2Look Right For The JobFancy party clothes or loud sport clothes are not right for businessThe rule for clothes is keep them simple, neat and cleanThis rule applies to hairdos & haircuts, make-up, shoes, fingernails and shaves
3Be On Time, Coming and Going Don’t cheat the boss or company by coming in late, taking long lunches or leaving earlyNever think the boss won’t notice - they do & will remember this the nexttime you ask for a raise
4If You Can’t Come To Work, Call The Boss No business can operate without workersDo your best to be at work when scheduled or offer to get someone to cover your shift
5Do The Work That Has To Be Done Every job will have parts that are no funRemember, the work has to be finished and you have been paid to do the work!
6When You’re On The Job, Work Never do things that take away from your workI.e. – talking or gossiping with co-workers, horsing around or making personal phone calls
7Be Polite Learn to get along with people Keep your temper, even if someone is rudeBe congenialPeople are always willing to help & to work with nice people
8Do 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 doDon’t argue about it, just do it as well as you canAfter all, you might learn something
9Get To Be Good At Your Job Learn to do your job fast and wellYou may get promotedEmployers think highly about employees who do a good job
10Be Able To Take Instruction Don’t think you know more than your supervisorDo it his or her way regardless of what you may have learned in school
11Be Able To Take Criticism This may be one of the hardest keys to acceptBut remember, the boss is not picking on you if he or she tells you that you are doing something wrongThey want you to succeed - it is for your own good!
12AssignmentWrite out your answers to the following questions:
13What would you wear to apply for a job at a fast-food restaurant? What would you wear to an interview for a bank teller position?How would you respond if your boss told you that you had done something wrong?How would you handle a rude co-worker?