Dear Manners@Work, I joined a new workplace about six months ago and they have a lot of social events and most people tend to drink quite a bit. There is a conference coming up soon, which is three days at a hotel where the whole team is staying. There will be functions each evening. My question is—how much is it OK to drink at these kinds of things?
Dear Manners@Work, I’ve been in my current job for about two years and I enjoy it. I get along well with my boss and I like the company I work for. Recently, there was a reshuffling of seating and I’ve been placed in a pod with a couple of new people. One of them does design work and it’s clear that he’s doing work for his own business while in the office.
Dear Manners@Work, There’s a woman who works in the same pod as me. Every Monday morning, I say hello and I ask her how her weekend was. (Because that’s polite and friendly, right?). And every Monday morning, she replies and gives me a detailed answer about what she got up to. But she never, ever asks me about my weekend in return.