For people who work around firearms, the rule is, “Treat every weapon as if it’s loaded, no matter the circumstance, at all times, even if you cleared it yourself,”; What’s the equivalent of this phrase in your career field?

For people who work around firearms, the rule is, “Treat every weapon as if it’s loaded, no matter the circumstance, at all times, even if you cleared it yourself,”; What’s the equivalent of this phrase in your career field?

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  1. Never speak to an angry parent without administration present

    Also: if you wouldn’t want it shown on the 5 o’clock news, don’t put it on social media. The students WILL find it

  2. I work Packing baby formula… Any deviation from process gets tossed.

    “If there is any question as to the integrity of the product… toss it”

  3. I work on an oil rig so generally speaking you treat every well like it has high pressure, heat and gasses (i.e h2s,l.e.l’s,amonia,etc) even if the field/well is known to have nothing of the sort

  4. If an idea is stupid, but it works, it’s not stupid.

    I work in product development and design. Some of our best, most successful products have been things where someone said “what if we [incredibly stupid and outlandish suggestion]” which wound up working great.

  5. Every email you send has the chance of being forwarded along or sent to the wrong person accidentally…so don’t put anything in an email that you wouldn’t be comfortable with any of your coworkers to see.

  6. I work with college students, and my personal rule is to always treat people as if they have had a bad day, and to give them the benefit of the doubt. My job/”industry” has rude people just like any other, but MOST people are just students (who vary in age from 18 to 80), or parents of students who are doing their best and just trying to figure things out. I try to treat them as such.

    Also, especially in the last year, I always assume my Zoom mic is on just to be safe lol. Camera I worry less about because I have a cover on my laptop/computer cameras, but you can never be too careful about the mic.

  7. Yes, you absolutely need that control condition. And for gods sake, check for bias and confounding variables. Also…statistics, you need them.

  8. If there’s any doubt, there’s no doubt! Used in aviation about important things like checking fuel caps, oil caps, door locks etc it means that if you have any doubts whatsoever, go check it now.

  9. * Always press Control+S, even if you don’t think you changed anything
    * Commit to your local branch early and often
    * Is it rendering something weird? Subdivide and solidify (fixes a surprising number of problems)
    * CUDA not working anymore? Reboot or Ctrl+Alt+BkSp

  10. Treat every glue gun like it’s on, sew every plushie like you’re making it for a toddler that’s eaten way too much sugar, and use glue as a safety net, not the main construction component.

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