Social Rules in the Office

Dear Aspie: Offering Condolences to an NT Coworker

By on April 3, 2006

Dear Aspie:
'A coworker's husband passed away last week from cancer; today was her first day back. I've only worked here for a short time so I don't know her that well, but I want to offer my condolences. I don't want to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. But if I say nothing, she might think I'm cold-hearted and don't care. What advice can you offer?'


Read on for GroovyDruid's response!

Finding Peace in the Office

By on July 25, 2004

Like any social situation, a professional environment is bound to have its good and bad apples. There is no rule that says that once you find a job, you will enjoy working with each of your coworkers. In fact, you are bound to run into a colleague who irritates or even offends you. In these situations, it often becomes your responsibility to maintain a professional attitude. Here are some common types of “nightmare coworkers” and tips on...