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Ten Behaviors That Will Get You Fired

Ten Behaviors That Will Get You Fired

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Ten Behaviors That Will Get You Fired

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  1. Ten Behaviors That Will Get You Fired Mrs. Hungerford, WBL Coordinator

  2. Behaviors Pre-Test True or False… • It’s ok to make personal phone calls at work as long as you use your cell phone. • You should not use work supplies for personal use. • Once you have the job, you can dress pretty much any way you’d like. • You should plan to use all sick days since you’re entitled to them. • Harassment on the job is not tolerated.

  3. 1. Poor Performance • Failure to complete tasks on time • Inadequate or sloppy work What can you do? • Ensure you know expectations • Ask for concrete measurements

  4. 2. Bad Attitude • Inability to get along with co-workers • Making negative comments • Bad-mouthing the boss What can you do? • Work through problems • Be optimistic about changes • Discuss issues with co-workers/ manager

  5. 3. Stealing • Taking money or company property • Using company supplies for personal use What can you do? • Never “borrow” company property without permission • Use company supplies for work purposes only

  6. 4. Harassment • Making threats to co-workers • Making inappropriate sexual contact, jokes, innuendos What can you do? • Avoid compromising situations • Say no to any inappropriate words or actions • Report inappropriate behavior

  7. 5. Inappropriate Dress • Showing too much “skin” • Dressing for the “beach or bedtime” • Tatoos and piercings What can you do? • Dress as your manager or co-workers dress (dress for the job you want) • Cover tatoos and piercings

  8. 6. Excessive Absences • More than 5 sick days per year • Consistent Monday or Friday absences • Using sick days as personal days What can you do? • Take sick days for contagious illness • Eat well, exercise, get enough sleep

  9. 7. Misuse of Computer • Surfing the Web • Personal emails • Online shopping What can you do? • Use computer for work-related activity • Use home computer for shopping, personal email

  10. 8. Personal Phone Calls • Taking personal calls during work time • Calls from company phone or personal cell phone What can you do? • Make plans/arrangements prior to work • Make/take calls during break time using cell phone

  11. 9. Late for work • 5 minutes or more late for work • Leaving work early without permission • Frequently asking for late arrival/ early dismissal What can you do? • Wake up earlier, leave for work earlier • Call your manager if you must be late

  12. 10. Lying on Resume or Application • Embellishing accomplishments or skills • Altering dates, key information • Lying about education What can you do? • Be completely honest about skills and accomplishments • Research dates and key information

  13. Behaviors Post-Test Write a reason why each of these behaviors could get you fired… • Misuse of computer • Personal phone calls • Bad attitude • Poor performance • Stealing • Inappropriate dress

  14. Behaviors Homework • Part 1: Interview a relative or friend and ask... (write down your responses) • What other behaviors could result in someone being fired? • Do they have any stories to share about good or bad employee behavior? • Part 2: Name 5 positive employee behaviors