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Help me do something nice for my coworker, whose beloved pet is dying

One of my favorite colleagues has a cat, and it is dying. She is just waiting on tests to come back from the vet so they can decide if palliative care is an option or not. I'd like to do something nice to let her know that I'm thinking of her, but need ideas that won't memorialize me as "That girl who did that crazy thing in a misguided attempt to nice." Also looking for a sanity check - if this is a bad idea, please say so (and why). [more inside]
posted by schroedingersgirl on Jun 17, 2014 - 29 answers

Does the dot suffix of a website's name matter?

How important is having a .com suffix to the perceived legitimacy of a website? How does it affect traffic/success, etc? Does holding onto .com as the ideal make sense in this world of domain squatters? Can we make a list of good and bad choices?
posted by letstrythis on May 22, 2013 - 24 answers

Business etiquette landmines to avoid when making a sales pitch to Japanese business owners.

Business etiquette landmines to avoid when making a sales pitch to Japanese business owners. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Nov 14, 2012 - 7 answers

More notice vs. more stress?

How do I time submitting my resignation, in order to best give my employer(s) time to prepare, without adding too much additional stress to a big upcoming project? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Aug 29, 2012 - 2 answers

How to tell colleagues that they're bad multitaskers?

How do I broach to colleagues that I can tell they're (poorly) multitasking? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Mar 27, 2012 - 12 answers

konichi wa?

Japanesefilter: I will be working with Japanese business clients in Europe and would like to learn a few phrases and their etiquette! [more inside]
posted by bruinbruin on Mar 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me to be more socially adept in business

How can I become more socially adept in business settings? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Oct 6, 2011 - 8 answers

I need to understand more about cultural differences in doing business with Japan

I need to understand the Japanese cultural importance of "saving face" with respect to business, and how I can make myself less frustrated with an ongoing business negotiation I'm involved in. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Heading to Thailand - Business etiquette or customs and things to do

I am going to be traveling to Thailand to on business for an a while and need advice on business etiquette and also fun things to do and the best places to see. I know there are guidebooks and yet I really enjoy off the beaten track scenes and local color. Should I be worried about safety as an American? This seems silly but bear with me, I just found out today and am trying to digest this....
posted by sfts2 on Dec 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Coworker changes story, should I call bullshit?

Should I call out a discrepancy in a coworker's story? The discrepancy appears designed to gain priority on our queue of work. [more inside]
posted by jacobjacobs on Dec 12, 2010 - 18 answers

Burning bridges in tacky, ignorant ways... bravo

An acquaintance asked for my help in getting his application noticed within my small-ish local branch of the company. He's been burning his bridges with me in how he's handling things - do I say something to him? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Nov 18, 2010 - 21 answers

Quiting by Email

I need to resign my job sometime on monday - I'm taking a position at another company. Through contracts and sub-contracts, I have at least 3 different "bosses" who work at three locations - I only sit at the same location as one boss (one of the others is fairly accessible). Is submitting a resignation by email to the off-site bosses acceptable to mainstream north american business etiquette? [more inside]
posted by Deep Dish on Oct 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me stay on good terms with my customer after my boss screws them!

My boss is going to end a contract with one customer, although the customer would want to go on using our services. Boss's decision is because the service in question is not profitable enough anymore. I'm in charge of this contract and like the customer ie. all the people there who I work with. I think the feeling is mutual. These people also have some expertise and contacts I would like to maybe use some day. So how do I come out of this still being (business-) friends with them?
posted by gakiko on Nov 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Match Making 101

What's the proper etiquette when recommending up a potential contractor or vendor to the company I work for? [more inside]
posted by PFL on Jul 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me out with some quick business French!

Urgent business French question! Is "enchantée" appropriate for business use? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Sep 16, 2008 - 23 answers

Networking and business card etiquette

I have a new community blog that is a place for people in my industry to talk shop. I want to get the word out and have a very inviting stack of business cards that I have collected over the years at industry conferences. Is it appropriate to email any of these contacts and ask them to write/contribute or just tell them about the blog? [more inside]
posted by scrumtralescent on Nov 12, 2007 - 5 answers

Are we misunderstanding a colleague's seemingly rude behavior?

My co-workers agree that a Russian colleague has an off-putting attitude. Is this a personality conflict or a cultural misunderstanding? [more inside]
posted by juliplease on Feb 15, 2007 - 24 answers

Work Christmas Cards - If I give out one, do I have to give one to everyone?

OfficePolitics/Etiquette Filter: Christmas Cards - If I give out one, do I have to give one to everyone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2006 - 5 answers

Business Thank You Gifts and Gestures

Business Thank you Gifts, what's too much? what's just enough? [more inside]
posted by margaretlam on Jul 26, 2005 - 7 answers

How can one prepare for business social settings?

Cocktail parties, fundraisers, all the places where business and pleasure mix. What's a newbie to do? Need the insider perspective. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2005 - 13 answers

Browsing locally, Purchasing Globally?

Browsing locally, purchasing on the Net. In regards to Ice Hockey and Comic Books, and why everything is so damn expensive in Australia... [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Jul 3, 2005 - 8 answers

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