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POLL: A Touching Situation ...

Friday, July 03, 2009 - 12:00 AM

A reader writes...Q: When is it appropriate for a boss or co-worker to touch you? My boss is always putting his arm on mine or my shoulder or my back when he talks to me. It doesn’t seem sexual, but I’m not real comfortable with it. I’ve also worked at places where everyone hugs everyone else for the least little thing. I’m probably in the minority on this, but that doesn’t seem appropriate either. What are the rules on this?
POLL: How do you tell your boss that you don't like being touched?
 
1% (22) You don't. He or she is the boss.
 
81% (1086) In a private conversation.
 
4% (65) In public, but in a joking, friendly way.
 
1% (22) Get a co-worker to mention it.
 
1% (23) E-mail.
 
3% (42) Suggestion box.
 
5% (79) With a knee raised sharply upward.
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