On the Job Behaviors

Acting Our Best While Working

Be Punctual

Being punctual means being on time. The best workers show up early to their shifts. Being on time conveys that you care about your job. It also shows that you respect the person/company you work for and that you value their time.

Scenario: You are scheduled to work at 9 am at your job. What time should you get there? (8 am, 8:45 am, 9 am, 9:15 am)

Be Polite

Being polite means that you are a nice person to your boss, customers, coworkers, and everyone you meet at work. Ways you can be polite is by doing what your boss asks, greeting people in a friendly manner, offering to help, and giving compliments.

Scenario: A customer comes through your line when you are working at the grocery store. What should you say when they first walk up? What should you say as they leave?


One of the best things you can do to show that you care about your job is to listen. You should listen to your boss, your coworkers, and any customers. When you listen you are understanding what is being said. If you do not understand you should ask questions.

Scenario: You are in a meeting at work. Your boss is in the front of a big room talking about the past week and how the store is doing. What should you be doing? (drawing a picture, biting your nails, sleeping, sitting up and paying attention)

Follow Directions

Good workers follow directions from their bosses. When a boss asks you to do something you should do it. If you do not know how to do it, politely ask for help. Following directions shows that you are respectful and willing to work.

Your boss asks you to clean the break room. That is normally not your job? What do you say?

Try Your Best

Overall, it is most important to try your best! You should be doing what you can for as long as you can. Everyone's best is different, but it is important that you do what you are able.