Livermore, Christian. (November 16, 2008). In bad times, try to be good. Times Herald-Record.
In good economic times, people did not have to worry about losing their jobs or putting every ounce of their energy into their work. Today, it is a whole different story do to the bad economic times. Thousands of people are now jobless. This article urges employees to find ways to make themselves more valuable and stand out than rest of the employees in the company. John A. Challenger, CEO of national outplacement consultant Challenger says, “Find work that you’re the expert at, work that nobody can do like you can, so when the company goes to make these decisions, it would leave a big gap in the company if that person were to leave”. Workers should put effort into their work and be positive about it if they can not afford to lose their job. Many working employees are putting in extra hours, working weekends, working early and staying late, and avoiding their two weeks vacation for the sake of their job. Those are the employees that are going to be keepers in the eyes of their employers. Young employees have a low driving performance, so employers should think about giving them an immediate reward to give them a boost. However, most people of any age at this time are smart enough to keep their jobs. Employers also need to value their employees to help encourage them. Jim Smith, one of the owners of Advance Testing in Campbell Hall says, “You’re only as good as your employees.” I recommend this article to all working employees to go beyond their employers expectations and have a positive attitude towards their company to help keep their jobs.