Although Donald Trump is president, there are several things he’s said and done that have made people question his fitness for office. If an average employee did half of these things, he or she would likely be out of a job. Some of Trump’s behavior is just so ridiculous, we had to make a list and share.
Here are the ridiculous things Donald Trump does that you should never do at work.
Tweet every thought that comes to mind
Heed the wise words of former First Lady Michelle Obama and don’t tweet every thought that comes to mind. It’s OK to speak your mind every now and then, but tact is essential. This is especially true in the workplace. Donald Trump is known for his angry Twitter rants, but this type of behavior wouldn’t go over well in a regular office.
Sharing unfiltered thoughts on social media can be a dangerous thing at work. And unless using social media during work hours is required for your job, you shouldn’t be on it at all during work time. If it is part of your job, a good rule to follow is asking yourself: would I post this if the CEO was sitting right next to me? If the answer is ‘no,’ you shouldn’t post the message.
Next: You might fantasize about doing this, but you should resist.
Walk out of meetings
Most employees wouldn’t dare walk out of a work meeting. Sure, you might fantasize about it, but it’s not likely you’d actually get up and walk out during a staff meeting. Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury claims the president gets bored easily and can’t focus long enough to sit through meetings. It is said he has even walked out when meeting with world leaders. “He gets up halfway through meetings with world leaders because he is bored,” writes Wolff.
Next: Unless you want to end up in the human resources office, don’t make this mistake.
Make sexually suggestive comments
In today’s climate, making sexually suggestive jokes or comments at work is a big no-no. One famous example is when Trump was caught on tape talking to former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about how he touches random women inappropriately. Trump later apologized for the lewd comments, but then backtracked and questioned the authenticity of the recording.
Next: Don’t be a rule breaker.
Disregard the rules
Each job has a set of rules that must be followed. This helps prevent the workplace from falling into a state of chaos. One person who doesn’t seem to be a fan of rules is Donald Trump. He was involved in a few scandals that turned out to be very expensive. Among them were the Trump University scandal, antitrust violations, and failure to pay workers.
Next: Respect is key.
Make racially charged comments
Sometimes things said in the privacy of your own home or when you’re with your friends are best left private. When you’re at work, airing your opinions on race or other hot topics is just poor taste. This behavior could offend co-workers and make everyone around you uncomfortable. Before and during his campaign, many were outraged when they heard Trump call Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals.
Next: This is never OK.
Engage in name-calling
Sure, you might get angry with your boss or co-workers, but name-calling is never the right way to handle things. According to Michael Wolff’s controversial book, Fire and Fury, Trump spoke poorly of his campaign workers.
Wolff writes that during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, staffers were sometimes belittled. Writes Wolff, “The leitmotif for Trump about his own campaign was how crappy it was and how everybody involved in it was a loser … Time spent with Trump on the campaign plane was often an epic dissing experience: everybody around him was an idiot.”
Next: Watch your mouth.
If you feel strongly about something at work, refrain from using expletives. It’s just not professional. Trump allegedly used an expletive and made racially charged comments during a meeting. The president was accused of making derogatory comments about El Salvador as well as Haitians and African countries, reports NBC News. In response, the United Nations human rights office condemned Trump’s remarks as racist, and some leaders immediately demanded an apology.
Next: Definitely don’t do this.
If you threatened your co-workers as often as Donald Trump threatens people, it would be a matter of time before you were escorted off the premises by human resources. Trump has threatened quite a few people. His threats usually come in the form of lawsuits. Over the years, he has threatened to sue everyone from an elderly widow to Tom Arnold.
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