Once you can fake these, you have it made

Steve Tobak has a list of desirable employee traits.  Excellent advice for new hires.  Like he says, avoid the dark side.  From BNET.

7 Traits Managers Find Irresistible
Look, I was a manager and executive for over 20 years, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that, unless your boss is completely clueless, he knows all he needs to know about you. No, there’s no such thing as Santa Claus, but there is a Santa Boss, and he knows when you’ve been bad or good, that’s for sure.

The point of all this is that you have a choice and it’s the single most important choice every employee makes:

Are you going to be a good employee or a bad employee? Are you going to believe in yourself, become the best you can be, and trust that that will pay off for you in the end? Or are you going to turn to the dark side and spend your life jealous, angry, and bitter?

If your answer is the former, then you need to pay attention to these …

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