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Entries from December 2007

15 Weirdest Work Stories of 2007

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough My favorite stories are as follows: Employee eats 32 vending machine items for charity Four women fired for gossiping Employee took 1 million screws home from factory Workers killed after seeking raises I agree with Fark… it looks like whoever compiled this list just went through the Fark archives. Still, it’s […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · My Dumb Office · Time Wasters

Graatest Speling Hakk Evah!

December 17th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you’re a lazy typer like me, then sometimes the spell checker is not your best friend. Once, in a major college term paper situation, I meant to type “gentle” and instead typed “gentile.” This gave new meaning to the phrase I was typing: “gentle interrogation techniques.” How many times have […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity · WorkLife

10 Pros (And 10 Cons) Of Your Coffee Habit

December 17th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Via productivity weblog DumbLittleMan comes this pretty comprehensive list of The Pros And Cons of Coffee Drinking. Most interesting to me: Antioxidants. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants like chlorogenic acid and melanoidins. Who knew? And… # Liver cirrhosis. Coffee drinking may protect against liver cirrhosis, especially alcoholic cirrhosis. Now I know […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · WorkLife

Prepare Your Desk (To Be Away From Your Desk)

December 17th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Taking time off for the Holidays is not like taking time off for summer vacation. In this case, everyone else will probably be away next week as well. You don’t have to worry as much about the work you’ll miss, since not much work is likely to be done. Still, preparing […]

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Tags: Productivity · WorkLife

Mothra Stewart- Spruce Up Your Bland Cubicle

December 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Wired continues it’s seemingly bi-monthly series of slideshows showing us either the best or the worst in cubicle living. In this case, it’s the best… 8 cubicles redesigned in creative ways. To quote Monty Python, where’s my medieval torture dungeon/philosophical salon-themed cube design? h/t Lifehacker 

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Tags: Office Porn

More Layoff Rumors- Palm Goes From Rumored to Confirmed?

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Hmmm. Meethinks I have created a monster. At the end of last night’s post about more layoff rumors at Citigroup and Businessweek, I asked readers to send in anonymous tips about new layoff rumors. I got two emails about Palm possibly laying off several hundred people. Now, I have no relation […]

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Tags: Layoff Rumors

How To Move Your Bookmarks In Firefox

December 13th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’ve got a more comprehensive organizational post in the works, but I’m in the middle of preparing my mobile office for a two week trip to Florida. I needed to bring my Firefox links with me on my laptop for blogging purposes. I didn’t know how to do it. But I […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U

Ask Brian- When Do I Tell My Old Job About My New Job?

December 13th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you have career or job search question you would like answered on this blog, click here to Ask Brian. Reader Mike from Somewhere writes: “My old job wants me back. They have NOT made a definitive offer, but they seem to feel it’s only a matter of time before it […]

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Tags: Ask Brian · Career Change · Office Politcs

Continued Layoff Rumors From Citigroup

December 12th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough We commented on this a while ago, but we got an email earlier today that said Citigroup is going to go ahead and lay off as many as 5-10% of their workforce. This is less than the 45,000 workers we heard about during the first wave of rumors, but that still […]

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Tags: Layoff Rumors

Office Gift Giving Strategies

December 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Like the office holiday party, holiday gift giving around the office is often a perilous endeavor. There are so many social, political, cultural, class and emotional landlines to navigate. I’ve always had a lot of respect for people who just opt out of the whole thing, but I’ve never had the […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Office Politcs · WorkLife