Everyone has their own work experiences and stories, and we have all heard some great ways to get noticed and get ahead at work. Then there are some things we definitely don’t want to do. Sometimes we slip up, but here the four worst things you can do that will get you noticed at work – for the wrong reasons.
1. Let Him Catch You Shopping Online
Nobody works 100% efficiently from 9-5 each day, but there’s a difference between letting your mind wander a little and getting your work done and making it clear that you have your own set of priorities during those hours. What’s better than spending money as you earn it?
2. Say Goodbye at 5pm Every Day, No Matter What
If you don’t care about company performance, you’re there to do your work, you have one eye on the clock, and as soon as the clock hits 5pm, you’re out of there like a fat kid in dodgeball. Who cares if you finish, it will be there for you to take care of in the morning!
3. Fall Asleep During Meetings
Sitting in a dark room on a free conference call at 2:30pm never wakes anyone up, but your boss will be especially upset if you make him look bad in front of others. Drink coffee to stay awake! And try your hardest to make the most of the teleconferencing session. Even if you’re got nothing to add, take notes and your odds of getting whiplash from snapping awake when the lights turn on increase tenfold. But hey, who wouldn’t love a nice little nap to break up the day?
4. Focus…On Yourself!
We all want to get our work done and we all hate the annoying distractions during the day. But when a teammate needs help and you’re constantly “too busy,” you won’t earn any brownie points around the time of your performance review. It’s always smart to participate in conference calls, it shows that you are a contributor to the company.