It's not uncommon to find little anonymous notes and signs around the office - get more toner, refill the damn ice trays, etc. I guess they only get disturbing when they pop up in the men's room.
Monday, May 24th 2010 (12:05am)
Matter of fact, there are so many people in the same boat that a website has been spawned to give them a forum for their gripes. To wit, Please Fire Me.
Friday, Feb 19th 2010 (5:21am) | Thanks: urlesque
Embrace your nomadic soul and shoot for getting a job in every state over the course of a year. This guy did, and then wrote a book about it.
Friday, Oct 16th 2009 (12:14am)
What better place to nap than a public toll booth... one of the world's busiest. No... no one will notice.
Tuesday, Sep 1st 2009 (11:42am)
This morale booster gives new meaning to the term "Casual Friday".
Saves on the laundry bill...
Friday, Jul 3rd 2009 (12:12am)
If you've ever wondered what it's like driving a street sweeper on the graveyard shift - and even if you haven't - this here is a fantastic read.
Thursday, Jun 18th 2009 (12:09am) | Thanks: mefi
Some people, usually community activists, loathe Wal-Mart. Others, like the family of four struggling to make ends meet, are in love with the chain. I, meanwhile, am in awe of it.
Tuesday, Feb 10th 2009 (12:04am)
This fella did it, and learned ten important lessons in the process.
Thursday, Jun 19th 2008 (6:30am)
Ever wanted to work in a Disney park? Here's a great little essay on what it's like to be their Jack Sparrow.
Thursday, May 22nd 2008 (6:12am)
At least you don't have to clean the Space Needle.
Saturday, May 17th 2008 (6:13am)
A subway announcer in London was fired because she made fake announcements to get herself through her boring day. Here's a good one.
"Would the passenger in the red shirt pretending to read the paper but who is actually staring at that woman's chest please stop. You are not fooling anyone, you filthy pervert."
Monday, Nov 26th 2007 (5:48pm)
I don't see it on the list, but I'll probably wait until after the interview to find out if there is a boss's hottie daughter with a hefty trust fund.
Allowing staff to swear at work can benefit them and their employers, according to researchers at a British university.
Thursday, Oct 18th 2007 (9:44am)
Acccording to this study, brutal bosses tend to get promoted more frequently.
Hate your job? Rather be doing anything BUT what you're currently paid to do?
Relax. It could be far, far worse.
Friday, Mar 9th 2007 (8:03am)
Julio Cesar Cu wanted to be an oceanographer but instead he swims through foul-smelling sewage in underground tunnels where the occasional dead body bobs beside excrement and car parts.
Thursday, Dec 28th 2006 (5:07am)
Of course you do - we ALL do. If only there was a list of 50 or so ways to get yourself fired. If only...
Friday, Apr 21st 2006 (6:43am)
Jason Welshonse runs a computer support and consulting firm and has just won a competition called the "Home Office From Hell Contest."
Among the winner's reasons: "I have to yell "Phone!" really loud when the phone rings to make sure all TV's and radios get muted so I can answer it." and "I've started to refer to my pets as employees."
Thursday, Mar 30th 2006 (8:38am)
Robert Oppenheimer agonized over building the A-bomb. Alfred Nobel got queasy about creating dynamite. Robert Propst invented nothing so destructive. Yet before he died in 2000, he lamented his unwitting contribution to what he called "monolithic insanity."
Whether it's called the action office, monolithic insanity, or just plain cubicles, you gotta admit that life in cube-ville is something universally loathed.
Friday, Mar 10th 2006 (6:55am)
Although I appreciate a good espresso as much as the next guy, a lot of baristas fancy themselves as artisans instead of wage slaves. And people wonder why the percentage of random beatings is higher with Starbucks employees.
Saturday, Aug 20th 2005 (7:16am)
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