Please Stop the Stench
The office is a very diverse environment. There are people of all different nationalities, ethnicity, upbringings, and pay scale. This unfortunately comes with its own consequences. In some cases, the consequences can affect your surrounding cubicle neighbors. Case in point - people stink. [caption id="attachment_3741" align="alignright" width="211" caption="Yes. Even Peter Griffin can smell a co-worker's stench."][/caption] Obviously not all offices are the same, but I find it hard to believe that I'm the only person who has a co-worker that keeps general hygiene off their priority list. They are always easy to spot, based on the ...
Off-Campus Lunch: Not as Innocent as You Think
[caption id="attachment_1011" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Looks delicious, right? This could be making your coworkers hundreds a year."][/caption] I've been a part of my team for two years now, and I thought things were going great. Actually, most of the time they are. Everyone gets along most of the time, we crack jokes and even have the weekly food order at a local restaurant. You know what I'm talking about. The menu gets passed around, everyone writes down what they want, everyone pitches in and, voila, food has arrived. Sometimes it's Chinese, sometimes it's Chipotle, sometimes it's sandwiches. Well, every Wednesday for us is sandwiches. There's ...
Finally! A Better Notepad: Tidbit
The memo pad, staple of just about every office in the world, has reached the next level. Tidbit is a Japanese line of memo pads, with each piece of paper perforated in a grid format. The user (read: employee) can then decide how much of said paper is required for their next note, and simply tear off the mini-memo. It even comes complete with a small pocket to store each one. What will they think of next! By the way, they also lend themselves to the desktop animal paper art - shown below. Can you say "origami"? [nggallery id=135] [Source: Matomeno]
5 Minutes to Kill Yourself
An amusing new flash game really "takes a stab" at the cubicle world. Just read this description: "Stan is in hell. He lives the day-in, day-out workaday life of a cube jockey. A last-minute meeting request pushes him over the edge. As Stan, you wander the office space finding ingenious ways to hurt him until Stan’s health is completely drained. He has but five minutes—if he can’t do it by then, he’s doomed to sit through yet another boring meeting. You’re Stan’s only hope."