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Tekrul
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Re: Office etiquette

Postby Tekrul » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:17 pm

BeenDidThat wrote:"Good morning"
or
"Good afternoon"
or
"Good evening"


Y'all speak before being given explicit permission to address your superiors?

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Re: Office etiquette

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:31 pm

drive4showLSAT4dough wrote:
BeenDidThat wrote:"Good morning" in the AM
or
"Good afternoon" between Noon and 6
or
"Good evening" after 6pm


Bolded for clarity. Don't want people getting confused.


What if I'm on a call with somebody overseas.

Does my greeting need to reflect the status of the sun relative to them or to me?

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Re: Office etiquette

Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:45 pm

thesealocust wrote:
drive4showLSAT4dough wrote:
BeenDidThat wrote:"Good morning" in the AM
or
"Good afternoon" between Noon and 6
or
"Good evening" after 6pm


Bolded for clarity. Don't want people getting confused.


What if I'm on a call with somebody overseas.

Does my greeting need to reflect the status of the sun relative to them or to me?


Great question. I'd greet them as appropriate given the sun in relation to them. Then, I'd follow-up light-heartedly about how amusing it is that its morning for him/her and afternoon for you. Certainly, you want to be deferential regarding sun positioning. It would be very presumptuous of you, and potentially deal-breaking, to say "Good Morning" to someone over the phone who is well into their afternoon.

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Re: Office etiquette

Postby guano » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:06 pm

thesealocust wrote:
drive4showLSAT4dough wrote:
BeenDidThat wrote:"Good morning" in the AM
or
"Good afternoon" between Noon and 6
or
"Good evening" after 6pm


Bolded for clarity. Don't want people getting confused.


What if I'm on a call with somebody overseas.

Does my greeting need to reflect the status of the sun relative to them or to me?

I know you're just kidding, but, if I was the person making the call, I'd greet based on their time. If they're calling me, "this is dingbat" should suffice

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Re: Office etiquette

Postby presh » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:09 pm

guano wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
drive4showLSAT4dough wrote:
BeenDidThat wrote:"Good morning" in the AM
or
"Good afternoon" between Noon and 6
or
"Good evening" after 6pm


Bolded for clarity. Don't want people getting confused.


What if I'm on a call with somebody overseas.

Does my greeting need to reflect the status of the sun relative to them or to me?

I know you're just kidding, but, if I was the person making the call, I'd greet based on their time. If they're calling me, "this is dingbat" should suffice


thisisdingbat

that would indeed suffice. good call

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Re: Office etiquette

Postby Nammertat » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:19 pm

Another fantastic thread for the TLS books.

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Re: Office etiquette

Postby Icculus » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:25 pm

thesealocust wrote:
sambeber wrote:
shock259 wrote:Sometimes I worry I'm awkward. Then I read TLS and immediately feel better.

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Re: Office etiquette

Postby presh » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:27 pm

Nammertat wrote:Another fantastic thread for the TLS books.


Well, it's no pencil thread.

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Re: Office etiquette

Postby Nammertat » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:25 pm

presh wrote:
Nammertat wrote:Another fantastic thread for the TLS books.


Well, it's no pencil thread.


Touche... although the pencil thread at least gave [a TINY bit of] practical information. This is straight up "how to be a human, 101."




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