The Most Common Reasons You Could Lose Your Job

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(Photo by Chris M. Gordon/Getty Images)

For many, there is always something to worry about at work; and many people worry about losing their job. Since the serious economic downturn a few years back more and more employees are worried about losing their job due to job cuts, business closings and other economic factors. However, while it’s always possible your office might close or downsize, it’s more likely you’ll lose your job for one of these very common reasons.


One of the main reasons people are fired from their jobs is dishonesty. This could encompass anything from stealing from the company supply closet to adding a few extra – and untruthful – items to your resume. If your employer finds out about your dishonesty at work, chances are good that you will be made an example of for anyone else thinking of being dishonest with the company.

Job Performance

It should go without saying that if you’re job performance is unimpressive, you’re not going to be around much longer. However, some believe that they are too valuable, too important or just too educated to lose their job. This causes them to feel complacent and even lazy. Perhaps they’ll begin to delegate their workload onto others so that they can spend their days playing Candy Crush and perusing Facebook. If the higher-ups notice this, it’s time for you to start looking for a new job.


Even if you don’t work with the public, your attitude at work is a big deal. Of course it’s important not to have an attitude with customers and clients, but it’s also important you not have an attitude with vendors, coworkers or your boss. This means you must leave your drama behind. Don’t take personal calls at work, stay off your phone, and treat everyone with kindness and respect. Your attitude can be a good reason to fire you if it’s not appropriate.


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