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Disrespecting the support staff. This is the first of seven “deadly sins” outlined by in the first installment of their “7 Deadly Sins” series, which will tackle the “mistakes, blunders and snafus” committed in the office, across industries.

In this first feature, the site looks at the common mistakes made by young employees.

“Some of the most powerful people in the office will be administrative assistants and secretaries because they have been there for a while and they can help prevent you from making mistakes,” says Calvin Harris Jr., president of Harvin Consulting L.L.C.

Also on the list: pride. Doing the “grunt work” is part of the process of working your way up. “Thou shall not be too arrogant to pay your dues,” the article says.

For the entire list, visit

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