Topic: Workplace

Cyber Monday: Productivity Will Be Extra Low At Work, Lying To Your Boss Will Be Extra High (And Fun)

Cyber Monday: Productivity Will Be Extra Low At Work, Lying To Your Boss Will Be Extra High (And Fun)

Cyber Monday is that one day a year where all the little lies you’ve been telling your boss are finally used two fold, and you realize that although your job technically involves other responsiblities, you, after so many years being under the thumb of a tyrant, fully understanding that fuck, yeah, you’re a goddamn master at pulling the wool over your boss’ eyes. More »

How To Be A Productivity Zombie

How To Be A Productivity Zombie

After readingJen Dziura’s fantastic piece on Productivity Unicorns, (an improvement on productivity ninjas) I started thinking about legendary creatures that inspire our work personas. Those are all very well, but for sheer effectiveness in reaching their goals, I don’t think anything can beat a zombie. Obviously. Here’s why you should be channeling a zombie in all your day to day business interactions:
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Bullish: F*ck Corporate Personality Tests and Take Control of Your Personality

Bullish: F*ck Corporate Personality Tests and Take Control of Your Personality

Every couple of years when I was in elementary school in Virginia, my whole class would answer a questionnaire about our skills and interests. Two weeks or so later, we would receive recommendations of careers we would enjoy. Someone told me the test had been developed by the Boy Scouts, and that seemed to make sense, because I had read a few Hardy Boys novels, and it seemed to me that the test had been developed by the Boy Scouts circa 1955. More »

Did You Get the Memo? Blog Chronicles Matching Coworker Outfits

Did You Get the Memo? Blog Chronicles Matching Coworker Outfits

It’s happened more times than I can remember: you walk into the office in your cute new purple blouse only to see that five of your coworkers inexplicably also decided to wear purple that day. Just like women who work together sometimes end up with synced menstrual cycles, some of them also end up dressing alike without any planning or coordination. The Morris + King Company, a public relations firm in New York City, noticed lots of coworker dress-alike incidents. That inspired two of their employees, account supervisors Katie Smith-Adair and Jen , to start a blog called Did You Get the Memo? On the blog, they post pictures of coworkers with similar outfits, from plaid shirts to striped ties. We spoke to Jen and Katie about how their work project became a full-on obsession. More »