Work First

“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.”  Jonas Salk

“Good job, here is more work and responsibility.”  Ever have your parents do that to you?  And what happened?  First came the responsibilities but after you had proven yourself capable and responsible came the rights, of using the car and staying out later and increasing levels of trust.

Production proceeds promotion.

Doing more than you are paid to do will increase your pay because you will be given more opportunities.

How many interns end up with full-time, paid positions because of the work ethic they demonstrated when they weren’t being compensated commensurately with what they were doing?  And then advanced at a faster than average rate because they kept on doing good work and more than they were responsible for?

Exhibit professional pride and you will be rewarded over time for your efforts.