Why do some job candidates look for someone to look down on? How much does kindness cost? Unkindness can cost you a job. Here is one very real example:
“Receptionists are all idiots. I never talk to them.”
And yet, I know companies that specifically ask the receptionist to rate each candidate. They literally give the receptionist veto power.
Kindness is taking a second to do something nice. Many people do it without thinking. Some people are so focused on helping themselves that they refuse to do anything kind. That attitude comes through loud and clear. People who refuse to be kind get hired by companies that refuse to be kind.
Be kind. Help people out because you like to help. Be friendly. Smile. Be interested.
Nice thing happen when you are kind. When you help someone out, they owe you help back. When you care that the lunch break is coming up, the receptionist tries a little harder to help. It is the nature of human interaction. The kinder you are, the more others try to help you.
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Can you name 5 kind things that you have seen done today? Find them.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. (Napoleon Hill)
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