Dear Bathroom Hand-Washing Faker, I'm on to you. We're ALL on to you. You saunter into the bathroom, conduct your business, and then glance around... If you feel no one can identify you, you leave. No hand-washing. No manners. No hygiene. You might think you have us fooled, but consider the following: ** Most people glance under the stalls and can identify you by your shoes alone. Soooo...if you exit the stall when I’m at the urinal and leave the bathroom without running any water or activating the hand dryer, there’s a good chance I know who you are. Even if your footwear isn’t a dead giveaway, I can see your reflection in the shiny tiles or in the metallic piping of the toilet. ** Running the water for only two seconds is not enough time to wash anything. Plus, we all know to listen for the sound of the soap pump dispensing and the swishing noise of your hands rubbing together. ** If I enter the bathroom as you leave, and do not hear the hand dryer winding down, I … [Read more...] about Dear Office Bathroom Hand-Washing Faker…
Archives for March 2009
The world's #1 career podcast is back with episode #86. On the latest episode you will learn...pink slip warning signs; What to say after you say hello; WORK RANT: Bosses who can't make decisions; JobNob; mJob; Free Monster.com career fairs. Direct Download … [Read more...] about Podcast: Are You About to Get Fired?
It is time to take a small break, my friends. Delivering the latest career advice, employment news and Website reviews can be a bit exhausting...especially if you also have a life. And by life I mean full-time job, a spouse, a house, a couple of good friends and 50 other ideas that are all semi-in-progress. One, in particular, that I have very high hopes for and need to spend some more time on.I'm undecided if I'll walk away for several weeks, days or hours. But one thing is certain: my absence presents an opportunity for other career bloggers. If you have something original and unique to say, we'd be more than happy to have you 'fill in' for me.If you are interested, please contact me and let me know what you'd like to write about and what makes the topic/post unique. It can be a single post, a series of posts, etc.Blogging for Jobacle will get your article and link out in front of thousands of people a month.Other thing you need to know:- Our traffic has been dramatically … [Read more...] about Looking for Guest Career Bloggers
The title of this blog post comes from the 1960s self-help book written by Transactional Analysis (TA) pioneer Eric Berne. For many of us, office small talk is the bane of our existence. Not only is empty conversation annoying, it contributes to the hamster-on-the-wheel monotony our offices seem so good at delivering. Whether you love, hate, or are indifferent to these conversations, I'm curious to know what YOU say after "hello." Many hallway conversations go like this: Person A: "Hey, how's it going?" Person B: "I'm good. And you?" Person A: "Good, thanks." If we have that exchange every day for a year, and then on day no. 366 we extend the conversation with an additional "stroke," we're likely to raise the suspicion of the person we're talking to. Of course, if the conversation is regularly extended, people can move relationships beyond those of mere coworkers, and friendships can develop. Read more of my post at US News & World Report. … [Read more...] about What Do You Say After You Say Hello?
Jobacle.com is proud to launch The Recession File, a daily audio broadcast that will deliver the latest unemployment news and layoff headlines in 90 seconds or less. Fancy production to follow. Grab the RSS feed! In the meantime, tell a friend and do your best to dodge those pink slips!Items Mentioned:LL Bean, Garmin, KC Star, Sacramento Bee, Stanford Financial, Smith Barney, McClatchy Co., Eastman Chemical Company … [Read more...] about Recession File #19
You stumble out of bed, bleary eyed and only one resonating thought: coffee. You space out on the way to work, seemingly forgetting the drive in your haze. Enter the tortuous place (commonly known as work) that is responsible for this fog. If you are like the overwhelming majority of the population, you fit into this category rather than the chipper, happy to be alive, seize the day, almost alien-like other category: morning people. What is with these people? Where does their energy come from? Where does their will to live reside and how are they so happy at 8:00am? The truth is that I’m envious. I want to know their secret, so I decided to get some answers. Is it my fault that I hate the world early in the morning? Or are there factors outside of my control when I unleash on innocent and unsuspecting bystanders with my anger in the morning? What I found out is that it is a mixture of both. The morning person vs. night owl fits in quite well to the nature vs. nurture … [Read more...] about Not a Morning Person? Here is who to blame.
Jobacle.com is proud to launch The Recession File, a daily audio broadcast that will deliver the latest unemployment news and layoff headlines in 90 seconds or less. Fancy production to follow. Grab the RSS feed! In the meantime, tell a friend and do your best to dodge those pink slips!Items Mentioned:Borders, Sara Lee, New Jersey, JM Family, Halliburton, The Center for Creative ,IC Auto ,NY Jets, Recently Laid Off … [Read more...] about The Recession File #18
Jobacle.com is proud to launch The Recession File, a daily audio broadcast that will deliver the latest unemployment news and layoff headlines in 90 seconds or less. Fancy production to follow. Grab the RSS feed! In the meantime, tell a friend and do your best to dodge those pink slips!Items Mentioned:ADT, Tyco, Gulfstream, Coca-Cola, Northrop Grumman, WebMediaBrands, GM, Conoco Phillips, Forest City, greatdepressioncooking.com … [Read more...] about The Recession File #17
Almost everywhere we turn, trust is on the decline. Trust in our culture at large, in our institutions, and in our companies is significantly lower than a generation ago. Research shows that only 49% of employees trust senior management, and only 28% believe CEOs are a credible source of information. Consider the loss of trust and confidence in the financial markets today. Indeed, "trust makes the world go ‘round," and right now we're experiencing a crisis of trust. This crisis compels us to ask three questions. First, is there a measurable cost to low trust? Second, is there a tangible benefit to high trust? Third, how can the best leaders build trust in and within their organizations to reap the benefits of high trust?Most people don't know how to think about the organizational and societal consequences of low trust because they don't know how to quantify or measure the costs of such a so-called "soft" factor as trust. For many, trust is intangible, ethereal, unquantifiable. If … [Read more...] about How the Best Leaders Build Trust
Jobacle.com is proud to launch The Recession File, a daily audio broadcast that will deliver the latest unemployment news and layoff headlines in 90 seconds or less. Fancy production to follow. Grab the RSS feed! In the meantime, tell a friend and do your best to dodge those pink slips!Items Mentioned: Sony Pictures, Vertis Communications, THQ, Northeast Biofuels, Comet, Univision, Stuff Unemployed People Like … [Read more...] about The Recession File #16