There are simple acts, characteristics that display to the world and to ourselves (if we're brave enough to look) what kind of person we truly are. Little things we do every day that showcases our integrity or lack thereof. How we treat a stranger on the street, how we behave towards a friend in need, how we handle someone mistreating us. But what about the workplace?
How we behave with regards to our job is a great indicator of the kind of person we are in life. Think about, have you ever had something in common with a coworker? Maybe you like the same movies or music. Maybe you have a similar sense of humor. But you just couldn't bring yourself to truly like them or make that jump to spending time with them outside of work because no matter what else you may have in common, you could not get over their laziness or complete disregard for their work. Maybe they turn in half-assed projects. Maybe they call in sick, only to be spotted at the movies. That kind of behavior can be a complete turn-off, and any positive quality they may have cannot counteract that.
So, if you're courageous enough, ask yourself this very important question. Your coworkers will thank you for it!
Where do you keep your work ethic?
It can be on the end of a mop handle or on the end of a scalpel. Work doesn't care. Work only cares about what's important; doing the job the right way. Work doesn't go for fancy slogans. An honest day's work for an honest day's wages is all it needs to hear. Work is hard-nosed. It will not be seated in the latest get-rich-quick seminar. Work doesn't want to be your friend. Work doesn't want to be glad-handed or slapped on the back. Work wants something much more important: your respect.