Reader S has a business etiquette question about eating during business meetings… I have an business etiquette question. I have low blood sugar and have to eat every couple of hours. Is it rude to eat something that can’t be shared, like a piece of fruit, during a meeting? In today’s example, we didn’t have … Read More about Munching During Meetings
Reader M has a question about gender-neutral names… I am a new practicing attorney with a gender-neutral name. I’ve been in practice since October (4 months) and have already received at least 10 correspondences addressed to “Mr. Last Name.” Aside from making a phone call to the offending party and changing the footer in my … Read More about Dear Sir: The Problem with Gender Neutral Names
Today’s poll is inspired by reader V’s question: I work in Big Law and throughout the recruiting season, I shake a lot of hands. Now and then I encounter someone who says, I’m sorry, I don’t shake your hand I’m sick. While I respect that and appreciate that it’s considerate, frankly I find the little … Read More about Do You Shake Hands When You’re Sick?
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on which co-workers get a holiday card, but you may also want to check out our more recent posts on whether working moms should send a family photo card to colleagues, as well as all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. Reader J writes in with … Read More about Which Co-Workers Get a Holiday Card?
Should you “friend” your boss on Facebook? We just got this request in from a reader, and we thought we’d post it for the group to weigh in: new problem: an 8th year i.e. someone very much the boss of me (isn’t everyone?) just found me on facebook and wants to be added. i took … Read More about Emergency Mailbag: Should she “Friend” her boss on Facebook?