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Is something hurting advancement for San Antonio jobs?

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

There could be a variety of reasons that prevent workers from getting promoted in their San Antonio jobs, according a recent Careerbuilder survey.

According to the national survey, provocative clothing, a disheveled appearance and unprofessional haircut are just a few of the things that cause employers to think twice before promoting them. Behaviors such as exhibiting a negative attitude, consistently arriving late or gossiping can also work against them.

When asked which aspects of a worker’s physical appearance would make them less likely to promote that person, employers were most out of favor with provocative attire (44 percent) and wrinkled clothes or shabby appearance (43 percent). Other answers include:
•Piercings outside of traditional ear piercings: 32 percent
•Attire that is too casual for the workplace: 27 percent
•Visible tattoos: 27 percent
•An unprofessional or ostentatious haircut: 25 percent
•Unprofessional or ostentatious facial hair: 24 percent
•Bad breath: 23 percent
•Heavy perfume or cologne: 21 percent
•Too much makeup: 15 percent

Employers also revealed the top behaviors that hurt an employee’s chances for promotion, with poor attitudes and consistent tardiness taking the top spot.
•Having a negative or pessimistic attitude: 62 percent
•Regularly showing up to work late: 62 percent
•Using vulgar language: 51 percent
•Regularly leaving work early: 49 percent
•Taking too many sick days: 49 percent
•Gossiping: 44 percent
•Spending office time on personal social media accounts: 39 percent
•Neglecting to clean up after himself/herself: 36 percent
•Always initiating non-work-related conversations with co-workers: 27 percent
•Taking personal calls at work: 24 percent
•Taking smoke breaks: 19 percent