The Office Smoker: A Smoke Break Analysis
[caption id="attachment_6661" align="alignright" width="170" caption="The Cigarette Addiction: a one way ticket to smoke breaks. "][/caption] Every day I rush to work — a rat in a race of all mankind. Sweating, pushing, shoving, I hustle to the office to get there on time. After I grab the morning coffee I always notice "Mark" with his jacket on, heading OUT of the office. I'm trying to focus and get my day started while Mark has a different plan in mind. Mark is smoker. Now don't get me wrong, I have nothing against smoking, nor fellow co-workers that smoke. ...
The Dreaded Work Email Chain
[caption id="attachment_11656" align="alignright" width="170" caption="Kill me."][/caption] A few weeks ago, the crime was committed. Someone had inadvertently "replied all" to the Human Resource email that provided an update on our 401K enrollment, sending out their personal information. One would think that this is not a big deal. You receive the email, read it, realize it is not for your eyes, delete the email, and move on. This is describing the ideal corporate email world. In reality, people read the email, and rather than delete it, continue the chain by replying all. Here is a recap, from my experience, on how quickly things can ...
Auto Tuning at Work
[caption id="attachment_788" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Move over T-Pain"][/caption] The awesome guys over at Vimeo put up this entertaining clip of some office auto tuning antics awhile ago, but it's still more than TCS worthy. Move over T-Pain - there's a new kid in town. And his names Jack. I know, I know. Auto tuning is sooooo 2009. But for those of you who want to know how to auto tune your own vocals like T-Pain, Cher, or Daft Punk , you're welcome.
Must Watch: Signs
[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Signs - directed by Patrick Hughes"][/caption] "Signs" is a must-watch video for all of you office goers. It's a short film about your average Joe Cubicle, and his unique communication with the girl next door. Did I mention its a 2009 Cannes Lions winner? With the plethora of garbage videos polluting YouTube, it nice to know that you can still find that diamond in the rough. Take 10 minutes to watch this during your lunch break. You won't be disappointed.