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6 tips for new workers from 'The Young Professional's Survival Guide'

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Mary Knox Merrill
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2. Contract payment

What happens when your boss asks you to do the wrong thing? For example, the company at which you work was given a government contract worth millions. Getting the contract at all necessitated working hard for two months beforehand, so when your company snags it, your boss tells you to go ahead and add the hours you worked before getting the contract to the future billing cycle. That means the company will be reimbursed for your time – despite the fact that it's illegal to do so. Gunsalus says to ask yourself the following question: Would it be better to be fired for not adding your hours in, or arrested for doing so?

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