A negative attitude towards work … and life
When someone is complaining all the time and has a bad attitude towards work and life in general, it really wears on those around them, especially as research shows these emotions are contagious. Eventually, this negative attitude will turn your coworkers against you, says Jason Patel, a career expert, former career ambassador at the George Washington University and founder of Transizion, a college and career prep company. “Your supervisors will end up becoming reticent to give you work because they don’t want to hear the corrosive things you have to say.” These are the 50 secrets your boss won’t tell you that you need to know.
Everyone’s in a rush in the morning, but that’s no excuse to skip brushing your teeth or putting on deodorant before leaving for work. “Bad breath and body odor will drive people away from you, literally. Brush and floss for your health, and for your professional habits,” says Patel. Don’t miss these office mistakes to stop making ASAP.