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Four Ways to Showcase Thanks and Gratitude When Working on a Temporary Assignment

You’ve been searching for temporary warehouse jobs hiring in Reading, PA for a while now, and you’ve just landed one you’re really excited about. Whether you’re just looking to earn extra cash for a while or are hoping this turns into something more long-term, this is a huge development.

Starting on day one, you want to show your new boss how much you appreciate this opportunity. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.

Four Ways to Display Gratitude at Your Temporary Assignment

Show Up on Time

Punctuality is very simple, yet many people still can’t handle it. Make a point to be on time — or even a little early — for each shift. Allow yourself a few extra minutes to get to work each day, because you never know when you’ll hit unexpected traffic or have car trouble. Your manager will appreciate your promptness, which will quickly highlight your reliability.

Do Your Best Work

Holding a temporary job isn’t an excuse to do subpar work. Right now, you’re a member of this team, and everyone is counting on you to give your all each shift. Even if you aren’t hoping to make the job part of your future, you still need to put forth 100% effort right now in the present. This will show your boss how thankful you are for the opportunity.

Get Along With the Team

From a manager’s perspective, it’s a nightmare when one member of the team can’t get along with everyone else. If you’re not really feeling your co-workers — unless of course you’re being harassed or otherwise treated poorly — do your best to plaster a smile on your face and power through it. As long as people are nice to you, give them the same respect back. You might find they grow on you when you get to know them better.

Go the Extra Mile

Doing the job you were hired to do is fantastic, but try to take it up a notch. When possible, volunteer to help with additional projects, take on extra shifts if asked and don’t complain about putting in a little overtime when needed. Showing enthusiasm for the job makes it clear you’re happy to be there.

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As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

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