Tag Archive: office madness

Nov 21 2014

Half the time I agree with idiots to shut them up

It’s true. In at least 50% of my day-to-day conversations I nod my head and smile, pretending to agree with the non-sense some people say just so they’ll shut the hell up. I’ve even walked away – mid-conversation – to avoid giving in to the near uncontrollable urge to slap them. But is that an …

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Oct 30 2013

Clear signs that you’ve “checked out” at work

This week, I learned about a co-worker having drinks with a recruiter; friends drafting their resignation letters; and a long time well-respected colleague quitting. Sometimes we reach a point where we’re “done” with a job. It can be on good terms like we’ve achieved all that we can, need to move on to bigger opportunities, …

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Mar 23 2013

Do you have these workaholic symptoms?

My name is Joanne and I’m a workaholic. Are you working too hard or spending late hours at the office? Have others accused you of working too much?  Here are some symptoms that showed me I had an addiction to work. Some of these were pretty daunting to admit. Symptom 1: You set unreasonable goals for …

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Feb 03 2013

How a working girl knows she’s got a good man

I’m no relationship expert. Before I met my fiancée, I was the poster child for relationship screw-ups. Read about my dating past here. However, I’ve been in a happy common-law-riage for over 2 years now. That may not seem like long, but when you live together, 2 years can seem like 12 years (in a …

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Nov 23 2012

Can we really do it all? What I’m learning about work life balance

Can a career-driven woman manage countless projects, promotions, a department and executives’ expectations and still hold on to her sanity? Can she come home at the end of a 10-hour work day and have the energy to make dinner, clean the kitchen and complete all the other domestic duties that come with wifehood? The short …

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Nov 19 2012

Is your cubicle next to a sociopath at work?

What about the boss who occupies the corner office? Or the vice president on the 10th floor? Believe it or not, but deep inside many corporations hides a sociopathic leader. Read on to learn more about the signs and ask yourself if any of these traits sound familiar. The dictionary defines a sociopath as “a …

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Nov 13 2012

5 Signs of a Dysfunctional Workplace

Workplace horror stories and low office morale aren’t something to poke fun at. But some situations are just so effed up that you almost have to laugh at them… just to get through the madness. Whether it’s a micro-managing boss, a jealous colleague, broken processes, lack of processes, unreasonable deadlines, poor employee morale, or verbal harassment …

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