BUSINESS ETIQUETTE AND THE NEW WORK-FROM-HOME CHALLENGES: TOTS, TOILET PAPER AND TECHNOLOGY

"There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth." ~ Fred Rogers “Bad days happen to everyone, but when one happens to you, just keep doing your best and never let a bad day make you feel bad about … Continue reading BUSINESS ETIQUETTE AND THE NEW WORK-FROM-HOME CHALLENGES: TOTS, TOILET PAPER AND TECHNOLOGY

Reaching Out to Fellow Americans In Their Hour of Need

Puerto Ricans and U.S. Virgin Islanders are American Citizens Many years ago when I was a twenty-something, in a discussion with a Puerto Rican coworker I learned that residents of Puerto Rico are American citizens. Surely this fact was included in my education, but it obviously did not take hold. As I was politically active and thought … Continue reading Reaching Out to Fellow Americans In Their Hour of Need

Prom & Alcohol – A Deadly Duo

Avoiding alcohol at Prom
can save your life -- and more.
 

Because conveying the Three E's -- Etiquette, Ethics and Empathy in the Workplace, and in life -- is the theme of my blog, I believe that addressing them in connection with Prom is important. Therefore, I am devoting this entry to the subject. And, yes, I realize that students ready to embark on their Junior or Senior Prom might consider the word, "deadly" in the title to be a real buzz kill with regard to the occasion.

Greeting Etiquette in the Age of Ebola

 Do not greet people with hand-shaking, avoid body contact with others
until the crisis is over. ~ World Health Organization

There is irony in the cultural lore of handshaking having originated in Europe during the Middle Ages as a lifesaving measure to demonstrate that neither person was carrying a weapon in his hand or up his sleeve, and today's declarations from medical experts that handshaking could possibly be a life-threatening gesture because it can transmit deadly viruses and bacteria.