For better or worse, your colleagues are the people you spend most of your day with. A study entitled ‘Happiness at Work’, and published in Psychology Today, claimed that the average person spends around 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime.
So, if you’re at odds with your co-workers, you’re in for a bumpy few years. In order to smooth out the kinks, there are certain pitfalls that should be avoided from the on-set.
A recent article in Business Insider quoted Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, an etiquette expert and author of ‘Don't Burp in the Boardroom’.
In it, she explained some cardinal rules as to what you definitely should not be saying to the people you work with.
We have compiled seven examples of what not to do below, and explained the reasoning why.
1. You look tidy – are you off to an interview?
Asking if someone is interviewing for another job whilst they’re currently working at their present one is inappropriate. No one wants their current employer to know that they may be handing in their notice soon.