Simple Rules

Way back in the day when I was working as a Landscape Architect on a regular basis, my deskmate Jay and I came up with a list of rules to work by.

As the years have passed, I’ve come to realize that they’ve stood the test of time and thought that I should post them so you, kind reader, can use them and so that they aren’t lost to the lovely circular file #13 by mistake.

If after reading this list you have any simple rules that you’d like to contribute – post them on the comments below. Thanks!


The Simple Rules:

1. Never do anything that makes TheBoss look bad in front of a client or consultant.

2. If you make a mistake, admit it – Be the first to tell TheBoss; don’t let him find out from someone else. (This correlates to rule #1.)

3. Be productive; always apprise TheBoss of what you’ve been working on, and the status of your project(s) ~ don’t wait for him to ask, or be ready in case he does… be prepared & organized, know your project, anticipate questions and be able to offer solutions.

4. Listen more than you talk; take good notes.

5. Always be in before TheBoss

6. Remember to turn on your topo.

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