Few people master the art of being 100 per cent professional all of the time, but for most us, that’s just the expectation between the hours of 9–5. Unless your cubicle has you completely cut off from the rest of civilization, odds are you work in a group environment, where your colleagues’ desks are less than a hop and skip away from yours. Keeping the environment positive and respectful is all about being mindful of what you say and do – pretty much at all times. Consider it another habit to get into; being a grade-A professional. In an effort to keep you on everyone’s good side at the office, we’ve put together a little cheat sheet for you on the top 20 unprofessional habits you need to kick while at the office!
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Breaking company policy
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Taking more sick days than needed
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Showing up to meetings unprepared
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Having a bad attitude
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Poor listening skills
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Poor personal hygiene
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Treating the office like a frat house
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Abusing workplace relationships
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Bringing the drama to work
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Being a suck-up
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Not respecting boundaries
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Bringing the bagged tuna sandwich
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Not being a team player
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Treating the office like a sorority
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