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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

Is My Letter Lost?

I mailed a letter from DC eight days ago. As of today, the letter still hasn't arrived in Phoenix. Is it lost? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Apr 10, 2012 - 14 answers

I can't correct my boss, can I?

My bosses misuse words in very official, very important documents. Can I do anything about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2012 - 31 answers

Ferris does not have what we consider to be an exemplary attendance record

Looking for an object that will move just frequently enough to continually trigger a motion sensor. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2012 - 32 answers

Hit me with your ideas for a staff day/event for a company with 3000 employees in US and Europe

Hit me with your ideas for a staff day/event for a company with 3000 employees in US and Europe [more inside]
posted by guy72277 on Mar 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Book recommendations

Books/Autobiographies which inspire? [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Mar 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Good balance between monitor and office brightness?

In a typical office setting, how bright should a computer monitor be compared to the ambient/overhead/room lighting? How would one measure this and is there some chart or some guidelines for a good balance/ratio? [more inside]
posted by querty on Mar 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Carpenter/Handyman in Arlington, VA

Trying to find a reliable and reasonably priced carpenter/handyman in Arlington, Virginia [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Feb 22, 2012 - 5 answers

What is the opposite of a snowball?

This is a slightly strange one, so bear with me if you will! I have been building a rubber-band ball ever since I read the Warren Buffett biography "Snowball". I wanted something in my office that symbolized the snowball idea -- little achievements that gradually grow into something big -- and that I had made myself. It is growing pretty big right now. It occurred to me the other day that a successful strategy requires a dual approach. So now I am thinking that slow and steady is only half the picture. The other half is impulse, intuition, go-with-your-gut and, as my handle indicates, seat-of-my-pants! My question: What can I put in my office that symbolizes this spontaneous trait. The ying to the yang of snowball. The quantum-leap approach, if you will! I want to have something that is either interactive or made by myself so that it is not just an inanimate glump sitting on a shelf. Thank you for indulging me and I look forward to your insights.
posted by seatofmypants on Feb 20, 2012 - 37 answers

How do I not look pregnant?

How do I improve my posture? [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Feb 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Are quality ballet flats worth it? Do you resole them?

Are quality ballet flats worth it? Do you resole them? [more inside]
posted by Hawk V on Feb 17, 2012 - 24 answers

Help me deskercise!

I sit at my desk all day and forget to move, focus elsewhere, stand up, drink water, stretch. You get the idea. I want a regular reminder to take a moment to do these things. I've searched apps and freeware and have come up empty. Help? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Feb 16, 2012 - 25 answers

Gluten Intolerant in a gluten filled work environment

I am Gluten Free, work in a small office, we all bring our lunch, but others' lunches make me sick! What do I do??? [more inside]
posted by glitrqn on Feb 15, 2012 - 61 answers

Office Space Talk

Tell me about the offices of CEOs. [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Feb 9, 2012 - 21 answers

Help save a life.

Building a standing desk two-parter: 1) Should I get a mini stair climber, manual treadmill, or mini elliptical? 2) What's the best way to attach legs to this "desk"? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Feb 4, 2012 - 3 answers

The (gl)ass ceiling

How can I take advantage of my office ceiling? I have a fairly small office, but recessed bookcases run around two of the four walls to about 10 feet high, and the ceiling is about 12-13 feet high. I like the high ceiling as is, but can't help thinking that I should be hanging something kick-ass like a pterodactyl. Or a dirigible. Specific links would be wonderful. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra on Feb 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Long term purchase.

What would be the best color for a leather couch (not knowing the future color of walls)? Is there a couch color you have regretted? I'm going to buy this sofa. My plan is to keep it for a long time and through all the different places I will live. This is a couch that I eventually expect will be in my home office (and I think this classic design would be versatile). [more inside]
posted by niccolo on Feb 3, 2012 - 36 answers

I don't know how to play this game

Do you have tips or resources that would help an overly earnest "nice guy" type navigate political maneuverings at work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2012 - 9 answers

24 drawings per second x 60 seconds per minute = one huge mess!

What's a good system for keeping lots of papers visible, without spreading them all over the desk, and without pushpins? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jan 26, 2012 - 23 answers

What to show on ambient office displays?

There are several large displays scattered around my office, each mounted near the ceiling with an attached computer. The idea is for people to put up cool stuff that will be visible to the whole office. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mshrike on Jan 19, 2012 - 17 answers

Word 2004 to Word 2011

Switching from Word for Mac 2004 to Word for Mac 2011. Formatting and compatibility issues. Really truly clueless. Help? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Delectable desk drawer dining

What tasty, healthy, cheap food can I prepare from ingredients kept in a desk drawer? [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Jan 16, 2012 - 34 answers

How to handle accidentally being overpaid for a year?

Made an error in timesheet tracking...best way to handle it? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Jan 14, 2012 - 10 answers

How soon is too soon to ask to work from home?

I started a new job a month ago. I like my job and I like my co-workers, but what I would really like is to work from home. When should I ask or should I ask at all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 - 11 answers

My usual method of slapping up a Chicago flag and a Queen poster seems somehow inadequate.

Help me decorate my office! [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jan 9, 2012 - 32 answers

A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

I want to buy one or more robots for use in an office, and am looking for suggestions as to which robot(s) might work best. The purpose is purely for fun. [more inside]
posted by SNACKeR on Jan 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Confusing flat rate envelope

How to I address a USPS Priority Mail envelope? [more inside]
posted by bjrubble on Dec 20, 2011 - 16 answers

What to consider when designing the layout of an IT office?

Goodbye cube farm! Help me redesign the layout our IT office! [more inside]
posted by cad on Dec 14, 2011 - 27 answers

Too Old For A Freaking Booster Seat

Hive mind, I poll your collective wisdom to reccomend me some sort of cushion that I can use for my office chair so I can be closer to the proper height above my desk to avoid computer-related RSIs. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Dec 14, 2011 - 12 answers

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