Career Protection 101: Lessons From the Trump Trainwreck

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By now, it’s become abundantly clear this train wreck of a presidency is tumbling down. No doubt, we’ve only seen the surface of the disturbing behavior that led to this unmitigated disaster occurring in the White House in the first place. And as the Trump Train goes corralling off the track, trust and believe, it’ll take others out in the process.

But there are career lessons to be learned from this debacle that apply far beyond the boundaries of politics. In fact, it’s a critical lesson that you must know in order to protect yourself today and your career for years to come. If you ever find yourself in a workplace that’s not only toxic but, in fact, may cross the line into unethical or criminal behavior, keep these three tips in mind in order to escape unscathed.

Keep Receipts

Although at times a flurry of e-mails, memos, and other forms of written communication may seem overwhelming, in professionally precarious situations, they are your friend. So remember, document, document, document, particularly if you’re being asked to do something you know just doesn’t add up.

In those situations, follow up any disturbing conversations immediately with dated notes or memos as a part of your …read more      

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