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Entries from February 2008

Watch TV At Work- Part 27

February 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough If you’ve been a longtime reader of this blog, then you know we love nothing more than to find new ways to watch tv at work in your web browser. Today the news is that CBS has done a classic TV dump and you can now watch vintage episodes of Star […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Time Wasters

How I Got The Job

February 22nd, 2008 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Dee has been a regular reader and regular commenter here for the last few months. She left a comment recently saying she had just gotten a job. So I wrote her and asked her to tell us how she did it… what worked; what didn’t; what she learned. So, in her […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Search

The New Five Dollar Bill

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough No good reason for posting this. It’s just cool. Click through here to see a cool interactive flash-based description of the new five-dollar bill and it’s features. Wish I could make neato flash graphics like that.

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Tags: Time Wasters

I’m Mad As Hell… And I’m Going To Vent About It

February 21st, 2008 · 9 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I don’t know if you’ve seen, but it’s been making the rounds on the interwebs this week, and I gotta say, I get a kick out of it. It’s like Post Secret in reverse: a place for journalists to vent their frustrations about their jobs and their industry. You get […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working?

Save Your Workday

February 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough You gotta figure the good people at Lifehacker have seen about every trick in the book. They just celebrated their 3 year anniversary, and over that time they’ve published hacks for everything from being more productive to making a DYI energy-free refrigerator. I guess they’re starting a top 10s series, and […]

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Tags: Productivity · Working Hard · WorkLife

Things To Avoid At Your Job Interview

February 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Since this week seems to be the week of interview advice, I thought I’d pitch in one of my all-time favorite posts about interviewing don’ts. This is a pretty comprehensive list and covers almost everything I could think of. Here Are 35 Things Your Should Avoid at Your Job Interview: 1. […]

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Tags: Interviewing

The Economy Sucks- Why You Should Ask For A Raise

February 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Counter-intuitive time, people! I am the sort of guy that tends to believe you should never be afraid to ask for a raise. (The proviso of course being that you shouldn’t ask too much or too often or expect things that are outlandish.) But even when times are tough for your […]

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Tags: Benefits · Finance

On HDDVD, Unlimited Wirless Plans and $50 Ipods

February 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough I know this is mostly a time waster, but a bunch of interesting things happened today in the world of gadgetry that I think most people would be interested in. So, if you’re most people, and you care, here’s the scoop: First, the format wars are over. Blue-Ray won. Now you […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Time Wasters

This Year’s Tax Code Changes

February 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Continuing our efforts to get prepared for the tax man, I found a great rundown of some of the major tax code changes that are applicable this year. Unfortunately, the article his here, behind the LATimes subscription firewall. The link might work cleanly, or it might not. If not, try searching […]

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Tags: Finance · Taxes

Why You Didn’t Get That Job- Part 2

February 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough My post yesterday about why you’re interviewing and interviewing but not landing a job generated this incredulous email: “Your first point is ‘What was the employer looking for?’ Well how am I supposed to know that? If I knew that I would have gotten the job!” To which, I have to […]

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Tags: Interviewing · Job Search