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What is an example of an attitude that you don't condone at work?

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Chrisie’s Answer

Great question! I have a few answers! Remember when holding a job or a career the company has taken a chance on you and you should treat the position (no matter the positions) with the utmost respect. Come to work with a good attitude! A bad attitude is like a virus! It affects everyone! One negative person can affect an entire team ... don’t be that person. Second, make every effort to come to work! Attendance is important in every work environment. Remember when they hired you they needed you for a position and not showing up affects the company and co-workers. It’s my experience that companies loose more people due to poor attendance than anything else. I have worked at the same company for 14 years and one year I called in 3 times! That was the most I ever called in before! Respect, that’s another biggie! Being disrespectful to supervisors or co-workers also causes a hostile work environment. Remember we can hold discussions with maturity without being disrespectful. Those for me as a current supervisor are the big deal breakers for me! Always put your best effort in anything you do!


I hope this this answers your question!

Thank you comment icon Chrisie I completely agree that a negative attitude is cancerous. Karen A. Larson
Thank you comment icon Chrisie, I completely agree that a negative attitude is cancerous. Karen A. Larson
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Simeon’s Answer

Demeaning and belittling are behaviors that should never be allowed in the workplace. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity. All of us have low days and it's important that a company's culture allows for a measure of grace and compassion.
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Jase,

This is an interesting question. I would offer that having an attitude "I am always right" is going to be a big problem. There is no way to be right in every situation, because there is no way to know everything that can happen. The attitude can make you ignore good information from other people. It reduces your desire to work with teams, since you don't really need them. This attitude will create friction with other people. No matter what job you have, unless you are a single person working for yourself, work is a team sport. You need to work with others. Other people are going to have information and experience that you could benefit from. You have to be willing to listen to other people and be willing to be wrong. Work is about the success of the company you work for more than your success as an individual.

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Michael’s Answer

Hi Samuel,


This is truly an interesting question and one we need to ask more often. I hate to brush with the broad stroke of the Millenial culture (being one myself), but there is a resurgence of people expecting things to be handed to them in the absence of hard work. I've been apart of several companies over the years and I have encountered several people who don't work hard for what they want, they take a little bit of success and rest on their laurels, or they expect management to hand them something. The most valuable trait in a workplace is true hard work and dedication to the craft. If you can be reliable, humble and authentic, you will go far.


Thanks!


Mike

Thank you comment icon Michael, I completely agree! I witnessed this type of behavior long before the Millennials were in our office, however. The attitude of entitlement is absolutely one that will hinder one's career path more than it will help it. Karen A. Larson
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Samuel’s Answer

I love this question. I've been in a supervisory position for about 4 years now and I must say; the notion of "Don't make yourself too valuable to your company. People will load you down with work and they'll elect you for extra duties." This is probably the most toxic attitude to have for any employment. Do yourself a favor, work as hard as you possibly can, devote yourself to your job, become THE go-to and THE expert that people seek out. Don't get caught in the ""I am only going to do my job and nothing more" attitude.


Sincerely,


24 year-old making 6 digits a year with no degree.

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Kruti’s Answer

Examples of negative attitudes in the workplace can be an employee consistently coming late, carelessly performing tasks, laziness, rudeness to other employees or management, spreading or creating rumors, or anything that you consider threatening to a positive workplace culture or environment.
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