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     Employers like employees who work hard and do a good job. Most employers promote good

employees by giving them a better job. A better job usually pays more. So, what makes a good

employee?

     •  A good employee takes initiative. There is a big difference between an employee who does

         things on his or her own and one who has to be told what to do all the time. An employee

         with initiative finds things to do to keep busy. An employee with initiative learns new things

         to do their job even better.

     •  A good employee takes responsibility. When given a task they do a good job. They

         thoroughly complete the task. They are proud of their work.

     •  A good employee understands the finances of the business. They understand getting paid

         depends on the business making money. They know they need to do their part to make sure

         the business makes money.

     •  A good employee keeps their commitments. If they say they are going to do something, they

         get it done.

     •  A good employee knows that customers are important. A good employee takes time to ask

         people how they are doing.

     •  A good employee does their job cheerfully, even if they don’t like some tasks.

     •  A good employee works hard all the time, not just when the boss is watching.

     •  A good employee always does a good job.

     •  A good employee does more than they are asked. They do more than is expected.

Adapted from an online Guide To The Real World