19 Ways to Slowly Destroy Your Career

Business Insider
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By Emmie Martin

There are big mistakes that can instantly ruin your reputation at work or even get you fired. But more commonly, it's the gradual accumulation of smaller offenses that keeps employees from getting ahead in their careers.

Bad habits, such as giving curt responses to emails or keeping to yourself all day, could be hurting your reputation — whether you realize it or not.

Here are 19 bad behaviors that will slowly erode your credibility and cost you in the end.