Someone who tells the truth. Someone who does not lie or cheat.
How do people cheat/steal at work?
- working slowly instead of a faster pace that they are capable of.
letting a co-worker clock in for them if they are
late for work.
stealing things from work.
- taking too much break time
working on personal projects at work.
- Your Attitude communicates your feelings and mood.
Your attitude is your state of mind, how you feel about your job, your
co-workers and boss. Your attitude will be reflected in the quality
of work you do. A positive attitude is often the key to getting and
keeping a job. Your boss will judge you not only on the work you
do, but also on your attitude.
- An employer is interested in how you do your work and how well you
get along with others.
Some indicators of a good attitude are:
Some indicators of a bad attitude are:
- a friendly smile
- good posture
- talking in nice tone of voice
- being interested in others
- making complaints in appropriate ways at appropriate
- being respectful and courteous
- being calm
- doing a good job
- handling anger appropriatel
to Work- Use curriculum materials
to present examples of workers who are not demonstrating appropriate work
Find or create work scenarios where the students have to read a job
performance review and decide what are the good and poor work habits discussed.
Next have them decide if the worker deserves a raise and what do they
think will happen for the worker in the future.
To connect students with workers and create a learning situation, have
the students survey workers and ask the following questions.
1. What is your job?
2. What do you like about your job?
3. How long have you had your job?
4. What are some of your job duties/
5. Is there anything you don't like about your job?
6. Has there ever been a time when you didn't feel
like going to work?
7. What did you do?
8. What can you do if you are bored at work?
The results of these interviews will be shared in class with the focus
on the positive behaviors of a dependable worker at work.
Compile results from the 8th question on boredom. Boredom can be an
issue with entry level jobs. Especially for a person who has attention
or initiation difficulties. It is important to discuss this issue and
help the students find appropriate ways to deal with it.
Check out the list of activities we came up with to
with Boredom at work.
Qualities Employers Desire
- Ability to Communicate- Organize and present your thoughts
coherently through the written or spoken word.
- Intelligence- Has "street sense", "common sense", ability to
- Self Confidence -Recognizes ones own worth, has conviction,
will stand up.
- Willing to Accept Responsibility -Volunteers, takes on challenges,
admits mistakes, "I'll do it" attitude
- Initiative -Self-starter, self-motivated, works with little
- Leadership -Take charge, in control, influences others.
- Energy Level - Works hard, endurance, relishes work.
- Imagination -Finds solutions, sees possibilities, innovative.
- Flexibility - Adaptable, not rigid, capable of and receptive
- Interpersonal Skills - Gets along with people, pleasant personality.
- Self-Knowledge - Realistic, no hang-ups, know who they are,
knows what they can do and want to do.
- Ability to Handle Conflict- Rolls with the punches, functions
- Goal Achievement - Sets goals, works toward goals, achieves.
- Competitiveness - Works toward winning, tries to improve, be
- Vocational Skills - Can do the job, trainable, has appropriate
- Direction - Know what you want in life, in a job, has goals.
Be Able to Work with Others
|Discuss and define working cooperatively and cooperation.
|Identify situations in school that require working cooperatively.
|Identify situations at home that require working cooperatively.
|State two or more reasons why he/she likes and dislikes group efforts.
|Discuss factors that cause trouble in groups and develop at least
|one acceptable response to each problem. (define the behavioral
|component) List these in columns next to each other.
|Role play situations and appropriate responses of conflict resolution in groups
|Participate in group activity or game.
|Write a paragraph or verbally respond to "What I learned about a
|group effort from today's activities.
|Perform a task working with one other person.
|State and list examples of teamwork involved in completing the task.