Job Tip #1: Don't Take Things Personal Remember that your colleagues and bosses are people too. When someone snaps, often it has nothing to do with you. What to do? Be like a duck... just let the water roll right off of you.
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ASK FOR THE BIGGER PICTURE: Truth is, there’s nothing more uninspiring than doing menial tasks in a vacuum. Like making 500 copies of a single document. Seriously? It’s just too abstract to feel invested enough in to really hustle. So ask questions. "When, what, WHY?" A good boss will give the big picture: "We're trying to sell more Christmas scarves this year," or "Our clients would like us to make trucker hats cool again," or whatever the case may be. Otherwise, look for the answers that will confer a sense of context and therefore, legitimacy to whatever tasks you're performing.
GREET THE RECEPTIONIST: This is just standard. Even if the person is cranky or mean, always say hello and be sincere. They could potentially hold a lot of information and can even be a source of support. Plus, they're usually the ones that hold and control your calls. Be nice.
DON'T TAKE THINGS PERSONAL:Remember that your colleagues and bosses are people too. When someone snaps, often it has nothing to do with you. They could be having a bad day, or are under deadline, or had a fight with their spouse that morning. You never know. But, to protect yourself, be like a duck... just let the water roll right off of you. This keeps you still doing your job and them doing theirs. More importantly, this will grow you into the strong, confident and continuously moving member of the team that they will come to rely on.