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SIX OF THE WORST… things your company can do if you have anxiety

My company has been on a “get to know how everyone works together” kick, which is a great idea. But it terrifies people who suffer from anxiety. Not that that’s going to stop them, despite the fact that about 18% … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… lessons learned from things in my cubicle

I was really reaching for a topic this week, but I think I pulled this one out rather nicely. Deep down, it’s about staying positive at work by surrounding yourself with positive icons.

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SIX OF THE BEST… ways to improve your e-mails

SIX OF THE BEST… ways to improve your e-mails

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SIX OF THE BEST… business technology improvements that benefit nerds (and everybody else)

If you fix your business technology to make your nerds happy, everyone else will be happy too. Here are Six of the Best… business technology improvements that benefit nerds (and everyone else), my latest column at Nerdery Public.

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SIX OF THE BEST… job interview questions

Recently at work I’ve been interviewing a lot of people — some for my team, and some for a colleague’s team. I have a list of questions prepared; some are super-boring (“tell me about a time you had a conflict … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… ways to make work go a little faster

SIX OF THE BEST… ways to make work go a little faster

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SIX OF THE WORST… things about pooping at work

Unfortunately, we can’t always poop at home. Sometimes we have to brave public bathrooms at restaurants or stores, in which case we do the best we can and get out as quickly as possible. But other times we have to … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… ticketing system features

Our new ticketing system at work is so bad that I wrote a column about it. (SIX OF THE BEST… ticketing system features – The Nerdery Public)

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SIX OF THE BEST… things to reset when changing jobs

Changing jobs allows you to — for the most part — completely reset yourself, work-wise. SIX OF THE BEST… things to reset when changing jobs – The Nerdery Public

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SIX OF THE WORST… things about applying for jobs

Isn’t it great when you go to a company’s careers page, click “apply”, and all it asks for is your name, email, website, and a resume? It doesn’t make you put in all your job history; it doesn’t make you … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE WORST… things about my new desk

In September, I had to move my desk again, as my area was being co-opted by another team and that led to me getting my third desk in less than a year. But am I going to complain about that? … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE WORST… things about an office with a window

It’s amusing to me how films do scenes where people can clearly read hand-lettered signs across the street when they’re in office buildings. I can barely make out the two-story-high ads from the Rooms To Go across the street from … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… things that drive you nuts about your co-workers

You are getting paid a good salary to do this job. Have a little pride in your work and spell-check. Do you realize how stupid we all look when you can’t spell “vandalized” or put a space between “in” and … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… places to fart while at work

I promise that every “Six of the Best” column won’t be about bathroom-related things. I really do. …but this week’s column is about farting. SIX OF THE BEST… places to fart while at work is up at The Nerdery Public.

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