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On the Job

General Tips
No matter where you work, these tips can help you do a better job:

Check your attitude. If you’re working part-time at a job that you don’t plan to make a career, you might think your attitude doesn’t matter, but it does. The customers you’re rude to today might not come back tomorrow. And if the business has to close, then you’ll be out of job…and there goes the money you depend on for clothes, school, or your car and insurance payments.

Cooperate with your boss and coworkers. Offer to help with a project even if "it's not your job." You just might learn something new, and your boss will see that you have initiative.

Be polite to everyone, even if they’re rude to you. It’s easier said than done, but you’ll feel better if you just let their bad attitude slide.

Be on time. Show consideration for your boss and your coworkers.

Work. It’s what you’re being paid to do. (You’re not being paid to talk with your friends who drop by or sit around or talk on your cell phone.)

Safety Rules
Many jobs have certain safety requirements that both you and your employer will need to fulfill. Know what your rights are under the law. As a worker you have a right to:

  • Work in a safe place
  • Receive safety training
  • Ask questions if you don't understand instructions

Click here to learn about all of your rights.


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