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« Reply #2675 on: July 10, 2019, 11:12:57 AM »
"this is really what you dream about?"

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« Reply #2676 on: July 10, 2019, 07:24:38 PM »
i say "just doing my thing"

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« Reply #2677 on: July 10, 2019, 07:33:56 PM »
Can I use emojis in inter office emails?  I love using the "thumbs up".

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« Reply #2678 on: July 10, 2019, 07:34:51 PM »
some of this probably applied to teaching as well as general office environment so disregard if so:

- after you've spent enough time there to figure out who the most respected and highest ceiling people are in positions at least two levels above yours pick out the best candidate and ask them to mentor you. in the opening discussion find out how much time they could invest (like 1 hour every two weeks or a month or whatever) and set a meeting for those times and come prepared for that meeting with questions and seeking advice (even if you don't have anything you need come with open ended questions and let them talk). You can also ask to be involved in projects they are working on. you'll a) learn a lot and b) attach yourself to their coat tails to get a piece of their rise through the company.

- you'll eventually have a ton of time to goof off and message board and just waste away. doing some of that is good but use a lot of that time to develop yourself. get a designation, take a class, take on additional work, volunteer for projects, whatever. again, multiple things here, you'll a) learn a lot and b) make people see you have drive.

- ask a lot of questions. don't "fake it till you make it" because you'll take some black eyes. also it shows you are really paying attention. BUT, when you are told to do something do it to the best of your knowledge and THEN ask if you did it correctly. be a self starter and all that.

- agree on dress above requirements (but don't go nuts), agree on attending all after work stuff you are able to.

- if there is a society in the space your company is in join it and be relatively active in the society.

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« Reply #2679 on: July 10, 2019, 07:40:07 PM »
sucking up really works.
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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« Reply #2680 on: July 10, 2019, 07:46:51 PM »
sucking up really works.

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« Reply #2681 on: July 11, 2019, 12:32:43 PM »
 Steve Dave’s advice on the out of work stuff is very good. I hated doing all the social crap, but it helped. The mentoring idea is fantastic too.  Just being someone who is willing to help (while not bitching) and not loaf is like over half the battle...Every younger person I have worked with at my company over the last 15+ years who really did these things has moved up rapidly.

I am now at a point where I have almost zero desire to move up, and am looking to not move down.  Ironically, avoiding social situations suits this goal quite well! 

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« Reply #2682 on: July 11, 2019, 12:39:30 PM »
Can I use emojis in inter office emails?  I love using the "thumbs up".

Constantly use this

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« Reply #2683 on: July 11, 2019, 12:50:37 PM »
Can I use emojis in inter office emails?  I love using the "thumbs up".

Constantly use this

a gold star was my go to

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« Reply #2684 on: July 11, 2019, 01:03:32 PM »
Can I use emojis in inter office emails?  I love using the "thumbs up".

Constantly use this

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« Reply #2685 on: July 11, 2019, 01:06:15 PM »
I also use the a lot in work texts




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« Reply #2686 on: July 11, 2019, 01:14:45 PM »
very patriotic


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« Reply #2687 on: July 11, 2019, 01:22:23 PM »
I use a lot of egg plant emojis with my female coworkers.

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« Reply #2688 on: July 11, 2019, 01:30:00 PM »
show an example like steve dave did serious69

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« Reply #2689 on: July 11, 2019, 01:40:27 PM »
Coworker: Hey 420, would you mind helping me with.....

Me: :fatty:


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« Reply #2690 on: July 11, 2019, 01:42:29 PM »
Coworker: Hey 420, what did you think about....

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« Reply #2691 on: July 11, 2019, 07:22:14 PM »
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« Reply #2692 on: July 11, 2019, 07:46:06 PM »
I also use the a lot in work texts




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This is exactly how I assume business people talk.

“Hey Jim did you do that business today?”

“Oh sorry I got caught up on other business. I’ll try to do that business next week.”

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« Reply #2693 on: July 12, 2019, 08:07:31 AM »
we also celebrate who did the most/best business this month and rub it in other people's faces because they did less or not as good business. rough ridin' own them with that. this is what we call a pro-business move.

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« Reply #2694 on: July 12, 2019, 01:53:58 PM »
I follow lots of coworkers on instagram but not facebook or twitter. But I usually look pretty closely at who else from the company is following first. It's fine for some and not for others. Generally, it's the equivalent of going to a social event after work - you're just getting to know your coworkers better.

**This of course assumes you don't post crap on your instagram that you wouldn't want people at work to know about.

A big one is make sure your job has clear deliverables or objectives or whatever. Your manager should lay that out when you start but if they don't write your own down and discuss it with them after you get the lay of the land

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« Reply #2695 on: August 08, 2019, 10:15:21 PM »
Got a call from the receptionist to my office today and she said "Your 2 O'Clock is here".  It made me feel like a real business person.  Maybe someday I'll be able to tell an assistant to "clear my afternoon" or something along those lines.   :love:

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« Reply #2696 on: August 09, 2019, 06:36:50 AM »
ha, classic office stuff. I'd give anything to be in your shoes and experiencing that for the first time. not really but you know.

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« Reply #2697 on: August 09, 2019, 08:28:17 AM »
sounds like my guy _33 is really grabbing that business life by the proverbial nutsack

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« Reply #2698 on: August 09, 2019, 08:28:44 AM »
I think I want a different job, thoughts?
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« Reply #2699 on: August 09, 2019, 08:47:47 AM »
Do it!!!