The Most Common Reasons Why People Are Fired
Attitude You made it obvious you really didn’t want to be there, through your facial expressions, words and actions. Behavior is the expression of intent, commitment and reliability, and your behavior showed work is just a passing interest in your life.
Effort You came in to work five minutes before starting time and you were out the door at 5 p.m. every day. If you were asked to work early or late, you weren’t happy about it and let people know.
Relationships You didn’t like the boss and it showed. You need to make your choice early in your career. Either you can work with a person or you can’t. If you can’t, leave. Your relationship with the boss is the No. 1 factor influencing job performance and satisfaction, according to a recent Gallup study.
Paying your dues You weren’t willing to put in the time to “earn your stripes.” Have your heard there is no free lunch? You have got to do the time, put out effort and earn your way up the ladder. Those who expect something for just showing up or keep making demands will alienate the boss, and co-workers.
Whining You consistently complain without offering solutions. No one likes a whiner. If you have legitimate complaints, offer alternative solutions. If you can’t, shut up and do your job.
Selfishness You are the poster child for “what’s in it for me.” Yes, it’s important to stick up for yourself, but not to the exclusion of serving those around you. You will make more headway in your career by helping others.
Demanding You were high maintenance. You took more of everyone’s time and energy than you contributed. You constantly needed help and attention from the boss and co-workers. Independence for you is “I’m not sure how I should do…”
Self-centred You told others, and maybe even your boss you were looking for another job. Absolutely do not share your intentions with co-workers, unless you’re willing to have it get back to your boss. If you’re looking for another job, keep it to yourself.
Gossiper You gossiped about your boss and/or co-workers. This is one of the most destructive habits going and we have all been guilty at one time or another. If you engage in gossip on a regular basis, people will learn not to trust you with any confidences.
Obstructionist People could not get work done through you, so they learned how to get around you. Your co-workers decided you are more of a barrier than a conduit. Stop being a know-it-all, and needing to be right, and figure out ways to help other people be successful in their work…