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    Things you should never do at work

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    • Stealing is just a bad idea, the company doesn't "owe you" Post-its
    • Blaming others for your mistakes will make you unpopular
    • Don't turn your co-workers into your therapist
    • Dress for work, don't undress for your boss and don't hit on employees
    By Mary Lorenz


    From the e-mails we "forget" to return to the voicemails we "never received," telling little white lies has become a very real part of our workplace routine.

    For the most part, we get away with it. After all, we tell ourselves, who are we really hurting? Anything beyond the occasional fib, however, and the lines get blurred.

    To avoid a serious faux pas -- and possible career sabotage -- stay clear of the following 10 workplace sins:

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/worklife/11/09/not.at.work/index.html


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    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

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    YIKES, I guess I should return all the pens that somehow manage to sneak into my purse..


    This post is my opinion only, and is subject to making me look totally confused

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    I always thought it was amusing,how just before the Christmas holidays,suddenly everyone was running out of rolls of scotch tape,or suddenly were losing their scissors.Items we hardly ever use in our daily work.

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    Two beers in your lunch hour will get you the sack here.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=322049

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Two beers in your lunch hour will get you the sack here.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=322049
    He sounds like a nice guy but a rule is a rule. I personally refrain from drinking during work hours, even if out on lunch with a client. If they want to drink that's fine by me, but I'll just stick with a water or a Coke. There's no sense in risking it.

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    Using company post it notes are a job "PERK" as far as I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin View Post
    He sounds like a nice guy but a rule is a rule. I personally refrain from drinking during work hours, even if out on lunch with a client. If they want to drink that's fine by me, but I'll just stick with a water or a Coke. There's no sense in risking it.
    Yep he should have stuck to the rules I suppose..most employees here are randomly drug tested now..the tests will pick up just about any drug in your body even prescription ones...alot of companies go by the three strike rule though....the first time you are caught you are sent to be counciled..the second time you are given your final warning and the third time you are out the gate...cant be much fairer than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capps View Post
    I always thought it was amusing,how just before the Christmas holidays,suddenly everyone was running out of rolls of scotch tape,or suddenly were losing their scissors.Items we hardly ever use in our daily work.
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
    YIKES, I guess I should return all the pens that somehow manage to sneak into my purse..
    You end up with a huge box of pens, and pencils, some never used, some pens are dried out, some still work, all of the erasers on the pemcils are dried out, and you think that one of these days, you will sort them out, and keep the "really good ones", but you never do................and the pens continue to dry out. I'm guilty as charged; can't believe everything I ended up with; had to give extra, this, and that, away.

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    During a certain period of time, on the occasion of a special lunch for someone, we would just not go back to work for the afternoon, and we would just spend the afternoon drinking beer, and BS'ing. It usually wasn't appreciated, but there would be 15-20 of us, so they couldn't single us out, or do much, and we were salaried. Of course, there was justification for it, as we sometimes worked 100+ hours a week, ungodly hours, for periods of time, and so one deserved the other.


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    I did the office supply orders. If we couldn't find it locally, I ordered on line from Quill. I often purchased things for my personal use. I bought myself flash drives for my college computer courses, an extra ream or two of copy paper, a dozen pilot .5 gel pens, a camera, photo paper for home and a dozen or so of highlighters and yes, even post-it notes for personal use.

    However, I also added up each item I purchased and wrote the company a check for them. I just netted out the check I gave against the office supply expense to reduce the cost. The boss got a full copy of the bill and photocopies of my check and the deposit slip showing my check appearing for the day's banking. Granted, a couple of legal pads or paper clips I took home with work I did at home never made it back, but I wasn't getting paid for overtime as I was salaried. I spent my own money and time writing programs for work using Excel and my own printer ink for various projects for work. I was ignored when I requested payment, so that box of paper clips and the few legal pads were way less than I personally spent in time or my own ink cartridges used.

    When I left after an angry confrontation similar to DK's first post on this thread about women "hitting" on the boss and customers and getting preferential treatment in return.....................(ahem), and left the company, it was requested that my personal computer that I brought in as the one supplied didn't work worth a hoot, I was to be paid for it. I haven't yet received the $1500 for a loaded Dell Dimension and some very expensive programs they are using I spent at least $2000 for. We're talking a 3 year old computer with XP Professional and a complete Microsoft Office 2003, very expensive Photoshop and Quickbooks I had just loaded, etc. The 50 Excel workbooks I wrote for work and was never paid for were still loaded, including a very complicated one for sales taxes that would take them 3 days to do by hand as was done before I wrote the sheets. I could plug in numbers and have it done in 1/2 hour.

    Consider employee/employer "theft and cheating" a two sided street.

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    I use to have a boss that would TAKE us to lunch and buy us beers..
    At the end of the day he would take out a bottle of whatever and it would be drinks all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capps View Post
    I always thought it was amusing,how just before the Christmas holidays,suddenly everyone was running out of rolls of scotch tape,or suddenly were losing their scissors.Items we hardly ever use in our daily work.

    The notebooks, pens and highlighters tend to move fast before the start of school, too. :-)
    FUN... is a renewable resource!

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    How about in a restaurant where the employees get a shift meal...and a few always manage to make themselves a large sub or pizza. Can't eat the whole thing? Oh well, they'll just take it home for later.

    Idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    I use to have a boss that would TAKE us to lunch and buy us beers..
    At the end of the day he would take out a bottle of whatever and it would be drinks all around.
    Do you know if he's hiring??

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