Guidance from a professional on managing and maximizing the career

Respectful relationships between a boss and his or her employees is key to the productive work and one’s satisfaction with job. When I started working as an Intern at a manufacturing industry during my sophomore year at university, I encountered real problems with my mentor. At that time I did not knew how to tackle the situation.

I had some queries about managing and maximizing my career like the one I shared above, so, I decided to meet Miss Iram (Senior Supervisor at Starlite Company) who is also my personal mentor and a generous women, to discuss with her how to manage relationship with our boss and be an effective team player. The queries I had were;

  1. Don’t talk badly about the company or about your boss

2. Take control of your relationship with your boss and team members

I was actually amazed to see her views about the professional life. First thing she said was; “You must remember that boss is always right. If he is ever wrong even then he is right.” She didn’t only said that but also proved by giving examples. According to her, there are situations when we need to show some patience being junior or new comer.

I also asked her a few questions just to clear my vision about professional life.

  1. What is your life of purpose?
  2. What is the pain (sacrifice) that you are willing to sustain to reach your goals?
  3. What are you passionate (or burdened) by?

She responded to each question wisely. The answer I got was related to continuous learning and growth at every stage of life. For that, she said, “We usually have to spend more hours at work even unpaid, this is not easy when you are in professional life and have children as well.”

She has been working there for more than 7 years and was passionate work. According to her the work she is doing aligns with her interest and she enjoys it.

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