20 Secrets Your Work Colleagues Desperately Wish They Could Tell You
Chances are, if they always ask if you want a mint, they’re not doing it out of the goodness of their heart. That’s the consensus from the (anonymous, natch) group of employees interviewed for this story.
If I ask you, “Do you want a mint?” every time you enter my office, that’s my polite way of saying your breath is less than pleasant
I just haven’t figured out how to tell you about your bad breath yet, and I’m trying not to embarrass you or hurt your feelings.
Don’t overdo it on scented fragrances
If I sneeze every time you walk by, your perfume or cologne is too strong. The scent can be overpowering, so please dial it back a bit when you’re in close quarters. These are the 13 types of annoying coworkers—and how to make sure you’re not one of them.
While athleisure may be trendy in the fashion world, workout wear isn’t appropriate for the office
So leave the yoga pnts, sports bras, jogging pants, and gym shorts for the actual gym, and dress in more professional attire.
If you borrow my pen, laptop, iPad, etc., don’t forget to return it
Don’t make me tape plastic spoons to my office supplies. This is just one of many things you can do to build trust with your colleagues.
And a second rule too
When I’m eating lunch, don’t just reach into my bag and help yourself to a handful of my bites. That’s rude (and a little gross). If you want a little piece of my cookie or a couple of chips, please just ask. These are the 9 signs a coworker can’t be trusted.
Let me know what you think
When I ask for your input on a project, I really value your opinion, and I’m open to hearing some constructive feedback from you.
A friendly bathroom reminder
The bottle of air freshener in the bathroom isn’t just a toilet decoration. Enough said. This is the bathroom etiquette you need to know.