Work Daze

Work Daze – The Sunday Situation

  • By Bob Goldman
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You won't believe it, but there are people who actually can't wait until the workweek ends. "Thank God It's Friday" -- "TGIF" to its friends -- is the battle cry of these misguided miscreants who count the minutes until the 5 p.m. whistle blows and the weekend begins. Crazy, right? How could anyone prefer two days of freedom to the pure joy of five grueling days shackled to your desk,...

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Work Daze – Party Your Way to Career Success

  • By Bob Goldman
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It's just not fair! You expect to be supervised and criticized and terrorized when you're on the job. It's just not right for you to be supervised and criticized and terrorized when you're off the job. For example, when you're at an office party. Whether it's birthday party, a holiday party or just a team-building exercise detailing the CEO's Tesla, the requirement to enjoy these events...

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Work Daze – Get Out of Town

  • By Bob Goldman
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You may find this difficult to believe, but not everyone loves his or her job as much as you do. It's true! The working world is full ungrateful malcontents who actually want to take vacations. Instead of taking advantage of the opportunity to spend their vacation days crammed into a cozy cubical, or aimlessly wandering an open office, these losers would prefer to bake their bodies on talcum...

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Work Daze – Boast Your Way to Success, Loser

  • By Bob Goldman
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Everyone knows people who are always boasting about their success. People who constantly talk about all the money they make, all the perks and promotions they receive, all the genius business solutions that spring from the depths of their superbrains to make them superstars at work. If you think that's the kind of person you should hate, you're wrong. It's the kind of person you should...

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Work Daze – Old and in the Way

  • By Bob Goldman
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There's nothing wrong with getting old. Except for the wrinkled skin, the sagging flesh, the aching joints, the minimal memory, and the hobbling shuffle as you rush to the bathroom 15 times a day, getting old is a blast. What's not so great for oldsters in the workplace is a young punk of a supervisor without their experience, their knowledge or their osteoporosis. "How to Successfully...

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Work Daze – Quitting Time

  • By Bob Goldman
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Ding! Dong! Ding! Dong! Those are sounds you hear every working day. They're the chimes of your own personal Big Ben, telling you it's time to quit a job you hate. But how do you know when it's time to quit a job you like? This is not so obvious; especially if the job you like comes with a paycheck you absolutely love. Like it or hate it, making the decision to quit a job is never easy....

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Work Daze – Chip Me

  • By Bob Goldman
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It's the worst feeling ever! Your manager needs you and you're not there. It happens frequently. You may be on assignment for the company or doing something really important like picking up your manager's dry cleaning or taking a bio-break at the Kit Kat Klub. Your manager walks to your work station but instead of seeing your smiling visage, all she sees is an empty cubical. A shock like...

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Work Daze – The Career That Would Not Die

  • By Bob Goldman
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You only have yourself to blame. Considering all the blunders you've made, all the deadlines you've missed, all the poisonous gossip you've spread, you still have your job. Clearly, you haven't been trying hard enough. It's true! Getting fired is a lot more difficult than people think. Your bosses don't want to go through the hiring process that would be required to replace you. As much as...

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Work Daze – The Kim Connection

  • By Bob Goldman
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It happens all the time. People ask me how I developed this image of confidence, charisma and darn good looks. Well, I have to thank genetics for the good looks. Genetics and the team of plastic surgeons I have on call 24/7, ready to swing into action should a wrinkle appear, or a pimple pop, or a tidal wave of flab burst out from my Spanx. As for the confidence and charisma stuff; that...

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Work Daze – The Big Goof

  • By Bob Goldman
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I know it has never happened to you, but some of us make mistakes at work. Big, bad, messy mistakes that could rock your company and end your career. While making a mistake is easy, correcting a career-ending boo-boo can be tough. This is why you will not make a mistake by reading Heather Yamada-Hosley's recent blog post on Lifehacker, "What to Do If You Make a Big Mistake at Work." It is...

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