Learn from their mistakes before your own missteps damage your professional reputation, or worse, cost you your job. Sure, your close friends "get" your dry sense of humor and blasé attitude, but you should keep personality quirks in check when dealing with coworkers. ' She didn't come out and say, 'Your hair usually looks totally boring,' but it's what we all heard." Rule #2: Be a team player.
Tina, an office worker from Pennsylvania, tells the story of a boss who could never quite phrase a compliment nicely. Lots of companies are short-staffed, which means many employees are shouldering a bigger workload.
"A woman on her team who was getting married came to work the day after her wedding hair trial with her hair still blown out instead of its usual all-business bun," says Tina. Make a point not to overburden your coworkers by shirking your responsibilities.
"The underpinnings of etiquette are respect, consideration and honesty, and those benchmarks all apply." Post, 67, is great-granddaughter-in-law of etiquette queen Emily Post and the author of more than a dozen books on the topic.
When you are visiting a massage parlor, you should have some kind of idea what to do there and how to act cool.
There are many massage salons which do not officially offer any extra services, but if you know the game, extras are also possible to have.
If a coworker has shut her office door, stay out––even if she doesn't look busy.
Says Renee from New Orleans: "I kept a big bowl of candy on my office desk. '" When you really need a sugar fix and the candy dish is with a colleague who's holed up in her office, head to the vending machine instead. Any joke made at your coworker's expense—or worse, a customer's—probably isn't all that funny.