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High Paying Jobs That Didn’t Even Exist Ten Years Ago

Director of Analytics, User Experience Director, Sustainability Director, Mobile Applications Developer… oh, and Web Analyst.

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Here’s my take on the article “5 High-Paying Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago” [Link to the real article].

Director of Analytics

Basically you analyze your industry (follow a bunch of industry people on Twitter) and your customers (read their comments on Facebook) and come up with ideas for the monthly report.

User Experience Director

You behave nicely at work, keep the place tidy and make sure your customers really like dealing with you.

Sustainability Director

Find ways to reduce your company’s environmental footprint and use resources more responsibly.

Mobile Applications Developer

Make an app. When the app breaks, fix it (repeat).

Web Analyst

Sign up for a Google Analytics account and then dazzle everyone with all of your Jedi level analyticness.


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Top five signs someone at work might be reading your email

keyboardSurvey says, 38% of companies have at least one person who’s job it is to monitor employees e-mail.

Top five signs someone at work might be reading your email.

#5. Sometimes your internet connection seems really slow when checking your mail.

#4. You arrive at work and someone asks you “what did you think of the quality of Black Swan last night on Netflix?”.

#3. You tell your boss, you’re going to need a personal day and he says “no kidding…”.

#2. The sign on the door says “gone for lunch” but you’re pretty sure you hear clicking sounds and muffled giggling coming from the tech room.

#1. After you send your spouse an email complaining about the boss walking around shirtless while wearing chaps all day, he suddenly stops referring to himself as ‘Magic Ron’.

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Top five reasons to hire a student this summer

Hire a Student Week was last week. My bad – totally missed that one. I guess it’s a little late now, but … Mike’s top five reasons to hire a student this summer.

#5. Hire a Student week was last week, so they’ll be really surprised.

#4. Then maybe some day THEY might hire YOU.

#3. It’s nice to have someone around who thinks you actually run the place.

#2. They can survive all summer on six bags of Ichiban.

#1. They’re just fun to have around – energetic, enthusiastic and really gullible.

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How to Micromanage a Micromanager


Found this article on LifeHacker… Basically, how to micromanage a micronanager…

Keep an Eye on Your Boss’s Priorities and Stick to Them to Manage Your Micromanager

Working for a micromanaging boss can feel like being in an unhealthy relationship, but you don’t have to cringe in fear or keep your head low hoping that you don’t attract their attention on a given day. Often, micromanaging bosses are simply under pressure themselves to meet shifting deadlines, and lack the empathy to understand how their behavior influences others. If you pay attention to the meetings they’re going to and the changes in their workload, you can adapt to the things that stress them out so they’ll stop bothering you.

via Keep an Eye on Your Boss’s Priorities and Stick to Them to Manage Your Micromanager.

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Signs that you forgot #AdministrativeProfessionalsDay yesterday

Yesterday was Administrative Professionals Day. Here are the top five signs maybe you forgot about Administrative Professionals day yesterday.

#5. Your admin can’t make it to work this morning. Something about “do it yourself if you think you can, blah, blah, blah…”.

#4. This morning the office is full of a bunch of administrative amateurs.

#3. Your important dictation somehow changes to: blah, blah, blah, I am a cheapskate, I am a cheapskate, I am a cheapskate.

#2. It’s not so much the cold coffee, it’s the staples at the bottom of the cup.

#1. Someone is apparently answering the phone, “Thank you for calling the firm of Clueless, Dolt and Blubber butt.”

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