Ethics and Etiquette

A person of good character

Before you sign contracts and cut deals, ask, "What sort of person would do such a thing?" Ethics is derived from the Greek word ethos, meaning "character." Ethics is not so much obedience to rules as it is the upkeep of your personal and company character, specifically your "good name." Business ethics as "being able to look at your face in the mirror in the morning."

Respect other customs

Respect other customs, but not at the expense of your own ethics. The hardest ethical decisions are not typically a conflict between ethics and profits, but one between two ethical systems. Sure, "when in Rome do as the romans do ..." is a good guideline in most instances, but when a custom violates your morals, it is best to stick to what you know.

Dress code

The dress code is a guideline and based on a general business casual dress standard.

Clothing that has the company logo is encouraged as it promotes your business. Slacks of cotton or synthetic material pants, wool pants, flannel pants, and nice looking dress synthetic pants are acceptable. Dress and skirt length should be at a length at which you can sit comfortably in public. Casual shirts, dress shirts, sweaters, tops, golf-type shirts, and turtlenecks are acceptable attire for work. Most suit jackets or sport jackets are also acceptable attire Casual dresses and skirts, and skirts that are split at or below the knee are acceptable.

Clothing should be pressed and not wrinkled. All seams should be finished. Torn, dirty, or frayed clothing is unacceptable. Any clothing that has words, terms, or pictures that may be offensive to others is unacceptable.

Inappropriate ... shorts, bib overalls, leggings, and any spandex or other form-fitting pants such as people wear for biking. Short, tight skirts that ride halfway up the thigh, mini-skirts, shorts, sun dresses, beach dresses, and spaghetti-strap dresses are inappropriate. Inappropriate attire for work includes tank tops; midriff tops; shirts with potentially offensive words, terms, logos, pictures, cartoons, or slogans; halter-tops, tops with bare shoulders; sweatshirts, and t-shirts unless worn under another blouse, shirt, jacket, or dress.

Behaviour

Dignified, friendly and quiet... while we respect everyone’s right to participate in whatever way they are comfortable with, the members are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. individuality, personal space, opinions and right to privacy. While we encourage open discussion through the use of our message boards or during events, we ask to please refrain from personal attacks and unwanted solicitations. This means that we should respect each others