Code of Conduct

People exude all types of behavior in all different types of situations. Not surprisingly, in a lot of instances a consumer or shoppers conduct in public reflects on their character and home life. Raised in an era when the cliché “it takes a village to raise a child” became a household axiom, and parents didn’t get upset if a relative or neighbor told their kid to behave in public, as a small kid back then, I had been taught that my conduct outside  of the home directly reflected on my parents and grandmother. Truthfully, from elementary to high school I was very conscious of my behavior in fear of being reprimanded by a teacher or parent. In fact, at the beginning of each school year both in middle school and high school students received a blue book called the Code of Code, the blue book listed dress code requirements and expectation of student behavior to be followed during school hours; students reviewed the blue book with teachers afterward students had to take the Bluebook home and have a parent sign the slip inside the book saying that they have read and understand the Dress Code as well as the Code of Conduct. Conduct, one’s attitude, one’s mood, and one’s tone of voice each of these actions form one’s conduct. All throughout my twelve years of public education learning to conduct one’s self in different situations had been a part of the education process. Aside from acquiring information placed inside books, I also gained some valuable life skills that I would later utilize in the workplace. During my job exploration, I recognized several common job requirements found in the work place, on the job, and in most careers, these commonalities include:

  • A Dress Code
  • Knowledge of Product/Company
  • Shows A Certain Level of Professionalism
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Requires little supervision

In most workplace situations, of all the commonalities the dress code and code of conduct without a question I believe both to be at the top of workplace list of requirements. Subsequently, Code of Conduct in the work place and on the job should be viewed equally important as the Dress Code. Now, I leave you with this final thought on Code of Conduct, what would the outcome have been if the shooter in Trayvon Martin case, the one lone soldier in Afghan who killed 16 Afghans in the middle of the night and the shooters in Tulsa who killed five black people, what would the outcome have been if shooters had been mandated to read to follow and sign a Code of Conduct before purchasing a gun or using a firearm?       

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