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HR worker 'learned the hard way' as she shares three things you should never do at work

Rhiannon Ingle

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HR worker 'learned the hard way' as she shares three things you should never do at work

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@lavishvaal

I'm sure we've all done some stuff here and there at work that we probably shouldn't do but, for the most part, it's generally never anything too serious.

However, there definitely are instances when people find themselves committing a whole load of major faux pas with their colleagues but, luckily for them, one human resources worker has mapped out three things you should never do at work.

After learning 'the hard way', the woman has shared exactly what not to do when it comes to the workplace. Have a look:

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The workplace can be a very turbulent experience for some of us - from taking care of personal responsibilities to office politics, it can be a very tiring place.

Yes, it can be a joyous place for some of us too, as you work collectively as team to meet your goals.

But after being in HR for the best part of a decade, TikTok user Valerie (@lavishvaal) has offered her years of experience to advise employees of the things that you should never do at work.

The video has gone viral on TikTok with almost 6 million views and over 400,000 likes.

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She captioned the video writing 'some of which I wish I knew sooner', before explaining what you really shouldn't be doing in the office.

The TikToker advised against being too personal. Credit: TikTok/@lavishvaal
The TikToker advised against being too personal. Credit: TikTok/@lavishvaal

The first thing that Valerie recommended was to not get too personal with your colleagues, especially if you see yourself working up the career ladder at the company.

She said: "Sharing too much does not do you any good at any point in your career.

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"Especially when you know that you’re trying to move up, you’re trying to establish yourself as a reputable person within a company, do not overshare. It will only come back to haunt you."

Next up on Valerie's not to do list is to not be humble - which you'd usually think is actually a bad idea.

The TikToker explained: "I used to think being humble was going to get me far, people would appreciate me and say, 'Oh, she’s nice', and no.

"So many successful women I work with are far from humble and will literally make sure that they enter a room and their presence is felt. Never catch me being humble again."

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You won't catch Valerie at work parties for too long, either. Credit: TikTok/@lavishvaal
You won't catch Valerie at work parties for too long, either. Credit: TikTok/@lavishvaal

And the third and final bit of advice from Valerie is not spending too long at company social events, no matter how fun they may be.

She said: "You will not catch me at company functions like happy hour, holiday parties for longer than an hour-and-a-half.

"The truth is, people start drinking, stuff starts happening, and I do not want to be associated."

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Many people have taken to the comment section of the TikTok to discuss Valerie's work advice.

One person said: "This might all be true but I cannot spend eight hours everyday acting like a robot and showing none of my real personality."

"I'm in HR and I tell my non-HR friends this aaaaall the time," added a second.

A final TikTok user hit out: "Disagree, authentic leadership. Stay true to who you are."

What do you make of Valerie' advice?

Topics: Real Life, TikTok, Life

Rhiannon Ingle
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