Your First Time…Working in an Office

(Image Credit: Wavebreak Media Micro)

(Image Credit: Wavebreak Media Micro)

Today you woke up at 6:30 a.m. for the first time since your torturous high school years, but still managed to make it out of the house on time wearing dress pants and a silky blouse. And after fighting with your chair to adjust it to the correct height, you’re now seated comfortably at your desk. Your desk! How did this happen? Are the powers that be giving jobs to small children these days?
As it turns out, while you may be a perpetual 10-year-old in your mind, your degree states that you’re now qualified to do an adult job. Which is absurd, of course. But you’ve got to fake it until you make it, right? Here are a few tips on how to navigate your first time working in an office. Continue reading

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How to Handle Mistakes at Work

Mistake at Work

As Miley Cyrus once said, “Everybody makes mistakes/Everybody has those days.” And in fact, we have all had “those days.” Probably quite a few of them if we’re being honest.  It’s pretty easy to be truthful about doing something wrong if you’re the only one affected. No one but you will really care you botched those song lyrics in the car on the way home, or that you slightly overcooked the hamburger you made yourself for dinner. But what about when screw ups happen at work? How should they be handled so no one is wrongly accused, or so that a small mishap doesn’t spiral into a huge mess? Here are a few tips on what to do when mistakes happen at work. Continue reading

Nessie Push Pins (Image Credit: SUCK UK)

Quirky Item of the Week: Nessie Push Pins

Nessie Push Pins (Image Credit: SUCK UK)

Nessie Push Pins (Image Credit: SUCK UK)

I know at least two people who would like Perpetual Kid’s Nessie Push Pins – me and How I Met Your Mother’s Marshall Ericksen. If, like Marshall, you want to capture the real Loch Ness Monster, these pins might not quite cut it, but I think they come awesomely close.

Made up of four sections, the pin sets have the Loch Ness Monster covered from head to tail, able to hold onto all the papers you might need them to. The green pins may not be the most accurate looking depiction of Nessie, but they’re pretty darn cute. Continue reading

DIY This Week/Next Week Frame Planner (Image Credit: A Thousand Words)

DIY This Week/Next Week Planner by A Thousand Words

DIY This Week/Next Week Frame Planner (Image Credit: A Thousand Words)

DIY This Week/Next Week Frame Planner (Image Credit: A Thousand Words)

With summer coming to a close, a crazy school schedule will soon be back in full swing for students. As many college-goers know, it is close to impossible to fit every assignment, event, and club meeting into the average, teeny-tiny eight-inch planner. So, why not spell out your schedule in a big, bold way while also sprucing up your room? Continue reading