Ever think there's shady stuff goin' down in your office? Be thankful you don't work in "The Office's" Scranton, Penn. branch of Dunder-Mifflin. The hit TV comedy is filled with un-workplace-like behavior: Jim Halpert kissing his co-worker, Pam Beesly, on Casino Night. Meredith Palmer downing numerous vodka-based drinks at work. Michael Scott spreading rumors (even though they were true) about Oscar Martinez's sexuality.
Smooching co-workers, consuming alcoholic beverages and spreading rumors about colleagues are all considered workplace taboos, according to a new CareerBuilder.com survey. Thirty-five percent of those surveyed have puckered up with a co-worker and 31 percent have tipped the bottle while on the job. Not to mention the 19 percent of workers who have spread a rumor about a fellow employee.