Longevity, Recognition, Respect, Comfort, Knowledge: These are all things that we want from a job. When I speak to our employees that currently enjoy these things, who have celebrated 3 year anniversaries, 5 year anniversaries and 10 year anniversaries, I see similar inputs, similar efforts that yield these results. Each build simple habits that pay big dividends. Because it's a habit it doesn't take much effort.
It's really important that when you start a job that you arrive early and have perfect attendance. This helps you to build trust and develop a reputation of being reliable, trust worthy, a person of your word. Once you earn that reputation, you'll have more flexibility should you need a schedule adjustment or have an emergency that causes you to be late to work. Because you've never been late or missed a day, it really appears to be an emergency. In a sense, you're spending some of the trust that you've saved up by your good behavior.