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Culture of United Kingdom

August 6, 2009
United Kingdom Worklife :
Workinghours: The usual working day starts at 9am and finishes by 5pm. Most people work a five-day week
Official name : The official name of the UK is the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”.
Companies: About 75% of British jobs are in service industries – hotels, restaurants, travel, shopping, and computer and finances. It is our fastest growing business and employs over twenty million people.
In U.S. business culture, dress tends to vary.
Business suits or dresses are often the standard attire for women. Pantsuits, in classic styles, are also acceptable. .
British people are quite reserved when greeting one another. A greeting can be a bright ‘Hello’ ‘Hi’ or ‘Good morning’, when you arrive at work or at school
In general, Southerners are known for their ‘Southern Hospitality,’ showing a great level of consideration and warmth for business counterparts.
The East Coast is often considered the more formal and sometimes conservative counterpart in terms of dress and conduct.
* People in the United States write the month first, then the day, then the year [i.e., December 5, 2006 is written 12/5/06].
* Punctuality is very important for business occasions. In many U.S. cities, traffic can cause considerable delays, so be sure to allow enough driving time to your appointment
* If you are invited for a meal, you should arrive promptly(ontime
* the best gifts are those that come from your country
* Don’t be afraid to ask for something. Use manners and ask politely.
* Until you know a person well, avoid discussing religion, politics or other controversial subjects [i.e., abortion, racism, sexism].
* Ethnic or religious jokes
* Avoid talking loudly in public
* It is impolite to stare at anyone in public.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2009 4:27 pm

    Great headline. If your cookie has a bite-sized action and your reader completes the action, I think two things happen. Their self-confidence goes up (which feels good) and their trust in you increases.

  2. August 26, 2009 8:56 pm

    yeh right.. great post, Thank You

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