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Five Lessons from Working as a Document Scanner

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I have been working at Chase as a Document Scanner since May. During this assignment, I’ve learned not only how to succeed there, but also how to do well in the overall Chicago workforce. Here are five of those lessons I’ve learned from working there.

Meaning of Teamwork

The first lesson I’ve been learning is the true meaning of teamwork. In almost every job that you’re at, you will most likely be working with people. That is why it is important that I work well with my co-workers. Sometimes, it’s not all about me. In order to get the job done, I must compromise and share the workload with my employees.

How to Motivate Myself

The second lesson I’ve learned is how to truly motivate myself. My job is a factory-sized production environment. So I have to do more than just scan immigrant documents into a computer system well. I have to do this work quickly and efficiently. We live in a very fast-paced world. If I don’t motivate myself to be a productive worker, I will not grow as an employee in any job, not just this job.

Stay Focus

The third lesson to discuss is the importance of staying focus at my job. In order to stay motivated, I have to remain focus on meeting the required amount of scanned documents each hour. This is called a quota. It could get hard to attempt to meet these numbers each hour. However, by staying focus, I was able to eventually accomplish this task a few times. There is always room for improvement, but I believe I will get there.

Stay Positive

Which leads to my fourth lesson and that’s staying positive. In everything in life, you have to believe you could do anything you set your mind to. If I don’t have this belief, I will not go far in life. That’s why I apply the lesson of removing the word can’t from my vocabulary.

Don’t Overdo It

The last lesson is to don’t overwork myself. It’s okay to take a break when necessary. If I don’t do this, I will not be a balanced employee.

Those are just some of the lessons I’ve learned while working at Chase. I’m sure there will be plenty more the longer that I’m there. But for now, I think these are clear and simple enough.



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