Nowadays it is really difficult to find a good job and it is even more difficult to keep the job from slipping away. Most people do not realize this difficulty and take the job for granted. Some are really smart from day one. They make sure that they do not get caught for doing the silliest mistakes which would eventually lead to loss of the job. In fact, many get fired without prior intimation and most of the time the reasons are untold but are known to everyone in general especially when the company is in a crisis.
If you want to know some of the main reasons why one gets fired, this article will give you an idea and help you from getting fired from your precious job.
10. Lying in Resume
You may think that the employers do not have time to cross check your resume for any fake information or lack of qualification that is required for the job during the interview. But that’s not true. Each and every data will be checked and confirmed whether it is legible or not. Even if one sneaks and escapes from getting caught during the interview and recruitment process and lands safely in the job, the employers have every right to fire him/her as soon as they get to know the actual truth. So it is better to tell the truth and submit the original certificates while joining an organization if you wish to stay in that job for a long time.
9. Sleeping at Work
This may seem to be a funny reason to get fired. An employee may be tired and stressed so he / she might take a nap or doze off during work hours accidentally and may seem so simple. But sleeping at work can cause a lot of problem and liability to the organization. You may wonder how! Recently a bank employee dozed off on his keyboard and transferred € 222,222,222.22 instead of € 62.40..!!! Now who is responsible for such a blunder that created a huge chaos in the bank? Hope you see it now that sleeping at work can cause a lot of problem and can even get one fired from his job within few seconds!
8. Getting Drunk at Work
‘Drunk at Work’ does not sound professional. Along with it comes lot of issues especially when a worker starts to act out of control after getting drunk. No boss would encourage an employee to enjoy the booze and other alcoholic stuff in his / her place of work as that would only end up in loss and spoil the name of the organization. If a person comes to work after being drunk and causes a lot of trouble, no wonder the boss would fire that person as soon as possible.
7. Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment and abuse is one of the major issues that most of the organization try their level best to eradicate completely as the security and safety of the employees is in their hands and any harm created to the workers will only cause a huge loss at the employers end as well as for the organization. Sexual harassment and abuse shows the lack of social behavior and manners in the worker and no firm would entertain such workers. They would only be sacked at the earliest. Staying clean and decent are the easiest and safest options to keep the job that is secured with great difficulty.
6. Time Issues
Anything related to time matters the most when it comes to work and other related tasks. Nowadays time is given premium value than money or any other goods as it is the most precious and invaluable of all the things in the world. It can never be earned nor saved; it can only be spent appropriately. An efficient worker should be able to finish the task in time and come to work on time. Delay in submitting the work or crossing the deadlines to even finish the assigned job is a complete no-no! Most importantly, an employee who is regularly late and is poor in time keeping is never liked by any boss.
5. Taking Personal Problems to Workplace
“Work while you work” is the most applicable statement at any workplace. Personal problems should be handled outside the office and should be left right there. Taking them to the workplace would be the most foolish mistake one could ever commit. The organization itself would have a lot of its own issues to solve and it could even be in a crisis. It is the responsibility of the employee to handle the organization’s issues instead of brooding over ones own personal issues as it would only reduce the productivity of the worker and eventually piss off the employer.
4. Complaining and Gossiping
Bragging about work over the social network may seem cool. But it would no more be cool if one starts to complain about the job, boss and co-workers publicly. It would obviously reach the employer’s ears somehow or the other and it would only cause a huge toll on your work life. You may also love to gossip about your colleagues and other higher authorities, it might even be very tempting to share that awesome rumor that you heard from a friend about the boss. But spreading such unnecessary information and involving in gossips would only help you to get yourself fired from that good job.
3. Theft and Unauthorized Use of Property
You are not employed for stealing the company’s property. The telephone on the desk might tempt you to call up your best friend and share that amazing story about you tour to Africa or the unlimited and fast speed internet might seduce you to watch your favorite football match live. But it is not the right place and it is obviously not ‘your’ property. Theft is never encouraged and unauthorized use of the organization’s property and other facilities is a crime and it is one of the most prominent reasons why most people get fired from their jobs.
2. Not Following the Directions
The boss or employer gives the directions and orders and it is the responsibility of the employee to follow them accordingly and that is why they are the boss, and the other is the worker. The duty of the employee is to follow the instructions given and not make his/her own changes to the assigned task. No boss likes a worker who does not listen to his words. As you know, the more one disobeys the boss’ directions the more he digs his own pit to get dumped.
1. Poor Performance
The top most reason for one getting fired from a very good job is poor performance at work. Even if you are found to be the most eligible person for a particular position in an organization with the best educational qualification and other backgrounds, the chances of getting fired is high if you lack the capability to accomplish the given task with the expected quality and efficiency. The world now expects and rewards good quality work and there is no space for any level of compromise at work. Thus, poor performance at work by anybody results in loss of the job and it is better if one does his best to give his best at work.