Does Social Media Make Us Do Dumb Things?

By | Feb 26, 2013

It seems that everyday we hear about a celebrity or society figure doing stupid things via facebook or twitter. This leads us to the question. Does social media make us do dumb things? I don’t think that it’s directly related to social media. We all do stupid things at times, but usually it’s only those […]

When giving an office gift

By | Dec 2, 2010

Know the reason for giving a gift. It shouldn’t be thought of as something that you are required to do, but as giving to someone who has helped and supported you throughout the year. Even if the office has a secret Santa policy, you can give a gift to someone you appreciate. But you may […]

When Attending an Office Party

By | Dec 14, 2009

Things to think about before and while attending an Office Party. Eat, drink and be merry, but don’t go to extremes. These are your managers, co-workers and owners of the company. What happens at the office party rarely stays at the office party. Dress accordingly. It may be alright for a woman to wear a […]

Using The Computer At Work

By | Oct 22, 2009

The computer at your desk may seem as if it’s your computer, but unless you are the owner of the company it is the property of the company on loan to you to use as a tool to perform your job.  The company has the rights and obligation to be certain that computer is not […]

10 Ways to Conserve Energy

By | Feb 11, 2009

Recently I was invited to a 9th grade class to talk on ways to help the environment. I developed this 10 Ways list a few years ago as ways to conserve energy in the office. I handed it out to each of the students and the teacher planning to go through each item quickly and […]

Greening The Office

By | Dec 27, 2008

Follow The 3 R’s – Recycle, Reuse and Reduce Everything has a beginning and the simplest beginning to creating a greener office is to follow the 3 R’s. Some of the things that you can do is; Recycle toner cartridges and paper. (Shreadded paper can be recycled too). Use mugs and cups that display your […]

When reaching a persons Voice Mail

By | Oct 19, 2008

Be prepared to leave a detailed message. It’s nice to have the bit of chit-chat with some one you are calling but be aware you may get voice mail and plan what you want to say before you call. Speak clearly and slowly. Some people seem to speak faster when leaving messages on voice mail, […]

The Business Lunch

By | Dec 6, 2007

The business lunch can be a good way to get a lot of business accomplished, but it can also be a disaster if some things aren’t considered. 1) Once it was common for business associates to get together for what was termed the ‘3 Martini Lunch’. Those times are long gone and ordering alcohol during […]

When in charge of the office party.

By | Nov 19, 2007

For the Thanksgiving Week I am reposting a series of posts from last December dealing with the Holiday Season.  This one deals with things to consider after you’ve been put in charge of the Office Holiday Party. 1) Consider the diversity of the employees. An office party should reflect the team and having an overly […]

Deciding on a move to a new job

By | Feb 23, 2007

Location Is traveling involved? Is the job in a city and you are a rural person? Is it near home? All of these should be considered when looking at a new job. If you need to move is it to some place you would want to live. Assignment What kind of work will you be […]

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