Top 10 Things You Should Never Do When at Work

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Everyone is well aware about the things they ought to do when at work. They very well know how to manage their work, how to talk to the clients, how to talk to the boss etc. there are many people who are great at their work but still they get fires. Doing well at work is not the only thing required when at work, people expect you to be professional when you are at work. There are certain things that you should not do at your workplace. The most important things to be avoided at work are listed down below.

 

1. Stealing:

stealing

Stealing is a wrong habit. Stealing anything from anywhere is against moral values. A survey carried by career publisher Vault about the office supplies showed shocking figures. It showed that around 67 percent of the employees have used the office stuff and office belongings outside their work place. They even use the office supplies for their personal work. Things like pens and work notebooks are the most common office supplies that the employees take outside the office. Though you may think that using or taking a pen outside the office for your personal use is not a big issue but what if someone catches you. If you are caught using office belongings for your own use your boss can fire you. Apart from losing your job stealing is also illegal and you can even land up in the prison.

 

2. Sleeping during working hours

sleep during working hours

You might have had a sleepless night due to any reason, but it is really unprofessional to sleep at work. There might be times when it becomes difficult to keep our eyes open and keep our head straight but that does not implies that you can rest down your head on your desk. When you are at work it mean you have to give your full time working there and even taking a small nap is not right. It can give a wrong impression of you if your boss happens to see you sleeping during the work hours. He may even fire you from the job. It is better to wash your face, walk a little in the office or drink tea or coffee to avoid sleeping in the office.

 

3. Misusing office technology:

Misusing office technology

If you are provided internet access in your office it is not appropriate that you use it to watch some crank videos or to download personal stuffs. Many companies keep the record of the internet used by their co- workers. If you are caught using it for personal use, it can get you fired. It is also not correct to make personal phone calls and sending e- mails using the office supplies. Using office property like printer for personal print- out is also wrong. It is unethical to use the office technology for the personal use.

 

4. Talking about personal life

Talking about personal life

When at work you should avoid talking about your personal life. It is better to keep yyour professional and personal lives in two different stacks. In today’s world no one is interested in others life. They just need a source of time- pass and a gossip topic. By discussing your problems and expecting your office mates to help you, you are doing nothing but making a fool out of yourself. If you are facing some problem at home and it is hurdling your work at office than instead of talking about it to your colleagues you should talk to your boss about it. Talking to your problems to your office mates is useless and unprofessional. If you keep crying over your problems in front of them than they will get irritated with you and they can even change their views about you.

 

5. Hitting on your employee:

Hitting on your employee

This is a natural tendency of a human being to get attracted towards the opposite sex. You should never forget that you are in office and people here come for work and not for finding their soul mates. Instead of wasting your time on trying on someone you should concentrate on your work. Most importantly even if you have managed to get a date for yourself in the office avoid dating your colleague. There are many instances in which people are asked to leave their job or they are transferred to some other place when they are caught dating their colleagues. So if you are in love with your job than try to love someone else other than your office mate. When the ranks of the people who have hooked up aree different than the situation becomes tricky.

 

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