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Whether you know it or not, there is still a recession going on. This means that there are plenty of people in line for employment and would love to have a job just like yours. There are seven things you can stop doing at work to avoid being in the opposite position.
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Consistent Absent/Lateness Excuses
First you don’t feel well. Then you missed the bus. Now there’s no hot water in your building. Every week, it’s the same thing in a different order. In the beginning, there was sympathy and understanding, now the job just needs to get done. The remedy for all three of those situations is easy: get your act together. One, don’t make calling in sick a habit. Two, get up earlier so that you’re not missing the bus. Three, boil some water and hit the hot spots with a ho* bath. People with 101 excuses about why they can’t show up to do what they get paid for are some of the first individuals employers look to get rid of when layoffs need to take place.
By Blair Bedford
If you have ever watched the movie The Devil Wears Prada, you might have finished the movie thinking that such behaviors on the job are a part of the normal work experience. Uh, I don’t think so. From demanding supervisors to noisy co-workers, we have all had our share of experiences in the workplace that were not-so ideal or comfortable, but we were able to tolerate it to get to where we wanted to be in our careers. But how do you know when the fine line between uncomfortable and intolerable has been crossed while on the job? Here are a few examples of certain situations that should raise a red flag:
(BlackVoices) – Janet Bello, 23, (pictured above left) says when she applied for a part-time job at Six Flags in Largo, she was told her “locks” hairstyle disqualified her from employment.
She says a supervisor told her management is adhering strictly this year to a years-old corporate grooming policy that considers dreadlocks to be an extreme hairstyle. Bello considers the characterization to be offensive:
“I think it’s outrageous, and I really think it’s sad. … I think Six Flags can literally, excuse my French, go to hell.”