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Top 10 worst work habits

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Top 10 worst work habits
Be aware of the following annoying bad habits and if you're guilty of any of them be sure to change them for the sake of your career and your co-workers' sanity.

If you're guilty of one (or more), it's time to get them under control!

1. Not being punctual.
You think your time is more important than everybody else's. Stick to the schedule. Everyone in your office would like to sleep in a little or leave early, but they don't because people rely on them to be on time.

2. Hello, HELLO?
Keep your voice down when you are talking on your mobile phone or landline and set the tone to vibrate - the sound of Crazy Frog going off will be annoying to others.

3. Anyone for germs.
Stay at home if you have a cold or illness. Offices are breeding grounds for bacteria & not matter how much you think you are ok it isn't going to stop others from getting sick off you.

4. Excuse me - you smell
Poor personal hygiene or overpowering fragrances can negatively affect those around you, especially in confined work spaces. Avoid being talked about for the wrong reasons and be considerate of your colleagues: use a deodorant, shower everyday, brush your teeth and use mints when you need to. Avoid eating tuna or onions in the office and, if you smoke, be sure you don't make everyone else suffer.

5. Constantly whinging or complaining will only brand you the office whinge & make colleagues avoid you. Give it up! It's ok to grumble about work once in a while but if you constantly moan when you're asked to do anything people will not only get annoyed and wonder why you don't just quit (or wish you will).

6. Gossiping
Everybody gossips at times, but it shouldn't be your livelihood. Eventually you'll gain a reputation for not keeping anything confidential - whether it's a personal matter or work-related.

7. You're unprepared
Showing up for meetings without the information you need demonstrates a disrespect to your colleagues. Get off on the right foot and be prepared.

8. Going to work with a hangover
We're all guilty of it. Try and avoid booze sessions on school nights or keep to a minimum so you aren't known to be always hungover on the job or not awake till noon.

9. Checking your e-mail, playing games, shopping.
Keep the fun stuff to a minimum. It's important to have a work/life balance but make sure you have done your work to a high standard before you lag off. You're paid to work, not play.

10. Burning bridges.
Don't burn your bridges. As much as you dream of telling your boss or co-workers where to go after you've resigned, restrain yourself. Someone you dissed in the past may end up being your boss down the road.

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Comments

1.
Comment by pacattack05 - May 8, 2008, 8:48 pm
I like number 6. There's always one joker who thrives on instantly revealing what was talked about to others without taking a breath. They make an effort to expedite it.
2.
Comment by Gentlespirit - May 9, 2008, 9:26 am
Angel...I'm soooo glad I don't have to deal with the Top Ten anymore!!!! I retired on March 28th and I'm enjoying every minute!!! :)

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