Things NOT to Do When you Start a New Job

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[After six months of unemployment, I have a job. Please allow me to share my wisdom on this subject with you]

Don’t ask when you can apply for long-term disability.


Don’t install Skyrim on your work computer. If, for some reason, it is already ON your work computer, don’t start a Wizard character because they are completely LAME.


When having a video meeting, do NOT forget to wear pants. I doubt anyone will find out, but you’ll have a look on your face like you’re getting away with something.


Don’t ask if you can subcontract your work out to a grad student.


When you are creating your work profile, do NOT put “arson” under special skills. That should be put under hobbies.


They might ask for a photograph to go with your profile. Do NOT give them that photo that makes you look crazy or the one where one eye is smaller than the other. You MAY have to spend some time on Photo-shop.


Don’t offer to “take the minutes” at a half-hour group meeting and then turn in a document that simply reads, “30”.


If they ask about any nicknames by which you’d like to be called, DON’T tell them that, at your old job, they called you, “Captain Lawsuit”…


Work is NOT like prison. You don’t find the smartest and most competent person in the company and knock him or her out on your first day. Instead, start a rumor that they play Skyrim all day and don’t wear pants.


Don’t ask for your first year’s wages in advance…

19 thoughts on “Things NOT to Do When you Start a New Job

  1. Whooooo. Whooooo. And Whooooo. Congrats Charles and now you’ve written the post make sure you follow the advice. (Though I’d still play Skyrim) 😛

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      1. I’m going to be honest here Charles, I didn’t understand it. I’m more of a Banjo Kazowie girl myself. Peter said congrats on the job ☺️

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    1. Even worse, don’t admit that one of your favorite books is Moby Dick.

      I actually worked with someone who preferred not to. He didn’t last long in the job. Proof that even government workers can be fired…


  2. Congratulations on the new job! I’ve been looking around myself. I haven’t been offered anything – maybe it is the no pants thing that is holding me back. I’ll try my next video meeting with pants ON. Got it!

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  3. I’m not sure if you’re being satirical with the “new job” thing or if you actually have a new job….but if you do…are old people hireable? This might motivate me in some small way…

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