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The Local 25.08.2011 16:29

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".

The recommendations come from the influential Essen-based Knigge-Gesellschaft, an etiquette association whose pronouncements are followed with interest by German speakers in several countries, including Switzerland.

But not everybody is enamoured with the group's rules of workplace disengagement. In an opinion piece published by the Tages Anzeiger newspaper, Annett Altvater from online magazine Clack.ch takes issue with the calls for osculatory restraint.

“If the greeting kiss in the workplace is to be banned, it seems like we have been afflicted with a prudish American ‘cover your ass’ campaign.”

In these recessionary times, the association is trying to lay down the law, arguing that tactful behaviour in the workplace has become fashionable again.

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Upthehatters2008 25.08.2011 17:32

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Depends , although I do object to my male boss sticking the tongue in.

marton 25.08.2011 17:33

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Originally Posted by Upthehatters2008 (Post 1314778)
Depends , although I do object to my male boss sticking the tongue in.

There are several studies that show kissing spreads fewer germs & viruses than shaking hands.

desperate 25.08.2011 17:34

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...and then there's the one kiss? two kisses? three kisses? dilemma...

grynch 25.08.2011 17:39

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I think "bots" should be banned.

Upthehatters2008 25.08.2011 17:40

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Originally Posted by grynch (Post 1314795)
I think "bots" should be banned.

Maybe...But just who is this secret poster ? Is it a Mod , or an Editor or another Forum member ?

Rangatiranui 25.08.2011 17:44

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Originally Posted by Upthehatters2008 (Post 1314778)
Depends , although I do object to my male boss sticking the tongue in.

Not sure why you should - you may learn something...

But then again, from my experience, women do kiss better than men.

*edit*.. sh*t(!!) now i've oversalted the spaghetti sauce(!!) dam you ;)

marton 25.08.2011 17:46

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Originally Posted by desperate (Post 1314785)
...and then there's the one kiss? two kisses? three kisses? dilemma...

& where to plant them.......

grynch 25.08.2011 17:47

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Originally Posted by marton (Post 1314808)
& where to plant them.......

aw well... if you can't beat em...

I've always been a fan of the "aussie kiss" ..it's like a french kiss... but....

Upthehatters2008 25.08.2011 17:49

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Originally Posted by Rangatiranui (Post 1314806)
Not sure why you should - you may learn something...

But then again, from my experience, women do kiss better than men.

*edit*.. sh*t(!!) now i've oversalted the spaghetti sauce(!!) dam you ;)

Hmmm...how did you find that gem out ?

Assassin 25.08.2011 17:58

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Liquid spills in the corridor could severely ruin your day in case you slip.

On that basis, I'd say that condoms are a must when fornicating on your desk or the photocopier.

grynch 25.08.2011 18:00

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Originally Posted by Assassin (Post 1314841)
Liquid spills in the corridor could severely ruin your day in case you slip.

On that basis, I'd say that condoms are a must when fornicating on your desk or the photocopier.

would that then apply to the fax machine as well?

colinwheeler 25.08.2011 18:01

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Is this about kissing arse?

ullainga 25.08.2011 18:14

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Originally Posted by Upthehatters2008 (Post 1314817)
Hmmm...how did you find that gem out ?

well by extensive testing, of course. And I agree with the statement.

fatmanfilms 25.08.2011 19:10

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If they ban kissing, what about sex in the toilets at lunchtime? Work could get really tedious without any distractions.

poptart 25.08.2011 19:14

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Ah, the joys of telecommuting....:)

KeinFranzösisch 25.08.2011 19:37

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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.

fatmanfilms 25.08.2011 19:43

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Originally Posted by KeinFranzösisch (Post 1314939)
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.

You might like the French part better!

sun&rain 25.08.2011 19:58

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I find the kissing thing bit too sensual. I feel as if I am cheating on my girl by kissing other girls :)

Upthehatters2008 25.08.2011 20:33

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Originally Posted by sun&rain (Post 1314950)
I find the kissing thing bit too sensual. I feel as if I am cheating on my girl by kissing other girls :)

Aren't you confusing that with shagging ?


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