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Whether you’re a cubicle dweller or occupy a corner office, proper protocol in the office has changed drastically in recent years. Enter Miss Manners, aka Judith Martin, who takes on everything from email etiquette to office dress codes in a new book with tips for navigating the modern workplace, co-written with her son Nicholas. We talk to the pair about whether the “good old days” really were and how to win, keep and find a job with aplomb.
- Nicholas Ivor Martin co-author, "Miss Manners Minds Your Business"; director of operations, Lyric Opera of Chicago
- Judith Martin columnist, Miss Manners; co-author, "Miss Manners Minds Your Business"
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