Don’t Fall for These 5 Workplace Myths

There are many misconceptions about the workplace that, sensible as they might be, simply aren’t true. Some actions, while undoubtedly a bad idea, won’t necessarily get you fired. Below are five common myths that are good to know — whether you’re the boss or the newest hire in the field.

Myth 1: You Can’t Be Fired If You’re Not Guilty

In all states but Montana, employment is at-will. That means your boss can fire you for any reason, without having to prove “just cause.” Technically, your boss can say, “I don’t like Joe’s shoes,” and you’re out the door. Most companies don’t operate that way, of course. But if you’re accused of violating a workplace rule, you don’t have the same rights you’d have in a criminal court. There is a catch, though: Employers must demonstrate that the termination wasn’t due to race, gender or other protected category.

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  1. Great post. Thank you. It’s great to have a great career. It’s great when you are satisfied with your job. To have the desired job you should be a great specialist, you should always improve yourself. But it is also important to be able to represent yourself because you can go unnoticed. A resume is one of the ways to represent yourself (you always can get help ) If the resume is great, your chances to get the desired job are very high.

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