You Need to Stop These Behaviors to Be a Better Employee ...


You Need to Stop These Behaviors to Be a Better Employee ...
You Need to Stop These Behaviors to Be a Better Employee ...

Bad work habits can hold you back in your career. Something that you perceive as being ineffectual may actually cost you a promotion. Undermining your work life can also make your job less enjoyable and therefore impinge on your happiness. I'm guessing that none of those fit your goals so it's time to stop doing these things at work.

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Last in

Last in Make sure that you are not always the last person in to the office in the morning. It will annoy your co-workers who think they are putting more effort in than you.



Hangover Under no circumstances should you turn up to work worse for wear after having one too many drinks last night. It’s completely unprofessional and will really rile your colleagues.


Desk Camping

Desk Camping Don’t just sit at your desk all day and shy away from taking on any extra responsibilities that might arise in the office. Always try to do that bit extra.


Staying Though You Hate It

Staying Though You Hate It There is no point staying in a job that you hate. It does no good for you and your colleagues will not enjoy the negative energy that your reluctance will create.


Guilt Working

Guilt Working Don’t stay late and work extra hours just because you feel guilty about your lack of effort during the day. If you need to work late, do it because you want to make a difference.


Silent Meetings

Silent Meetings If you have to attend office meetings, don’t just sit in the corner and stay silent. Be confident and speak up about any ideas you might have to do with your work and your work environment.


Lunch Expenses

Lunch Expenses If you are lucky enough to be able to order lunch on a work tab, don’t take advantage and go for the most expensive options every day.


Avoiding HR

Avoiding HR Don’t go out of your way to avoid HR. They are going to want to know a little bit about you, and being evasive will give a wrong first impression.


Social Media

Social Media Don’t waste half of your day on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform. Save that for your free time.


Sick Days

Sick Days Be a little bit more resilient with your health and don’t take sick days just because you wake up with a slight headache; it raises questions about your commitment.


Boss Fear

Boss Fear Try not to treat your job like your school days. Don’t be afraid of your boss. See them as a peer who you can go to if you have any concerns.



Complaints A bad attitude breeds a bad environment, so even if you have problems, keep your lunch break complaining to a minimum and instead channel your queries through official means.



Introvert Don’t be one of those people that gets to work and has their head at their desk all day. Make a little effort to do some office socializing to keep a happy team together.



Gossiping Fun conversation between colleagues is perfectly fine, but don’t cross the line in to co-worker gossip that could hurt feelings.



Procrastination Don’t get caught up what is called ‘junk productivity’, where you spend all day completing a single task that means very little in the bigger picture.


Do You Have a Second?

Do You Have a Second? This is a rather annoying thing to have to hear from a colleague, as nothing in the world only takes a second!


Skipping Socials

Skipping Socials Don’t be one of those people who always skips out on office happy hour. Socializing with your peers is important for work moral.


Instant Messenger

Instant Messenger You don’t need to be in constant contact with your friends throughout the day. Try to be more present in the work environment.



Over-Sharing Though it is good to be friendly with colleagues, be aware that there is a time and a place for revealing personal information about yourself.



Clique Come on, this isn’t high school. You need to be equally friendly with all of your co-workers. Don’t create any Mean Girls type cliques!



Mess You are an adult so it’s about time you learnt to keep your desk and cubicle nice and tidy and professional!



Headphones Don’t be one of those people who wears headphones 24/7. It’s completely unsociable and annoying to your colleagues.


Desk Lunch

Desk Lunch Get a change of scenery and join your colleagues in the cafeteria for lunch. Don’t be a loner and eat at your desk!

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Why go to happy hour with work people if you don't want to? You can socialize with coworkers without having to go to a bar or something.

Some good things mentioned, others are just tedious. "Don't be an introvert"? "Don't be a loner?" Idk if those are helpful, or relevant

And I will wear the headphones bcz their noise affects my concentration

Good list!

I am guilty of some of this

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