After being out of work for so long it has been quite an adjustment getting back into the swing of things. Especially when dealing with kids. It is a lot of work to get them to realize you are not going anywhere and establish a relationship with them. I had a discussion with my boss a few weeks ago and she told me that she was wanting me to basically step up my game. Get better control of my class which had improved but could be better. I was upset at first but then I had to think about what she was seeing and figure out what I could do to improve. It is her place of employment and she knows what she expects. So I came up with these tips to share with you all.
I know we all have been there. You expect to get a promotion, raise, or think we are doing a great job only to find out that our employer thought differently. Cause believe me I thought I was killing it until my boss told me otherwise. But I am thinking why take it personally. You can just step up and improve. Before you get in your feelings and try to quit or tell your boss exactly how you feel. Try these tips on ways you can improve:
- Ask your boss in what areas you need to improve on.
- Do some research on your job. This is one thing I did. I did research on a calmer approach to discipline and ways to calm the kids down.
- Come up with a plan. Plan your day if at all possible. I know some jobs it is not possible to do this.
- Go above and beyond. Take the initiative to do things that maybe your boss wouldn’t expect you to do. Instead of him/her having to ask you to do something just do it.
- Stay humble. Don’t take it personal.
Ultimately your goal is to do the best job possible. If in the end things don’t work out you can at least know you did everything you could to make it work. I think your boss will appreciate that in the end. What are your tips for improving at the workplace.