Independent Living: Understanding The Workplace

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Prepare students for the ‘real world’ with these essential life-skills lessons!You Just Got Your First Job... Now What?

Featuring easy-to-use tips, techniques, and strategies students learn what it takes to make a good impression, get along with co-workers, understand the difference between gross pay and net pay, and become a valuable employee. Students get tons of ‘real-life’ practice while also improving reading comprehension and practical application math skills.
Topics Include:
Meeting Co-Workers:
How do I make a good impression? Is there a ‘right’ way to shake hands? Is eye contact important? What should I wear? How do I remember my co-workers’ names? Should I wear deodorant or cologne?
‘Real-life’ Jobs: From working in a restaurant, to becoming a receptionist, carpenter, graphic designer, 911 dispatcher, or nursing assistant, students get a sneak-peek of job requirements, on-the-job training, pay scales, and a typical workday. ‘Real-life’ Paychecks: Scenarios include everything from federal & state income tax deductions, to FICA, insurance and vacation pay. Students practice computing gross pay, net pay and more. Top 10 Qualities of a Good Employee: Follow these helpful tips and advice to KEEP your job! Common Qualities of a Bad Employee: Break those bad habits! Being late, wasting time, and using your phone are just a few of the ways to put your job at risk…. From improving your attitude to accepting criticism, these lessons are sure to help you to become a better employee.
Reading Level: Grades 3-4 Interest Level: Grades 8-12

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