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How polite of a coworker are you?
Take our business etiquette quiz to see how your office manners stack up.
by Vicky Oliver
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1. When the elevator door opens, it reveals your direct supervisor inside - just back from vacation. Eager to find out what he missed, he asks how your latest project is faring. It's withering on the vine. Do you tell him?
A) No. There could be spies from a competitive company lurking in the elevator. Let your supervisor know in a nice way that you'll circle back to him once he's had a chance to settle in. "Oh, I want to talk to you about that," you can say in a chipper voice that won't broadcast your news to any strangers in your midst.
B) No. Never be the person to tell your boss bad news. Simply nod and smile that it's going well. Let someone else let him down.
C) Yes. If a project is not going well, let your boss know as soon as possible. He can help you change the parameters so that the deal does not completely fall apart.
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