Category Archives: Workplace Behavior

Tips on how to survive Inauguration Day

Tips on how to survive Inauguration Day -- no matter what side you're on.

Admittedly, this election season has been more tumultuous, than any other in recent history.  Sadly, it continues to be. Families have severed relationships with one another, long-time friendships have fallen apart, and some workplaces have requested that employees who voted for...
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Reserve the right to refuse anyone who…

Reserve the right to refuse anyone who...

You've undoubtedly seen signs on establishments that read: "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone." And the second most common, "No shirt, no shoes, no service." Can a place of business really refuse anyone who...?  According to Ms. Jane Haskins, Esq. who writes for Legal Zoom: more

Holiday Workplace Dos and Don’ts

Holiday workplace dos and don'ts

Whether your workplace openly embraces the holidays or practices a neutral version, dilemmas will come up. For example, the controversial holiday greeting. If someone wishes me a "happy or merry anything," I appreciate the sentiment.  I don't understand why that would offend anyone. If we stop to think about it, every...
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Voting Day Etiquette

Voting Day Etiquette

Ahh, voting day is almost here. (November 8, in case you haven't heard.) That means your phone will cease to ring; no more political campaign calls. Your mail box will be reduced to only coupons from Bed, Bath & Beyond; no more proposition leaflets. I wonder if the monotonous spewing of hateful...
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7 Ways to Rouse Up a Civil Disposition

7 Ways to Rouse Up a Civil Disposition

Rousing up a civil disposition is sometimes a willful decision. Especially when we're having a bad day. Sometimes our disposition is destined to be vinegary due to circumstances beyond our control, such as:
  • Lack of sleep. (Sometimes beyond our control.)
  • Concern about a family illness.
  • Worry about...
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Social Media Behavior

Social Media Behavior

Social media is a wondrous phenomenon. It is also a new avenue where we can express ourselves. And, where our behavior can be put to the test. When you post a photo or inspirational quote, do you sit with anticipation waiting to see who "likes" it?

How do you...

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Call Center Call Etiquette

Call Center Call Etiquette

Have you ever received a call from a call center? Who hasn't! How to do you handle the call? Using your best call center call etiquette, I'm sure. Call-center aka "telemarketer calls" are annoying. Typically, I let voicemail do the job. However, if I want to get rid of them once...
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Colin Kaepernick; The Tired Story

Colin Kaepernick; The Tired Story

Sitting down to take a stand. Did Colin Kaepernick have the right to sit during his country's national anthem? Yes. Unless, his contract or the team's policies and procedures manual, which he no doubt signed, dictates otherwise.  If there is a stipulation in his contract(s) that he must stand during the...
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It’s National Hug Your Boss Day

It's National Hug (or not) Your Boss Day!

Expressing oneself with a hug has become a common practice in the workplace. When this topic comes up, a lot people tell me that they are actually uncomfortable with this practice; especially at work. And, even more so when they don't have a choice. Now, imagine if your...
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Hello Adele, We heard you.

Hello Adele, We heard you...so did your fans, your family, and your son.

Apparently, famed producer, Tony Visconti, called out Adele questioning her vocals, insinuating "...if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated..." Well, Ms. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins responded during her concert, saying, "Dude, suck my ****." Famed producer Tony Visconti, has...
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