Worst Ways To Impress Your Boss

Posted on | July 28, 2010 | 4 Comments

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I just read a hysterical (in my opinion) article on the four worst ways to impress your boss.

The link to the article is below, but I am going to re-post it because I can’t stop laughing at the topics.  I am sure they are great tips for someone who doesn’t work for my Boss, but for me, it’s only funny.

 Here the four worst things you can do that will get you noticed at work – for the wrong reasons.

1. Let Him Catch You Shopping Online

Nobody works 100% efficiently from 9-5 each day, but there’s a difference between letting your mind wander a little and getting your work done and making it clear that you have your own set of priorities during those hours. What’s better than spending money as you earn it?

OK- this is funny because Boss spends most of his time on the web playing Mafia Wars, or searching articles on Golf.  If he said anything about us “shopping” online, he would have a mutiny on his hands.

2. Say Goodbye at 5pm Every Day, No Matter What

If you don’t care about company performance, you’re there to do your work, you have one eye on the clock, and as soon as the clock hits 5pm, you’re out of there like a fat kid in dodge ball. Who cares if you finish, it will be there for you to take care of in the morning!

First of all- wow- way to insult fat kids.  Do they even play Dodgeball anymore?  Second, I put in my time and if I walk out the door everday at 4:55, then too bad.  Boss knows I work hard, so this is a stupid tip if you do your job.  Plus, Boss is a Ninja, and is never in his office come 5:00, so I don’t have this problem.

3. Fall Asleep During Meetings

Sitting in a room at 2:30pm never wakes anyone up, but your boss will be especially upset if you make him look bad in front of others. Drink coffee to stay awake! If you’re got nothing to add, take notes and your odds of getting whiplash from snapping awake when the lights turn on increase tenfold. But hey, who wouldn’t love a nice little nap to break up the day?

We don’t have many staff meetings, but seriously, do you have to write that if you fall asleep during your meetings your boss may get pissed off?  That, to me, is a no-brainier. 

I guess there are people who do fall asleep during staff meetings.  God knows when I was a teacher I would have loved to put my head down and sleep instead of having things read to me when I already had the same information right in front of my face

4. Focus…On Yourself!

We all want to get our work done and we all hate the annoying distractions during the day. But when a teammate needs help and you’re constantly “too busy,” you won’t earn any brownie points around the time of your performance review.

All I want to know is what is this “performance review” they mention?  Is that like the cookie bonus I get every now and then?

Paralegal

Link:  http://sweatingthebigstuff.com/4-worst-ways-to-impress-your-boss/

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4 Responses to “Worst Ways To Impress Your Boss”

  1. CorporateParalegal
    July 29th, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    Can I add one?

    5. Make sure your clothing reveals parts of you that would only be appropriate in a bar setting (not the legal one – the social one!)

    I can't tell you how many times I walk by people (usually women) who are showing their thong underwear lines or too much cleavage. What are these people thinking? I am not saying business suits with shoulder pads are the way to go but if you have worn your outfit and people have bought you drinks, you probably should not be wearing it too work.

    Welcome home from Sweden Paralegal Hell!

  2. Paralegal
    July 29th, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

    You know, I can’t tell you how many times I have interviewed people who come in dressed in shorts, a t-shirt and flip flops. I am all for casual, but for a job interview you would think they could dress up a little.

  3. CorporateParalegal
    July 29th, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    Can I add one?

    5. Make sure your clothing reveals parts of you that would only be appropriate in a bar setting (not the legal one – the social one!)

    I can't tell you how many times I walk by people (usually women) who are showing their thong underwear lines or too much cleavage. What are these people thinking? I am not saying business suits with shoulder pads are the way to go but if you have worn your outfit and people have bought you drinks, you probably should not be wearing it too work.

    Welcome home from Sweden Paralegal Hell!

  4. Paralegal
    July 29th, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

    You know, I can’t tell you how many times I have interviewed people who come in dressed in shorts, a t-shirt and flip flops. I am all for casual, but for a job interview you would think they could dress up a little.

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