Archive | August, 2012

Top Ten Things Not To Do At Work

4 Aug

1. Everybody has an Ashley. I worked at a book store for a short period of time and ran into a co-worker named Ashley. She  would make  unecessary unproductive  useless comments. She would cry at work and talk about other intimate details of her life. Many times I dreaded having to work with her. It really was uncomfortable dealing with such an open person.

2. Get hired is easy but keeping your job is not. I have noticed when people first start working there are super professional. However, people become less professional as the time goes on.  People start coming to work late and not staying on top of assignments. Everyone is watching  your performance and with such an unstable job market, it is imperative to be on your A game.

3. Not following company rules. Rules are made to be followed,  not broken. For example, a temporary worker was extended at my recent job. Unfortunately, he was caught using google searching for  lyrics. Now he has put him self in jeopardy of losing his job.

4. Asking unproductive questions. If your going to ask questions at work make sure others can learn from the answers. Asking questions that are in the work manual are unproductive questions. The hand book is there for a reason.

5.  Being late for work everyday and being shocked that you were fired.

6. Not knowing how to perform basic tasks of your job.

7.  Not continuing to grow in your job. You have to keep training in your field to get promoted and be seen as an asset.

8. Not respecting people in authority.  In my current job,  I have seen people get fired over not follwoing  simple directons. You don’t want to be that person who loses their job because u were texting?

9. Not showing up for work. I have seen this behavior constantly. You are offered a job, you accept the position  and fill out all the paper work. The first day of work arrives and you are nowhere to be found.

10. Not networking at work. I have met a lot of people who are interested in entertainment at my current job. You can network at your job and build connections that can last a lifetime.

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