WASHINGTON – Hard workers have another reason to keep their desk clean as a new study shows employers take habits like organization into account when they promote from within.
The Career Builder survey shows 30 percent of employers would not promote someone if they have a messy desk.
So those extra layers of paper, tchotchke, mugs and pictures could be keeping hard workers from climbing the corporate ladder.
How Messy Are American Workers?
Most workplaces have notorious messy desk offenders. Here at WTOP, WFED’s Senior Correspondent Mike Causey holds the top honor. Causey’s desk boasts two feet of layered newspaper, packages and printed emails.
If you know someone with a messy desk that rivals Causey’s impressive years of layering, send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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