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Personally I hate the whole kissing thing. I refuse to do it. If men would greet me at the office this way I might feel differently about it, but usually they only greet the women this way, and I feel left out.
Then you should work in Italy, men do kiss other men there (yes, even straight ones).

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Those communists knew how to do it:

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Communists?

Is that not Edward Heath and Dennis Thatcher
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...and then there's the one kiss? two kisses? three kisses? dilemma...
What a terrible world we live in where this is a dilemma
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Then you should work in Italy, men do kiss other men there (yes, even straight ones).

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Old 26.08.2011, 10:12
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Two in Italy, three in Ticino (really).

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And four if you are hip are living near Paris...
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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

Who cares what they think. I would give em a Glasgow Kiss. That would shut them up.
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Old 26.08.2011, 10:27
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A German etiquette group has divided opinion with its calls for a ban on greeting kisses in the workplace, which it labels "too private, too intimate, and too unprofessional".
Banning it is a bit harsh - but I've always found those Swiss "brother and sister kisses" to be highly disgusting and am abstaining from participating in those.
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Old 26.08.2011, 10:30
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Banning it is a bit harsh - but I've always found those Swiss "brother and sister kisses" to be highly disgusting and am abstaining from participating in those.
Well let me ask you this then...do you have a Swiss brother or sister?
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Old 26.08.2011, 10:44
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...and then there's the one kiss? two kisses? three kisses? dilemma...
Ummm, no, actually that would be a trilemma.

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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

The real cheesy situation is asking a question when you 3-kiss:
How...kiss...do...kiss...you...kiss...do?
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Old 26.08.2011, 11:53
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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

Definitely not a social kisser---especially in the work place---that's sexual harassment! Also not a office hugger same deal.

But having to adapt to 'social norms' I find myself uncomfortably doing it more....just gotta watch out for the herp!
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Old 26.08.2011, 14:07
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Definitely not a social kisser---especially in the work place---that's sexual harassment!
How do you figure that?

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Old 26.08.2011, 14:14
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How do you figure that?

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Because that's how it's defined in North America, and I've worked primarily there for most of my life and that's what I'm used to. If I go back and expect me kissing co-workers to be accepted, I can expect to be cited for sexual harassment, fired and with possible legal consequences.
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Because that's how it's defined in North America, and I've worked primarily there for most of my life and that's what I'm used to. If I go back and expect me kissing co-workers to be accepted, I can expect to be cited for sexual harassment, fired and with possible legal consequences.
And what about offering to briefly hold your cow-orkers' hands?




Or handily hold their briefs.
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Old 26.08.2011, 14:18
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And what about offering to briefly hold your cow-orkers' hands?




Or handily hold their briefs.
Any unprofessional physical contact is a faux-pas for me at the work place.

By professional, I define it as hand shake. Perhaps in extreme cases, the hand shake with secondary arm grab for emphasis-but that's already running into borderline areas.
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Because that's how it's defined in North America
Well, last time I looked we aren't in NA, so how it is viewed in NA is of no consequence.

Hell, we have one client who stops by with her family, and even her kids come for kisses! (I shake her husband's hand, though)

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Because that's how it's defined in North America, and I've worked primarily there for most of my life and that's what I'm used to. If I go back and expect me kissing co-workers to be accepted, I can expect to be cited for sexual harassment, fired and with possible legal consequences.
North America doesn't give a flying f about how we define things here. Conversely why should we?
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Old 26.08.2011, 14:32
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Well, last time I looked we aren't in NA, so how it is viewed in NA is of no consequence.

Hell, we have one client who stops by with her family, and even her kids come for kisses! (I shake her husband's hand, though)

Tom

Sexual harrassment in the workplace has nothing to do with geographical generalizations. It has to do with coworkers feeling comfortable to get their work done.

It's fairly ignorant and disrespectful if you believe you can go kissing people in you office at random. Especially in a country where there are so many expats.

And it goes both ways too.



This is Europe Angela, this is allowed, stop being such a freak!!!!
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Because that's how it's defined in North America, and I've worked primarily there for most of my life and that's what I'm used to. If I go back and expect me kissing co-workers to be accepted, I can expect to be cited for sexual harassment, fired and with possible legal consequences.
And thank the gods that we don't have to work there!!! Constant PC bull. Makes me want to go
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