Friday Funnies: How a Cup of Joe Can Solve Conflicts at Work

As employment lawyers, we often counsel managers on how to resolve interpersonal conflicts in the workplace.  It is hard to imagine a workplace where disputes don’t arise amongst coworkers at least occasionally.  Sometimes these conflicts can boil over and end up in heated arguments in the office. 

When employees get emotional, management should step in to prevent the situation from getting further out of hand.  Most of us have experienced a dispute with a colleague that made us so mad we could almost scream!

And some of us may have been in a situation where they could almost knock the block off of a coworker.

Of course, we counsel against workplace Jerks and Bullies.

But there may be a workplace where this coffee cup could be helpful.  Well, maybe just in our imaginations.



From Coolest Gadgets:  Punch Mug for Office-Rumbles. 

“While corporate honchos might not walk around with big metal chains and sharpened shanks as their weapon of choice, they certainly find ways to hold their own in the inter-office rumbles. This Punch mug not only delivers the kick of caffeine you so desperately need, but also provides an excellent alternative to brass knuckles for any snotty PR employees.”


“Sure, it might look like just another fragile ceramic drinking apparatus, but the specially designed handle provides a truly epic amount of grip and force behind your best left hook. The Punch is designed in both white and silver colors.

We have to say, the silver version just looks more hardcore. You should only have to use the Punch Mug once before every other bad mouthing white-collar gets the hint. You are not a coffee drinker to be messed with.”

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