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netscape check two
01-15-2009, 11:31 PM
According to the survey...you guessed it, Australia.


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Manners maketh the businessman, with a global survey finding Americans and Britons to be the most easily insulted by lack of workplace etiquette, while Australians are among the most offensive.

The survey, by Australian-based international office space provider Servcorp, listed the top five most offensive workplace behaviors as not saying hello or good morning, not offering office guests a beverage, speaking loudly across the room, using swear words and taking calls on mobile phones.

The use of stationery without permission and asking colleagues about their personal lives were also deemed insulting.

The poll then revealed the United States and Britain to be the most sensitive nations in the world, despite 60 percent of respondents believing Japan has the strictest work etiquette.

English and American businessmen were also more easily offended than their colleagues in the Middle East, Japan and China, nations with cultural traditions spanning centuries.

Almost 25 percent of Australians, however, thought it was perfectly acceptable to swear -- something the majority of Japanese and Middle Easterners found deeply offensive.

Nearly all Australians polled also said they would not think twice about addressing their boss by their first name, something Chinese business people found very rude.

Australians also regularly talk loudly at work, take personal calls and ask too many personal questions, the survey showed.

"Being aware of potentially offensive behavior is a key factor to Australian business success abroad," Taine Moufarrige, Servcorp's executive director, said in a statement.

"Australians are very natural in their business style, perhaps more so than any other country in the world," she said, adding that the survey, which was sent to some 700 businesspeople in 13 countries, was commissioned to help Australians.

The survey found that although they are not easily offended, Australians were more ticked off than their international colleagues by business people who don't buy drinks and who don't offer guests beverages

-news.yahoo.com

EAGLE EYE
01-15-2009, 11:50 PM
haha aussies getting pissed over beverages

TSA
01-15-2009, 11:52 PM
this is bull.
natural? i had to wake up the bitch at the front desk in nigeria to order some rice
i saw i bus driver knuckle fist a customer on the top of the head cause he was being a faggot.

that's as natural as it gets.

DJMethods
01-16-2009, 12:17 AM
At my old job me and a girl decided to have a contest to see who could be the most rude to customers. Word is bond god.

NIGHT MAYOR
01-16-2009, 01:30 AM
this is bull.

this is the problem with you, you dont know shit yet you think you do.
first day at the place i still work, two dudes knuckled down hardcore, punch the shit outa each other all over the factory, no one breaks it up, it just ends, i have seen people stabbed with chisels in my factory, one truck driver broke my boss's jaw - leaving him with a face that needed plastic surgery, truckies that deliver to our small factory get stuck and wanna knuckle most months. i blame the heat, its brutal - i almost got into some road rage today, AND I HAD A GREAT DAY, explain that.

i think the reason we seem so offensive is because "swear" words fit into our daily vocab alot easier than other countries, ie. one of our favourite words is "cunt".