those things that stand in the way of promotion.
Importance of Human Relations
Many people underestimate the importance of working well with others. There is a tendency to pass off human relations as nothing more than common sense.
What exactly is involved in human relations?
One response would be to say that part of human relations is being friendly, pleasant, courteous, cooperative, adaptable, and sociable.