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John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

March, 2017

  • 17 March

    Anger makes dull men…

    Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. -Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland

  • 15 March

    Be respectful to your superiors…

    Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any. -Mark Twain, American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer

  • 13 March

    It has always been easy…

    It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult. -Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

  • 12 March

    Etiquette Rules for the Open Office

    When walls are in short supply, open offices happen. In an article for Entrepreneur, Jacqueline Whitmore shares some pointers for not violating each other’s space. For instance, resist the urge to share every little joke or comment that enters your mind just because others are in close proximity; everyone deserves to work uninterrupted. It is not just chitchat that can be distracting though. At close range, distracting smells like in strange foods (or your old ...

  • 12 March

    Why You May Find US Colleagues ‘More Polite’ than Brits

    In a highly entertaining 4-minute video at the BBC, an American man working at a London PR firm talks to a British woman working at a US law firm about cultural office differences. Among the highlights, the British are apparently more likely to curse loudly and casually. They also serve a great deal of tea, even if it means delaying the start of a meeting for an extra five minutes. And they seem to offer ...

  • 12 March

    Business Dining Etiquette: Don’t Do These Things

    One thing we can all rally around as human beings is that—food is great. But at a work lunch, you want to be mindful of things beyond how much food you can get in your stomach without ejecting it back onto the plate. Diane Gottsman lists a few things not to do in this setting to maintain proper etiquette, some of which include the following: Don’t order more food than the people with whom you ...

  • 12 March

    Etiquette for Expense Reports

    Everyone hates filling out expense reports about as much as they love spending money that is not theirs. How much of that money should you really spend though? Jennifer Winter provides some guidance in an article for the Muse. If you are traveling for work, others are probably traveling with you. Watch to see how your more seasoned colleagues spend and follow suit. In any case, ask for receipts for everything, so there is always ...

  • 12 March

    12 Rules to Maintain Etiquette in All Work Situations

    Be yourself, thrive, and do not infuriate anyone along the way. In an article for CareerBuilder, Shannon Lee shares a dozen rules to ensure you are seen in the right light at the office. Here they are in brief: Avoid social media. Your friends’ lives are not that interesting anyway. Answer personal calls in private. Avoid gossip. It just makes you look immature to dwell on such vapid topics. Keep email formal, at least in ...

  • 12 March

    Office Etiquette, or How to Not Be Annoying

    There is a lot of advice about being a courteous employee that should just be intuitive, yet some people could stand to receive a reminder. In an article for Forbes, Lisa Quast gives us this reminder. Here is a sampling of tips that can make for a happier and less annoying work experience: Meetings: Do not schedule meetings back-to-back. Include an appropriate buffer that allows you to always show up to meetings punctually. And when ...

  • 10 March

    Do nothing secretly…

    Do nothing secretly; for Time sees and hears all things, and discloses all. -Sophocles, ancient Greek playwright

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