Tag: office

  • What We Can Learn From Glee's Naya Rivera's Firing Rumors

    What We Can Learn From Glee's Naya Rivera's Firing Rumors

    Rivera was said to have major jealousy issues with Lea Michele

    Glee's Naya Rivera was reportedly fired from FOX series Glee, due to fighting with the shows main star, Lea Michele. How can you learn from her mistake. Continue Reading

  • Male Judge Sets Dress Code For Female Lawyers And Sparks Uproar

    Male Judge Sets Dress Code For Female Lawyers And Sparks Uproar

    Tenn. Circuit Judge Royce Taylor says, "Our role as judges is to promote professionalism." Continue Reading

  • 8 Jobs That Will Make You Fat

    8 Jobs That Will Make You Fat

    Nothing speeds the day up like knowing your 3 p.m. M&M and chai latte break is coming. And despite those new-fangled standing and treadmill desks, most of us spend our days sitting on our butts, waiting for our 3 p.m. sugar-and-carb breaks. No wonder, then, that 41 percent of workers say they've gained... Continue Reading

  • Bosses vs. Secretaries: Who Is Really More Essential?

    Bosses vs. Secretaries: Who Is Really More Essential?

    As many administrative assistants know too well, so much of the work they perform day in and day out goes unrecognized. It was the awareness of that slight that gave rise to the first Secretaries' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) 60 years ago. And if you don't think the work that office managers,... Continue Reading

  • Top Mistakes Generation Y Makes At Work

    Top Mistakes Generation Y Makes At Work

    Have you ever complained about your boss during an online chat? And what should you do if your email address shows up on porno sites? Continue Reading

  • Do You Know How To Deal With A 'Work Spouse?'

    Do You Know How To Deal With A 'Work Spouse?'

    By Anthony Balderrama The idea of a work spouse is nothing new. Workers have long been working overtime, especially once the recession kicked in. Now many co-workers spend more time together than they do with their own friends and families. Eventually these colleagues begin to resemble platonic significant... Continue Reading

  • Study: Bored Office Workers Risk Increased Health Problems

    Study: Bored Office Workers Risk Increased Health Problems

    As many office workers know, battling boredom on the job can be an everyday challenge. But few may know that routinely feeling listless on the job threatens their well-being by causing them to seek solace in food and drink, new research shows. The very act of being bored can lead to health problems,... Continue Reading

  • How to Stop Your Office Refridge-a-Raiders!

    How to Stop Your Office Refridge-a-Raiders!

    It isn't every day that sales assistant Christine Nelson gets treated to a four-star restaurant dinner. Wanting to savor every morsel of the experience, she asked to have her leftovers bagged, took it to work the next day and salivated all morning thinking about her delicious lunch. When she opened the... Continue Reading

  • And the No. 1 Workplace Complaint Is ...

    And the No. 1 Workplace Complaint Is ...

    It's not the size of the cubicle. It's not the noise level, the gruesome bathrooms, or even your colleague's breath. According to the International Facility Management Association, (IFMA) the No. 1 workplace complaint in regards to conditions is (drumroll please) ... temperature! Continue Reading

  • New Site Enables You to be Anonymously Catty to Co-Workers

    New Site Enables You to be Anonymously Catty to Co-Workers

    Using technology brought to light in the uber-popular film 'Social Network,' a new website called CubeDuel lets you vote for "Who Would You Rather Work With," giving you the choice to select between two different co-workers at once. It works like this: You allow Cubeduel.com to access your LinkedIn account,... Continue Reading

  • Bed Bugs at Work: Even Swanky Offices Are Getting Swarmed

    Bed Bugs at Work: Even Swanky Offices Are Getting Swarmed

    Bed bugs are making a comeback, and while beds are at home, the bed bugs aren't particular and can also be found in the office. They've been reported in offices throughout New York, including Google's Ninth Avenue offices in Manhattan. Infestations have also been found in a Denver library, a publisher's office,... Continue Reading

  • 10 Ways to Brighten Up Your Office Workstation

    10 Ways to Brighten Up Your Office Workstation

    The best way to increase your productivity during the day is to make some changes to your workstation. Brightening up your workstation can give you the extra boost you need to get started on a new project or assignment. Since your workstation is a small space, it only takes a few steps to making it feel like... Continue Reading

  • Home Office On A Budget -- The Essentials

    Home Office On A Budget -- The Essentials

    Andy Rooney had a funny bit about his home office on 60 Minutes awhile back, in which he revealed he uses an old piece of shaped burlwood for a desk -- it's beautiful and unusual, but he seldom actually sees it underneath the prodigious amount of clutter. It's also a well-known fact that upon his death,... Continue Reading

  • Does Your Office Keep You From Getting Work Done?

    Does Your Office Keep You From Getting Work Done?

    The email constantly pings, the fluorescent lights are blinding, the parade of meetings never ends, and the flow of drive-by chats with co-workers continues all day long; then there's your boss, who seems to want you to spend more time updating him on your work than actually getting it done. It's no wonder it's... Continue Reading

  • Gender Benders: He's Passionate, But She's Unstable

    Gender Benders: He's Passionate, But She's Unstable

    Author BJ Gallagher, who has been a boss and worked for male and female bosses, has a list of tips she's titled, "How to Tell a Male Boss From a Female Boss." Among the helpful hints: A male boss is aggressive; a female boss is pushy. A male boss is attentive to details; a female boss is picky. Continue Reading

  • Are You the Annoying Co-Worker?

    Are You the Annoying Co-Worker?

    Think back to the last big gathering you had with family or friends. Maybe it was Thanksgiving dinner and your house was full of people -- some you knew well, others you just met. No matter how great the day ended up being, one person could have easily ruined it. Perhaps one person did. Inevitably you'll hear... Continue Reading

  • What to Do When You Don't Click With a Co-Worker: 7 Tips

    What to Do When You Don't Click With a Co-Worker: 7 Tips

    Robert Half International Everyone has encountered some version of the challenging colleague. Whether this individual feels compelled to give you unsolicited updates on his or her personal life or is the embodiment of "The Office's" Dwight Schrute, it's important to find a way to work together effectively.... Continue Reading

  • 10 Ways to Manage Bad Bosses

    10 Ways to Manage Bad Bosses

    Hint: Treat them like toddlers Lynn Taylor, author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant"; Do you ever think your boss behaves like a child going through the "terrible twos," throwing tantrums or reverting to a little lost lamb when in over his or her head? I call this regression "Terrible Office... Continue Reading

  • 10 Fun (and Affordable) Gifts for Co-Workers

    10 Fun (and Affordable) Gifts for Co-Workers

    Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer Holidays in the office can be predictable: coffee mugs for your boss, a gift card for your co-worker, fruit baskets for clients. This holiday season, however, may prove to be a little different, as there is less money to spend and fewer co-workers on gift lists. "In... Continue Reading

  • 10 Tips to Avoid the Flu at Work

    10 Tips to Avoid the Flu at Work

    Almost everyone has had the flu before. Incessant coughing, a sore throat and body aches are the pits, especially when you have obligations and deadlines to meet. But now, as the H1N1 virus threatens to infect people everywhere, it's even more important to try to stay healthy. It's hard to do so, however,... Continue Reading

  • 10 Weird Work Stories from 2009

    10 Weird Work Stories from 2009

    Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer 2009 marked another year of unforgettable occurrences in entertainment, politics and current events. Barack Obama was inaugurated as the first African-American president of the United States. A global pandemic of the H1N1 virus, known as "swine flu," broke out. Rio de... Continue Reading

  • 5 Worst Co-Workers of 2009

    5 Worst Co-Workers of 2009

    Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer Co-workers are always a great topic of conversation. You never run out of things to say when it comes to talking about the different types of people you work with, what you love, what you hate and how you deal with it all. We thought we'd do a little research into some of... Continue Reading

  • What Do You Want from Your Boss This Holiday Season?

    What Do You Want from Your Boss This Holiday Season?

    During the homestretch leading up to the new year, bosses often become generous and kind -- traits no one knew they were capable of exhibiting. Credit the holidays, the year-end bonuses or the paid time off for your boss' newfound transformation from Scrooge to philanthropist. Regardless, you might as well enjoy... Continue Reading

  • Today's 10 Worst Phrases to Use in Business

    Today's 10 Worst Phrases to Use in Business

    Frances Cole Jones, author of "The Wow Factor" In January 2009, YouGov published its list of the 10 worst business sayings. Some I more than agreed with ("thinking outside of the box," "blue-sky thinking," "heads up"); some didn't bug me too much ("at the end of the day," "going forward," "credit crunch"). But... Continue Reading

  • Peeping Tom Spying On Co-Workers Gets Busted

    Peeping Tom Spying On Co-Workers Gets Busted

    Putting a spy camera in your bathroom at work doesn't exactly scream "team player." There's certain amount of trust we place in our co-workers. Day in and day out, we're clustered together in close quarters, participating in office pools and celebrating seasonal holidays with pot-luck lunches. 25-year old Miguel... Continue Reading

  • 10 Worst Meeting Offenses

    10 Worst Meeting Offenses

    CareerBuilder.com Unfortunately, meetings are not an expendable part of corporate America. They are, however -- or at least they can seem like -- a colossal waste of time. (Unless, of course, food is served.) Mind-numbing as they may be, meetings are necessary. If conducted efficiently, they're useful and can... Continue Reading

  • "You Have Something In Your Teeth..."

    CareerBuilder.com We've all been embarrassed at work. In fact, just this morning, a woman stopped by to tell my cubemate that a picture of her and her friends was in the printer by her office, in case she was looking for it. At first my associate was confused, but then she realized that the woman was referring... Continue Reading

  • 'Thank You' Goes a Long Way at Work

    'Thank You' Goes a Long Way at Work

    CareerBuilder.com Each November, the idea of giving thanks takes center stage in many people's minds. But in the business world, knowing how -- and when -- to give thanks is always valuable, regardless of the season. Properly thanking a colleague, mentor, reference or interviewer shows that you have a certain... Continue Reading

  • 15 Signs Your Workplace is Dysfunctional

    15 Signs Your Workplace is Dysfunctional

    Albert J. Bernstein PhD, author "Am I the Only Sane One Working Here? 101 Solutions for Surviving Office Insanity" Does your job drive you crazy? Do you sometimes wonder if you are the only sane person in working there? Is your workplace dysfunctional, or is it you? Here's how to find out" Based on more than 30... Continue Reading

  • Most Employees Think The Boss Is Dishonest

    Most Employees Think The Boss Is Dishonest

    We simply don't trust our bosses, according to a survey conducted for Adecco Group North America. This month, Harris Interactive interviewed over 2,000 adults nationwide, half of whom were employed full- or part-time. Here's what the study uncovered: 53 percent of workers do not think their boss is... Continue Reading