You're halfway through the work week, and you decide that Thursday would be a good day to use that autonomy you have as part of your job and run a few harmless errands in the afternoon.
Perhaps your boss or manager informed you when you were hired that this practice was acceptable, so you took that to mean the grocery store, eye doctor or pharmacy can be part of your route on any given day.
And that's fine. What tends to complicate the matter isn't so much having that freedom but rather abusing it or not using it in moderation. Suddenly, that lone Thursday turns into two days and so on and so forth.
That practice is just one of many that can be defined as a career killer or, at the very least, a misstep that could have catastrophic consequences from suspension to losing a job you love simply because you exhibited bad judgment.
Case in point in addition to using your afternoon for personal reasons without letting someone know what you're doing, what about those who were graciously invited to some sort of work function that is celebratory in nature, only to make a complete fool of yourself in one form or another?
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