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Try this basic mobile phone etiquette tip:

Try this basic mobile phone etiquette tip:
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When talking to someone in person, don’t glance down at your mobile phone to see who’s trying to reach you.

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Here’s how to be polite in email:

Here’s how to be polite in email:
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Things not to do when emailing: shout in all caps, use coloured fonts or clip-art emoticons, attach large files, forward an email unless appropriate.

When to send work texts vs. emails:

When to send work texts vs. emails:
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Work emails can be sent anytime, but business texts should be restricted to one hour before the start of the workday to two hours after it ends, according to The Modern Gentleman.

Here’s the right way to squeeze a lemon into your drink:

Here’s the right way to squeeze a lemon into your drink:
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Use your hand to shield your lemon as you squeeze it into your iced tea so you don’t inadvertently squirt your dining companion in the eye.

This is basic napkin etiquette people miss:

This is basic napkin etiquette people miss:
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If you’re eating and want to take a sip, dab your mouth with your napkin to avoid staining the rim of the glass.

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Here’s a major food passing faux pas:

Here’s a major food passing faux pas:
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Grabbing a bowl of salad or a saltshaker as it’s being passed to someone who asked for it is the equivalent of cutting in line: greedy and rude.

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Here’s the proper way to pass food:

Here’s the proper way to pass food:
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But if someone to your left asks for something, you can hand it directly to him.

Here’s the deal with taking home leftovers:

Here’s the deal with taking home leftovers:
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When out with friends or family – even at a fancy restaurant – it’s fine to ask for your leftovers to be wrapped. But don’t do it at a business lunch or dinner.

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When to check your phone in meetings:

When to check your phone in meetings:
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Don’t check personal devices during a meeting attended by your boss or anyone else who can make her disapproval your problem.

How to properly answer the phone:

How to properly answer the phone:
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When answering the phone at work, state your name and place of business: “Widgets, Incorporated. Susan Smith speaking. How may I help you?”

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