Do you think you are an asset of the company?

Pasay, Philippines
February 3, 2013 1:56am CST
Have you ever thought that you are an asset of the company that you are currently working? How do you say so if that is the case? How does it feel to be an asset of the company and what are the advantages and disadvantages for being the asset of your company that you are currently working? Is it worth it or at times they are already becoming abusive?
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@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
I have worked for my brother in law's pharmacy for 10 years. And i can honestly say that I do believe that I was an asset to that business. Why? Because I was the one who put up the business while my brother in law was finishing medical school. The only think that he did for his business was to give me signed cheques for me to give as payment for all the suppliers. He didn't even help me out how i was supposed to start. I had to learn it on my own, as well as how to put the necessary mark-up for all the items we had. I was also the one who arranged the store without any of his input. When the business was fully operational, I would work 8 hours a day. My sister in law would help me out. But practically, I did all the work including bookkeeping. But I never got tired coz I love working at that store. I wanted to be a doctor but wasn't able to. But since the business is related to what I have dreamed of becoming, I fell in love with it. But of course, when certain things happen, there was only one person to point at--- Me! For the unintentional mistakes I did, I was sorry. But I felt that even if it was no longer my concern, they (mother in law and brother in law) would just put me in hot water. I am no longer working there since 2007. I felt that i have given so much of my time. I wasn't even allowed to stay home even when I was sick, but always gladly complied with what they asked from me. There was never one task in that store that I did not do or did not know how to do. I left coz I feel it was too much and yet I am not fully appreciated.
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• Pasay, Philippines
9 Feb 13
Tsk tsk tsk!!! even if you have not stated the whole story of what you did then I fully now understand how they react much on that unintentional mistake as if you already killed a lot of people. They gave you the responsibility that is why they must understand your worth. As if they can hire other people that can make as heavy to your responsibility.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
9 Feb 13
Not braggging, but they never did have anyone who was able to do all those jobs. They took my SIL to replace me but even after 4 years of working there, she never knew where the medicines are and what they are for. Nor was she even concerned to do the book of sales. My brother in law, being most of the time, out of line with his temper never had any sales clerk that would stay long enough to work for him. Now he manages the store alone with no sales clerk at all.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
hi, i could say that i am a little beat asset of the company where i am working,because not all my co-worker are not familiar when it comes to validating of business requirements,so when they have this requirements they will ask me first if what kind of requirement it is.
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• Pasay, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Wow seems that you are working in some complicated business that needs to be handle well. What do you work there? Are you working in government?
@Nursefrai06 (2498)
• Penrith, Australia
8 Feb 13
I hope i am. Although it still feels weird. Especially since it feels weird giving orders to underlings even if you still feel like one yourself. I dont know if you get what i mean. This all still new to me.
• Pasay, Philippines
9 Feb 13
Sometimes I could imagine on how they are expecting other people that much if they will be an asset of the company.
• Penrith, Australia
9 Feb 13
I have this woman i order around, she's 36 years old and basically i have to teach her everything. She's had more work experience than i had because I'm a fresh graduate but here i am giving her orders, it just feels so wrong.
@wongchoiyee (7225)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 13
No I think I am hardworking,loyal and honest with my employer, if he want to promote me then it makes me happy, if he don't want me I feel like a rubbish.
• Malaysia
8 Feb 13
that is the reality in Malaysia, where if you work to Chinese boss. Ya I can feel it
• Pasay, Philippines
9 Feb 13
Just same aspect here I am not an asset but just a responsible, obedient, hardworking and honest.
@KrauseHome (34983)
• United States
8 Feb 13
I would Love to think that I am a positive asset to the company I work for, but many times I wonder. Sometimes I feel that anything I do is often overlooked and never appreciated, and often I tend to be criticised for everything as well. I feel I am a good asset and do a good job, but since I never am appreciated for anything often feel left out.
• Pasay, Philippines
9 Feb 13
I am disappointed with that kind of situation too that if I work much, well not exactly in the company but in terms of family, then they won't appreciate my worth. More so if I have done mistakes then they will be mad as hell as if I've ruined the whole situation already to the extent that they will claim that I wasn't able to help them. They are too much of insulting me that suffers my dignity and can lower as a person to think I am the only one who is helping my parents. But in company I am not that expecting that much that I will be appreciated as long as they would treat me well, fair enough and give me the salary that is worth.
@peavey (16319)
• United States
4 Feb 13
I consider myself an asset for one company I work for (I do contract work so work for several). I proofread for them among other things and they would put out some very amateurish content if I didn't. They have also fallen into asking my opinion on various things that I really have no connection with, so I think they see me as an asset.
• Pasay, Philippines
9 Feb 13
That is good to hear that you believe you are an asset of the company in which they can also trust you.
3 Feb 13
No i'm not an asset per say but I think I contribute the best I can. So i'd say i'm an asset, like a lot of folks but not of the company. There's a lot of hardworking, talented people there - far brighter then me but I do what I can. The company would still exist and sustain itself without me. I'm sure some people do think they are one of their companys assets but I think most people are hard working and just try to do their bit
• Pasay, Philippines
9 Feb 13
Yeah it is hard to be an asset of the company. I mean what if that employee was offered a higher pay that is worth to his talent then of course practically speaking that employee will be transferred to that company right away.