The first bill signed by a president often foretells the future of his term. President Clinton catalyzed his time in office by enacting the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, one of several labor-related stands he took. In his first two days in office, President George W. Bush thwarted federal money going to foreign groups who promoted abortion, a foreshadowing of socially conservative actions he would later take.
In this day of outsourced jobs and automation, it’s so important to find ways to become indispensable to your organization, your division—and your boss. An indispensable employee has an expertise that is critical to their organization, and often not easy to come by. Being indispensable creates a reliance on you as an employee that can translate to having more choice in work assignments, better job opportunities, and added bargaining chips when it comes to salary negotiation.
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