Friday Fives: Office Etiquette

Happy Friday, Everyone!

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With the start of a new year, I also started a new job.

This new work environment is MUCH better – physically, mentally, and emotionally.

With the change, I am remembering how to adjust to working with/around new people.

Here are a few things to remember when you are working around anyone – even if you are working from home.

1. Speaker phone’s are generally irritating

While that call and conversation may be of vital importance to you, perhaps not everyone in the building wants to hear about your TPS reports.

'When Consumer Reports rated it 'The speaker-phone most likely to annoy your co-workers,' I knew I HAD to have it!'

2. Conference Calls – share the wealth

If you and your office neighbor are both attending/participating in the SAME conference call, SHARE! It’s more fun with friends. You don’t each need to be in your own offices with the conference call on speaker (see #1).

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3. Keep your smells to yourself

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Your lunch may smell very good when you make it, but three hours later, someone is going to be sick of smelling the same thing.

4. Please Don’t bring your Sickness to the Office

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In ADDITION to the germs (seriously, people, the flu is no joke), no one wants to listen to you sniffle and cough all day!

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5. If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all69de833ef034b1a01f315dd83baa1a41ec69dc6a8634fa278164af2fc976a480

Maybe don’t stop by the new girl’s office on two separate occasions, in her first week, and insult something in her office each time. You probably won’t become best buds.

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I hope you enjoyed this friendly PSA.

What is something a coworker does/did that drives you bonkers?

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