Teach me how to treat every professional with the respect and conduct they want.
October 10, 2011 5:01 PM Subscribe
I know how to treat a waiter/waitress or a barista properly -- how do I do the same for my tech support guy, doctor, mechanic, tailor, or professor?
posted by liminalrampaste to Human Relations (23 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Being in the service industry, I've learned a lot about the ideal way to interact with a server, barista, or bartender. But knowing this (at times pretty intricate) code, --and seeing firsthand that many people don't know it or seem to ignore it -- has made me afraid that I haven't been treating the other professionals in my life very well, and curious as to how I might do better. So this is a question where I'd like to hear from people of many customer-facing professions about how they'd like to be treated, so I might better navigate my professional or otherwise transactional relationships. What are your pet peeves? What do you really want your client/customer/patient to do?
Secondhand knowledge, or received knowledge about this would be lovely, but I'm really looking for insider perspectives.