Entries by Julie Blais Comeau from 04/2012

Sticky Situation: Dining Etiquette, and Why You Should Not Have a Drink

| Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Living

When out for a business meal, many situations come up: "What if I have food allergies or I am on a restricted diet?", "What should I talk about?", "What are appropriate finger foods?", "Do I have to have a drink?" and "May I excuse myself to go smoke?" Here's how to deal with each.

Sticky Situations: Dealing With Nasty Neighbours

| Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Living

Spring is here and with it comes the renewing of relationships with our neighbours. Neighbours have many niceties like the development of friendships and a support system at proximity but they also include certain niggles or downright transgressions that involve our property and territory.

Situation délicate: Comment dire non à une demande de don

| Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Quebec

Mes co-équipiers ou leurs enfants organisent, ou participent à une variété d'activités pour ramasser des fonds. Certains me demandent de commanditer, d'autres de participer ou d'assister et d'autres encore d'acheter des gâteries. Je reconnais l'importance de leurs contributions, mais franchement, je commence à être tannée de donner à l'un puis à l'autre. Quelle est la façon appropriée de décliner ma participation aux causes de mes collègues?