So, you got the job, went through orientation. Now you just hope you can find a way to keep it. OR, hey, this job you can do in your sleep and you're the best employee there, right? It isn't always that simple.
Keeping your job means always keeping busy. Not just standing around. You want to make yourself indispensable, go that extra mile. How many of you have texted to facebook, at wrk bored. Trust me there is always something to do, someone to help, something to clean.
What about that extra job you've been putting off? OR, is one of your work-mates having trouble keeping up, offer a helping hand. It's people that employ teamwork, that become indispensable, that are willing to lend a helping hand.
Keeping your job is also about anticipating what people will need. always keeping alert(because the world needs more lerts,sorry)
Take the time to learn security, learn what to do if a customer complains or gets violent, or even tries to rob the place. If you need help, don't have the attitude you can handle everything yourself. ASK FOR HELP, AND DON'T BE AFRAID TO DO SO. asking for help is better then falling behind or letting something bad happen.
Now, this one is important. Never bad mouth or talk about customers/clients in the presents of other customers/clients.....it looks unprofessional, plus without these people you wouldn't have a job. ALSO, do not complain on fb/twitter about these horrible customers you have to deal with. Employers do web searches, all the time, they check fb, twitter,linkedin and others. I've seen many lose their jobs because they complain about their private life on these social media sites. I've seen people not get hired from web searches, so just be careful what you say out there....be professional. Even with a minimum wage job you should keep it professional.
In short, do what your job description says, do what is asked of you, as long as it's legal, and don't keep taking numerous breaks, even if you smoke. My son has friends who would take their breaks, go to their car and shoot heroin, coke and whatever pills they had....oddly, they couldn't figure out why some of them got fired.
Great advice and some of the things suggested I had never thought about before, so thanks for the information.
Gina, I've worked a a few places, where we were given a task to do. When we were finished, my partner just sat there. She was afraid to go out and say we were done, and ask what else there was to do. Even at 19, I knew to look for more work. Yes, it was my first job after highschool.