Joey Prusak is a 19 year old manager of a Dairy Queen. When a customer stole $20.00 from a visually impaired customer, Mr. Prusak refused the thief service and told her to return the money or to leave. When the thief left without returning the money, Mr. Prusak gave the visually impaired man $20.00 of his own money.
Mr. Prusak’s actions demonstrated the attitude that his work is a service to God and to his fellow man. His attitude is similar to that of Baltimore area heroes such as philanthropist Johns Hopkins and Peace Corps promoter Sargent Shriver.
Such attitudes also help employees to advance in their careers. When employees make good impressions both inside of and outside of their companies, they become valued employees. One of the ways employees can make good impressions inside of their companies is to study their employee handbooks . Another way for employees to learn how to make good impressions within their companies is to seek the opinions of other helpful employees who have been with their companies for a long time.
When they make good impressions on those outside of their companies, employees improve the images of the companies that employ them. One of the ways to do this is through volunteer work.
These good impressions help employees not only to advance in their careers, but also help them to keep their jobs during layoffs when many of their coworkers are losing their jobs. If companies fail and everyone loses their jobs, the employees who made the best impressions will have the most favorable references from their supervisors and will have better chances of getting new jobs quickly.
At the very least, employees should avoid creating negative impressions. Movie stars are among the few people who can make negative impressions and still thrive in their careers. Unfortunately, they too often become negative role models for young, naïve, employees.
What ways have you or others created good or negative impressions impressions at work? Please comment below.