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Worldwide Express CEO Provides Tough Love to Workers on Surviving the Summer Doldrums CEO David Kiger gives tips on turning a 'bummer summer' into a productive career season

DALLAS, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing up, summer meant days lounging at the pool and nights spent staying up late. In corporate America, summer can seem like just another season shuffling papers and working toward a seemingly unreachable promotion. Rather than parade in a pity party, David Kiger, the CEO and founder of Worldwide Express, a Dallas-based global package and freight shipping firm, encouraged workers to get it together and stop daydreaming. Abandoning the predictable and codling advice, Kiger provided tried and true tips on navigating common obstacles found in a corporate dry spell. 

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  1. There's a reason it's called work. Work cannot be all fun and games. Just as employees depend on the company to support them with paychecks and health benefits, the company depends on its employees to deliver the work they were hired to do. "Fun doesn't equal easy. Even the luckiest among us who work in 'dream jobs' have to buckle down, because complacency won't lead to success," explained Kiger.
  2. The perfect job may be unrealistic. Don't blur the lines between fantasy and reality. "Suppose you're in analytics, but your passion is collecting antique kitten figurines. The chances are slim that someone will pay you to do that as a profession," Kiger illustrated. Finding aspects of a 'dream job' in a real job will make a career feel more fulfilling.
  3. This is a workplace, not Chuck E. Cheese. Falling victim to a bad day at the office is unavoidable. "It's important to take a step back and see the bigger picture: You are there voluntarily, and you're getting paid," Kiger empathized.
  4. Don't get discouraged. If leaving a nine-to-five is the only daydream making the day go by faster, Kiger offered this piece of advice, "Pursue your interests on your own time. If those passions are truly what matters most, take another step and learn the trade. Take night classes, online courses or whatever you need to actually move toward a full-time pursuit."
  5. Don't let your job define you. "We spend so much of our day at work, and our jobs can become the biggest thing in our lives," Kiger admitted. "Find your place of solace, whether it's with family and friends, or through your hobbies. There's more to an individual than a job title."

Tough love may be hard to swallow, but it will ultimately help employees survive tough times at work – no matter if they're a seasoned worker or embarking on their first job after college. "Like so many aspects of work and life, it just takes balance and a realistic outlook," Kiger advised.

For more information, please contact Liz Cies at 972-850-5855 or via email at lcies@ideagrove.com.

About Worldwide Express

Worldwide Express is a global logistics company based in Dallas that has handled millions of package and freight shipments for more than 30,000 small to midsize businesses. With more than 150 franchises across the country, Worldwide Express is one of the largest authorized resellers of express shipping for UPS®, as well as a trusted freight partner to more than 55 carriers. To learn more, visit http://www.wwex.com.

Contact: Liz Cies
972-850-5855
lcies@ideagrove.com

SOURCE Worldwide Express




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