“It is not necessary for a man to be actively bad in order to make a failure in life; simple inaction will accomplish it. Nature has everywhere written her protest against idleness; everything which ceases to struggle, which remains inactive, rapidly deteriorates. It is the struggle toward an ideal, the constant effort to get higher […]
There are lots of articles on the internet about HOW to get a job. Those are (generally) great articles and enable you to have the skills needed to land a job. However, there’s an underlying motivating factor that drives companies to hire. It’s why companies hire. Once you understand the why, and embrace it, the how to get hired becomes self-evident.
This morning, I had breakfast with a friend at a local Waffle House restaurant. The Waffle House is a chain of small restaurants that do a relatively high volume of business. The stores are open 24/7 and generally have low- or minimum-wage employees. It’s amazing the productivity tips you can find if you just watch.
The short-order chef who was working at the Waffle House this morning was hustling. He had three or four orders going at any one time and was able to keep track of each order. He kept track of all the items on the grills, waffle irons, and toasters at the same time. It was amazing to watch.