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World of Work, The

Ten Easy Ways to Lose Your Job (#107)

Emphasizing entry level positions as well as part-time jobs, this program explores the most common reasons employers give for dismissing beginning workers: poor work quality, not following directions, poor customer service, dishonesty, undependability, lack of respect for the boss, chronic lateness, sexual harassment, socializing, and stealing. Each cause for dismissal is illustrated with a dramatic vignette modeling the behavior. [25 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Central to the Iowa Core Curriculum are 21st century learning skills including those skills that will enhance the employability of future workers. This new series provides comprehensive guidelines and strategies to help teenagers grasp the importance of communication, reliability, adaptability and other employability skills essential for career qualification and advancement. Programs also connect school work with the world of work and help students match their skills to their dream jobs.

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