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Who wears short shorts?

One of my coworkers recently attempted to break the workplace taboo against shorts. It was unsuccessful. (She asked me to note here that she believed the $60 price tag of the shorts would make them suitable for the office. So ...

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Is getting mad at work only for men?

In 2006, I worked at a small publishing company with a female production manager who would often get visibly annoyed with fast-approaching deadlines. On a couple of occasions, she dropped a few four letter words with our boss present. And, ...

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Waterboarding as a motivational tool

When it comes to humor, there is a fine line between funny and tasteless. There’s also a fine line between being topical and yesterday’s news. The lines intersect at different points, creating enough angles to exhaust a protractor. That said, ...

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I don’t like Mondays… or Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Are you being productive today at the office? If not, you might just want to give up and call it a week. According to a survey by Accountemps, Tuesday is by far the most productive day of the workweek. Or ...

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Is the workplace raunchier?

If it is, it may have something to do with miscommunication between male and female coworkers. Not that I’m pointing fingers; I’m merely adding 1 + 1 = 2. 1. More women say they heard sexually inappropriate comments at work ...

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Four decades of cubicles

Time magazine’s blog says the cubicle, our “soul-destroying workspace,” is 40 years old. So, apparently, it’s time for a face lift. Dilbert’s Scott Adams and a bunch of office designers have created the ideal cubicle (there’s a hammock and a ...

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What’s your biggest weakness? No, seriously.

Do you work too hard? Are you too much of a leader? Are you just too terrific? According to a piece on AskMen.com, two of these three “weaknesses” are on the short list of ways to answer the “What’s your ...

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The benefits of bathroom-sharing

Does growing up with a shared bathroom give you better life management skills down the line? I hope not. But that certainly would clear up a few things. In “Lessons From the Family Bathroom” from The New York Times online, ...

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Attorneys: How do you know it’s time to go?

Attention, all you lawyers who have changed jobs at some point in your careers: I’m writing a story about signs that you should leave your job and I want to hear from you. What was it that convinced you it ...

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