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In some workplaces, practical jokes are part of the office culture. In others, they're likely to get people disciplined or even fired. Not everybody has the same background or the same sense of humour. Even if the "joke" was meant purely in fun, it may not be taken that way by the target of the joke, and sometimes it's not just in fun. Workplace bullies ...


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Are these actions common in workplaces, Not in any of the workplaces I have worked for in several eastern and western countries. are they acceptable? They should not be because like you mentioned it eats into the time of employees (for both the perpetrator of the prank and its victim). This should be seen as a direct loss of company's assets unless ...


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As mentioned in the comments already, one option is to drive yourself separately, with the simple truthful explanation that you prefer to travel separately. You may possibly have to do so at your own expense. Another option is to bring a third party along so it’s not just you who has to bear the brunt of her behavior. An extra witness might be helpful if ...


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Do you have any forum or opportunity to ask and discuss this with your colleagues? For me it would be a hard no. Pranks are for humourless inadequatly socialised sociapaths. But I don't work with you. It matters more what you guys think. And if you guys think pranks are holding you back, you guys have to decide how to address it. This is part of the reason ...


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