Nowadays things aren't going smooth. College graduates are having a hard time finding jobs as there are too few job openings, while those who do have jobs are facing staff cutting and salary reduction. In the past many people with jobs coveted better jobs, literally "keeping one eye the bowl and the other on the pan." The situation now can be described as "many people are grabbing for one bowl". Many people are holding fast their bowls--even though they are wood ones which cannot compare with unbreakable iron bowls or luxurious gold bowls--lest other people should grab them awyay.
To effectively protect their bowls, many people are trying their utternost to give a good impression of themselves. In addition to conscientiously doing their assigned duty well, many people voluntarily take up many other duties not assigned to them, busy from morning till night like a wound clock. Well, comrades, you see, we do appreciate the attitude of taking such initiative in work! However, somethimes one should not overdo things...Confucius says that "going beyong the limit is just as wrong as falling short". That is to say, both doing too much and doing too little are open to discussion alike.
A former classmate of mine, for example, was so exited when he got his first job that he simply regarded the company with so much affection as his own home. He worked overtime of his own accord and did not go home till very late in the evening. He even dawdled there at weekends, when he had to do with instant noodles as the company's mess hall was not open on holidays. He voluntarily took up many odd jobs, including sending express mails. He expected that his behavior would leave a good impression on his boss and be the top among all the new hands, thus getting promoted as the first one among them.
He didn't expect that the boss would speak to him some time later like this:" I always see you in your office. I wonder if your spare-time life has been very dull. A young man should go out and see the world when free and make friends with you peers. If you just live a shut-youself-up life, you cannot keep your working enthusiasm for long, so it won't last long. Besides, if you prolong your work hours and take up everything and help everyboby without discrimination, you won't be able to concentrate on your own work efficiently."
On hearing this, my friend went dumbfounded. He had never expected that his painstakingly designed show would leave his boss with such a poor impression. As a matter of fact, things in working places are often unreasonable like this. You believed that your working overtime would be approved by your boss. However, it may turn out that your boss thought you were perhaps doing some private job by making use of the company's resources, because he believed that you should be able to finish the work assigned to you within your work hours. You thought your colleagues would appreciate your devotion to work, but they might feel your hardworking exerts too much pressure on their part. Some of them might even make some cynical remarks.
The duration and degree of heating are very important if doing your job is compared to cooking soup in a boiler. High degree of heating or pungent seasoning cannot ensure the good taste of the soup. Sometimes overheated behavior would be seen as "making a deleberate show off" and cause misgivings on the part of others as they would think you were crafty, thus doubting your talent and character.
So I would advise you to knock off when it comes to quitting time so as to keep in step with your colleagues and bear the same pressure with them. If you find that you are always the last one to ture off the light in your office, it is high time you thought over seriously how you could avoid being the last one.
2010-06-20 22:59 编辑：kuaileyingyu
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