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. ...
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.
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]
A Photogallery of Work Appropriate Tattoos
Historically, tattoos have not been terribly welcome in the corporate workplace. Many believe can come off as less professional, and many companies have dress codes in place to keep them covered. But times are changing. Tattoos are working their way into the office, whether HR likes it or not. Want a tattoo, but don't want to get on HR's bad side? We've compiled a selection of tattoos that might be considered a bit more appropriate for work. I would still stay away from a forehead tat - makes for an awkward board meeting. [imagebrowser id=25]