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What to do if someone on your work Zoom does something weird, according to an etiquette expert
What to do if someone on your work Zoom does something weird, according ... "If you would not sit in a business meeting and pleasure yourself, then you should definitely not do it in a Zoom."
15 email etiquette rules every professional should know
15 email etiquette rules every professional should know Since more people began working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic, workers are sending out more emails, per the NBER.
How to be polite while keeping your distance and socialising safely
How to be polite while keeping your distance and socialising safely The art of quarantine manners, says etiquette school founder Elaine Swann, is about communication. And avoiding arguments with the incautious.
Is it okay to Google the answer to your dinner table debate? Cellphone etiquette in a tech-driven world
Is it okay to Google the answer to your dinner table debate? Cellphone e... Most of us know that feeling – the stab of annoyance when someone bellows into their phone in a public space or when your aunt whips out her cellphone to show you her gazillion holi...
Slack is changing the way we chat at work. Here's an etiquette guide to help you survive a messaging-obsessed office.
Slack is changing the way we chat at work. Here's an etiquette guide to ... Luggage startup Away reportedly forced employees to post all messages to public Slack channels, leading to uncomfortable situations.
A tourist was fined for wearing a string bikini on a beach in the Philippines, but travellers get punished for the way they dress more often than you might think
A tourist was fined for wearing a string bikini on a beach in the Philip... A Taiwanese tourist was recently arrested and fined after wearing a bikini that was deemed to be too revealing on the Philippine island of Boracay.
5 things you need to know in SA business today and 24 email sign-offs to avoid — plus the perfect one to use every time
5 things you need to know in SA business today and 24 email sign-offs to... SAA pilots want to strike.
Don’t be that guy at the braai - are you one of these 6 worst characters found around the fire?
Don’t be that guy at the braai - are you one of these 6 worst characters... We spoke with braai-fessional and rugby journalist, Tank Lanning, to walk us through the 6 worst characters found around braais all across South Africa.
Most newlyweds today want cash instead of physical gifts — here are the right and wrong ways to ask for money at your wedding
Most newlyweds today want cash instead of physical gifts — here are the ... Asking friends and family for money as a wedding gift can come off as tacky and gauche if not done properly.
Slack is changing the way we chat at work. Here's an etiquette guide to help you survive a messaging-obsessed office.
Slack is changing the way we chat at work. Here's an etiquette guide to ... While you should avoid acronyms with swear words like "wtf," communicating casually with your coworkers can help foster friendships.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on basic Uber etiquette: Ask before using your phone, and don't slam the door
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on basic Uber etiquette: Ask before using you... The CEO of Uber has a few suggestions for how to be a nice person while riding in an Uber.
8 office kitchen behaviours South Africans are getting wrong – including eating eggs
8 office kitchen behaviours South Africans are getting wrong – including... Food theft is a huge frustration, but South African office workers also get it wrong in other ways, etiquette experts say, such as by commenting on other people's lunches.
Even if you're dreading your office holiday party, you still have to go. Here's your survival guide
Even if you're dreading your office holiday party, you still have to go.... You don't have to stay for the entire office holiday, but you also shouldn't skip it. Here's your office party survival guide.
The only icebreaker you'll ever need
The only icebreaker you'll ever need
There's a less painful way to make small talk than asking 'What do you do?'
There's a less painful way to make small talk than asking 'What do you d... If making small talk is painfully awkward for you, it might be because you're asking the wrong questions.
Bride cancels her wedding after guests refuse to pay over R21 000 to fund her dream wedding
Bride cancels her wedding after guests refuse to pay over R21 000 to fun... Is this the world’s worst bridezilla yet?
Restaurant Hacks: these are the rules for splitting the bill
Restaurant Hacks: these are the rules for splitting the bill Dining out on a date or with your family can be fun, but also a little bit stressful when it’s time to pay. Follow these simple rules and say goodbye to awkward bill folder moments ...
Bride fires bridesmaid via a petty email that's gone viral
Bride fires bridesmaid via a petty email that's gone viral What do you do when a person who is part of your entourage is a hindrance instead of a help? Here’s how to politely kick someone out of your wedding.
WATCH: Interesting and quirky food etiquette from around the world
WATCH: Interesting and quirky food etiquette from around the world When it comes to eating, there are some rules you just aren't allowed to break!
Have you snitch tagged? Why it's worse than gossiping
Have you snitch tagged? Why it's worse than gossiping Social media is taking trolling to a new petty level.
The 10 most hated people on a plane
The 10 most hated people on a plane A recent survey by AirlineRatings.com found that people are most annoyed with fellow passengers who smell bad. Other irritating passenger types include out of control children and t...
13 things you should never say at work that most people don't know
13 things you should never say at work that most people don't know Work etiquette varies from company to company, but there are some things that are universal.
Here is the perfect way to end an email — and 26 sign-offs you should usually avoid
Here is the perfect way to end an email — and 26 sign-offs you should us... Experts explain how to sign off your emails with minimal risk and maximal charm.
4 things you should never say to a newly engaged couple
4 things you should never say to a newly engaged couple No, you can’t ask the bride-to-be if she’s planning to start that diet soon.
I said yes, now what? The rules for announcing your engagement
I said yes, now what? The rules for announcing your engagement Is there a right and a wrong time when it comes to announcing your engagement?
Things you really shouldn’t say to someone with a disability
Things you really shouldn’t say to someone with a disability We've all probably made at least one gaffe in the past...
4 things the mother of the bride should never do
4 things the mother of the bride should never do Are you a bride to be? Print this out or e-mail this to your mother.
Five email mistakes that make you look unprofessional
Five email mistakes that make you look unprofessional Key strategies to ensure you don't fail when it comes to basic email etiquette.
Office meeting etiquette: what are the rules?
Office meeting etiquette: what are the rules? Can you eat during a meeting? Is it okay to leave your meeting early? But then you’ll be late for the next one. This and other rules.
4 things every bride-to-be should never have to do (unless she wants to)
4 things every bride-to-be should never have to do (unless she wants to) How to have the wedding of your dreams without being weighed down by the (unwanted) opinions of others.
Dear Micromanagers: Please stop this!
Dear Micromanagers: Please stop this! If you’re not sure if you are a micromanager, or you firmly believe your management style the best, consider these points...
4 annoying things you need to stop doing in your work e-mails
4 annoying things you need to stop doing in your work e-mails Do you use the reply all button? Send out an e-mail, only to phone the recipient to ask if he or she’s received your mail? You need to be stopped.
How to wear white to someone else’s wedding
How to wear white to someone else’s wedding You can look flawless without upstaging the bride.
5 times office gossip is actually not such a bad thing
5 times office gossip is actually not such a bad thing While lying, spreading lies, and judging others (because of lies you've heard) is unethical, there are aspects of workplace gossip that could beneficial.
Can having co-workers as friends work?
Can having co-workers as friends work? It’s important to always be aware of the advantages and disadvantages associated with having close friends at the office, in order to regulate the balance between work and play.
5 times workplace gossip is actually a good thing
5 times workplace gossip is actually a good thing While lying, spreading lies, and judging others (because of lies you've heard) is unethical, there are aspects of workplace gossip that could beneficial.
4 bad work habits that are annoying your boss
4 bad work habits that are annoying your boss A manager can usually tell which member is dragging the rest of the team down simply by observing their habits.
Transgender Troubles in the South African Workplace
Transgender Troubles in the South African Workplace Despite having one of the most progressive Constitutions in the world, many transgender South Africans still choose to conceal their gender identity at work, due to fear of discrimi...
4 bad habits that bosses can’t stand
4 bad habits that bosses can’t stand A manager can usually tell which member is dragging the rest of the team down simply by observing their habits.
How to handle office gossip
How to handle office gossip Office gossip happens no matter what type of office setting you're working in. How you deal with it makes the difference.
Effective strategies for dealing with a backstabbing co-worker
Effective strategies for dealing with a backstabbing co-worker If you love your job but have a co-worker that makes work life particularly miserable, try these tips to improve the situation.
How to shut down the office gossiper (your co-workers will thank you)
How to shut down the office gossiper (your co-workers will thank you) Office gossip happens no matter what type of office setting you're working in. How you deal with it makes the difference.
5 things you should never do at a wedding
5 things you should never do at a wedding Social etiquette rules that you should print out and keep.
5 things you should never do at a wedding
5 things you should never do at a wedding Social etiquette rules that you should print out and keep.
5 things you should never do at a wedding
5 things you should never do at a wedding Social etiquette rules that you should print out and keep.
5 things you should never do at a wedding
5 things you should never do at a wedding Social etiquette rules that you should print out and keep.
5 things you should never do at a wedding
5 things you should never do at a wedding Social etiquette rules that you should print out and keep.
5 things you should never do at a wedding
5 things you should never do at a wedding Social etiquette rules that you should print out and keep.
5 things you should never do at a wedding
5 things you should never do at a wedding Social etiquette rules that you should print out and keep.
Can I reapply after declining a job offer?
Can I reapply after declining a job offer? Asking for a job back that you've rejected is a tricky mine field to navigate. Which is why we've given you this advice to help you along the way.