If you do not know something that’s job-related, ask! (A question that should have been asked — but wasn’t — can have catastrophic consequences that may never be forgotten.) And when you have made a mistake, admit it. Immediately. Do not wait to see if the boss has noticed. Most bosses are more observant than you may think they are.
Contributor: Timothy G. Wiedman, D.B.A., PHR Emeritus