Is there an office chair that provides the same strengthening and stability as a medicine ball but would pass the office requirement for safety? [more inside]
I've found what bothers me about my office job -- my position and what I do is utterly useless. What I do has absolutely no effect on anyone, nor does it increase my employer's profit or success in any measurable way. I've realized this is what leaves me absolutely drained at the end of the work day, though I've spent the day sitting at a desk. It also makes me dread going to work in the morning because I could not feel more like a cog in the machine. What are some jobs where I can actually feel useful or needed, or feel like I'm contributing to society? [more inside]
What is appropriate etiquette for criticising a doctor's secretarial staff? [more inside]
Is it rude to reply to emails and do other tasks when participating in a routine but important teleconference? [more inside]
How do I deal with H.R.-related courtesy shenanigans? Are these even shenanigans? I'm not very experienced with H.R. departments, so I've come to you, oh hive mind. [more inside]
I got moved to a much smaller desk at work (I kinda feel like Milton) and now everything feels really crowded. How can I increase the empty space on my desktop? What can I move or rearrange? Is there any magical desk accessory that can help me? [more inside]
How to handle a colleague who has raised an interpersonal issue with me via email? [more inside]
How do I sort the (potentially) real email addresses from the garbage data in Excel 2003? [more inside]
Adult looking hair styles for work? [more inside]
I have volunteered to give a co-worker her (office) baby shower. Help? [more inside]
I'm looking for a comic which depicts the breakdown of social norms in a cubicle farm and the subsequent progression to something like neolithic (primitive) life in the building. I remember a person tying a necktie around their head, a couple copulating on a desk, and plants being grown in cubicles (or maybe out in a parking lot).
Powerpoint: Best resources to get good fast? [more inside]
Someone apparently opened a package in my mailbox and stole the mp4 player I had ordered from e-bay. There was no indication on the mailing envelope what the contents were: The person must have felt the package and guessed what it contained. They left the ripped open package on our porch, along with some other mail, and two Netflix envelopes, ripped open also, for a person further up the street. What do we do about this?
I have a small home based computer business in Australia and need some allowable tax deductions. I understand that assets such as office furniture, plant & equipment are immediately tax deductible (don't need to be depreciated) if they're under $1,000. What are some things I could buy for my home office to reduce my tax? Thanks in advance
Dear Workaholics, How have you organized your life so that you’re spending maximum time at the office? [more inside]
Help with default space formatting on Microsoft Office 2007. [more inside]
Why does my one-pager in Word for Mac become a two-pager when I open it up in Word for Windows? [more inside]
MS Project on a mac? Is there software that I can use to avoid running this on a virtual machine. [more inside]
It's 90 degrees outside yet I am shivering in my cube. Can you give me some ideas about what to wear that will allow me to transition between these two climates? [more inside]
I'm in Osaka, Japan, at a conference at the Rihga Royal NCB. I need to print off a poster this afternoon. Is there a Kinko's-like print shop nearby I could use?
What’s the cheapest way to make an unfinished basement work as usable living/working space? [more inside]
could you help me identify these two species of plants I picked up? they were sold to me as hardy office plants: image. That’s an indoor bamboo on the top left but there’s two of the same species on the bottom left that I’d like to identify, and one on the bottom right. Thanks! [more inside]
How can I heat up milk for my coffee at work and without a microwave or stovetop? Is there some kind of stand-alone gadget that will heat (not just froth) milk, while being office-appropriate? [more inside]
I have just shelled out for a quite pricey IP camera for the office I remotely manage, but I'm having second thoughts installing it. I run a small business, 3 staff, and I have moved away from the city and visit only once a fortnight or so. I trust the staff, but it's the type of qualatative work where it is very hard to track the amount of time spent on each task, so I'm thinking of adopting some camera or tracking software. Would it do more harm than good? I feel like I have a right to keep tabs, but also it seems quite disrespectful. And I am wondering about the ethics of tracking keylogs or screen captures. Any and all thoughts appreciated
Please help me identify this foreign film. [more inside]
I need to brush up on and refresh my memory of various topics in the area of IT technical support for an interview. Can you help? [more inside]
What's the correct etiquette for interrupting people in their office? What's polite when someone interrupts you in your office? [more inside]
What comfortable and stylish desk chair doesn't look like the typical office chair but can still recline? [more inside]
I am looking for a pink castle-shaped pen holder. It should be suitable to hold the kind of stationary your average office worker needs. Glitter and fur a bonus. Must be from some where that delivers to the UK. [more inside]
What do you do in your downtime in the office? [more inside]
Should I upgrade from Outlook 2003 or just keep using it forever? [more inside]
Is it unreasonable to expect most knowledge workers entering the job market today to have basic HTML knowledge? [more inside]
How do I deal with an expectation of perfection at work while receiving little constructive feedback?
How do I deal with an expectation of perfection at work while receiving little constructive feedback? [more inside]
I'm at a cross-roads career wise and am going round in circles trying to work out what to do. The situation is complicated by the fact that my current job involves working with deeply nutty people. Would be great to have some advice from impartial observers. [more inside]
How would one go about finding unserviced office space to rent in major uk cities?
I'll soon be working from home full time. What are some "policies" I can enact for my home office to keep my productivity, sanity and health intact? [more inside]
What are some of the most popular office management software suites for dentists? [more inside]
Will symantec PC anywhere 12.5 work for me? I want to access my desktop office pc from other locations over wifi. Ideally would be able to access all desktop functionality programs etc. [more inside]
My boss recently hired a former coworker for an open position in the department. This person will be working on many of the same tasks and projects as I am. He was both well-liked and skilled at the job when he left years ago, and I am afraid that he's going to come back and completely outshine me. How can I handle this situation professionally? [more inside]
I am interested in wall-mounting a TV in my office conference room with visions of all sorts of cool uses like presentations, video conferencing (skype?), and monitoring live twitter streams. Has anyone seen a nice example of such a setup? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, well-trafficked forum for Microsoft Office (particularly 2010) questions? Seems like this should be eminently Googleable, but maybe because there are so many of them, I'm not finding the one that is the one. Thanks!
IT filter: Whats the fastest route to a closed office network on windows? Goals: remove local admin rights for users, create white/black lists of software that can be installed by them, remotely manage routine maintenance for them (updates, virus scans). [more inside]
There are only 24 shopping days left until April Fool's Day! Please give me suggestions for hilarious office pranks that won't get me fired. [more inside]
The VP of my company has made a habit of teasing me about whether I'm smiling. I'm getting to the point where if I don't say something soon, I might blow up one day. How can I communicate my distaste for this kind of teasing without offending and/or alienating him? [more inside]
I am having real trouble recording presentations on my Windows Vista laptop. I have this killer presentation on Open Office Impress and have CamStudio and Audacity. But, Audacity keeps crashing and I can't get CamStudio to record the entire screen. When I set "Full Screen" it just records a corner of it. I am wracking my brain trying to figure out a way to make this presentation work. I also have a Flip Mino and a slideshare account but I don't want to put the presentation online as its a course audition and very rough. Suggestions???
Unique chair from TV series. [more inside]
How would one go about the task of recording the word-counts of hundreds of MS Word documents? Is this something that could be automated? [more inside]
We're a small office - what's a good platform to use for shared checklists? [more inside]
Books on dealing with office politics [more inside]
Had this office chair and it royally fucked my back. Which office chair should I get for under $200? [more inside]