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The Office Is Not Your Bedroom

The Office Is Not Your Bedroom

Weird stuff employees were caught doing at work

According to a CareerBuilder survey, employers have caught employees doing some pretty outrageous things when they should have been working. Read More »

Want To Tick Off Your Boss?  Your Colleagues?

Want To Tick Off Your Boss? Your Colleagues?

Post this on social media

The reality is when you're on vacation people back at the office don't want a reminder. Practical advice for when social media privacy is the best policy. Read More »

4 Travel Tips For A Breezy Business Trip

4 Travel Tips For A Breezy Business Trip

Traveling for work shouldn't give you anxiety

Whether it's your first or fifteenth business trip, traveling might still feel irksome — but it doesn't have to be. Read More »

Gross Habits To Avoid in the Office

Gross Habits To Avoid in the Office

11 things that can really annoy co-workers

The problem with bad habits is sometimes people don't realize how much they are grossing out their colleagues. Avoid these behaviors to keep your relationships. Read More »

6 Things Never To Say To Co-Workers

6 Things Never To Say To Co-Workers

By Beth Braccio Hering Don't tarnish your reputation by making whiny, haughty or untrue statements. Remember, silence can be golden -- especially if it prevents you from uttering one of these potentially career-damaging phrases: Read More »

Survey: Truly Strange Things People Do In Office Elevators

Survey: Truly Strange Things People Do In Office Elevators

By Susan Ricker Every job has its ups and downs, but riding an elevator seems like an unlikely source for stress. However, a 15-second ride may push some people's buttons. CareerBuilder's latest study of more than 3,800 workers nationwide reveals the most unusual and annoying behaviors workers have witnessed... Read More »

Top Mistakes Generation Y Makes At Work

Top Mistakes Generation Y Makes At Work

Have you ever complained about your boss during an online chat? And what should you do if your email address shows up on porno sites? Read More »

Top 10 Things Not To Do At The Office Holiday Party

Top 10 Things Not To Do At The Office Holiday Party

It's that most wonderful time of the year. Mistletoe, eggnog and holiday parties in the office make employment lawyers rub their hands together with glee. That's because we get very busy in January after all the party-related firings. There's sexual harassment, discrimination, recriminations, finger-pointing... Read More »

Survey: Politeness Can Boost Opportunities For Career Advancement

Survey: Politeness Can Boost Opportunities For Career Advancement

Getty Images With five applicants for every job opening in the current labor market, it's not surprising that employers have focused more on employees' soft skills. After all, in trying times -- such as those experienced during the recent recession -- being able to handle stress with aplomb can go a long way... Read More »

Bathroom Rules For Men

Bathroom Rules For Men

By Ryan Murphy Most men are completely unaware of the intricate rules of decorum that govern this common space. There are few human activities more pleasurable than relieving yourself. In the words of King George V, "Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance." Read More »

Workplace Etiquette: How To Be Classy On The Job

Workplace Etiquette: How To Be Classy On The Job

Anyone who works in the typical office these days knows that dress codes are decidedly lax. Long gone are the days when men routinely donned suits and ties and women wore tailored dresses and pumps. That may be a boon for workers who don't want to fuss about what to wear, day in and day out, but it can... Read More »

10 Emails That Could Get You Canned

10 Emails That Could Get You Canned

For better or for worse, email is increasingly the way many Americans communicate in this technological era. About 62 percent of employed adults use email or the Internet at work, a recent Pew Internet & American Life Project study found, and many also have mobile devices that help keep them connected... Read More »

No Manners, No Jobs: Gen Y Learns Expensive Lessons

No Manners, No Jobs: Gen Y Learns Expensive Lessons

Manners mean money: That's what some members of Generation Y are learning. To get hired for good jobs, they are enrolling in seminars or one-on-one coaching programs to be trained in the finer points of etiquette. If they're already on the payroll, their employers might be ponying up $400 an hour for that... Read More »

Etiquette Guidelines for the Newly Hired

Etiquette Guidelines for the Newly Hired

You got hired, maybe in one of the 150,000 jobs just created. However, many of your former co-workers, neighbors, and even family members are still unemployed. Clearly, there's a need for a book of etiquette to navigate the tsunami of mixed feelings and behavior now surrounding you. Read More »

"You Have Something In Your Teeth..."

CareerBuilder.com We've all been embarrassed at work. In fact, just this morning, a woman stopped by to tell my cubemate that a picture of her and her friends was in the printer by her office, in case she was looking for it. At first my associate was confused, but then she realized that the woman was referring... Read More »

'Thank You' Goes a Long Way at Work

'Thank You' Goes a Long Way at Work

CareerBuilder.com Each November, the idea of giving thanks takes center stage in many people's minds. But in the business world, knowing how -- and when -- to give thanks is always valuable, regardless of the season. Properly thanking a colleague, mentor, reference or interviewer shows that you have a certain... Read More »

Do You Know These Workplace Etiquette Essentials?

Do You Know These Workplace Etiquette Essentials?

CareerBuilder.com writer Ever been caught talking with your mouth full at a business luncheon? Have you ever shared an uncomfortable silence with a co-worker you don't know well? Ever been "caught with your pants down" on a business trip where you weren't fashionably prepared? Such are three (of many) situations... Read More »

10 Worst Things to Say in the Workplace

10 Worst Things to Say in the Workplace

Revised January, 2011 Some people keep their private life private in the workplace -- which can be a blessing. Many workers, however, are forced to work in an environment where they hear about everything from a co-worker's baby-making plans to their estranged relationship with their father. Talking about... Read More »

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