1. My working life is as equally important as my personal life. Work is an important part of my life, but so is my personal life. This means I do not like overtime. I believe that to be a well-balanced employee, I need my personal life to be as least infringed by work as possible. Of course, I understand that every job will have some sort of overtime at some point, but I rather work in a job that has minimal overtime.
2. I like to be fully utilised during my working hours. I like to work non-stop during the hours I’m supposed to work. If I have nothing to do, I feel like I’m wasting the company’s money by being idle. I’d do anything, just give me work to do. Until it’s time to go home, that is. 😀
3. I like getting constant feedback for my work performance. Back in college, I only needed to compare myself with my classmates to know where I stand. At work, I can’t compare myself with anybody because I’m new. The only way I can know if I’m meeting my employer’s standards if s/he tells me.
4. I need a patient, understanding and caring boss. So far, I’m lucky that my bosses are patient and understanding enough. However, I have yet to work under a boss who truly cares. Maybe that is due to the fact that I haven’t worked long enough to discover this side in my boss. Or maybe I have yet to find such a boss. If I’m so lucky to get such a boss, I would probably be even more motivated to work. I remember in college, the assignments that mean most to me were of teachers I had the most respect for because I felt they cared about me, and therefore I would put in extra effort to get their approval.
5. I need to have friends in the office. I have very few friends of my own and I want more. Also, I need to feel as if the people in my workplace want to work with me just as I want to work with them and learn from them. I think work would be so much easier and fun if people cooperate and enjoy each other’s company.
What’s your working philosophy? If you’re still a student, what sort of working philosophy do you think you’d have in future? (Don’t use your studying philosophy because studying and working are worlds apart! You’ll see when you start working…)