No-Name Inc. CI 001.02-93a Corporate Instruction Issue IV Rules of Travel, and Code of Conduct for moving from room to room while on company premises. I. Code of Conduct when encountering other personel in hallways. o Your conduct when meeting other personel in the hallway will be determined by the distance between the two of you, and the level of recognition you have. o If you don't know the other person, you are not obliged to acknowledge their presence. Simply look straight in front of you, or look down at your feet when passing. You must not look at them! o If you don't like someone, you can tell them so by not saying 'Hi' in the hallway. o If you know the other person and are at a distance, do not look at them yet. You must wait until they are within arms reach to say 'Hi so-and-so'. This allows you to surprise them by knowing their name, especially if they don't know yours. o If you recognize a person, but can't remember their name, you may not cheat and try to read their badge. They can tell you're doing that, and they don't like it. o If you are going to turn into another hallway, you may wave just before turning. This is allowed only if you can do it so the other person does not have time to realise that you are turning. That way they don't have to wave since they were waiting to get within arms reach to say 'Hi'. o If you don't know the other persons name, you are better off turning early instead of risking the emarassment of saying 'Hi, how ya doing?' when the other person calls you by name. This way you can perform the early-turn-and-wave procedure, thus putting them at the disadvantage, rather than you.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)