Posts Tagged ‘for’

A Reflective Moment

November 30, 2012

Welcome back to the blog.  I wish to offer up a new photograph I took two days ago.  This picture was taken at 5:30 in the morning, on my way home from work.  There are two reasons I consider this photograph important.

One is that it was taken with a point and shoot digital elph, and two, there was no tripod used.  I propped my elbows on a wooden fence, used my breathing, and held the shutter button until the shot was completed, so I wouldn’t add any additional shake.

This photograph will always remind me to go for the shots I want regardless of people saying “You can’t do that with a point and shoot”, or “You can’t take night shots without a tripod.

The lesson here?  Go for your dreams, and don’t listen to negativity.

A reflective moment

Day 79: Worth Fighting For

March 14, 2012

Worth Fighting For

 

Separated by countries

Families keeping us apart

Telling us we can’t see each other;

Through all the obstacles

We’ve had to overcome,

There is one truth

I’ve come to know,

Love is worth fighting for.

Day 55: For You

February 17, 2012

For You

 

I wanted to buy you flowers,

But flowers die too soon,

And what would that say

About my feelings for you.

 

I wanted to buy you silk flowers,

But they’re fake and they get forgotten,

And what would that say

About my feelings for you.

 

Then I wanted to buy you a diamond,

But diamonds are cold, hard, and from under the ground,

And what would that say

About my feelings for you,

 

That’s when I decided to give you a hug,

And tell you I love you.

They have no expiration date.

I mean the words

And I am sharing my warmth with you,

And that says more than any THING that I can buy.

Day 14: For all to see

January 7, 2012

For All To See

 

Her beauty’s in the eyes of deer,

Maple leaves on the ground.

 

Her song is carried everywhere

By birds from all around.

 

Her thoughts are carried by the wind

Through every rock and tree.

 

We’ll always think of nature,

She’s there for all to see.

Fight for it!!!

April 25, 2011

Let me ask you something.  Are you tired of being passed up for promotions; or are you part time, and just want to go full time?  The harsh reality is life isn’t always fair, and you always get what you deserve, but you have to look at what is within your power to change, and what isn’t.  In the case of those two questions, there are ways you can make them happen, but you are going to have to fight for it.

One of the things you can do is become versatile.  Be the first to volunteer if another department needs help.  You may not know what you are doing, but more than likely they will train you.  If you apply yourself, listen to what they say, and do the job well, you will be the first person they ask when they need help in the future.  This will have two very positive results.  First, you will learn something new, and that will add to your list of credentials that you might need for a promotion.  Second, it will show your supervisors that you are more than just reliable; but that you are also willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Another thing you can do is adhere to all attendance rules, and when possible, take advantage of opportunities.  What do I mean by attendance rules?    Punch in right at your scheduled time.  If you punch in too early, you may be wandering around looking for something to do, and that just doesn’t look good to any supervisor.  I usually stick to a five minute rule; never more than five minutes early, or late.  As far as breaks are concerned, never punch in early, EVER.  Try to keep your time exact, or if you can’t, try for within three minutes.  This really looks good.  If you can, don’t ever call out sick, unless you really.  Calling out too often will be looked at as indifference to your job, and any sign of indifference can cause your boss to say, “You are the weakest link; bye, bye.”

What I mean by “take advantage of opportunities”, is seize opportunities to show that you want the job, and are willing to do what they need.  If they offer overtime, take it. This will give them the help they need, and give you extra money on the paycheck.  It’s a win/win situation, and you always want to look for those.  If there is any opportunity you don’t want to take, it is the option of leaving early.  When a supervisor says, “Once all the work is done you can cut out early.”  Sometimes they are waiting to see who will stick it out.  Remember, just because you have finished your assigned tasks doesn’t mean there isn’t work that can still be done.  There is always work to do, and if not, you can be trained on something else.

The point is, be reliable, versatile, and seize opportunities when they arise.  This will let your supervisors know you are serious about the job, and are worthy of every chance they give you.

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