“Both a sad and hilarious commentary on the state of the modern workplace.”New York Times
What do your colleagues, overlords, underlings, clients, and customers have in common? Not knowing how much they annoy you. Not to mention how much you may be annoying them. The route from cubicle to corner office is strewn with etiquette landmines. And now that the boundaries that once cleanly separated work from personal life are blurred, even polite people don’t recognize the difference between professional and social manners.
What do you say to a colleague who has just been fired? How do you maintain a family-friendly office without discriminating against singles? What’s the difference between showing romantic interest and sexual harassment? Which colleagues should be invited to family weddings? When should you be unavailable, at or away from work? Don’t convene a focus group or appeal to Human Resourcesconsult Miss Manners!With wit and wisdom, Miss Manners restores civility, guiding you around your coworker’s messy cubicle, past your overly prying boss, around the bridal shower for the new temp, and through tedious staff meetings.In Miss Manners Minds Your Business, Judith Martin and her son, executive Nicholas Ivor Martin, equip readers with the practical, pertinent, and utterly correct advice necessary to win the job, keep the job, and leave the job with sanity and dignity intact.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Nicholas Ivor Martin, who wrote The DaCapo Opera Manual, worked at the White House and was publisher of the Washington Monthly before becoming director of operations at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.
Judith Martin, born a perfect lady in an imperfect society, is the author of the “Miss Manners” columns and best-selling books, two novels, and a travel book on Venice. She and her husband live in Washington, DC.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Basics
Chapter 1 Getting In 15
Chapter 2 Getting Out 37
Part 2 The Long Haul-On the Job
Chapter 3 What's That You Say? 65
Chapter 4 Is This Meeting Over? 91
Chapter 5 Love Me, Love My Laundry 101
Chapter 6 The Eeeew Factor 115
Chapter 7 The Attention Deficit 133
Chapter 8 Stop Asking Me How I'm Doing 153
Chapter 9 Enough Is How Much? 173
Part 3 The Long Haul-Off the Job
Chapter 10 OS the Premises 185
Chapter 11 What Can You Do For Me? 195
Chapter 12 Party Time 207
Chapter 13 My Other Family 227
Chapter 14 Let's All Be Friends 247
Chapter 15 More Than Friends 265
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Walks in with sweetie in her arm. Sits at the table. Puts sweeties bowl on the table.
Piled her plate with sausages, french toast, a waffle, eggs, and fruit. She topped it off with a cup of grapefruit juice.
Walks in and sits next to his cousin
So whats for breskfast
" wat a wonderful idea maria"
The authors give recommendations on manners in the workplace spiced with a lot of good humor. I got a lot of laughs and tips on how to make the work environment better for others and for me.