Tag: work

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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What you do when you're not doing what you should be doing

Survey says! Workers in Canada waste 19.2 weeks a year wasting time at work.

Here are the the most popular at-work activities (time wasters):

  • Hanging around the coffee area
  • “Going for coffee”
  • Smoking
  • Hiding in the rest room
  • Gossiping
  • Complaining about the boss
  • Making personal calls
  • Daydreaming
  • Flirting
  • Surfing the web

So I guess “conscientiously paying attention to every detail of our jobs, as to not hamper in anyway the company’s ability to generate revenue” is not a really popular at-work activity?

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Top five signs it's summer at work

It’s a short week thanks to having Monday off. It’s already Wednesday and I love short weeks in the summer because so many people are on holidays and everywhere you go it’s TEMPS, part-timers & newbies… Mike’s top five signs it’s summer at work.
#5. Same DJ appears to be on anytime you turn on the radio.
#4. Usual polite smiles replaced by a lost-stares .
#3. The guy who delivers the paper out ranks everyone.
#2. Instead of the coffee cart, it’s the Pina Colotta cart at the staff meeting.
#1. All calls to anyone above supervisor are forwarded to the PG Golf and Curking Club.

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Top five ways for bosses to show appreciation for employees

The first Friday of March is always considered Employee Appreciation Day. Mike’s top five ways for bosses to show appreciation for employees.

#5. Keep your depreciative comments and constant belittling down to once or twice an hour.

#4. Quit it with the Cape Canaveral countdown at 4:59:50 everyday.

#3. At today’s staff meeting make an effort to get one or two names right.

#2. Stop muttering the spell ‘exspellus terminus employee-us’ every time you walk past an employee.

#1. Try the 40 pack of Timbits once in a while (the 20 pack just screams ‘cheapo’).

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Suggested ways to increase physical activity at your workplace

June 1st to June 30th is Prince George’s City Wide Health and Wellness Workplace Challenge – the goal is to increase physical activity within our workplaces by 20%. Top five suggested ways to increase physical activity at work.
#5. Quit servicing the elevators.
#4. Play ‘drop and give me my age’. If you don’t correctly guess a co-workers age, you have to do that many push-ups before you can get your coffee break.
#3. Try texting with your other thumb once in a while. For increased aerobic benefit, try resistance-texting with a rubber band.
#2. Everybody on pogo sticks at the next staff meeting.
#1. Two words: Lunchroom dodgeball!

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