| Mar 11, 2013
Because I am predominantly flawless, I have little need for introspection.
(I'll pause a moment to give you time to agree. Feel free to applaud.)
Of course there's always a slight possibility I have room for improvement, particularly if "crippling...
| Mar 18, 2013
As a couch enthusiast of some renown, I'm generally opposed to any form of mandated physical exertion.
Our bodies know it's time to exercise when the guilt of not doing so outweighs the pleasure of eating ice cream in a comfy chair, or when said chair...
| Mar 25, 2013
Suppose I'm a business — and what a handsome business I'd be! — that's interviewing people for a job opening. There are two finalists, one 27 years old, the other 52.
They have similar qualifications, albeit the older candidate has more...
| Feb 4, 2013
When I see a companywide email from the boss, I, like most employees, assume it's an announcement of a promotion —me to senior vice president of awesomeness.
If not that, then perhaps a salacious press release detailing how a co-worker I dislike...
| Dec 30, 2013
As has become tradition at I Just Work Here Inc., I'm going to end the year and start a new one by turning this space over to some of the fine workplace experts I interviewed in 2013, allowing them to share advice for the months to come.
I thank you all...
| Jan 6, 2014
It's important to start each year with a carefully thought out list of pragmatic resolutions. My list includes:
•Start a dynasty of ducks.
Ride a narwhal (preferably while nude).
•Watch more TV.
•Learn how to write a newspaper...
| Jan 13, 2014
As human beings, we are at our best when we can be ourselves, when we live without fear of judgment or the pressures of putting on airs.
As workers, logically, it's no different. An employee living authentically, unencumbered by the distractions of...
| Jan 20, 2014
Mention love at the office and minds go to tawdry affairs, lines crossed and calls to human resources.
People see love as a squishy emotion, one that breeds conflict, a distraction. So it has largely been drummed out of the workplace.
That's a shame....
| Nov 11, 2013
Bullying is rarely simple.
We're seeing that play out in graphic detail with the Miami Dolphins football team. Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin fled the team and accused fellow lineman Richie Incognito of bullying him, saying Incognito left a racist...
| Aug 5, 2013
A perpetual motion machine is, theoretically, a device that functions indefinitely without energy from an external source.
No such machine is possible, but this Physics 101 concept makes a nice metaphor for the workplace: To keep growing and running...
| Aug 12, 2013
I hate pants.
So deep is my dislike of these bifurcated leg prisons that I'd be fine ending this column right here. It would give me more time to stare menacingly at the dreaded jeans and khakis the working world demands I wear.
But I'm going to be...