Office gossip to office romance: 10 things to avoid at your new job
First Published 4, Apr 2020, 1:17 PM
Have you snagged your dream job? Now, we will tell you what you should NEVER do when starting a new job.
Office gossip: A new place with new people may make you curious to know everything about everyone, but just don’t indulge. Hanging out with gossip mongers will just show you in a bad light.
Office romance: Lovers come and go, but a good job opportunity only knocks once. Anyway, you’ll get plenty of time for this later.
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.
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 will you appear less interested, but also unreliable.
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 your job good-bye.
Being too accommodating: In your quest to gel well, don’t let people take you for a ride. Be assertive and confident of your ideas and opinions.
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.
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.
Reveal too much about yourself: Nobody wants to know why you fought with your husband last night or where you buy your groceries from. Don’t go overboard in your quest to come across as friendly and approachable.