Productivity Killers To Identify And Remove

Productivity Killers To Identify And Remove

Workplace distractions can siphon away your attention, forcing you to lose office stature along with your focus. In order to operate at top speed and efficiency, you’ve got to sniff out obstructions that slow you down and make it difficult to work. [More]

Offices, Beware The "Yellow Pages Online" Scam

Offices, Beware The "Yellow Pages Online" Scam

AJ’s office has been targeted by scammers who claim his company owes them for an “Online Yellow Pages” listing. They even have a recording they say is proof of an employee agreeing to the service. The clip is clearly a cut up and re-edited version of an employee saying “yes” and “no” to completely different questions. [More]

How To Angle For A Bigger Salary Before It's Too Late

How To Angle For A Bigger Salary Before It's Too Late

On her career-oriented blog, Penelope reports that men typically reach the top of their earning potential at age 45, while women hit a ceiling at age 38. With this in mind, she offers some tips to maximize your earnings potential: [More]

Most "Close Door" Buttons Don't Work, And Most Office
Thermostats Are Fakes

Most "Close Door" Buttons Don't Work, And Most Office Thermostats Are Fakes

You can stop pounding on the “Close Door” button on the elevator. They’re not there for you. Turns out that most of them don’t work unless you’ve a maintenance person or fireman with the special access key inserted. It’s just one of several different “placebo buttons” placed around our world that only give us the illusion of control. [More]

Reasons To Enter That Office Lottery Pool

Reasons To Enter That Office Lottery Pool

Lotteries are bad news — regressive tax systems that nickel-and-dime the poor to raise money for public necessities such as school by dangling the false hope of riches before the unwashed masses.

Office 2010: The Movie – Where Bill Gates And Jerry Bruckheimer Meet

Office 2010: The Movie – Where Bill Gates And Jerry Bruckheimer Meet

What happens when Microsoft hires a small digital ad agency to help promote the next version of Office? You get Office 2010: The Movie, an action-thriller interpretation of Microsoft Office. Does it work? You be the judge.

Knoll 'Authorized Dealer' Tries To Charge 300% Restocking Fee

Knoll 'Authorized Dealer' Tries To Charge 300% Restocking Fee

Ethan emailed us to ask if we’d ever heard of a company charging a 300% restocking fee, and guess what, we hadn’t. Who does that? The authorized dealer Ethan is working with ordered the wrong parts for his Knoll Life chair, and now he’s trying to sidle his way out of treating Ethan fairly. We called Knoll and found out their real return policy, and it’s nothing like what the dealer is telling Ethan.

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This "License Only” Version Of Office Is Packed Very Efficiently

This "License Only” Version Of Office Is Packed Very Efficiently

Today’s episode of everyone’s favorite post “Stupid Shipping Gang” is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Newegg was concerned about Rob’s software license (Just a license. No discs.) being damaged so they shipped it in a box. With packing peanuts.

"Will I Ever Get My Office Depot Refund?"

"Will I Ever Get My Office Depot Refund?"

Reader Marshall writes in to ask if we think he’s going to get his Office Depot (technically, Ativa) refund by the end of the month. Currently, the company’s excuse for not sending him his money is that they’re “out of gift cards.”

Microsoft: Office Programmed Before Daylight Savings Law Changed, Appointments May Be Incorrect

For three weeks this March and April, Microsoft Corp. warns that users of its calendar programs ”should view any appointments… as suspect until they communicate with all meeting invitees.”

Rear View Monitor

Rear View Monitor

Unless your office is a giant room with everyone’s desks facing the center, you may enjoy affixing a computer rear view mirror to your monitor. This one can be had for $7.87.