8 Workplace Expectations You may wonder what being in the workplace will really be like.What can you expect as an employee, someone who works for a person or business for pay?
9 Your First Day on the Job Beginning a new job is an adventure like other new experiences.It can be stressful, but you can enjoy it—especially if you’re prepared.
10 Getting ReadyCall your employer a day or two before you begin work to ask:What time should I arrive and where should I go?How should I dress?What, if any, special equipment do I need to bring?What personal information do I need to supply on my first day?????
11 Q and AWhat kind of personal information will my employer want me to bring on my first day?continued
12 Photo ID Work permit Social Security card Q and APhoto IDWork permitSocial Security cardEmergency contact information
13 What to Expect From Orientation Companies provide orientation for new employees.Orientation introduces you to a company and explains the company’s policies and procedures.
14 What to Expect From Orientation At a smaller company, your supervisor may meet with you and give you the information you need.Your supervisor is the person who assigns, checks, and evaluates your work.
15 What to Expect From Orientation During orientation, you will meet many of your coworkers, the people you work with.
16 What to Expect From Orientation Some companies assign a mentor to each new worker during orientation.A mentor is an experienced coworker who can answer your questions and offer you guidance.
17 What to Expect From Orientation You will have to complete Form I-9, which verifies that you are legally qualified to work in the United States.
18 What to Expect From Orientation You will also complete a W-4 Form, which tells your employer the amount of money to deduct from your paycheck for taxes.
19 Getting Accustomed to a New Job The first few days on a new job may seem overwhelming.The secret is to be patient.Be friendly and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
20 Getting Accustomed to a New Job You will soon have a good sense of your employer’s corporate culture.Corporate culture is the characteristics and customs that make a company unique.
21 Forms of PaymentThe money you earn is called wages, salary, or commission.
22 Hourly WagesWages are a fixed amount of money paid for each hour worked.
23 Hourly WagesWages are the form of payment for many entry-level, or lower-level, full-time jobs.
24 Hourly Wages Many people who earn wages are also paid overtime. They receive overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week.
25 Hourly WagesOvertime pay is usually one and one-half times regular pay for each hour worked beyond the 40 scheduled hours.
26 Fixed SalariesA salary is a fixed amount of money paid for a certain period of time.Salaries are usually figured by the year and paid each month, or every two weeks.
27 Commissions Some workers are paid a commission. The earnings of people who make a commission are based on how much they sell.
28 Kinds of BenefitsThe rewards for working aren’t limited to a paycheck.Benefits are the “extras” an employer provides in addition to pay.
29 $ $ $ $ $ Graphic Organizer Benefits Health Insurance Child Care Paid Time OffEducationAssistance$RetirementPlan
30 Your Workplace Rights You have rights in the workplace. Under the law, your employer must respect these rights.
31 Your Workplace Rights You must be paid at least the minimum wage. The minimum wage is the lowest hourly wage an employer can legally pay for a worker’s services.
32 Fair TreatmentYour employer cannot discriminate against you, or treat you unfairly, because of your race, age, gender, religious beliefs, or nationality.
33 Fair TreatmentYour employer cannot treat you unfairly because of your physical appearance or disability.A disability is a condition such as a physical, mental, or behavioral impairment.
34 Fair TreatmentMany states and federal laws protect workers against unfair treatment and a hostile or offensive workplace.
35 Critical Thinking Review What kind of person might do well at a job that earns a commission?The type of person who would do well earning commission would be someone who is outgoing and gets along well with others, and someone with high self-esteem.Critical ThinkingQAcontinued
36 Critical Thinking Review Why have anti-discrimination laws been passed?Anti-discrimination laws have been passed because people from minority groups have been discriminated against in the past.Critical ThinkingQA
37 Workplace Expectations End of Chapter 8On the JobLesson 8.1Workplace Expectations