Promises you should NOT make to please your Boss
We turn out to be the world's most flexible and courteous people when we're close to receiving a job offer.
Once you are done with the appointment, that’s when you realise, you have made too many promises.
Giving away treasured things for free ends up aching us. We undervalue ourselves when we treat our time, energy and capacities like commodities.
When you move to a new job and you understand that you took too low an offer, agreed to terms and conditions or sold yourself as less talented than you are, it stings.
The sting can hurt you for long duration of time months or years.
Following are the tips for you to keep in mind while negotiating for a job or pleasing your boss. Never agree/promise to your boss that:-
1. You will often work on weekends or extend your shift timings. Except your profile requires well-defined tasks that have to be accomplished after hours, it is a awful idea to sell yourself to companies based on the working hours you plan to provide. There is no healthier way to send the message, "I am not the greatest person you could probably hire, but I'm the cheapest!" than by promising to work for free.
2. You will be available every time, outside working hours. There is a psychological and emotional cost to making yourself accessible after hours. You want time to revitalize.
3. You will work as his or her senses. If the boss has a detailed task for you like "Teach Sherry on how to utilize the new protocols" that's fine. Never promise your senior that you will keep them updated on tempers and discussions in the department. That is snooping, and it's not apposite.
4. You will be extremely supple regarding your holiday. Too many folks make their own breaks their lowermost importance. It is your boss's accountability to cover staffing shortages. If your corporation requires you to alter already-booked reservations they must recompense your change fees.
5. You will change your shift or take on someone else's assignment in addition to your own "till things settle down." If you take on extra accountability that you're not getting salaried for, set an end date to the plan. Make sure to get the deal documented.
6. You will not hunt a new job. As you are not bound to stay with your company for any particular length of time, unless an official agreement is signed.
If your manager requests you to stay with the firm when they're steering through a rough patch and staff is eying the exits, request your manager for an employment pact that will give you the same guarantee they are requesting you to give them.
7. That if they will fulfil your high priority request, you'll stop tapping them about other problems. You only thrust your manager to make decisions that are in the company's best interests, If that's the case, don't promise to stop agitating for good thoughts just because your boss approves one of your proposals.
8. Personal devotion to your manager. Many managers will ask you to do it -- not overtly, but in other ways. They will ask you to find out what other managers think of them, and report back. They may criticize their boss or your teammates in your presence, and try to get you to weigh in. (Don't think they won't do the same thing to you!)
Fearful managers will work hard to make sure you are personally loyal to them. Stay calm, keep breathing and smile as you cut off any attempts at getting a loyalty oath out of you.
9. Never promise your boss that you'll cover for their mistake. Never lie to anybody -- a coworker, a customer, a vendor or a higher-up manager -- at your boss's request or suggestion.
10. You love your profession and that if anything deviates, you'll let them know.
Your boss would never let you now about the change in the company’s strategy and your whole division were about to get fired. Don't promise your boss anything more than what you already deliver: excellent work, honesty, support for your teammates and customers and your great ideas.
What you deliver to your company as per your profile is good enough to to keep going. Just make sure you are meeting the deadline and abiding to KRA KPI’s Without making any extra promises, you give your employer tremendous value every day.
If you feel the urge to over-promise when you're job-hunting, keep in mind that the people you are negotiating with hire new employees all the time. They either expect applicants to grovel and beg for the job, or they don't.
Anybody who expects job candidates to cringe is not somebody you can afford to work for. Slam that door and a better opportunity will show up. Just keep the fire on to search for a compatible workplace. Goodluck !!!!!