10 Things You Should Never Do at Work

03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

From the e-mails we "forget" to return to the voice mails we "never received," telling little white lies has become a very real part of our workplace routine. For the most part, we get away with it. After all, we tell ourselves, who are we really hurting? Anything beyond the occasional fib, however, and the lines get blurred.

To avoid a serious faux pas - and possible career sabotage - stay clear of the following 10 workplace sins:

1. Stealing
Whether you think that the company "owes" you things like Post-its, pens and other office supplies, or you simply don't think it's a big deal, you should be sure about that in case your boss or co-worker catches you. Stealing can not only get you fired, it's illegal.

2. Blaming someone else for your mistake
It's dishonest, childish and tacky. Very tacky. Sure, having to admit you made a mistake is embarrassing, but not nearly as embarrassing as it would be to have to admit you lied about it or tried to cover it up.

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