|Written by Bill Hanks|
Are you trying to get ahead in a very competative work force? ¬†Maybe you just got a new position and want to validate your position. ¬†This article gives suggestions on how to be an office martyr. ¬†First let's look at my definition of an office martyr. ¬†The martyr is someone who takes the initiative by saying yes to extra work because they think it's good for their career path.
SUCCESSFUL TIPS THAT WORK
1. ¬†They need to be plugged in 24 hours a day. ¬†Electronic devices like Smart Phones can assist the office martyr. ¬†In today's fast world, it is a lot easier to do than rushing back to the office to type up a report.
2. ¬†Have up to date access to emails and phone numbers.
3. ¬†Have the ability to text up to date communications on the spot. ¬†The key is to make sure that these texts are completely understood and legitimate.
4. ¬†Carry your office with you. ¬†Eventually, someone will come up with an open office application. ¬†Oh yea, that has already been done. ¬†Imagine, you are sitting at your favorite bar with friends and have the ability to do updated work from there.
5. ¬†Be agressive. ¬†Most businesses and companies have no policies establish on what, where and when to work.
6. ¬†Know your deadlines. ¬†For some places they still exist. ¬†However, now you can add quick links to webs sites. ¬†Some web sites are updated instantly. ¬†Others might have a set time like midnight.
7. ¬†Even though you work hard, you have to unplug as much as possible and force yourself to untether from the office. ¬†This helps you stay alert for new and fresh ideas.
8. ¬†Work on vacation. ¬†Be the one that makes the rest of the office look bad by passing along an endless stream of tips and ideas while sitting on a beach in Waikiki. ¬†Establish a vacation plan to keep you ahead of the game.
Following these tips might make you look like a suck up. ¬†You have to be thick skinned and move ahead with your career. ¬†The world is what it is. ¬†You can still be friendly with co-workers. ¬†However, they do not sign your paycheck.
sources; Steve Giegerich, stltoday.com