3) Excuse Yourself: Ok, so yea, at 10:48 am you told us all about the extra garlic and goats milk asparagus casserole that you made last night. And now it is 10:55 am and the ENTIRE office is asking “What’s that smell?” for one reason or another (you get what I’m saying). Why? Exercising common courtesy and manners to others who may not be able to stomach your culinary quests is most definitely necessary when working in a cubicle environment. I actually have a good girlfriend who keeps air freshener at her desk when one “just happens” to slip away. I still think that is just as bad. Excuse yourself!
Rashida Maples, Esq. is Founder and Managing Partner of J. Maples & Associates (www.jmaplesandassociates.com). She has practiced Entertainment, Real Estate and Small Business Law for 9 years, handling both transactional and litigation matters. Her clients include R&B Artists Bilal and Olivia, NFL Superstar Ray Lewis, Fashion Powerhouse Harlem’s Fashion Row and Hirschfeld Properties, LLC.