Impress your boss by asking these three questions

first_imgTake a minute to think about how often you truly interact with your superior. Chances are it’s when you either dropped the ball, knocked it out of the park, or are having your yearly performance review. But, maybe you should be engaging with them more regularly to get ahead in the office. Here are three questions you should ask your boss that will certainly make a strong impression.“How was your weekend?”On Monday morning it’s difficult for everyone to get back into the groove, your boss included. Don’t forget that although they are your manager, they still appreciate the same niceties you and your coworkers would. So, take a brief second when the week begins to inquire about their time away from the office. It’s never a bad idea to learn more about who you’re working for and what’s important to them in life.“What can I help you with?”This question is an excellent one to ask because it shows you want to take initiative in your job. Instead of sitting back and waiting for work to come to you, you are being proactive and getting out there and locating areas where you can help. This is especially important when you notice your boss has a lot on his or her plate. Additionally, if your colleague seems bogged down in their duties and you have free time to spare, asking your superior if it’s okay to step in and help your coworker will show you are a team player and willing to step outside your typical routine.“How am I doing?”Who says you have to wait until your annual performance review to get a grasp on how you’re doing? It’s never a bad idea to check in with your boss about where things stand and ways you can improve. They may prefer to wait until a more structured review takes place, but asking for feedback or input is certainly acceptable. It shows you care about your performance and understand there’s always room for improvement. 48SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Indonesia readies plans for post-quarantine period: Health Ministry

first_imgThe government is saying it has prepared several scenarios for after the 14-day quarantine for the 243 people evacuated from Wuhan and other Chinese cities on Sunday to Raden Sadjad airbase in Natuna, Riau Islands, including a possible extension of the quarantine period and evacuation for those who require further medical treatment.The Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Anung Sugihantono, said if no single evacuee exhibits respiratory disorders or other symptoms related to the coronavirus infection, they would be immediately released after the two-week observation period as the people who were rescued on Sunday had received clearance from Chinese authorities.However, options are on the table if some people need further medical treatment following signs of coronavirus infection, he said. The government evacuated 243 people – 237 Indonesian citizens and a foreigner, plus five Foreign Ministry officials – from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, and other cities on Sunday, using Batik Air Airbus A-330 airplane flying from China to Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam, Riau Islands, before transferring them on three separate Indonesian Military (TNI) flight to Natuna.The number was less than the 245 people originally planned to be taken out of China, as four people were unwilling to leave and three people were declared sick at the time of departure and did not receive clearance from the Chinese government to leave the country.The death toll from the virus in China climbed to 362 as of Monday, Johns Hopkins CSSE reported, exceeding the 349 fatalities in China following the 2002 and 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak.As of Monday, no cases of infection have been observed in Indonesia, Anung said, with lab test results from 34 people – seven foreigners and 27 Indonesians – showing negative for the coronavirus. “We could extend [the quarantine period] or relocate [the patient] to a more specific place to receive treatment,” Anung told reporters in Jakarta on Monday. “A hospital in Natuna was already prepared but we also anticipate if – hopefully, such a thing will not happen – [the evacuees] need to be relocated to Jakarta should they require such treatment.”As of 8 a.m. on Monday, no returnees – including the flight crew who picked up the evacuees from China – had shown symptoms of coronavirus infection, Health Ministry spokesperson Widyawati said.Health workers continue to periodically examine the conditions of the evacuees at least twice a day, while the government had also made arrangements to ensure the comfort of the evacuees during their two-week quarantine.“According to the last information, our [evacuees] friends cannot communicate with their families because they still use a Chinese telecommunications operator [in their phones]. We are working to set up a wifi network today so that they could communicate with their families,” said Anung.center_img Editor’s note: Paragraph eight of this article has been edited.Topics :last_img read more