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March 11, 2009

The Tiger Mike Memos

No_sign "I swear, but since I am the owner of this company, that is my privilege, and this privilege is not to be interpreted as the same for any employee. That differentiates me from you, and I want to keep it that way. There will be absolutely no swearing, by any employee, male or female, in this office, ever." The Tiger Mike Memos. Inter-office communications from Tiger Oil Company owner Edward Mike Davis. (From Link Machine Go)

NO Signs on flickr

Cool Google Me Business Card by designer Ji Lee

The Big Picture At work

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December 22, 2008

Diversity at the workplace

Diversity My first job was in an orange juice factory, but I couldn't concentrate.
I worked as a lumberjack but I couldn't hack it, so they gave me the ax. (a 3 pointer)
After that, I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it.
Next I tried working in a muffler factory, but this was exhausting.
Then I tried to be a chef, but didn't have the thyme.
I attempted to be a deli worker but any way I sliced it,
I just couldn't cut the mustard

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Diversity at yeti’s workplace

The Sole of a New Machine – A visit to Zappos offices

Annals of Crime #51: Santa Claus Arrested in Akron for assaulting a jeweler

A Volcanologists have some of the Most Disgusting Jobs in North America. (But it could be much worst)

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From AskMeFi: I'm looking for blogs talking about the daily life of someone with a job that I don't have. I want stories the layperson can relate to, not minutiae for the people already in the field. Any suggestions?

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November 13, 2008

Hire This Man

Sandwich_man Depression era flashback:

Remember all of those photos of people looking for work in the 1930s? The sandwich boards that said things like “WILL WORK FOR FOOD”?

Walking to work on Friday (42nd St and Vanderbilt), I bumped into Paul Nawrocki. He is looking for a job in Operations without much success. He got the idea for the sandwich board from an ex-Lehman employee who found success with it.

You can reach Paul at home 845-831-1802 or on his cell phone 646-584-3900

Email address: beaconpaul@aol.com

(From Barry Ritholtz)

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Also: Dirty jobs

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October 18, 2008

Mining dirge

Salt_mine At Lake Katwe in western Uganda local residents are offered a chance for a job, at considerable cost to their health. Around 700 men, women and children work to extract salt from the brackish waters. They earn $30 a week for their labors, a decent wage by Ugandan standards.

The Terrible Beauty of the Salt Mine

Previously on grow-a-brain: The Wieliczka Salt Mine

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June 28, 2008

Easter Eggs

 Avant_garde






Joey Comeau is Overqualified

DIY Yahoo Resignation Letter

If you remember the 1990s you'll remember this wonderful yell - the sound of the Yahoo's singing yokel. To hear it any time just click on the ! at the end of the Yahoo logo. 9 more Internet Easter eggs. (Thank you, Chau). Also, WALL-E Easter Eggs

"May I use the Xerox machine, because I have to make copies?" The power of "because"

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February 26, 2008

Vita est Lavorum

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“Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.” One of Top 10 Quotes Against Work

Best job title: Teenage Pregnancy Implementation Manager

Vita est Lavorum - Life is a job

Feeling sleepy at work?

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February 01, 2008

Office 2.0

Graduate_school Here's how the offices of web 2.0 companies look like

Penelope Trunk’s columns about finding a career

Offbeat Jobs From The 30's And 40's

Why I got fired. A collection of disastrous pictures that show why any of these folks would understand

"Don't tell anyone I said this, but ... " More of the Worst things to say at work

Top 30 Tips for Staying Productive and Sane While Working From Home

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November 21, 2007

How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?

Golf_balls_school_buses Working on a letterpress animated GIF

Job fair in China

How the guy with the red chair got a job

How many golf balls can fit in a school bus? and other Questions you may expect to answer at a Google Job Interview

- "How long have you been bedridden?"
- "Why, not for about twenty years - when my husband was alive"

India's sewage workers: The World’s Worst Job

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October 28, 2007

Manejo de Estres

Nerd headquarters. You can actually take a Nerd Tour of Silicon Valley, and visit such places as Hewlett Packard's Founding Garage

The meeting is over at “I Can Has Cheezburger”

A man owned a small farm in Maine. The IRS claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to interview him.

"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," demanded the agent.

"Well", replied the farmer, "There's my farm hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board. The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $500 per week plus free room and board.

Then there's the half-wit who works here about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes $10 per week, and I buy him a bottle of whiskey every Saturday night."

"That's the guy I want to talk to - the half-wit," says the agent.

"That would be me," replied the farmer.

(From Maggie’s Farm)

More Manejo

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August 23, 2007

Be a Happy Worker

Ad_of_the_week We wanted to play around with our oxymoronic call tag and create a Be a Happy Worker poster reminiscent of the communist propaganda posters from the 50's and 60's - with a few twists of our own 

Ad of the Week: Englihs Editer Wantd

Even a tasty resume might not help. (From Quipsologies)

How to Get a Job on Craigslist

Dilbert’s magic management necklace

Cool workspaces 

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July 21, 2007

Special skills: Thyping

Always_give_100 Job Opening: Horse Ride Assistant. Salary $5/week

"Previous experience: Administrative Assitant. Required high detail orentation and acuracy". Many other actual lines from resumes

Rent A Coder

I hope to find a position in a small company that has no discernible leadership and a boss who doesn’t care what I do all day. I would like a job that does not require me to file, answer the phones, arrange travel, get coffee, book “spaces”, schedule meetings, file, or update excel spreadsheets. I do not like processing invoices, maintaining time sheets, typing, or filing. But I know I’ll have to all of that and smile like it’s my birthday. The resume I wish I could send out. (From Miss C Recommends)

Scott Adams asks his blog’s readers to describe your own job in one sentence, preferably in a humorously derogatory way. Many hundreds responded

Support the Five Day Weekend. (From Presurfer)

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July 04, 2007

Elbow grease

Red_hot_chile_peppers The stone-age whale hunters who kill with their bare hands

Chinese market culture and other people on the job

And you thought your job was bad

Job of a lifetime

Why it's better to work for MeetUp over Google

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May 11, 2007

Job Titles

Plumber_tool Paperback Writer, and Other Job Titles You Could Put in the "Occupation" Field of Your Tax Return to Exact Some Small Measure of Revenge on a Random IRS Employee by Getting an Irritating Song Stuck in His or Her Head

Mining Artifacts. (From Rivets)

Why I fired my Secretary

New plumber causes £5m mansion to burn down on his first day on the job

Executive Trends: Jacked-Up Job Titles

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March 29, 2007

Pointy-Haired Boss

Dilbert_boss Best Dentist in the World

Steve Martin in Little Shop of Horrors - Be A Dentist

Who are the highest paid janitors from around the country?

Print screen, stress at work. (YouTube. From Armstrong circus)

Hire me or I’ll bite you

Is Your Coworker Crazy?

I don’t want to work - Please help me to retire, and continue to live a fulfilling life

PHB (above) is every employee's worst nightmare. He wasn't born mean and unscrupulous, he worked hard at it. And succeeded. As for stupidity, well, some things are inborn

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February 08, 2007

Get paid to play with LEGOs all day

Hard_work LegoLand California is searching for a master model builder

Welcome to The Program: A Guidebook for New Antarctic Workers

Dentists who don’t take their jobs seriously

The simple name plate to the office of Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, at the company's headquarters. The door opens up to his small office on the 5th floor: Steve Ballmer’s office

Also, Microsoft Interview Questions, actual questions from actual interviews conducted by Microsoft employees on the main campus

When co-workers attack. (From Bits and Pieces)

Thousands Lose Jobs As Michigan Unemployment Offices Close

“No one should ever work.” Bob Black’s 1985 essay, The Abolition of Work: Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.

NSPCO - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty in Offices

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