Finding a good rewarding job can be really difficult, and most of us work in boring unfulfilling jobs – which they feel that they are sucking away their lives – just to make ends meet. There are some lucky people who can find good jobs they love and enjoy. However, did you know that there are negative habits that can cost you your job even if you are good at it? Such as:
1- Not being curious about the company’s field of work. And keep in mind that I said curious, not nosy. Being curious about your company’s line of work means inquiring a bit and doing some research about it. This will show your boss that you are serious about your job and that you are dedicated to it.
2- Sloppiness. This quality is much hated by others no matter what you are doing, but in your workplace, it can cost you your job. It gives others the feeling that you do not like or care about your job. Sloppy people often make mistakes like typos, cluttering the place, making disorganized unpresentable work, poor grammar and writing…etc.
3- Drinking or smoking while you are still on the job. As for drinking, we know why it is wrong when you are still on the job. However, smoking isn’t any better. You will bother others whether they are smokers or not and it will negatively affect how you look.
4- Lack of care for your personal hygiene. Put yourself in others’ shoes; how would it feel like if you can’t even concentrate on your work because the person next to you takes a shower once every week or something? How would it feel like if all you have going through your head is that you want to look for somewhere else to be able to do your work in peace?
5- Personal use of social media and email while you are still at work. We all know it, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, Skype..etc. can all eat away your time. Everyone knows that, especially those who hired you. So, nothing aggravates them more than finding that you are actively using social media during work hours.
6- Casual clothes and informal manner and speech. Even if you are only doing a job and those who hired you have no right to treat you like they own you, you are still obligated to address them with respect and to dress in a presentable manner befitting your company’s line of work.