It is difficult to get a job, especially if the company is small and the position is just starting out. You might even find yourself taking your first job as a freelancer or self-employed. In order to keep yourself and your career on track you need to be aware of the ways that you can mess with your colleagues.
One of the most common ways that people mess with their colleagues is by showing up late. When you show up late for work, either the boss will be less likely to give you the job or he will see your “attention to detail” as a red flag and not hire you. This is one of the things that is hardest for freelancers to keep track of, because they work from home and don’t have a big office.
One of the most common ways that freelancers mess with other freelancers is to call them late. Sometimes this is intentional, like when a writer is trying to get a job that she can’t possibly get without her own skills. Sometimes it’s unintentional, like when a lawyer calls a client in from out of town without the client’s knowledge.
As most freelancers know, it’s important to be on time for your own projects, but it’s equally important to be on time for the projects of others. If you find yourself getting dragged into a conversation with another freelancer on your project, ask if you can reschedule. Otherwise you could have to spend two days in a row listening to them talk about a project you didn’t get to do.
It’s not always easy to be on time for every project, but it’s certainly worth it. Even when you’re on time for one of your own, you should make sure you’re on time for each of the projects of others. By having a good sense of priorities, you can make sure you are on time for the projects of others.
If you’re constantly late to meetings, you’ll be tempted to call everyone and ask if you can reschedule, but you should also realize that asking someone to reschedule is just asking for trouble. You never know what the other person’s schedule is. It might be a project that they dont care to do because they just want to talk about it, or it might not be something that they want to do at all because it will end up having to be rescheduled.
You can make sure that you are on time for the projects of others. If youre constantly late or have no idea where you’re at with regards to things you might be working on, then you will probably be doing a bad job of rescheduling things at work.
Just keep doing what you’re doing and it will be better.
You still have a few projects to do that you will have to do. If you keep doing what youre doing and just keep working on it, it will work out.
While it’s true that if you are on time for something and you are the one doing the rescheduling, you will probably be doing a bad job of it, it also means that others will reschedule things and not let you have your time slot.