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You will respect your supervisors. You will be dependable. You will follow all rules and policies. You will be punctual. You will keep the best interests of the company in mind. IN SUMMARY . . Both you and your boss should have realistic expectations of your job and workplace. 47 48 Learning the Ropes You are entitled to be treated fairly, decently, and with respect. Your boss is entitled to your hard work, punctuality, and honesty. If you feel your rights as a worker are being violated you should (in the following order) confront the offending coworker, seek counsel from your boss, or look for another job.

33 5 DRESS FOR SUCCESS A ll businesses have some sort of dress code, since all businesses want their workers to maintain an appearance of professionalism. They want you to be clean-cut. They want you to look your best. Picture a busy office: Phones are ringing, fax machines are printing important messages, and copy machines whirring and humming. Workers are dashing from one end of the office to the other, delivering important packets and carrying files. Picture all of these people in faded jeans, tee shirts, and ratty old sneakers.

She’s greeted by her smiling supervisor, given the grand tour, and introduced to her coworkers. Once Sally has established her space in the office, gotten her bearings, filled out paperwork, and asked any questions she might have, she’s ready to learn about her job. She follows the cues of her coworkers, such as when to leave for lunch, how early to arrive at staff meetings, and how to send mail. When she has a question about using her phone or where to sign a document, she asks her nearest coworker for assistance and thanks her for the help.

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