No-one likes a slacker. They don’t do their share of work, they rely on others and it isn’t just their own work they ruin – they can often lower the quality of other people’s work, too. But how do you know if you are a slacker? Let’s face it; no-one want to admit that they are a slacker!
Check out 5 signs that indicate that you may be a slacker.
- You don’t fully understand your responsibilities and you blame your boss – yes, your boss should fully explain your role to you, but if he doesn’t, you should ask him so you know. It is your responsibility to make sure you are being productive, not your bosses’.
- Other people have to fix your work for you – rarely do you complete a piece of work that is fully finished. Often your work is sent back to you to be reworked, or it falls into the laps of other employees.
- You don’t get along with your boss or any of your co-workers, and you blame them – you think EVERYONE you work with is standoffish and rude, and you never considered that it could be you who is unpleasant. Note – this is very difference from choosing to keep to yourself!
- You refuse to do any work that ‘isn’t your job’ – you know your job role and you refuse to be a pushover by doing any extra work. However, there is a line between being a pushover and just being lazy and self-motivated. Make sure you know which one you are.
- You show up late, do personal things all day at work and leave early – these are all signs that you dislike doing you work and avoid it whenever possible (which is pretty much the definition of a slacker).
What did you think of this list? Do you work with any slackers – or are you a slacker? Let me know in the comment section below!
I hope you all had a great New Year! 🙂