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Old 18.08.2011, 00:01
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having an audible indicator of every new email. In an open plan office. Or even worse, in an all-day workshop with 20 other people.

And when it is gently suggested that maybe you could turn it off during the meeting? Just do it. Stop acting like a spoiled child.
Simply ask yourself: What would Machete do?

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Old 18.08.2011, 07:01
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Openly bitching about trivial issues?
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Old 18.08.2011, 07:59
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People having affairs and flings with coworkers - a huge no-no in my book, regardless of marital status (which is a separate issue, it bothers me even in the case of unattached people).

Just a personal opinion.
In schools, it's not uncommon for teaching staff to marry colleagues. Presumably, these days, those relationships have developed from affairs.
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Old 18.08.2011, 08:03
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Wearing a t-shirt to someones wedding.

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At the last wedding I cohosted, guests arrived in a range of clothing from tuxedoes to at least one t shirt. I had no problem with that. The guest was not there in any professional capacity and I was pleased that he came in the clothing he had and was comfortable with, rather than not joining us for the celbrations.
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Old 18.08.2011, 08:49
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Toes.
Summertime in the office and suddenly everyone's wearing flip-flops, which a) make a really annoying slap-slap sound as people walk around, and b) exposes most of people's feet.
I don't want to see bare toes in the office!
(Oh God, I've been here too long.)
To me that's more a sign that you've not been here long enough - even one of my doctors wears open-toed sandals (think they were more like birkenstocks) in the office.

NOT being permitted to wear sandals when it's hot sounds a lot more like "Corporate America" than Switzerland.
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Old 18.08.2011, 08:55
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At the last wedding I cohosted, guests arrived in a range of clothing from tuxedoes to at least one t shirt. I had no problem with that. The guest was not there in any professional capacity and I was pleased that he came in the clothing he had and was comfortable with, rather than not joining us for the celbrations.
In our wedding, I saw some guests wearing jeans. I didn't like it at all. If you go to a wedding, you do a little effort to dress up for the occasion, it is respectful to the couple and everyone who worked hard to make that day special.
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Old 18.08.2011, 09:55
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I don't want to see bare toes in the office!
Arn't you supposed to wear socks with sandals here?

In Saudi and the Middle East people wear them all the time. I actually often prefer the idea of not having my feet sweating to death in enclosed shoes....unhealthy.

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In our wedding, I saw some guests wearing jeans. I didn't like it at all. If you go to a wedding, you do a little effort to dress up for the occasion, it is respectful to the couple and everyone who worked hard to make that day special.
Should that not be up to the wedding couple? My wedding was casual and all 13 guests enjoyed the hell out of it.
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:01
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In our wedding, I saw some guests wearing jeans....
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Should that not be up to the wedding couple? My wedding was casual and all 13 guests enjoyed the hell out of it.

ohhh..........are we starting on weddings now?.... I hate those weddings where they place cameras every table.. for "candid" shots

I was at one wedding where the groom wore a kilt and a couple of people decided to take sneaky "up the kilt" shots.
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:22
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Nothing says unprofessional like a headhunter calling you with a job thinking you are someone else then proceeds to find out if you would want to consider the job anyway...

"Thanks but I have no sales experience in XXXX field"
"Maybe you would like to consider it, it's very close to where you live in Oerlikon."
"I don't live in Oerlikon".

...carries mobile phone out into corridor away from colleagues and chastises dopey woman on phone for calling me at work when we had agreed on private email...
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:29
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QUOTE=dodgyken;1303415]#1 - Colour and oversized fonts in emails

Yep - I've just received one. From someone old enough to know better.[/QUOTE]

Nothing says unprofessional like not being able to use the 'quote' code correctly...
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:31
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Nothing says unprofessional like a headhunter calling you with a job thinking you are someone else then proceeds to find out if you would want to consider the job anyway...
"Hi! I am a headhunter working for company x. Am I talking to Eugen Huber?"

"Er no, but I coincidentally know him..."

"Really?! I guess I mixed up the mobile numbers then. Can you give me his?"

"That will be difficult: Mr Huber died nearly a century ago. He invented the Swiss civil code... I only know this because I happen to live in a street named after him. Since you have my private mobile number: maybe your automated webcrawling tools entered the info from my CV not correctly into your CRM system? How can I help you?"
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:41
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maybe your automated webcrawling tools entered the info from my CV not correctly into your CRM system? How can I help you?"
Or incorrectly as we say in English
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:43
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Or incorrectly as we say in English
Nothing says unprofessional like...

Grammar Nazis giving non-native speakers unasked lectures.
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Grammar Nazis giving non-native speakers unasked lectures.
Unrequested / unwanted / unrequired / petty / pedantic / shitty
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:49
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Grammar Nazis giving non-native speakers unasked for lectures.

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Unrequested / unwanted / unrequired / petty / pedantic / shitty
My dictionary says unasked. And yes, I did actually look it up before typing.

No idea if this is "your" English or the American sort and I frankly could not care less.
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Should that not be up to the wedding couple? My wedding was casual and all 13 guests enjoyed the hell out of it.
Yes, and my wedding was a very formal event with fancy flowers and decorations and around 800 peoples.

Now, if it was just me, it would have been the 2 of us on the beach and that's all. But explain that to a Turkish mother in law...

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Yes, and my wedding was a very formal event with fancy flowers and decorations and around 800 peoples.
Oh, so you had billions of people at your wedding?

Concerning jeans and T-Shirt: in some countries, it's standard to show up like that.
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Unrequested / unwanted / unrequired / petty / pedantic / shitty
Oh, actually, unsolicited would be the word. Unasked is also fine, a little awkward, but correct.



In my current work setup, I find it unprofessional that people simply assume I will edit their English for them. Sometimes I just find a draft printed out and dropped on my desk with a sticky note on it. (I suspect I bring it upon myself with comments like the above, though.)
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Old 18.08.2011, 11:20
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In my current work setup, I find it unprofessional that people simply assume I will edit their English for them. Sometimes I just find a draft.........
I sometimes look up to see one of my Japanese colleagues standing quietly in my doorway, with a piece of paper in hand, waiting until I notice them... for years now I have said please just come in, you're not disturbing me... but still...
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