19 Reasons Kids Aren't Good Co-Workers

Kids fascinate me. Their cuteness; their grossness; their individuality. I love watching nature—not nurture—in all its glory.Recently, I imagined what it would be like if little ones never outgrew their weirdo ways—namely in the work place.Scene 1: Reese, our man-child, getting his boss’s attention.“Lauren! … Lauren! … Lauren! … Lauren! … Lauren! … Lauren!”“LAUREN!”Lauren rushes to wrap up her conversation with Chad and says, “Yes, Reese?”Reese then balances on one leg and pretends to blow a horn using his thumb....more

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Your boss asks you to do more than agreed upon: What do you do?

Whenever I post here, it's usually to share information with others. Today, however, I would love to hear your thoughts about what an employee should do when asked to do more than he should.My friend, also a fresh grad like I am, just got accepted as a social media manager. We were so happy for him because he thrives on the internet. To him, getting paid to manage Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram was like getting paid to breathe!...more

Fitness Friday Office Workout 4/10

Back to the regular Fitness Friday style this week - a full body mini workout to target all the major muscle groups... Lets get the blood pumping today!  Who's ready?? ...more

Getting Organized in 2015: Weeks 9-11 - Addresses/Contacts, Mail, and Paying Bills

In an effort to be better organized this year, I am taking the 52 week challenge, offered by another blogger (Home Storage Solutions 101). We've been following along for 11 weeks now and it's been eye opening and absolutely amazing to get this place in shape for the new year....more

Everything Tech Companies Should Know About Productivity Can Be Learned From Watching Mad Men

A couple years back, while binge watching Mad Men, I had a jarring realization- they were a bunch of drunks! No. Well, yes, but that's for another blog post. The real light-bulb went on when I realized that nothing has changed at the office in 50 years. Longer even! It's all the same fundamental actions, repeated day after day, year after year, decade after decade. Plato would recognize the patterns. Understanding this is crucial if you build or leverage common office tools & applications....more

The Disappearance of Discretion

I value discretion.But it seems as if this era of over-sharing and perpetual TMI has caused those around me to lose their privacy compass. I’m not paid to be the Decorum Police—just happily volunteering my time as a public service.It all started several years ago when I worked in an “open cube” environment, which meant our work cubicles were no more than a low border around our desk and work area. You could see the entire floor while seated in your chair. This afforded us no privacy whatsoever....more

Figuring it out...

We have new headsets in the office.It’s official I am now a time-life operator wanna-be.if it will work or not it is a different story.It was the equivalent of folding flap a into b.The problem was that there were a million subsets that went with it.So if you can reach me on the office line, you know I did good.If not, call my cell….lol...more

Back to life as we know it...

It was kind of nice having five whole days in a row not checking in at the office.It’s over.I would like to make it in to work tomorrow,and it will truly be challenging, as they are calling for an inch an hour snowfall between 3 a.m. and 11 a.m……uh-huh..AGAIN! In honor of this forecast, I am calling it a night in order to get a good night’s sleep.By the way, throw in a dental appointment tomorrow ,too!Catch you in the morning....more