Getting fired hurts. Lalo na kung biglaan ang pangyayari at hindi mo naman talaga iniisip na mangyayari sa iyo. You might expect to lose your job due to poor performance or bad behavior, but not knowing what you did wrong puts you in an awkward situation and it will be hard to get your next job abroad. Of course, some things might immediately get you fired, like punching your boss or not showing up. Here are the top 5 most common ways people get fired.
Being dishonest about your resume or your qualifications will almost always get you fired. Think lying about your education is a good way to get ahead? It isn’t. Hindi mabuti at siguradong wala kang mararating. As soon as you get caught, it’s likely you will be let go. Lying about the work you did or stealing company funds is also a sure way to get fired. It is best to be honest with your boss and the company from the beginning.
Violating Company Policy
Every company has its own rules. Some are strict. Some are not so strict. If you break the rules, however, you may get fired. Rules can be about your clothing, vacations, sick time, time off, dating co-workers, illegal activity, sexual harassment, and drugs and alcohol. Want to make sure you don’t violate company policy? Learn the company rules and always follow them.
Getting a job abroad is step number one on the pathway to success. Performing well is step number two. So remember when you have a job that they are paying for your performance, not your ability to sit in a chair and talk with your co-workers. In addition, don’t be late to the office, sleep on the job, or look unprofessional. If you have deadlines, be prepared and ready to have things completed on time. If you work in hospitality, always smile, be polite and always treat your guests with warmth and respect. Take your job seriously and you will not have a problem.
Insubordination (not following rules)
Employers hire people they believe to be reliable. If you are not dependable and refuse to do what your boss asks you to do, you may be fired for insubordination. If the boss asks you to do something, do not question “why?” or suggest that someone else should do it. Don’t complain. Huwag matigas ang ulo. Be polite and respectful and always do what you are asked. Remember, you are there to help your boss and the company. That’s why they are paying you.
Don’t take your workplace for granted. Talking badly about fellow employees, your boss, or your company on social media is not a good idea. Neither is gossiping about co-workers. Remember that they, too, have access to the same sites and may be able to see anything you say online. Be careful when interacting with co-workers and when talking about your work to others. Poor judgment can include many other things as well, such as drinking on the job, sleeping in the back office, having friends hang out while you’re working, or using the company’s computer to check your social media accounts, are all examples that could get you in trouble—or maybe even fired.
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