A Challenge For Successful Time Management
Fire Watch Work Lead (Current Employee) – Bremerton, WA – January 30, 2016
Working on a military base, you'll often hear the phrase "Hurry up and wait.", meaning, as an employee, you are expected to show up for work on time but there may be days that you do not go on your job site for hours of not at all on any given day.
To some this can be seen as government waste, however it is important to realize that, as an employee, you are expected to be 'ready to work' at all times.
Faced with down time at work I have observed those who use that time productively by progressively educated themselves on their job duties or with outside personal interests. On the flip, there were those who wasted the time by 'resting' and idly chit-chatting.
My personal practice and opinion; If I am given the freedom to sit around and be paid for it, then I am going to use that time to better manage my skills, knowledge, and aptitude as it pertains to my work-related and personal interest abilities.
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