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making suggestions or raising issues and concerns they may have. And that has made all the difference.” Keeping an eye out for the next challenge also has worked well for Aaron Ramey during his 18 years at Boeing. He started as a line mechanic, worked his way up to team lead, then manager, and now is a temporary senior manager in 747 forward fuselage in Everett, Wash. “I’ve always worked to be the best I can be in my job while learning my manager’s job, and teaching others my job,” Ramey said. “That way I’ve been ready to take on new challenges, and not worry I would be leaving a hole behind. And so far that philosophy has worked out pretty nicely for me and others as well.” Parasida said employees such as Ramey, Menzione and Marciniec who take on new opportunities to grow are “gaining valuable experience, acquiring business insight, and building their networks. As a result they stand out, and have earned greater access to plum assignments and career advancement opportunities.” n joann.m.houlihan@boeing.com ronald.e.taylor2@boeing.com PHOTO: Ruth Marciniec says it’s important to seek out new opportunities. ASSOCIATED PRESS Resources for success Boeing offers several resources for employees who want to stand out from their peers. • Mentoring programs—formal or informal • Performance Management— set tough Business Goals & Objectives (BG&Os) • Your manager—can help you create a development plan • Job rotations—for more information search for “Rotation and Development Programs” on MyBoeing • Pursue an individual course, certificate program or degree— visit the Learning Together Program on TotalAccess “You have to be accountable for your career.” —Monica Menzione, International Business Support lead, Shared Services Group, Rome 24 Frontiers August 2014


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