Follow These 12 Steps To Build Your Currency At Work

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Twelve-step programs aren't just for battling addiction. Employment attorney Richard C. Busse, author "Fired, Laid-Off or Forced Out," says that in order to avoid the heartbreak of being sacked there are 12 steps you can follow to build up currency in the workplace.

"In most cases [these steps] get down to basic workplace etiquette," writes Busse. "However it is surprising how frequently the considerations behind the steps are disregarded."

If you already incorporate them into your work life, there's a good chance your job is secure. If not, follow these suggestions for building workplace power:

By Marshall Loeb