10 things to avoid at your new job

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First Published 31, Mar 2019, 8:36 AM IST
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Sunday Motivation: 10 things to avoid at your new job
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Do you have snagged your dream job. Now we will tell you what should you NEVER do when starting a new job.

Office Romance: Lovers come and go, but a good job opportunity only knocks once. Anyway, you’ll get plenty of time for this later.

Office Gossip: A new place with new people may make you curious to know everything about everyone but just don’t. Hanging out with gossip mongers will just show you in a bad light.

Being late to work: If you want to make an impression, start from the first hour of the day. Being late to work not only shows that you are not disciplined but also speaks volumes about the kind of person you’re in your personal life.

Breaking rules: If you have not done enough of this in your high school, and want to try it out at your new workplace, you can kiss good-bye to your job.

Being too pushy: While trying to fit in just perfectly, don’t shove your ideas onto others. Keep some room open for discussion and re-work.

Being too accommodating: In your quest you gel well, don’t let people take you for a ride. Be assertive and confident of your ideas and opinions.

Reveal too much about yourself: Nobody wants to know why you fought with your husband last night or where you buy your grocery from. Don’t go overboard in your quest to come across as friendly and approachable.

Spending too much of time on social media: If you’re not one of those lucky ones where your work involves keeping a check on social media trends and updates, steer clear from social media. You don’t want your boss to catch you commenting on your boyfriend’s picture when you have a deadline to meet.

Long lunch Breaks: A rule of thumb is a 15-minute break for 4-6 consecutive hours or a 30-minute break for more than 6 consecutive hours, especially if you are new to the place. 

Leave: During the first month, when you are trying to make a good impression on your colleagues and boss, taking leaves is a strict no-no. Not only you appear less interested but also unreliable. 

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