Workplace Superstitions, Rituals and Habits

Albie’s annual visit to the tax accountant is usually enjoyable enough but this year, discovering how superstitious accountants can be, made it amusing as well. When Albie routinely pulled out this year’s receipts and statements in a red file folder there was an audible gasp in the room. As the file was handed over there was even a noticeable reluctance to handle it. Albie was informed that the use of red file folders was frowned upon in the accountant’s office as it was unlucky given the in the red or losing money connotation that came with it. Some workplaces are incredibly superstitious. In the work world of the performing arts one never wishes anyone good luck, tradition has it that woul