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Can you help me find a unique foot rest for under my desk?

Help me find something comfortable, functional and maybe fun or unique to rest my feet on under my desk. [more inside]
posted by geeky on Oct 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Sick of the cite of this thing.

How do I cite a legal case in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Oct 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Excel colour schemes are making me go blind

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]
posted by Katemonkey on Oct 18, 2012 - 16 answers

Bringing lamps to the lightless

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]
posted by erst on Oct 15, 2012 - 11 answers

What is the best free (open source) Office software for Mac Snow Leopard?

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]
posted by jcdill on Oct 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Best crash course for general office software?

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]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Oct 6, 2012 - 1 answer

How do I insert a separator between items in the Office 2010 ribbon?

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]
posted by alby on Sep 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Possible new job, help me leave the old one

References and a toxic job--Help me navigate workplace politics so's I can get myself into a better workplace. [more inside]
posted by socky mcsockerson on Sep 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Help Me Cope With a Noisy Eater

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]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Sep 25, 2012 - 18 answers

90s japanese film about love in faceless corporate world

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.
posted by cmp4Meta on Sep 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Help organize and streamline my work process, pretty please

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]
posted by rachaelfaith on Sep 18, 2012 - 14 answers

Welcome to Big Brother: Office Edition.

Office Crush Filter: We work in a tiny office. Is this still worth pursuing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2012 - 32 answers

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]
posted by reenum on Sep 14, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I break out of the pen and paper to-do prison?

Can you reccomend any good Right-brained/Visual/Spatial/Kinesthetic alternatives to pen and paper, linear to-do lists? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Sep 14, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I best help my mom with her election?

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.
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Civilian Review Committees for Federal Employee Decisions

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]
posted by CollectiveMind on Sep 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Okamura Leopard Chair

By any chance does anyone out there in metfi-land own an Okamura (Oki) Leopard chair? or know someone who does? [more inside]
posted by Lylo on Sep 5, 2012 - 0 answers

What are these tiny white pellets on my desk?

What are these mystery pellets on my desk? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Aug 28, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I make ridiculously good coffee at my desk?

How can I make a fantastic cup of coffee at my desk at work? What equipment do I need? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Aug 20, 2012 - 27 answers

Quickest way to alphebatize and combine paperwork from unsorted piles?

Quickest way to alphebatize and combine paperwork from unsorted piles? [more inside]
posted by tzb on Aug 16, 2012 - 16 answers

Wait, did Bill Gates just walk into my house and card me?

I inherited my desktop Mac from my girlfriend last year when she got a new one. We now live together and have our computers on the same network, and now MS Office complains that I don't have a license for this computer. Do I have any options other than buying a whole new MS Office license/package? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Aug 12, 2012 - 17 answers

Help this Mac user learn PC software for job hunt

How can I improve my computer skills for job hunt when I use a Mac and the software is for PC? [more inside]
posted by hrj on Aug 9, 2012 - 24 answers

Help me time-warp my home office into something amazing.

Help me time-warp my home office into something amazing. [more inside]
posted by Hellafiles on Aug 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 10 authentication code help, please?

I bought a Thinkpad through Gumtree (UK) last year and now Microsoft Office Professional Plus 10 is asking me for an authentication code. When I got the computer, windows had just been installed but I don't know if I got a trial version or a corporate version that was imaged onto the machine. Do I need to pay for an authentication code or is there a way to otherwise disable the authentication request message?
posted by parmanparman on Aug 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Cthulize a small lamp

MakerFilter: at work, I have a couple of LED lamps we use to monitor build status. Help me Cthulu-ize them. [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Aug 2, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I respond to co-worker making comments about what I eat?

How do I respond to co-worker making comments about what I eat? [more inside]
posted by aviatrix on Jul 28, 2012 - 72 answers

We appreciate you enough to give you a discount!

Work Filter: My boss and I want to find a way to let our clients know we have provided to them a discount on our account covering letter to them without sounding like "a douche bag" or slimy. What wording do you use on your letters to convey this? [more inside]
posted by Danithegirl on Jul 18, 2012 - 11 answers

Experiences working on wheels?

I want to operate a mobile office around town, picking up people and then parking somewhere for us to all work together. Keen to hear your experiences with and knowledge of this kind of arrangement. [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Jul 15, 2012 - 5 answers

How to deal with a spaniel in the office?

A colleague brings a noisy and disruptive (but otherwise lovely!) dog to the office, what's the best way of telling him that it's not OK? [more inside]
posted by sarahdal on Jul 14, 2012 - 15 answers

No mellow yellow please

Microsoft Office Track Changes has decided to make my reviewing color an orangish YELLOW. Yellow looks great on green but is completely lost on white. How do I change the color? [more inside]
posted by cardamom on Jul 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Need a smallish office chair solution for limited space

I'd like ideas or recommendations for an office chair that doesn't hurt, with special decorating/space/shopping concerns. Complication: in Greece. After five+ years of computing from my kitchen table while sitting in a regular straight-backed wooden kitchen chair, I find the urgent need to move my workspace ... and get a chair that doesn't assault my back and legs. But it's tricky, because space is limited and many of the usual chair recommendations may not be available. Too many pix and way too much info inside. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 7, 2012 - 14 answers

How much would you want to know?

While the rumor is untrue, it touches something I never told anyone- should I spill the beans? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2012 - 27 answers

Me + loud typing = disaster

The sound of my coworker typing is driving me crazy. I'm not permitted to wear headphones. How can I deal with the noise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2012 - 20 answers

Would I Be an Office Tattletale?

I have a newish job at a law firm. I like it. It's not in my field and I'm a bit overqualified, but I need the money and a sense of accomplishment. I work very hard, am trying to learn quickly, and have had excellent, enthusiastic feedback from my boss. However, a coworker who has some problems with my work style and constantly tells me I'm a sloppy worker wants to have a sit-down meeting with me at Starbucks tomorrow to discuss my work. This person is not my boss, and my actual boss has made it clear to me that this person is in no way my boss. Do I tell my real boss what this guy is doing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2012 - 47 answers

I'd rather not sit down.

I'm looking for an inexpensive standing desk for use in an office where everyone sits. [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Jun 5, 2012 - 10 answers

What's a good but still long-ish hairstyle for a guy seeking a job in London?

What's a good, long-ish haircut for a guy in London going back into office work after a long period away? [more inside]
posted by K.P. on Jun 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Nut keeps falling off of bolt

How can I make these nuts and bolts stay put? [more inside]
posted by morninj on May 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Printers. With frikkin' lasers.

Should I move to a laser printer? [more inside]
posted by musofire on May 30, 2012 - 23 answers

Old computer for a new employee?

Help me set up my old computer for a new employee, and make this easier the next time. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on May 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Help Me Watch TV AND Work from Home

Please recommend a monitor that will double as a TV, or a TV that will double as a monitor. [more inside]
posted by xingcat on May 23, 2012 - 12 answers

MS Word Doc Merging?

MS Word doc merging... too complex to pull off? [more inside]
posted by nurgle on May 14, 2012 - 3 answers

Adjustable Standing Desk for $150 or less

Where can I get an adjustable standing desk for under $150 without having to DIY it? [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay on May 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me redo my office! (desk configuration and wall color especially)

My office looks like crap, and I've never done anything to improve it. Now I have the chance for a new desk and new paint, but I don't know what to ask for! Help me not end up with something just as dreary as the current version. [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on May 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Don't lean on me

Leaning on my elbow is causing my shoulder much grief. And yet I keep doing it! How do I stop? [more inside]
posted by Acheman on May 1, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I fix my social reputation at work?

What would you suggest for improved social skills, fitting in, decreased awkwardness, and undoing a reputation for being annoying at work? I'd especially love help for nerds with social anxiety who need to fit in with mainstreamy socialite sorts of people. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2012 - 20 answers

Business lunch etiquette

Business etiquette question - how to handle a request to chip in for a lunch I did not attend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Disappointments of the past begone!

I'm moving into a new office at work on Friday. The previous inhabitant has jokingly suggested I perform a ritual cleansing before I move in. I'm going to take him up on it. How should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by werty on Apr 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Shady sales call? How can I tell?

Are they really discontinuing that service? [more inside]
posted by bob bisquick on Apr 21, 2012 - 2 answers

How to wear/match leather boots and office attire?

Men clothing: How to wear/match leather boots and office attire? [more inside]
posted by helloworlditsme on Apr 14, 2012 - 9 answers

How are well-dressed lab rats shod?

Classy, not-too-ugly shoes. Level of difficulty: for a lady, chem and clean room lab appropriate (no heels, foot completely covered). [more inside]
posted by tchemgrrl on Apr 13, 2012 - 22 answers

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