Don’t Be That Guy

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I was heating up my lunch when my husband stormed into the kitchen. “Don’t be that guy!” he exclaimed.

I looked at the leftover salmon steaming in the microwave.

“You’re right, I’m that guy,” I laughed. “Sorry!”

We were referring to “that guy” who doesn’t realize that he is filling the shared office space with fishy odors.

It made me wonder about other unwritten rules in the workplace, so I surveyed several of my coaching clients — senior-level professionals who have been sharing workspaces with other people for a long time — for their favorite unwritten rules. Here’s a Top 10 list, in no particular order:

• Don’t boil eggs in the lunchroom. Please…

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