Appreciation

Dec 11, 2013 by     Comments Off on Appreciation    Posted under: Blogging Tips

I’ll be honest. After the birth of each one of my three children, the last thing I wanted to do was return to work.

After the birth of my first daughter, while in the newspaper business, I took about a month off of work.

After my son was born, after leaving the daily newspaper grind for the tech world full time, I took three weeks off. 

Then, following the birth of my second daughter, I only took two weeks off. But that was OK. I enjoyed my job to the point where returning back to work wasn’t such a bad idea. 

As my job evolved from a career to a mission, and I was doing something for a business I believed in, two weeks was good.

Sure, we’d all love to live in Europe, where you get weeks and weeks of vacation every year, but there’s also something to be said for doing something you enjoy. For a cause you believe in.

That makes going back to work that much easier every Monday morning.

And when your company welcomes you back with open arms, and your co-workers say things like “It’s nice to have you back, we missed you,” it makes the return even easier.

Appreciation is under-rated when it comes to the workplace. Too often companies are more worried about status quo and the bottom line when it comes to company culture and rewarding the top employees.

When you do find the right fit, in terms of your job description and the company’s mission, appreciation and recognition are the icing on the cake.

Your contributions to an organization — if you work hard and provide value — are always going to be  appreciated by management and your fellow co-workers. When your  contributions to the company culture and work environment are recognized, it makes going back to work after a break that much easier. 

 

 

 

 

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