Understanding What Matters at Your Job…

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I had my birthday 5 days ago.

I received a happy birthday note from HR.

Then it occurred to me that I used to get a $5 dollar certificate on my birthday.

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I was reminded of a time early in my career when our annual bonus didn’t come because of a recession.

Back then, I wasn’t happy about it.

Thirty years later I have a much different perspective.

This hasn’t been an easy year for most businesses.

It then occurred to me, given the size of my employer, forgoing that $5 gift would make it possible to pay several employees’ salaries.

That puts that $5 gift in a totally different perspective.

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Clark Finnical is the author of 

 Job Hunting Secrets (from someone who’s been there)

LinkedIn Strategies to Take Your Career to the Next Level , 

 12 Lies Told To Job Seekers,

 How to Stand Out: From All of the Other Candidates

What No One Told You About Job Titles and Your Job Search  

The Job Loss Mind Game: What Really Happened And What You Need to Do Now

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Featured Photo by krakenimages on Unsplash

Gift card Photo by Adam Winger on Unsplash

Article originally appeared in clarkfinnical.com