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Learn About the Workplace

Your culture affects what clothes you wear, what food you eat, and what language you speak. When you get a job, your workplace will have a culture, too.

What culture are you from? Your culture comes from the country where you were born, where you live now, and who you hang out with. A culture can affect how you dress, speak, and how you behave with other people.

When you get a job, your workplace will have a culture, too. The culture of an office job will be different from the culture of a warehouse job. The workplace culture will also affect what clothes you wear and how you speak and act around people. All new employees must learn what the work culture is.

Read the advice of the managers below.

Manager 1:

Would you like some tips on how to be a great employee? I hire people all the time, but not everyone is a good worker. Here are some tips to becoming a great employee.

First of all, come to work on time. Do not be late. Call me if you think you might be late.

When you come to work, dress appropriately. If you are supposed to wear a uniform, make sure it is clean, and wear it. If your job does not require a uniform, dress according to your work dress code.

Great employees have good attitudes. They do not complain. Great employees are friendly to each other and to their managers. They do not gossip. They do not say things about other workers that are unkind or untrue.

Finally, great employees make sure they do a good job. If they don´t understand something, they ask questions. Employees who ask questions care about doing a job correctly.

Manager 2:

Learning a new work culture is not always easy. But it is important if you want to be successful at your job. Here are some tips to learning the work culture that will make you successful.

Learn the language of your workplace. Learn the names for things you use for your job. Learn any new words that you hear in your workplace so that you can understand what is going on and what is expected of you. Also, learn the names of your coworkers.

Follow the rules. Read your employee handbook so that you can work safely and help others to work safely, too.

One more thing: Successful employees are respectful to their coworkers and are "team players." They help their coworkers when they need it. They care about doing a good job.

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