Office Faux Pas

Avoid the 6 Etiquette Sins in the Workplace

Posted by Liz Taylor Jan 02, 2011

Office Faux Pas - It’s easy to get extremely comfortable around your coworkers. After all, you spend 40 hours a week with one another. Please remember to avoid the following 6 sins:

1) Loud Chatter: Your cube mate might be on the phone trying to close a business deal. Remember you are at work to work.

2) Office Gossip: No one wants to hear that you hate the boss. Keep the workplace professional.

3) Smelly Food: Sardines and burnt popcorn again? Be conscious of your workmates appetites.

4) Body Odor: Shower before work and wear deodorant. If you are ever curious about your odor, ask a trusted friend or family member if smell or bad breath is a problem for you. Also, keep the fragrance to a minimum as many people have allergies.

5) Cell Phones Ringing: Rap song lyrics might not fit the office environment on a Monday morning. Keep your phone on silent.

6) Abusing Personal Calls: Your boss might wonder how much work you actually do in a day.

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