Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Table Manners Can Cost You Your Job

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Dining etiquette could make or break your chances of getting hired for a job.

Just ask Barbara Pachter, who’s 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 employer’s part to see how well a potential employee handles high-pressure situations.

She says it’s 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 don’t 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 couldn’t find his napkin and tucked the whole tablecloth into his pants instead.

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