Keith Fowler

Work like a dog

We’ve all heard the expression, ‘to work like a dog,’ but what does it really mean? And, is working like a dog always a good thing?

When someone has a high degree of diligence, they will work tirelessly to complete any job set in front of them, and they will do it right. No cutting corners, no skimping on quality – the task will be completed perfectly, on time, and they will go the extra mile. They ‘work like a dog’ to do the best job possible each and every time.

So, naturally, you want an entire staff of highly diligent people to work for you, right? After all, they will do a great job every time! Not so fast. While we will detail the positives of this personality type, let’s first start with the cons.

The cons of a highly diligent employee

While you certainly want someone who is willing to go the extra mile and work to the best of their ability, a high level of diligence is not always a good thing. Here are some of the cons you might notice with this kind of individual:

The pros of a highly diligent employee

From the list above, you might think ‘working like a dog’ is purely a negative trait, but that simply isn’t the case. Here are the pros:

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