India Today - - WORK PLACE WOES -

DROP­PING THE F- BOMB You’re not in col­lege any­more, so avoid swear­ing in­dis­crim­i­nately. Far from mak­ing you sound con­fi­dent or as­sertive, it only makes peo­ple want to avoid talk­ing to you. CON­STANT WHIN­ING The of­fice is not your per­sonal di­ary or blog. Don’t burden col­leagues with how your boss hates you, how un­der­paid you are or how you can’t stand the food in the cafe­te­ria. TALK­ING TOO LOUDLY Be­ing loud when ev­ery­one is try­ing to con­cen­trate is plain ob­nox­ious. Loud co- work­ers are ir­ri­tants and are per­cieved to be in­vad­ing pri­vate space. Lower your vol­ume. RU­MOUR MON­GER­ING Don’t start or cir­cu­late ru­mours about your fel­low em­ploy­ees, no mat­ter how much you hate them. There are other ways of get­ting back. Keep things pro­fes­sional. BE­ING MESSY Clean up your act. It’s never pleas­ant to have to deal with body odour or messy eaters. Make sure lunch is not a dis­rup­tion for oth­ers around you. What­ever you do, al­ways flush.

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