I spend a bit too much time in the office, and regularly have dinner delivered there (paid for by the company, thankfully!) but am putting on too much pudge from the constant pizzas. Could anyone recommend healthy deliveries or takeaway that will service the W1 area? Thanks!
I'd like to sync a shared event/appointment calendar with a work colleague, which we both can edit (not just view) on our iMac computers, preferably without having to go to an external website to make edits, or paying for an outside service. Details within. [more inside]
March 2013 edition ! A non-profit that I volunteer with is looking to buy a new all-in-one machine to do its printing, scanning, copying, and faxing for its office. Non-profit uses windows. Initial budget is $300-500. Other pluses: Dual-sided printing Most of the printing will be in b&w but will occasionally need to print in color (not for photos but for small logos on flyers, etc). What should I recommend to them ? Laser ? Inkjet, no right ? They'd rather not since space is at a premium there.
I have a scenario where I have to evaluate work performance. There are 5 categories I'm evaluating. Now when the person fails to meet a benchmark, I want to send him a letter explaining why he didn't meet the benchmark. So I have 5 paragraphs (one for each category) that explains what was wrong and how to fix it. Instead of copying and pasting from a document to create the letter, I'd like to be able to select from a list of responses, and have those responses formatted in a letter form. More after the the jump. [more inside]
What is with my workplace? Need help dealing personally and professionally with a variety of inappropriate behavior from my coworkers and supervisor. [more inside]
Are you a tall person with a great office chair that works great for you? I am looking for an office chair to fit my very tall (6'4") self. [more inside]
What should I do with my puppy when he's not sleeping or playing with me? [more inside]
I'm looking for a type font that was used for the numbering on early-to-mid twentieth century post office boxes. The font is brass or gold in color, with slight shadowing or some other contrivance that gives it some dimensionality or relief or shadowing. It's sort of the same font that you see from the 1950's on lawyer's office windows or doors in cities, although that's a fleeting impression I have. [more inside]
What is the best white noise app or machine for a workplace that requires a more sound proof solution to normal ambient noise in an office. [more inside]
Should I get a standing desk? Please share your pros and cons, and any tips! [more inside]
I have satellite internet service with a monthly download/upload allowance of 15 GB. I am a heavy Microsoft Office user. With Office 13, apparently there's a web-based subscription option, and it sounds great (5 licenses vs. 1). But will constant communication with the servers eat away at my monthly allowance? [more inside]
One of my developers just had got an "office makeover" (mostly a much needed paint job), and now has about a half dozen Ikea RIBBA frames on the walls. Unfortunately, he hasn't figured out what to put in them. Fortunately, we're all here to help him out. [more inside]
I got a new job and have, in record winning pace, managed to be the outsider weirdo of my team (yay!) Details below and advice on both practical and professional ways to deal welcomed. [more inside]
I have a 42 inch wide, 32 inch deep, and 28 inch tall void between my desk and the wall of my office. (see: here) My company is relatively lenient on personalizing our offices - in that image, you can see the SMB wall decals - but I'm struggling with coming up with a good use for the space. I'm pretty handy from a carpentry standpoint and I have access to power tools / a space to do some carpentry work in, so pretty much anything goes for this one. What the heck do I do with my Corner of Shame™ to turn it into a Corner of Pride™? [more inside]
Good Morning Hive! I'm having a little trouble setting up my office phone. Here's the info: [more inside]
I would like to take the big, corner desk out of my office and instead have a couch, along with a laptop table that I can use as needed. Or maybe a small stand-up desk off to the side. I am wondering what the outside perception might be, as well as any potential problems I may not have considered. [more inside]
How comfortable are the first generation of Steelcase Leap chairs? [more inside]
Office chair recommendation? [more inside]
Advice for help on moving from MS Office Pro 2000 to 2010? [more inside]
How might I recover an Office 2010 product key from a Windows install now located on an external hard drive? [more inside]
Is there an automated way of placing elements from one PDF file into another? Open to coding this via Python if a relevant module exists. [more inside]
Help me identify uniforms worn in an antique pencil watercolor. And maybe a guess as to where it was recorded. [more inside]
How do I successfully take an existing Windows 7 installation from HDD and put it into Virtualbox on Debian, on an SSD? Avalanche inside. [more inside]
Any recommendations for office chairs under $150? [more inside]
What are your favorite lamps that you have used to do work under? What light bulbs do you recommend for these lamps?
What is the best way to outfit an office in an apartment with quality lighting for studying? [more inside]
Looking for an ergonomics person who will come to my office and ergonomicize my deskal region. Harrisburg, PA area. [more inside]
Help me "settle" into my graduate student office! I try to make myself more comfortable by bringing an electric kettle and tea bags. I also put a pair of slippers there. What else should I so that I can "settle in" the way I do in my office at home or in a coffee shop? [more inside]
Help me sell out! How can I manipulate a resume full of customer service and food jobs to land me an entry level office job? [more inside]
What percentage (either of a movie's production budget or of the final receipts) of a movie's box office receipts are expected to be produced in the opening weekend?
Christmas gift shopping for ladies in the office, need help with ideas and online shops! [more inside]
What did you first notice about your supervisor, coworkers, subordinates, or office environment when you were about to take a job that turned out to be a negative experience? [more inside]
Please help me manage/cope with this grad school inter-office conflict. [more inside]
Help me find something comfortable, functional and maybe fun or unique to rest my feet on under my desk. [more inside]
How do I cite a legal case in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
How do I permanently change the colour scheme in Excel (2010) so that I don't keep on going blind due to other people's spreadsheets? [more inside]
Potentially-nonexistent-product-filter: Is there such a thing as a light system that emulates dawn-to-dusk daylight? Something that brightens and dims relatively closely following actual sunlight? [more inside]
I just installed a new hard drive in my older (early 2008, 4 GB ram) macbook pro laptop and installed Snow Leopard. I need an office application, something like Open Office. What's the best current "stable" version of this OSS software for Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard)? [more inside]
After a year off after graduating from art school, my friend needs to find a job and is contemplating a temp agency to look for general office work. I know that agencies typically run prospective hires through computer based proficiency evaluators, and we're wondering the best/quickest way to polish up these skills before hand. [more inside]
I have finally been forced to switch from Office 2003 to Office 2010, and I am attempting to come to terms with the Ribbon interface. In the built-in Ribbon tabs, items are separated by short vertical "separator" lines, but there does not appear to be a way to insert these separators into custom tabs. [more inside]
References and a toxic job--Help me navigate workplace politics so's I can get myself into a better workplace. [more inside]
I have about three weeks to come up with a game plan on how I'm going to deal with a noisy coworker's return to our shared desk space. What would you do? [more inside]
Looking for a Japanese film I saw prior to 2003. It was a dystopian picture of some people trying to have an office romance in the corporate office landscape of Tokyo - lots of shots of bleak urban concrete and highways and faceless office parks full of conformist white collar employees - in the final scene of the film one of the characters is stranded walking along the edge of a highway. It dealt with a complicated love triangle. I know this isn't the title, but it was something like "Kiss me twice, now hold me I love you" or something a little crazy like that- I believe this film was made in the 90s or the early 2000s. It was in Japanese language with subtitles. There is a slight chance it may have been Korean, but I'm pretty sure it was Japanese. This film may have been discussed by Fredric Jameson in one of his essays as it was screened in a graduate school class on Japanese cultural critique.
Can you suggest a system that could help a group of employees manage a long, many-stepped process? We're driving ourselves bonkers in the meantime. [more inside]
Office Crush Filter: We work in a tiny office. Is this still worth pursuing? [more inside]
What are the dates for the 9th and 20th business day for the rest of this year and all of next year?
I need to quickly figure the 9th and 20th business days of each month for the rest of 2012 and all of 2013. Preferably not in a manual fashion. [more inside]
Can you reccomend any good Right-brained/Visual/Spatial/Kinesthetic alternatives to pen and paper, linear to-do lists? [more inside]
My mother is running for a fairly high office. I generally agree with her beliefs and standings, but not always those of her party. I want to support her in her bid for election but I have a hard time waving a flag for those who I don't agree with. How do I support my mom who I agree with while dealing with those who I have to shake hands with and smile at while at parades, fairs, and other functions (I mean people who are working for her campaign either explicitly or not, not those who are there to heckle)? This is in the US in the midwest, but it really shouldn't matter what state we are in or what party we might each be affiliated with - I just want to know how to best help my mom.
How does the idea of a civilian review board for previewing the firing and disciplinary actions of federal managers against civilian employees sound? [more inside]
By any chance does anyone out there in metfi-land own an Okamura (Oki) Leopard chair? or know someone who does? [more inside]
What are these mystery pellets on my desk? [more inside]