Has the changing landscape of the workplace caused people to forget some of the simplest rules of office etiquette? I ask this after my Monday morning at the office.
Shortly after my arrival at the office this morning, I heard the distinctive sound of nail clippers from one of the cubicle “islands” nearby. I could not make out who it was for certain, but needless to say, the sound caused me to twitter the following:
I then had a couple of other meetings later in the morning, but I again heard the distinctive sound of nail clippers again when I returned to my desk. This time, I was able to spot the self-styled manicurist a row over from my desk. Again, I incredulously twittered
I mean, really, in such close quarters in cubeland, why would anyone have the bright idea to just start giving themselves a manicure right at their desk? There is no privacy for what is a personal grooming task. Moreover, there is no controlling the trajectory of the nail clippings. In other words, the nail clippings are being scatter-shot around their desk.