There is a long list of things that you shouldn’t be doing at work, but we bring to some some unspoken things that you should never do at work.
Work: Never do this at work
General work rules include never showing up late at work. Then, there’s respecting your managers and the top level. You are expected to meet the deadlines that have been assigned to you. However, in today’s article, we will be discussing a few things that you should never do at work if you wish to do well at the workplace.
Don’t complain too much
It is different when you infrequently voice out your discontent with how your work situations are being taken care of. However, it is not good if you get in a habit where you consistently keep on cribbing to your coworkers. If this is your way, then you better change your attitude.
Most important thing, nobody can stand a person who keeps on complaining. However there’s another thing that you need to be more worried about. If you keep on moaning about your work culture, then there are higher possibilities where you may say something aloud. Such a thing can easily land you into trouble. Of course, there are situations when have a hard time in coping up with your work pressure, or there might also be a troublesome co-worker for you to take care of. For such situations, you must talk your irritation out with your spouse, pal, or therapist. This way you can stay calm while at work all the time.
Don’t be an over-helper
There are high chances that if you are going to be a nun and go out of your way to help your colleagues for all their work, you will certainly fall into the good books of your managers’ account. There is a possibility that such an attitude may also help you get high in your career. However, there is this particular thing that you should never do. You should never ever be that person who’s constantly stepping forward to pick up more and more work, even for those who slack up their work. If you do such stuff, people are certain to take advantage of you. Also, since you are stretching yourself too much, there might come a point where your overall performance may heavily suffer.
Don’t dress improperly
There are so many offices that have started to approve of a casual dress code. No wonder going comfortably dressed would be good for your budget too. But sometimes, dressing casually may pave paths to poor decisions. No matter how relaxing your office culture may be, you should never make the mistake of wearing the type of clothes that are quite revealing, ripped, or just plain unlaundered and filthy. It is one thing to exchange your dress slacks for jeans. But it is completely different to display an outfit that fully reveals your belly.
On the same context, you must not wear t-shirts that use filthy or offensive language or slogans. You may take the full liberty of expressing yourself outside your workplace.
Never talk politics
It is no surprise that plenty of work environments allow themselves a lot of conversations that are not work-related. And this happens time and again. Well, of course, we understand that all this is okay every once in a while by engaging in some mild trash talks. However, dragging in politics at the workplace is generally a really bad idea (especially these days). Politics is a highly personal matter, and more often than not, discussions around politics turn into heated arguments. And creating an atmosphere of bad blood is the last thing you want because you and a coworker can’t see each other from eye to eye.
Don’t pass on rumors
Yes, there are people who absolutely love gossip; however, it is wrong to spread nasty rumors about people or badmouthing your coworkers, no matter how just it may appear to do so. In unfortunate scenarios, there is a high chance that you may end up with a grave HR violation at your hands. If it is a must for you to gossip your heart out, then you should find a friend who is all ears for you. Make sure your “that” friend is outside of office. With such a friend, you can hold such gossipy conversations outside the office.
Also, it is only ethical to not spend too much time on social media, personal calls, or anything else doesn’t concern you work.
Even when your workplace looks seemingly busy, there is a high chance that someone is keeping an eye your work habits. Your stalker can be anyone, be it your manager or a coworker. No wonder, such a person is sure to note if you’re wasting a lot hours browsing on social platforms or personal messaging on the phone.
In addition, you may never know in what way your company is watching you. So, you have to be extra careful if you’re using the same network or internet. Try your best not to send anything too personal on our company’s connection.
Don’t turn out to be a threat
A lot of companies don’t differentiate between vacation and sick days. This means that if you’re slightly unwell, then you may be lured to drag yourself into the office, and then save your off time for something fun. It is absolutely okay to do your shift when you have cold. However, if you’re running a temperature, coughing your lungs out, or are going through any kind of grave stomach problems, then you’ll surely be doing your coworkers a favor by just resting home. You can easily explain this to your boss by saying that you’re well enough to work but are carrying germs along with yourself. By doing so, you may get the permission to work from home that day.
Don’t eat your coworker’s food
Okay, this point definitely goes out without saying. If there ever existed a book on all the workplace sins that existed, then there would be no more atrocious crime than breaking into the public fridge when no one’s looking and helping yourself with a food item that isn’t yours. The times of stress call for frantic measures, but if you’re too sunk in to grab a sandwich from the corner eatery, you can beg one of your coworkers do make a sandwich or something for you so that there is no chance for you to steal anyone else’s food!