Everyone has had times where they may have stuck their foot in their mouth at work. This is common because no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. But, we may actually be engaging in activities that could be irritating our boss and we may not even realize that we are doing it. This article will examine some of the behaviors that we may engage in that could be really irritating our boss and we do not even know it.
Most individuals in today’s society have access to cell phones. These cell phones are not used for simple phone calls anymore. They are like mini computers that are carried around and fit into our pockets. Because of this, more and more people are using them everywhere they go. The sad part about that is that they are also being used at the workplace. This can become very frustrating for an employer. Not to mention the fact that it is not very professional for someone to be talking on their cell phone, or sending text messages, while they are on the job. Therefore, it is most important to make sure that the cell phones are put away while you are at work. Take time at lunch, or on a 15 minute break, to check any messages. This should be the only time that you should be on your cell phone.
Having meetings with your employer may not be very exciting for many people. Actually, it can be very stressful for some, but for others it might create a lot of stress and anxiety. No matter how these meetings make you feel, you should never spend time looking for a clock or checking your watch. You must remember that the individual you are speaking to is your boss. He, or she, has called the meeting for a reason and continually checking the time can show that you are not interested in what they have to say. This can be very irritating for an employer that is trying to have a serious conversation with their employees.
How many times have you received personal calls on your place of employments phone line? This is common in times of emergency. But, it is not something that should be a habit. You are not in your home so you should not be carrying out various social calls throughout the day. This is rude and it also disrupts your work. Therefore, you will want to instruct others to make sure that they are not calling you at work unless they have an emergency. Save the chit chat for when you are at home.
You may think that informing your boss about everything that is going on in the office is the correct thing to do. It shows that you are responsible and you take your job seriously. Stop and think about that before you carry out with those plans. Many employers will view this as tattling and it is frowned upon in the workplace, just like it was in school. So, do not tattle on your co-workers. Focus on your work, and your job. Do the best that you can and then move on for the day. Only report things that may be illegal, or that could cause a safety issue.