Don't Let ADD Ruin Your Work Reputation, Fixes for Four Common Mistakes

Don't let your boss and co-workers jump to negative conclusions about your work ethic and abilities based on ADD-related behavior such as running late, missing a deadline, or interrupting a conversation. Resolve ADD-related issues.

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Showing up Late to Meetings and Appointments

If you often run late, tell a new friend or coworker, “I’m really bad at getting somewhere on time. I try, but I still tend to run late. If I’m late getting to the restaurant, call me and I’ll tell you when I’ll be there. Better yet, call me before you leave, to make sure that I’m not running behind. If I’m really late, order an appetizer -- on me.” Your friend shouldn’t always expect you to be on time and resent you when you’re not.

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