How Much Do You Know About Workplace Etiquette?

You might think you're displaying proper etiquette in the workplace, but how much do you really know about workplace etiquette? It's time to put your knowledge to the test!
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Question 1/12

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If a coworker is playing music through his computer speakers loud enough to hear down the hall. You should:
Start singing along
Put on your own headphones
Turn up the music on your own computer
Kindly ask them to turn it down as you're having trouble focusing
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Question 2/12

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Your boss has decided to take you and your coworkers out for lunch. What do you order?
A stiff drink to calm down
See what everyone else orders and follow suit
Whatever I want
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Question 3/12

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Your office begins to offer "casual Fridays" during the summer. Normal year round attire is dressy. What can you get away with?
Flip flops, shorts, and a t-shirt
A shirt and a pair of jeans
Short shorts and a tank top
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Question 4/12

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You've gone to the office fridge to retrieve your lunch and discover that someone has tried your food. How do you handle the situation?
Start labeling my lunch with my name from now on
Set up a video camera in the kitchen to catch the culprit
Go to HR with a complaint
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Question 5/12

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If you share a printer/copier with your department and it breaks while you're using it, what should you do?
Slink away quietly
Call the help desk for support
Try to fix it yourself
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Which is not an example of bad email etiquette?
WRITING IN ALL CAPS
Forwarding jokes or photos
Writing concisely
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Question 7/12

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Your office is having a holiday party with open bar. How do you handle the situation?
Keg stands all night
Talking nothing but business
Refrain from office gossip
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There's a collection being taken in the office for a coworker's baby shower. You're a little strapped for cash. How do you respond when asked?
Politely decline and say you can't contribute
Contribute out of fear of embarrassment
Say you don't even really like the coworker anyway
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Question 9/12

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A coworker asks to borrow your computer for a moment. They visit a few sites that have left your station riddled with viruses. What do you do?
Go on an office tirade about sharing
Go to HR to get the employee followed
Calmly call IT and let it go
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Question 10/12

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A coworker who you don't really talk to is having an in office birthday party. Do you purchase a gift?
Definitely
No
I tell them Happy Birthday and wish them well
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Is it ever acceptable to enter work with dirty clothes?
On casual Friday
Whenever I need to
Never
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If your coworker is having a heated personal conversation on the phone and you can hear every word, what do you do?
Take copious notes
Ignore the conversation
Put it in your back pocket for future ammo
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are work place rude! You could definitely use a refresher course on work place etiquette. From inappropriate emails to off color jokes, you struggle to be polite in an office environment.

C+, Work Place Rude

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Right!
Based on the results of this quiz, you are work place wise! When it comes to proper work etiquette you know your stuff. You never offend your co-workers with inappropriate jokes or strange emails and you'd never be caught dead in an awkward work conversation due to your own bad manners.

B+, Work Place Wise

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Right!
Based on the results of this quiz, you are work place polite! Well done! You know what it means to be the ideal coworker and employee. You see workplace etiquette as an important and valuable skill. You know that doing the wrong thing while in a work environment could bruise the feelings of those around you and make work unbearable.

A+, Work Place Polite

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1
If a coworker is playing music through his computer speakers loud enough to hear down the hall. You should:
Start singing along
Put on your own headphones
Turn up the music on your own computer
Kindly ask them to turn it down as you're having trouble focusing
2
Your boss has decided to take you and your coworkers out for lunch. What do you order?
A stiff drink to calm down
See what everyone else orders and follow suit
Whatever I want
3
Your office begins to offer "casual Fridays" during the summer. Normal year round attire is dressy. What can you get away with?
Flip flops, shorts, and a t-shirt
A shirt and a pair of jeans
Short shorts and a tank top
4
You've gone to the office fridge to retrieve your lunch and discover that someone has tried your food. How do you handle the situation?
Start labeling my lunch with my name from now on
Set up a video camera in the kitchen to catch the culprit
Go to HR with a complaint
5
If you share a printer/copier with your department and it breaks while you're using it, what should you do?
Slink away quietly
Call the help desk for support
Try to fix it yourself
6
Which is not an example of bad email etiquette?
WRITING IN ALL CAPS
Forwarding jokes or photos
Writing concisely
7
Your office is having a holiday party with open bar. How do you handle the situation?
Keg stands all night
Talking nothing but business
Refrain from office gossip
8
There's a collection being taken in the office for a coworker's baby shower. You're a little strapped for cash. How do you respond when asked?
Politely decline and say you can't contribute
Contribute out of fear of embarrassment
Say you don't even really like the coworker anyway
9
A coworker asks to borrow your computer for a moment. They visit a few sites that have left your station riddled with viruses. What do you do?
Go on an office tirade about sharing
Go to HR to get the employee followed
Calmly call IT and let it go
10
A coworker who you don't really talk to is having an in office birthday party. Do you purchase a gift?
Definitely
No
I tell them Happy Birthday and wish them well
11
Is it ever acceptable to enter work with dirty clothes?
On casual Friday
Whenever I need to
Never
12
If your coworker is having a heated personal conversation on the phone and you can hear every word, what do you do?
Take copious notes
Ignore the conversation
Put it in your back pocket for future ammo