Every now and then I try to write something geared towards my young readers that have very little life experience. There are times in life when no one will point out a mistake you are making especially in Corporate America. They will just watch you make it and penalize you on the back end. Just because initially it seemed socially acceptable does not mean it is. You have to use your common sense and proceed with caution especially when your mistakes can cost you money! Here are 10 You Tried It Mistakes that young adults today are making that can cost them some serious coins: 10. FRIEND REQUESTING COWORKERS: Whether they friend requested you or you requested them, please do not friend request current coworkers/bosses! My rule is if it is your personal social network page, no one who currently works at your job should be on there. These people are not really your friends no matter how friendly they seem. You are only friends when you no longer work for the same company, keep in touch naturally, and no longer have your income tied to each other. Remember that you have common interests and goals especially if the person is in your same position. Don’t give your competition easy access to knock you out of the running for a promotion! So that means that sick day that you took and went to Disneyland instead is now on your Facebook page and your boss now knows your ass didn’t have the sniffles! PINK SLIP please!✌🏾️ 9. RECORDING EVERYTHING ON YOUR PERSONAL SOCIAL NETWORK PAGE: Between the instagrams, flipagrams, and snap chats (I’m exhausted just writing this), young adults tend to record every single thing they do all day! Anyone can share these videos so be careful what you document! That’s right that bar room brawl you were in last Saturday has now made its way to your boss’ desk! PINK SLIP please! ✌🏾️ 8. PERSONAL SOCIAL NETWORK PAGE IN YOUR GOVERNMENT NAME: Now in this day and age it’s hard to keep anything private but at least we can try! If you have been following this blog, you will know I love a good alias! If your personal page is going to be filled with partying and other things you do not want your future employers to know about you…please use an alias as the name of your personal page. Save your government name that your daddy proudly passed down to you for your business page! I’m sure daddy would be more proud of the business you built more than how well you twerk! Future employers will feel the same way! KJM loves to party with the best of them and ain’t no partying like when you are in your 30s! You now have the money to travel extensively and close the bar out everywhere you go! No more sharing one Long Island Ice Tea with your girlfriends at the club all night like you use to in your early 20s! You have moved on up like George and Wheezy! But use your common sense! If you don’t…PINK SLIP please!✌🏾️ 7. SOCIAL NETWORK PRIVACY SETTINGS: Once again, whatever you post can always get into the wrong hands. However, if you make everything you post public anyways…you are making it easy for people to be up in your Victoria Secrets! So when you get to work only to find an email titled…“I just saw the crack of your ass”…no need to shoot the messenger because it was YOU! Hand me that PINK SLIP please! ✌🏾️ 6. EXPOSED BODY PARTS: Now KJM is very busty! Been in the D category since I was 18. It’s hard to tuck those show stoppers away especially in Corporate America where a size 2 is celebrated! Sigh…But we have to try to be unique yet professional. Big breasts are hard to control. Sometimes mine move and I have no clue! Even when I’m fully covered…some men will still stare at the statue! Ugh! Just because breasts are beautiful and no straight man will ever turn away from them doesn’t mean they belong in their exposed form at work! The struggle is real…trust me I know! But when your boss looks down your dress…he may not say a word! Of course, this may affect the clients he assigns to you. If they are more conservative, guess who won’t get to work on that client’s financial portfolio?! YOU! Not to mention how ugly things can get if bosses/coworkers start to making sexual advances toward you! Let’s just keep it classy! Sexual harassment can happen even if a woman wears a long sleeve turtleneck sweater dress that goes down to her ankle but to make it crystal clear you are only at work for work….lets tuck those suckers away! And if you don’t…PINK SLIP please! ✌🏾️ 5. FADED CLOTHES: Now for my fellas…if I can’t tell what the original shade of those pants were…don’t wear them! Work isn’t the place to make fashion statements! Leave the faded clothes for your personal time! And I better not see any rips in your jeans on casual Fridays! This ain’t no skateboarding event! It’s work so dress accordingly or PINK SLIP please! ✌🏾️4. PIERCINGS: People at the bars and clubs may ooh and awww about your piercings but I promise you…your boss won’t! Either don’t get them or learn how to hide them during work! Remember this is more about your financial future than it is about your freedom to express yourself! When you sign on with a company…their company mission now becomes yours! If you lose sight of that….PINK SLIP please! ✌🏾️ 3. TATTOOS: Ugh this one can be personally offensive! I’ve seen dudes with a whole sleeve tattooed wear short leaves during the summer time at work! Remember that “Fuck the Police” section of your sleeve tattoo?! That didn’t go over well with your boss nor your coworkers! Better add “Fuck the Unemployment Line” to that sleeve because that’s where you are headed! PINK SLIP please! ✌🏾️ 2. TOO MUCH INFORMATION: Remember the “dude named Jimmy” from my last blog? No way I’m discussing that situation at work! So the one night stand you just had or the kegs of beer you drank at your boy’s party the night before work should not be discussed either! It’s TMI and can get you fired! PINK SLIP please! ✌🏾️ 1. GETTING DRUNK AT A WORK FUNCTION: Now this is the biggest mistake I’ve seen young adults make at work! You just got a new job that comes with a corporate card and you feel like the man! One evening, your job throws an after work function offsite which has an open bar and rooftop view. No one will tell you to have a two drink minimum but they sure will notice when your ass gets smashed and has to get hauled out of there with the help of not one but THREE coworkers! Lawd a mercy! In your next performance meeting, don’t be surprised if your boss slips you an AA card! Just because alcohol is served does not mean you should partake in any or all of it! I usually don’t drink at work functions or just have two glasses of wine so that I can be responsible and coherent as I network with bosses and clients! If you booze here…you will certainly lose! PINK SLIP please! ✌🏾️ ~KJM on Charm School Monday saying even I have made some of these mistakes but I learned from them. Don’t let the “young” lead your professional life. “Adult” is really the key word here. The road to success isn’t easy but you can remove some of the obstacles by using this list as a guide!