LOOK AT YOUR WORK AS PART OF A WHOLE
Each person in the company, from the intern to the CEO, has his
or her own role in keeping the company in business. Your job function
plays a vital role in making sure the firm stays alive. With that
in mind, try to orient your goals more to the company's objectives
rather than just making sure each job gets done. Your company's
goals are your own. In this mindset, not only do you know what your
job IS, you also know specifically WHAT IT DOES for the company.
Use this thinking everyday. That way, your job takes on a more meaningful
light and becomes significant as you go to work everyday. You might
even learn to love it even more.
STAY "IN THE KNOW"
Part of love is growing to know your loved one better. Be informed
of trends and developments in your industry. Read an industry periodical.
Read your company newsletter. Give a "What's Up" to people in other
departments of your firm and stay for their answer. Its also good
to catch the news regularly and look out for things that could affect
your company's operations and growth.
A BETTER LOVER
Whenever you get the chance, find ways to improve
the quality of your work. Maybe you can take classes that'll add
to your programming skill sets. Read books that provide tips and
inside info to making your work better. Most companies even provide
training and seminars for their employees from time-to-time; take
advantage of these opportunities and learn.
BUILD YOUR RELATIONSHIP-KEEP MOVING ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Growing in love includes deepening your relationship; at your career,
keep on working for a promotion. Don't wait for your current job
to bore you, or for your needs to grow beyond your means. Constantly
working for a promotion keeps you working harder, making both your
career and your company prosper in the process.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR PROBLEMS
Is your company going through some hard times? Don't be part of
the general public that the company keeps its problems from. Knowing
the skinny on your company's troubles, whether big or small, helps
you figure out solutions earlier than others. See how the problems
affect you and your co-workers, and how it weighs down on your future
with the company. This also helps you gauge better whether your
relationship is truly working out; if ever this turned out to be
something other than true love, at least you'll always be ready
for a change.