Что нельзя делать на работе

“Like, I was, like, going to like, register for like, a like, course, to like take….” 
This is an honest to God sentence I heard at my gym this morning. The woman was in her early twenties, and she was working with a trainer who costs about $60 an hour. She must have a job and some money to afford the gym, expensive workout clothes and a trainer. But who does she work for? How can one get, let alone sustain, a job in this market where education reigns supreme and ones’ ability to communicate is paramount.

If you haven’t already guessed, it was her use of the word ‘like’ over and over again in every sentence that I found so irritating. Whether you are embarking on a summer job search or job hunting because you’re ready to move up, it’s a good idea to ‘hold the mirror’ to your own interactions with others and take a look at how you might be perceived.

In my Respect in the Workplace workshops participants have identified these behaviors as annoying, disrespectful and promotion busters:

Eating other peoples’ food out of the fridge
Leaving your dirty lunch dishes/cups on the counter or in the sink
Borrowing office supplies from someone’s desk without asking and not returning them
Interrupting someone who is on the phone because you think your needs are greater than theirs in that moment
Eating at someone else’s desk and leaving remnants of food
Chewing with your mouth open
Talking to me while I am on the phone and offering ideas for my conversation
Barging into a workspace or starting a phone conversation without asking, “Is this a good time?”
Women wearing low cut tops which leave nothing to the imagination
Flip flopping or shuffling through the office in beach shoe wear; a double whammy is unpedicured feet
Dirty clothing
Too much cologne or after shave and body odor and bad breath
Not getting to the point, rambling on and on
Using an outside voice, inside
Speaking a foreign language in an English speaking environment
Monopolizing a conversation…Representing ‘Me Inc.’ all the time
Rude, crude language or dirty jokes
Squeaky bodily functions
Aggressively expressing personal preferences of religion and politics on others
Always asking for donations to kids’ fundraisers, marathons or service club programs
Sneezing without covering your mouth
Putting people down using humour
Having no sense of humour
Not responding to emails or voice mail in a timely manner
Asking for an opinion or advice but never taking it
Repeatedly poor spelling and grammar in emails
Using slang and words like ‘crap’ or ‘thingy’ (or as I mentioned, peppering every sentence with ‘like.’)
Not doing what you say you are going to do when you say you will do it

The bottom line is, just because certain behaviour doesn’t bother you doesn’t mean it is appropriate. If you work with someone whose behaviour is problematic to you, either speak to the person and make them aware of what they are doing and how it makes you feel, or learn to live with it. If you choose to confront the person try using this non threatening script:

When you…
I feel …
(Because)… not always necessary to use this sentence
So I’d appreciate if you would… 

There is no guarantee of what will result but at least you have been heard, just make sure you aren’t part of the problem.

Colleen Clarke
Career Specialist and Corporate Trainer

Источник: http://www.colleenclarke.com

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