(1). A call to a competitor or client by a consultant without disclosing who they are working for (and usually pretending to be a prospect) in order to get some information out of them about their business or operations.
“So, we had a no names discussion with the folks at IBM, as you requested…turns out they make computers. It’ll all be in our final report…”
(1). Paying for some work-related expense yourself with an expectation that your company will pay you back…in six to eight weeks…maybe.
“Okay, Alicia…here are my receipts for my Atlanta trip. I had to go out of pocket on the cabs to and from the airport. What do you mean that looks like my handwriting…? Just process the lousy reimbursements, please…”
(2). Not being reachable by email, phone, text, etc.