The 3 Deadly Workplace Sins
John Tesh is your source for "Great Music and Intelligence For Your Life" every weeknight at 7 p.m., Sunday mornings from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again Sunday nights from 7-midnight, exclusively on 104-5 KDAT.
What you might not know is that he posts a lot of this "Intelligence For Your Life" on his website. Recently, he posted an article called the "Workplace Sins That Could Kill Your Career" featuring excerpts from a book entitled "Corporate Confidential" by Cynthia Shapiro. If you can't get your hands on the book, or don't want to wait for the next episode of the show to hear the advice, here's a summary.
Look, most of us would rather be home than at work if given the choice, but if you value your paycheck enough to make a comfortable home to go to, you'll need to separate the two. It's fine to decorate your office or cubicle with personal mementos or photos, just don't go overboard.
Huh? Yes, working late is often necessary and productive, however, it also sometimes creates the appearance that you can't manage your time. Clock out at 5 and don't look back. Until tomorrow.
Well, looks like I'm in trouble ;-). But seriously, the book says that too many friends in the workplace means too much of your personal life being shared. Bosses might see this as an unnecessary distraction. Lack of a backbone might make you appear too easy to take advantage of, thus you'll potentially miss out on rewards, promotions and raises. Need we dive into the murky waters of "sucking up"?