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CNN Money: Signs you have a great job ... or not

Mark Herschberg
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Full article at http://money.cnn.com/2006/05/31/commentary/everyday/sahadi/index.htm


Questions ot help determine if you have a good job:


1. Do I know what's expected of me at work?

2. Do I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right?

3. At work, do I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day?

4. In the last 7 days, have I received recognition or praise for doing good work?

5. Does my supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about me as a person?

6. Is there someone at work who encourages my development?

7. At work, do my opinions seem to count?

8. Does the mission/purpose of my company make me feel my job is important?

9. Are my co-workers committed to doing quality work?

10. Do I have a best friend at work?

11. In the last six months, has someone at work talked to me about my progress?

12. This last year, have I had opportunities at work to learn and to grow?

[ May 31, 2006: Message edited by: Mark Herschberg ]
Vikram Kohli
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Joined: Nov 27, 2005
Posts: 174
Hey Ranchers lets give answer to the above questions.Also please specify the name of the company in which you are working.

I am working in Satyam and here are my answers:-

Ans 1 )yes

Ans 2 )yes

Ans 3 )not really

Ans 4 )Yes

Ans 5 )not really

Ans 6)sometimes

Ans 7)Yes

Ans 8)not exactly

Ans 9)yes

Ans 10)yes

Ans 11)yes

Ans 12)yes

expecting response from other's also.


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Ali Hussain
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In the last 7 days, have I received recognition or praise for doing good work?

Recognition/praise is important every now and then but do we need to hear this every week. For example does a programmer need to hear this every week from his manager? I am not sure!


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Jeroen T Wenting
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Originally posted by Ali Hussain:

Recognition/praise is important every now and then but do we need to hear this every week. For example does a programmer need to hear this every week from his manager? I am not sure!


doesn't have to be a manager, could be a colleague saying thank you for helping them out...

Sure better than finding a letter sent to all staff that says that the company is doing well DESPITE the poor performance of the software department and goes on to effectively call everyone in software engineering a group of lazy incompetent idiots (though not in so many words).
Such a letter was mailed to all staff here early this year, and we're a software company...


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Karu Raj
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Joined: Aug 31, 2005
Posts: 479
Hi Vikram Kohli

Let me know which circle are you in satyam . I am also from satyam .
which technolgoy are you working?


Need your help for my career growth please

do reply me
Ali Hussain
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Sure better than finding a letter sent to all staff that says that the company is doing well DESPITE the poor performance of the software department and goes on to effectively call everyone in software engineering a group of lazy incompetent idiots (though not in so many words).
Such a letter was mailed to all staff here early this year, and we're a software company...

If I were you, I would look for a new job
 
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