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View Poll Results: Do you shake a woman's hand going on an estimate?
Yes, I introduce myself and stick my hand out to initiate the hand shake. 89 85.58%
No, I don't offer to shake hands with a woman unless she initiates it first. 15 14.42%
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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Maybe I should have made it a poll to start with?
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:50 PM   #2
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is this a poll?

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Actually depends on what race or religion I am dealing with. In some countries what we do here is very insulting there. In general though, I do shake a womans hand...VERY CAREFULLY! Don't be Mr. Hulk Hand Crusher with the Ladies!
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I don't get it, why wouldn't you? A client's a client, be they female or male. A handshake is about the least offensive greeting out there (unless I'm missing where you're going with this). I do agree w/ LNG - no need to prove your manliness by breaking her phalanges!

If she's wearing a burka or some religious sacrosanct garment, you're not gonna get close enough to her to offer your hand so that's a moot point...

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Hugs, Kisses and the occasional grope when the situation presents itself is sometimes acceptable...unless of course she is wearing the burka
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Being politically correct and culturally sensitive I'd recommend shaking hands with a woman. And don't give her some fragile, limp handshake like she's going to break. That will definitely send the wrong message(s).
If she offers her hand-shake it.
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Handshake and an ass grab, works everytime, husband or wife!!
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Being politically correct and culturally sensitive I'd recommend shaking hands with a woman. And don't give her some fragile, limp handshake like she's going to break. That will definitely send the wrong message(s).
If she offers her hand-shake it.

Oh!!!!!!! To HELLL with "PC"!

Shake her hand because she HAS earned it!!!!!
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Yes, absolutley!! Please dont crush my hand tho. I hate shaking a man's hand if it's softer than mine.

Jewish men never shake hands with a woman (I learned that once i came to NY.)

Greek men give you the hand shake and the air kiss on the cheek. I thought that was disrespectful at first until I saw men doing it..lol
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i usually carry one of those prank buzzers/ shockers- it tends to be a good ice breaker, on the second meeting i show up with a rubber nose and glasses....
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i usually carry one of those prank buzzers/ shockers- it tends to be a good ice breaker, on the second meeting i show up with a rubber nose and glasses....
I like NY contractors with a sense of humor. Not many of them around
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I like NY contractors with a sense of humor. Not many of them around
yea, i finished taking myself to seriously about 10 years ago.
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Never, I just leave the cash on the end table and leave...
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Oh!!!!!!! To HELLL with "PC"!

Shake her hand because she HAS earned it!!!!!
Malco, I was mocking LNG above. I personally think PC has pussified our nation.
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Malco, I was mocking LNG above. I personally think PC has pussified our nation.

See that?????? She done "one-upped" me.

And to think I WAS on HER side!!!!!


Damn Women!!!!!!
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You crack me up Malco.
So, who do you like:
Yankees or Mets? Or perhaps the Rays?
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You crack me up Malco.
So, who do you like:
Yankees or Mets? Or perhaps the Rays?
he'd better say Yankees
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Yup, I do it all the time. I never feel uncomfortable about it nor do I sense any strange vibes from the lady either.

I must admit, I've never tried the ass grab before. Must be Warner is Greek
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The winningest team in sports History. That is who!!!!!

Really......All things considered......Football is MY sport. Do not really care about Base-a-ball.
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Guess I'm a fuddy-duddy; I just wasn't raised that way. I'm happy to shake if they offer, but very rarely initiate it. And I honestly don't think that has ever been a factor in whether I get the job.

Not to brag, but <brag> women like me. </brag>

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