TATSIANAMA/shutterstock Resist the urge to send your boss that thumbs up or happy face emoji (even if he or she sends you them). It’s easy for communication to get misconstrued via text and you certainly don’t want your boss to take your emoji the wrong way. While everyone has a different relationship with their coworkers and each office environment is different, it’s best to avoid this work habit until you’re better acquainted with your work atmosphere. “Using emoticons in e-mail makes people subconsciously think you’re incompetent,” warns Penelope Trunk, career coach. And make sure you avoid these nine other embarrassing e-mail mistakes.
racorn/shutterstock If you make a mistake, just own up to it. No one likes that one person that’s always slacking, yet somehow always coming up with obscene reasons to why they didn’t or couldn’t do something. No one is perfect and mistakes are bound to happen, so when you do something wrong, just address it and move on.