- Step 1: Be quiet Noise from neighboring cubicles is the number one complaint of the office-less, so keep your voice down.
- Step 2: Attend personal needs out of sight Attend to personal needs like fixing wedgies, picking tuna out of your teeth, and clipping nails in a more appropriate venue—like the restroom.
- TIP: Keep your shoes on. Even if your tootsies smell sweet, bare or stocking feet aren't appropriate in a professional setting.
- Step 3: Don't make personal calls Make personal phone calls outside or in a vacant room with a door you can close. Nobody wants to hear you leaving messages for your cat.
- TIP: Be deaf to your colleagues' personal conversations. Don't reference anything you overheard and, for heaven's sake, don't throw in your two cents.
- Step 4: No offensive-smelling food If you eat at your desk, make sure your meal doesn't include anything offensive or strong-smelling.
- FACT: About 40 million people work in cubicles, and in 2001 the average worker had 355 square feet of office space.
You Will Need
- A cubicle
- Nearby cubicle dwellers
- And some common sense