Help Wanted: Bad habits that could get you fired

You may have heard the best time to look for another job is when you already have one, but getting fired from your current job certainly won’t help you find your next. Forbes is outlining the bad habits that could be costing you your job.

1.) Procrastination. If your last-minute rush requires others to work quickly, you will likely anger them, and you’ll be the first one blamed when a project fails or isn’t completed on time.

2.) Lying. This will absolutely cost you your job, and lying about the little things is just as concerning to an employers as a big lie.

3.) Negativity. Habitually gossiping, whining or complaining may be putting your job on the line.

4.) Tardiness. This displays an attitude of complacency and carelessness.

5.) Poor email communication. This is everything from failing to respond, to not knowing how you come across in emails.

6.) Social media addiction. Ultimately, spending a lot of time on social media takes away from your work.

There are a total of 14 bad habits you need to be aware of. Click here to read them all.

The Kentucky Career Center is having the following hiring events:

1.) Teletech; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 19: hiring customer service representatives at 416 S. 6th St. in Paducah.

2.) Lynx; 9 4 p.m. on Jan. 20: hiring customer service representatives at 416 S. 6th St. in Paducah.

3.) Extra Help at the Career Center every third Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: hiring general laborers, clerical and professional positions; 416 S. 6th St. in Paducah.

4.) People Plus; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan 28: hiring clerical, CDL drivers, laborers, and production. This hiring event is at 3229 Coleman Road in Paducah.

5.) Fort Campbell Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Cole Park Commons on the campus of Fort Campbell for all military, veterans and spouses.

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