Ep 144 Loyalty To Your Job

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Episode Notes:

Join me today as I discuss the idea of loyalty to your job.  I am digging into the idea of what it means to be a loyal employee, how a company benefits, and is it worth it for you?  Not everyone decides loyalty is a priority – what makes the difference?  Listen today to learn more.

In This Episode:

  • Being a loyal employee
  • Benefits to the corporation 
  • The need to be needed 
  • Investing your energy 
  • Know your worth, and add tax – Robin Arzon


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Episode 144 Loyalty to Your Job

Hello hello hello 

Welcome back to the podcast friends 

It’s great to be back chatting with you. 

I have to tell you 

I had so much fun this past weekend. 

And the thing that is important about that is – 

in the past I might not have been able to say the same thing. 

And I say that because – 

It’s the end of our quarter and I’m usually out of my mind 

Well – more than normal lol 

And the week before was crazy with cases 

And I saw my brain wanting to tell me 

You should stay home 

You have work to do 

But I committed to an overnight with my nieces

And I committed to myself to enjoy it 


I did 

Before we get too far into the podcast today 

I want to share part of a dinner conversation we had 

– I’ll spare you some of the crazy – but you might find this helpful:

First – 

Think of something that makes you sad. (I know – my sister was initially horrified this was my direction to the table.

Next – 

Think of something that makes you happy.

Finally – 

Think of something that makes you scared.

Now –

What do all of these have in common?

Your thoughts – you hold the power of how you feel in what you are thinking.  

None of the examples were happening in this moment,  your thoughts created the feelings.

So if kids (or co-workers, or your boss, or your partner) are saying things you think are making you feel sad, or angry, or worried,  know that you can choose to think whatever you want about the situation.  

You hold the power. 

Not them.

The truth is – we don’t have to be  so worried about what everyone else might think.

That’s on them. 

It’s not only a good reminder for the nieces friends 

It works for us as well… 

Ok –

So today I want to talk to you about the idea of loyalty

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately 

And I think it’s an interesting topic – whether we are discussing work or life. 


If you look up quotes on loyalty 

You will find a lot that make it seem so noble

And let me just say 

I was brought up with a belief

That is is noble 

Especially loyalty to your job 

My dad was – is – big on that 

So a lot of my self concept has been shaped in that way 

And what does being a loyal employee even mean?

Some might say things like 

Perseverance, Dedication and Leadership

Pride and Respect for the Corporation

Employees that are Ready to Learn

And why might it be good for a company to have loyal employees?

Loyalty Improves the Corporation’s Image

Employee Loyalty Speeds up Production in a Short Time

More People Will Want to Work for the Company

With all of this said 

I think loyalty to a job is often a one way street 

I think of the clients I’ve worked with in the past 

And even folks I just know in the industry 

And I don’t see a lot of loyalty in the large corporations 

And yet so many of us 

Will work nights and weekends and give up family time and vacation time

In the name of being needed for work 

Just think about that 

We make ourselves crazy 

Thinking we are needed 

But honestly 

I’ve seen time and time again

Companies go through reorganizations 

And let people go 

Who have been “loyal’

Just pay attention to if all the energy you put into a company 

Is a good investment 

or not 

Are you always the one who takes on all tasks?

Is that something that allows you to be mistreated?

And likely super resentful at some point 

Think about if that allows you to feel powerful 

Or just always being used 

And do you pass up promotional opportunities 

In the name of having to stay where you are and keep it all together?


Your path is the priority 

And sometimes I work with women who feel like they are “stuck” 

If this is your here are some questions to ask yourself 

  • What do I want from my career? – Yes my friend – it doesn’t always have to be you giving … what do you want in return?
  • Is this job taking me in the right direction?  You have to know what you want in order to know this answer 
  • Have I learned anything important and marketable over the past 12 months?

This is a great question – sometimes we are so busy we don’t even take the time to assess if we are growing – or just running in the hamster wheel 

  • Am I paid what I am worth here? Do I know what my skills are worth?  I like what Robin from Peloton says – know your worth – and add tax…lol,.. 

The thing is – we have to believe we are worthy in order to get clear on this answer.  It’s not the job that makes you worthy – you are worthy as is – what does that look like as an exchange of value – your work in return for cash 

  • What is the next career step for me? Can I take that step in this company, or do I have to move on?  And then look at all the thoughts that come up around moving on.

The thing is – if you have been at the company for an extended period of time your identity is tightly wound up in that.

It is sometimes more comfortable to be in the crazy you know – the crazy your brain has formed your world around – then leave and do something new

It’s a good to know 

You can just have grace for yourself to see 

Oh yes 

Thinking its time for something new is challenging what I have known to be true 

That doesn’t mean don’t do it 

It’s normal for our brain to want to keep you in what you know 

But is that where the growth is?

If you want to grow that is 

If not 

Rock on with your bad self 

Only you know that answer 

But here is what I believe you owe your employer 

You owe good work, 

clear communication, 

professionalism, and a reasonable amount of notice when you decide to leave. 

You don’t owe your employer all your weekends or a lifelong commitment to stay or the sacrifice of healthy boundaries. 

It’s an exchange of value 

And when you don’t feel the exchange is worth it 

Get to work on your mindset about what could be possible for you

I heard a great statement recently that I think we can all repeat 

I am capable of things I don’t even yet know are possible 

How fun is that to consider? 

And listen friend 

At the end of the day 

Be loyal to you 

You are with you for the long haul 


That’s what I have for you today 

Let’s circle back next week 

But for now 

Stay safe and 

Make it a great day

Take care!

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