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How to Avoid a Bad Reputation at Work

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Little things that you do every day without thinking could be driving your coworkers crazy. Your bad business habits can give you a bad reputation and make you the topic of water-cooler gossip. Take a deep breath—and a good hard look at yourself—and then ask yourself if you are guilty of committing any of the following reputation killers.
 
How to Avoid a Bad Reputation at Work

Are you nosy? People eventually get irritated with the person who has to know every little thing that goes on. If staying abreast of workplace happenings is part of your job, schedule brief meetings for people to bring you up to date. Otherwise, try to mind your own business.

Are you unprepared? It wastes other people's time, so don't be. It looks bad if you constantly interrupt discussions with questions you should already know the answers to. Get into the habit of giving yourself 15 minutes before your meeting to make sure you are prepared.

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