We all know the bad behaviors: lateness to meetings, Blackberry and cell phone interruptions, and so forth. According to Denise O'Berry, an epidemic of such uncouth behavior has caused a spike in demand for "business courtesy boot camps."
Business courtesy boot camps? Isn't that more than a little oxymoronic? More to the point, have so many of us forgotten the simple manners that our parents taught us? Or have we just forgotten that they apply to the workplace as well as social situations?
When the always gentle Miss Manners hears about this, she'll soon be reaching for her favorite civilized beverage.