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How to Lose Your Job! Job Placement & Work-based Learning Below are reasons employers reduce work hours, layoff, transition out, or fire employees.      

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Absenteeism Being late to work Being negative, whining, complaining Poor grooming, unprofessional image, inappropriate attire Not listening, focusing, or following directions Not paying attention to details Not proofing or editing work before turning in Turning in inaccurate work that must be redone Not completing assigned duties Taking too much time to complete duties Being idle-waiting for supervisor to find and direct you Making the same mistakes repeatedly Not growing in the job Not being productive Others have to do much of what you were hired to do Inadequate basic or technical skills Poor communication skills Disrespectful to supervisor, co-workers, customers Tearing co-workers and supervisor down to build yourself up Too many disruptive personal issues Blaming others for mistakes Poor interpersonal or team skills Too much socializing during work time Taking too many or too long breaks Leaving early and returning late from lunch Pretending to work but doing personal things Playing computer games, personal internet surfing, personal business Wearing IPOD earphone while interacting with co-workers and customers Making frequent and untimely personal calls and emails Talking on cell phone while interacting with co-workers and customers Being disrespectful to customers, supervisors, & others Undermining your supervisor and co-workers Always looking at what’s in it for you Getting involved with office politics and gossip Drug, alcohol, legal issues



How to Lose Your Job