Congratulations, you got a job! You are now a part of the workforce. As a part of the workforce, you now have the same responsibilities and benefits that others like you enjoy. A reliable source of income comes with expectations from your employer. If these expectations aren’t met, you will more than likely have to start searching for a job once again. Here are some tips on keeping your paychecks rolling in.
1. Don’t Be Late
This is probably one of the simplest ways to keep your job. Do not expect to roll into your workplace an hour late and keep your job. There are numerous other people that would be there on time and are just as qualified as you are for your position. If you want to make a bad impression on your boss go ahead and come into work anytime you like, but don’t be surprised if you get shown to the door.
2. Mind Your Manners
Do not use profanity, yell, or bring your attitude problems into the workplace. Nobody wants to deal with that, especially at work. For that matter, if you are dealing with the public it is bad for businesses to act unprofessionally. If you are bad for business the business will more than likely get rid of you.
3. Dress For Success
There are very few fields or positions that do not require a dress code. Follow the rules and you should be fine. If you are one of the few people who can wear what you like to work, good for you but don’t take advantage of it. Unless you are working in a job that requires you to have your body parts bared, COVER THEM UP!
4. Stay Sober
This should go without saying but I will discuss it. Under no circumstance is it ever okay to be under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol while working.
5. Do Your Job
Always make sure you are doing your job. There should be no question about what your job duties include. If there is then you should ask for a job description. If you don’t do your job duties most employers will find someone else who will.