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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".

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.

Read the full article: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

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Depends , although I do object to my male boss sticking the tongue in.
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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.
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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

...and then there's the one kiss? two kisses? three kisses? dilemma...
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I think "bots" should be banned.
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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 ?
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Old 25.08.2011, 17:46
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...and then there's the one kiss? two kisses? three kisses? dilemma...
& where to plant them.......
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& 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....
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...and then there's the one kiss? two kisses? three kisses? dilemma...
Two in Italy, three in Ticino (really).

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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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...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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...and then there's the one kiss? two kisses? three kisses? dilemma...
Ummm, no, actually that would be a trilemma.

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Old 26.08.2011, 11:22
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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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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
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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 ?
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Old 25.08.2011, 17:58
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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

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.
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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.
would that then apply to the fax machine as well?
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Old 25.08.2011, 18:01
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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

Is this about kissing arse?
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Hmmm...how did you find that gem out ?
well by extensive testing, of course. And I agree with the statement.
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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

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