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

4 Clichéd Holiday Office Party Themes It’s Time to Retire

It’s that time of the year again -– time to deck the halls, get the chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and let it snow for the company holiday party. And while there are certain parts of the office party everyone looks forward to, there are also those that are much less anticipated and need to be retired ASAP....more
I've only worked at 1 company in the past 15 years that had theme parties. I didn't even attend ...more

The 5 Best Bosses to Dress Up As on Halloween

As the CEO of my own company, it’s nice to be able to switch it up on Halloween each year and dress up in an outfit that’s less like a boss and more like a superhero. But while this is my own personal preference, I know there are plenty of infamous bosses, both on TV and in the movies, who have an incredible sense of style that’s easy to emulate and instantly recognizable. If you’re still looking for a last minute costume for the office, try dressing up as one of these fearless (and in some cases, fearsome) leaders!Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)...more