November 19, 2008

What Not to Say at Work

Sometimes, Ombuds are simply a resource for common sense advice. Some visitors seem ill-equipped to discern the standards of workplace culture. Here's a handy list of things one should avoid in conversation with colleagues:
  1. How much you had to drink last night;
  2. How much your shoes cost;
  3. Who you sleep with, and how often;
  4. How you ripped off the system on your last business trip;
  5. How sick you are of the job;
  6. How much you despise the boss; and
  7. How excited you are about all the things God is telling you.
(Men's Health.)

Related posts: Dealing With Obnoxious Coworkers; Saying the Right Thing in a Difficult Situation.

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