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The Keys to Keeping a Job. Look Right For The Job Fancy party clothes or loud sport clothes are not right for business Fancy party clothes or loud sport.

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1 The Keys to Keeping a Job

2 Look Right For The Job Fancy party clothes or loud sport clothes are not right for business Fancy party clothes or loud sport clothes are not right for business The rule for clothes is keep them simple, neat and clean The rule for clothes is keep them simple, neat and clean This rule applies to hairdos & haircuts, make-up, shoes, fingernails and shaves This rule applies to hairdos & haircuts, make-up, shoes, fingernails and shaves

3 Be On Time, Coming and Going Dont cheat the boss or company by coming in late, taking long lunches or leaving early Dont cheat the boss or company by coming in late, taking long lunches or leaving early Never think the boss wont notice - they do & will remember this the next Never think the boss wont notice - they do & will remember this the next time you ask for a raise time you ask for a raise

4 If You Cant Come To Work, Call The Boss No business can operate without workers No business can operate without workers Do your best to be at work when scheduled or offer to get someone to cover your shift Do your best to be at work when scheduled or offer to get someone to cover your shift

5 Do The Work That Has To Be Done Every job will have parts that are no fun Every job will have parts that are no fun Remember, the work has to be finished and you have been paid to do the work! Remember, the work has to be finished and you have been paid to do the work!

6 When Youre On The Job, Work Never do things that take away from your work Never do things that take away from your work I.e. – talking or gossiping with co-workers, horsing around or making personal phone calls I.e. – talking or gossiping with co-workers, horsing around or making personal phone calls

7 Be Polite Learn to get along with people Learn to get along with people Keep your temper, even if someone is rude Keep your temper, even if someone is rude Be congenial Be congenial People are always willing to help & to work with nice people People are always willing to help & to work with nice people

8 Do What You Are asked To Do It happens to everybody - the boss may ask you to do something you do not think you were hired to do It happens to everybody - the boss may ask you to do something you do not think you were hired to do Dont argue about it, just do it as well as you can Dont argue about it, just do it as well as you can After all, you might learn something After all, you might learn something

9 Get To Be Good At Your Job Learn to do your job fast and well Learn to do your job fast and well You may get promoted You may get promoted Employers think highly about employees who do a good job Employers think highly about employees who do a good job

10 Be Able To Take Instruction Dont think you know more than your supervisor Dont think you know more than your supervisor Do it his or her way regardless of what you may have learned in school Do it his or her way regardless of what you may have learned in school

11 Be Able To Take Criticism This may be one of the hardest keys to accept This may be one of the hardest keys to accept But remember, the boss is not picking on you if he or she tells you that you are doing something wrong But remember, the boss is not picking on you if he or she tells you that you are doing something wrong They want you to succeed - it is for your own good! They want you to succeed - it is for your own good!

12 Assignment Write out your answers to the following questions: Write out your answers to the following questions:

13 1. What would you wear to apply for a job at a fast-food restaurant? 2. What would you wear to an interview for a bank teller position? 3. How would you respond if your boss told you that you had done something wrong? 4. How would you handle a rude co-worker?


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