Balancing act: Can you make your own luck at work?

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    March 27, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    luck has nothing to do with it.... you simply have a certain amount of influence with your job and your ability to make the most of the things you have control over and blocking out the rest is the key. When you reach a point where you can't improve your situation no matter what you do then it is time to start looking to change jobs. If you are content to just coast along --- that is usually a warning sign.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 27, 2012 4:36 a.m.

    If luck is the best skill a worker can bring to a job then I'd fire them all. What ever happened to merit and job skills, work ethics, and employee loyalty to their company?

    No wonder our industry and manufacturing left this country and the only jobs left are in servitude. Manufacturing and industry require some personal and physical skills, loyalty, and work ethics to get a job. A son or daughter of a father with good work ethics and reliability was always considered in well paying industrial jobs.

    If servitude is the best workers with college degrees can provide proves why the economy has no where to go. A college degree was a teaser demoted to a level of lucky for the young minds to make them think it would provide people with a real challenge to succeed. Jobs today do not challenge a persons mind or abilities, so they crated this idea of 'luck as a challenge to keep or get a job? Pathetic motivation for feeble uneducated minds.

    I'll tell you what, I'd put my skills and work ethics up against any job or co-worker.