Sleepiness Slip: How do I deal with a yawn at work?

April 9, 2014

Q: What’s the proper yawning conduct at work?  Does a person simply cover their mouth or should he stifle the yawn (which doesn’t fool anyone)?       A: Yawns happen.  When they do, it is certainly appropriate to cover the mouth.  If it seems inappropriate for any reason, excuse yourself.  You may say, “Sorry, […]

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April 9, 2014

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Busy Bees: Is it proper to utilize wedding guests to help set up and contribute to the wedding?

April 8, 2014

Q: My brother and his fiance are on a tight budget for their upcoming wedding and are making a lot of the wedding accoutrements themselves.  I think this is a nice idea, but it is spilling over to many of the guests.  In fact, they just sent out an email a message stating that they […]

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April 8, 2014

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Tipping Order: Who do I tip when staying at a bed and breakfast?

April 7, 2014

Q: When visiting a bed and breakfast, is it appropriate to leave a tip and how much?     A: No, you are not expected to leave a tip for the owner.  You would, however, leave a tip if he or she has staff who takes care of making your bed, cleaning the bathroom, etc., […]

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April 7, 2014

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Flower Power: Should my older daughter be a junior bridesmaid instead of a flower girl?

April 6, 2014

Q: My niece asked both of my daughters to be her flower girls for her wedding.  The girls are 11 and 7.  Does it matter what age they are if both are excited to be flower girls?  Also, is there a tactful way to suggest that maybe the older girl should be a junior bridesmaid […]

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April 6, 2014

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Stench Offense: How can I discretely tell one of my employees that he has strong body odor?

April 5, 2014

Q: What is the most discrete way that I can speak with one of my employees about his body odor.  How can I politely ask him to use deodorant?     A: The person closest to the “offender” should take him aside where no one can overhear and say something to the effect of, “Jim, […]

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April 5, 2014

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