Wednesday April 16, 2014
Have you ever noticed that when a new position is posted in your department at work certain people's behavior changes? You might see them dressing a little more professionally and talking to the supervisor in a different manner. Or they may act differently toward you. There's a good chance they're hoping to snag a promotion. If you just happen to be this person, read 10 Quick Business Etiquette Tips for Getting Ahead.
Tuesday April 15, 2014
I'm occasionally asked what to do about gifts when invited to a second wedding of either the bride or groom...or both. Typically, couples who have been married before won't have bridal showers, so you won't have to be concerned with that. However, if you attend the wedding, read Is a Gift Appropriate for a Second Wedding?
Monday April 14, 2014
Have you ever had an office buddy - someone you could count on for inside jokes, going to lunch with, and laughter at the most random of times? If you have one of these pals at work, good for you. But if not, you might want to consider developing some tight friendships.
Think about it. You already have something in common, so you won't have to worry about not having something to talk about. Just make sure you maintain a proper attitude, and you'll be blessed with a special type of friend who "gets" you.
Here are a few tips that will help you establish some guidelines for office friendships:
Sunday April 13, 2014
Not long ago, I was in the car with my daughter when she needed to stop and get gas at a crowded station. As she pulled up to the pump, one of the employees was busy wiping everything down, which was nice. The only problem was that she was on her cell phone and didn't even bother to look up, so she didn't see us. We waited a solid five minutes as she chatted on her phone and wiped the pump. When she finally did glance up and see us, she mouthed an apology and stepped out of the way.
I like my cell phone as much as the next person, but there are times when I know it's not appropriate to use it - one of them being while working. I don't know what that gas station's policy is about chatting on the phone during work, but I suspect her boss wouldn't be happy to see what we experienced. Here are some tips on Cell Phone Etiquette.