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What Kind Of Employee Are You?

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What Kind Of Employee Are You?

Take this quiz to determine what kind of employee you are. Are you super motivated or are you an anchor that drags the rest of your co-workers down?

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your work schedule is 
    • A. 

      For the most part I have a set schedule. I try not to stay too late, but sometimes it happens.

    • B. 

      Flexible and changes from week to week, you never know when you may need to come in a few hours early or stay a few hours late. I'll come in on the weekends if it helps my program.

    • C. 

      It depends on how much time I can shave off my schedule in a week. I always try and get home early if it's possible

    • D. 

      My hours are set. I come in when my boss expects me to and I leave when I am scheduled.

  • 2. 
    How do you dress for work? 
    • A. 

      I believe that my outer appearance is extremely important. I wear professional clothes that make a statement that says that I care about my job and the work that I do.

    • B. 

      If I have a lot of time in the morning I may wear something special. I also dress differently depending on what I have scheduled after work.

    • C. 

      I spend a modest time on my appearance. I think clothes are important and says something about me. I try and match my accessories which gives me a more professional look and adds style to my wardrobe.

    • D. 

      I dress as quickly as I can because I never have anytime! I do care about what I look like so I try the best that I can.

  • 3. 
    When a new co-worker starts at your job you respond by:
    • A. 

      Formal introductions are usually made in staff meeting, but if you see them in the hallway ahead of time you will say hello.

    • B. 

      A new employee is a great thing - you like meeting new people. You will be sure to introduce yourself. Maybe they can take on some of your work. It will help them with training, they have to learn somehow.

    • C. 

      Making sure they feel welcome. If you have advance notice you will ask your boss if there is something special that you can do to help them during their first week. Maybe you will even bake a cake!

    • D. 

      If your boss asks you to assist them in learning or training you will try hard at giving them a good experience.

  • 4. 
    There is an unusual break in your heavy workload. You finally caught up! How do you respond?
    • A. 

      You sigh with relief. You are careful not to sign too loud and you don't make this little break public. Surely if your co-workers find out they will be asking you to do things for them!!

    • B. 

      I've been working so much that it's about time to take a few days off!

    • C. 

      Woo hoo! You have not been caught up in months. Now you start putting some time and effort into that special project for the program. It's not in your job description, but your co-workers will really benefit.

    • D. 

      Caught up? I am never behind with my work. I always get it done within deadlines. This is not a cause of celebration, this should be a matter of routine.

  • 5. 
    Your paperwork is:
    • A. 

      Neat and organized. You can't understand how people lose things all the time.

    • B. 

      Somewhat unorganized. You never lose anything, but your organizational style is unusual. You are always re-inventing systems to make it better. Have you heard of organized chaos? Color and special folders and systems are really helpful to you.

    • C. 

      My paperwork is fairly neat. Sometimes things get misplaced but it's rare. I am sometimes behind on my filing, but I know where it all is.

    • D. 

      My paperwork is everywhere. I try really hard to make sure that nobody sees what a mess it really is.

  • 6. 
    What is a typical lunch like during your day?
    • A. 

      Very regular. I am private about it. I have it on my schedule everyday.

    • B. 

      LUNCH? I don't know. I get hungry, but then I forget that I am hungry because I am so busy. I eat best when my co-workers remind me that it's lunchtime and we eat together.

    • C. 

      I try and have lunch everyday, but sometimes my schedule does not allow me to.

    • D. 

      I always take my lunch hour. Sometimes I take it at the end of the day so I can go home early. It's one of the best times of the day!

  • 7. 
    What are typical staff parties like at your job?
    • A. 

      It's typically whatever it is that I wind up planning! I cook, I clean up and I make sure that everyone is enjoying themselves. The parties are usually really fun too.

    • B. 

      Parties are one of the best parts of the job. I never miss a party! I make it a priority and always have time to celebrate.

    • C. 

      Parties are okay, but they are sometimes expensive, you always need to contribute. It throws my schedule off. I usually participate for a little while to be appropriate. The good part is that I usually can take some food home with me.

    • D. 

      Celebrations are fun. Sometimes it takes me away from the work that needs to get done. I try and help out as much as I can, but I am so busy with work it's hard to do.

  • 8. 
    How do your co-workers help you?
    • A. 

      They help me out when I need it most. It's important to ask for help when you need it.

    • B. 

      I don't think of it as helping me out. They are helping my program out. I always spread the workload when it makes sense. I look out for these opportunities.

    • C. 

      They don't help me and I don't need them to. People should manage their own workloads.

    • D. 

      I usually don't ask for help, but they can be helpful. We all pitch in to look after one another. I try and help people as often as I can.