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How Trustworthy are You at Work?

Working_SteelErectionMost of us have at least a small streak of laziness, procrastination, or lack of focus within us.

On the other hand, we also want our bosses at work to trust us to get the job done.

I don’t remember exactly when it happened for me.  While working for my dad in steel erection it was not unusual for him to pop up on the job site at random times. Actually he tended to show up like some type of stealth bomber.  No one ever saw him drive up, but then all of a sudden there he was!

And if there was a loose bolt on the job he noticed it.  Yes, even if there were 2,368 bolts.  If there was just one loose he saw it.  He simply had that type of uncanny ability.

To be fair dad often showed up just to show up.  He would chat with the guys for a little bit and then off he went.

Then one day I noticed. A month went by and dad never showed up even one time.

While dad never questioned my work or my ability to get the job done, he was not much on verbal affirmation.

His actions however, spoke volumes.

Before, I knew he trusted me, now I KNEW he trusted me.

It reminds me of a verse in Genesis.  While Joseph was in prison “the chief jailer did not supervise anything under Joseph’s charge…”


He was trustworthy at work.

Can the same be said about you? What can you do today to become even more trustworthy?