Just ask Barbara Pachter, whos hosting a Dining Webinar today (May 6) to teach employees how to properly navigate a business dinner.
According to Pachter, a business meal is often a test on the employers part to see how well a potential employee handles high-pressure situations.
She says its important for employees to have good table manners, make pleasant conversation, and know how to order.
This means not ordering the most expensive item on the menu, holding your fork like a pitchfork, or making noises while you eat.
Pachter also advises folks to have a glass of wine with their host so long as they dont get hammered.
She says dining etiquette is crucial to landing a job and knows of many horror stories including a man who licked his knife during a work dinner and a guy who couldnt find his napkin and tucked the whole tablecloth into his pants instead.
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