Feb 26, 2014

Things you should NOT do at work


Fall Asleep....
As you know I have personally witnessed head snapping with a guy who I shared an office with when he worked here.  The worst is when the snoring started to get really loud. 

Clip your toe nails....
Because that's just gross

Gossip...
We all do it, but just be weary that it will come back to you and bite you in the ass.

Twist co worker's words...
Nothing more I hate than when I say something to one person and they twist my words to someone else.  In the end, you look like an idiot because guess what, the person will always come back to me and ask what I said.  And that is how you find out number five below.

Trust everyone...
Let's face it, there are some shady ass people who get all crazy when it comes to work.  Don't go around telling everyone your professional status of potential opportunities because they may get jealous.  Which may cause them to sabotage your success.

Be an underachiever...
I dont' know about you, but I'd rather be known as an overachiever than an underachiever because over achievers are usually remembered for when new opportunities come up.  Plus, it makes you feel good about yourself.

Complain all the time...
There are good days and then there are bad days.  On those bad days, you can complain.... but for the love of God, don't complain every damn day.  It's annoying.  Take the energy you are using to complain and put it towards finding a job you like.

Paint your nails...
I get it, you want to look all pretty but the smell of nail polish is pretty strong and can be distracting.  

Be bossy to someone who you are NOT the boss of...
Just get off your high horse now and settle down.  With that attitude, no one is going to like you. Fact.

So, are there any points you would like to add about things you should NOT do at work?  Also, any super weird or funny stories that you have encountered during your career???

and happy Hump Day! 



9 comments:

Jen said...

Yes to all of these! I had a lady who sat behind me at my last job in Vegas and she was always giving herself pedicures. It was gross!

bri - deliciouslyactive said...

Just today a lady was painting her nails at her desk. Now, I have done this before as well, but when I first got in and no one else was here yet!

And I don't play that twisting the facts crap. One time a lady was talking about another analyst and skewing a certain event. It didn't sound right, so I went to the analyst to get her side. Sure enough it wasn't how the first lady portrayed it, so I grabbed both of them and sorted it out in a room. Lady 1 started back pedaling REAL quick. If nothing else, I hope I have the "Don't talk crazy to Bri" reputation. I will get to the bottom of it and call you out.

lil desiqua said...

Agree with all of these- especially trusting everyone! And particularly when you're new to a job. I had someone (who later became a mentor figure for me) tell me that the first week I started my current job, and it was the best professional/career advice I think I've ever received. You never know who you can trust and who will stab you in the back!

KT said...

I see about half of these things (maybe more) at my job every single day! Ugh! Another thing you shouldn't do - don't bring your baggage to work! I have a coworker who you can always tell she fought with her boyfriend that day - shes in the worst of moods! It's awful.

MarlaJan said...

I love how these apply to no matter what type of job you have.

Julie said...

Clipping toenails, really? I would die if I saw that, its nasty!

Christina McGuire said...

Hi Kenya!
Just found your blog from another one I was reading :) Happy I did! You're hilarious.. I just read "I fart in front of my hubs" and started laughing. I just wanted to say hi as your newest follower. I hope you'll come by my blog and follow along with me and my little family in south FL.

xx
Christina

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Danielle said...
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Danielle said...

I've witnessed co-workers fall asleep during a meeting as well...LOL!

And the nail clipping definitely drives me nuts...let alone clipping toe nails.

Thanks for sharing the tips!

Danielle