Keeping a Journal. Keeping a work journal gives you a place to consistently track what is happening in your work place. A journal can assist with verifying events if you have a work dispute. It is also helpful for you to have a place where you track your work success – often useful during evaluations. You’ll want to get a notebook that you can’t add pages to, or remove pages from without it being obvious, to use as your journal. Start each entry with the date, include the time of event, who was present, where it occurred, who said what and any details. This is especially important if we need to go back to show a history of related incidents. Make a habit of noting both issues and successes that occur. It is often helpful for you to go back and notice patterns that often emerge with a little distance. Should a workplace issue erupt into a dispute your journal may be the verification we need show the history of events.