The email below was written by Glenn Shepard. 

Someone in human resources had Fwd. this email to me.

I felt it would be a great topic to share with fellow rec therapists.

The topic is attendance.  — It doesn’t matter if you’re the best rec therapist in the world if you don’t show up.

The majority of recreational therapists report being satisfied to highly satisfied with their jobs. I imagine as an overall profession, we, recreational therapists are people who show up.

Here is the email that I received:

 

No matter how good an employee is at what they do, they won’t be a good employee if you can’t count on them to be there when you need them. 

Nothing will kill an otherwise promising career as fast as chronic absenteeism.

If there’s one piece of advice I could impart to every young person entering the workforce, it’d be this… 

If you’ll just show up when you’re supposed to, you’ll already be halfway to succeeding at any career. Be so dependable that you become like the U.S.P.S. Their motto is “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”. It should be yours too.

In Servant Leadership,

Glenn Shepard