It was so nice to receive all of your emails during the holiday season regarding my H.EA.R.T. ™ philosophy. As we start the New Year, 2012, I hope all of you will get encouragement and strength from it whenever you hit one of those bumps in the road in your work or life. H.EA.R.T.™ is an acronym for Honesty, Empathy, Adaptability, Responsibility, and Teamwork enveloped in passion and respect (http://www.rozeknows.com/philosophy.php). If everyone in the workplace, management and employees, embraces the core values of this philosophy, I am confident each person will come across a lot less bumps. When everyone incorporates H.EA.R.T.™ in their work and life, positive possibilities are limitless!
All too often, we dwell on our negative experiences, the times when the core values of H.EA.R.T.™ have not been applied. Take a moment and share with me one or more of the times you have experienced or observed one or more of these essential elements being utilized at your work.
I wish all of you a very successful year in your work and life!
I’ve been retired for over five years, but decided to do some part-time work to add to my pension. I’ve been doing it for about two months and have come to find out it’s not at all like I thought it would be. I told you the name of the company and what kind of work I’m doing, but please don’t put that information in your published column. I’m writing to you because I must quit. This job is taking a lot more time than I ever thought it would, and even though I’m guaranteed a certain number of hours a month, I never get a lot of advance notice of when I’m expected to do the work because my boss doesn’t know until she gets word from her boss. I understand it’s the nature of this type of business, and I wouldn’t mind it so much if my husband wasn’t in bad health and if I didn’t have my longstanding community commitment. And to make this work even less appealing, I’m only making minimum wage. I guess you could say I got an epiphany over the holidays and decided that this job just isn’t worth my time, but I feel bad about quitting when I haven’t been there that long. Can you give me some pointers on how to do it?
Need to quit
Dear Need to quit:
I suggest that you contact your boss immediately, either in person or over the phone. Respectfully give your resignation along with no less than a two-week notice. Briefly explain that you must leave the job because you need more time for your ailing husband. Follow-up your conversation with a handwritten letter recapping your resignation as well as your appreciation for the opportunity to have worked there.
© 2012 Rozanne R. Worrell