13 Tips for Your Newly Joined Corporate Life2 min read

Last Updated on: September 19, 2022

  1. Do not reply to emails or write emails when emotionally high like angry or frustrated. Type up and sleep on it for the next day. Write replies as if 100 people are going to read them.
  2. Your emails are always recorded, and stored, and can be forwarded to anybody. Used against you even in courts if required. So be very very careful.
  3. Never bend over backward for your organization i.e. missing important family events, working weekends, ignoring personal relationships and health due to work. There is zero guarantee that these sacrifices will be recognized by your organization and you will move up the corporate ladder quickly or get a hefty raise for these.
  4. Always remember that you are not your job, and you do this to support yourself, your family, and your lifestyle. Life outside the 9-5 matters just as much, and is equally important. Neglect that and all of it shall wither away.
  5. An employee will lose in any fight against a corporate, every time.
  6. HR are corporate spies, not employees’ friends.
  7. How well you talk/write matters more than skillset, to move up
  8. Competition can and will get dirty. Get used to it.
  9. It’s better to resign than a complaint about your boss to HR.
  10. Don’t shit where you eat. Never, ever, sleep with a work colleague. It will always go south.
  11. You are replaceable, however irreplaceable others may think you are.
  12. Watch your mouth. Don’t say anything to anyone that you would not like to hear from anyone else. It is a small world and things can come back to bite you in the ass later.
  13. Socialize with your subordinates, at a personal level. Take them out to dinner/drinks every month, at your own expense. They will move with you when you move and will bend backward at critical times for you. All that money spent will come back many times over.

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