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2013-02-28 07:05:18 AM  
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2013-02-28 07:14:46 AM  
And I'm all out of gum.
 
2013-02-28 07:24:04 AM  
No one likes a showoff.
 
2013-02-28 07:24:41 AM  
That can be easily done if you didn't have a boss who changes his mind every 5 minutes about what is the "urgent" priority.
 Thankfully, I do not have a boss that does this. Only gets last minute request from customers who need their parts ASAP. Most of the time we can see what's in the pipeline & are able to plan our time accordingly.

// Works in the HVAC industry as a supplier
/// Small company in NH
//// Loves his job!
 
2013-02-28 07:29:33 AM  
Also, you are not (a) an attractive woman who is willing to do sex, or (b) the boss or human resource person's cousin, or (c) the wrong ethnicity.
 
2013-02-28 07:31:37 AM  
So happy that I've always had a real office door with 4 walls and a door that I can shut occasionally so I can get some crunch-work done and out in time.

I have no idea how people in cube cities can get anything done. All this "it increases collaboration" claims just means there's more opportunity for someone to drop by and interrupt work with some stupid story about their spouse last weekend.
 
2013-02-28 07:34:34 AM  

Hopman: Thankfully, I do not have a boss that does this.


Translation: Boss not female.
 
2013-02-28 07:40:48 AM  

weave: So happy that I've always had a real office door with 4 walls and a door that I can shut occasionally so I can get some crunch-work done and out in time.

I have no idea how people in cube cities can get anything done. All this "it increases collaboration" claims just means there's more opportunity for someone to drop by and interrupt work with some stupid story about their spouse last weekend.


In a previous career we had cubes but the functions were sequestered in their own wings of the buidling so it wasnt too bad.  I could deal with the occassional interruption, and anything work related didnt really seem to break the flow as the brain never exited "technical mode" and entered social.

But (and I am guessing its the same everywhere) we had one or two people who just COULD NOT take verbal and non verbal clues that you didnt want to talk right now.  They would stand there and talk to the back of your head for 10 minutes while you typed/wrote away.  Even "Well that's GREAT but I really gotta get this done" didnt seem to phase them.  Never went to "Get the fark away from me..." but really only because I have better manners than that but damn did I feel like it.
 
2013-02-28 07:44:50 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Hopman: Thankfully, I do not have a boss that does this.

Translation: Boss not female.


My man-boss does this. Just sayin.
 
2013-02-28 07:46:16 AM  

Fizpez: weave: So happy that I've always had a real office door with 4 walls and a door that I can shut occasionally so I can get some crunch-work done and out in time.

I have no idea how people in cube cities can get anything done. All this "it increases collaboration" claims just means there's more opportunity for someone to drop by and interrupt work with some stupid story about their spouse last weekend.

In a previous career we had cubes but the functions were sequestered in their own wings of the buidling so it wasnt too bad.  I could deal with the occassional interruption, and anything work related didnt really seem to break the flow as the brain never exited "technical mode" and entered social.

But (and I am guessing its the same everywhere) we had one or two people who just COULD NOT take verbal and non verbal clues that you didnt want to talk right now.  They would stand there and talk to the back of your head for 10 minutes while you typed/wrote away.  Even "Well that's GREAT but I really gotta get this done" didnt seem to phase them.  Never went to "Get the fark away from me..." but really only because I have better manners than that but damn did I feel like it.


maybe you just need some Phenibut

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2013-02-28 07:59:28 AM  

weave: All this "it increases collaboration" claims just means there's more opportunity for someone to drop by and interrupt work with some stupid story about their spouse last weekend.


www.quickanded.com
Concurs...
 
2013-02-28 08:06:09 AM  
OH OH OH!

http://youtu.be/phCRt2HEZpI

Without a doubt this is the most perfect depiction of the business world.
I assure you, perhaps not at your particular level of incompetence but most likely at a higher level of incompetence, this exact thing is playing out.
 
2013-02-28 08:16:16 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Hopman: Thankfully, I do not have a boss that does this.

Translation: Boss not female.


Correct.

My boss is also on the road most of the time visiting customers & job sites. He also lives about an hour away from our shop. He treats me well AND lets me do my job the best way I see fit as long as all my deadlines & delivery scheduals are met. Only time he chews me out is if there's a LEGIT reason (like misplacing an order), but he does it in a human way. As long it's minor, he politly corrects me and reminds me just to keep improving on what I screwed up.

I have a great boss!
 
2013-02-28 08:16:45 AM  

Marcintosh: OH OH OH!

http://youtu.be/phCRt2HEZpI

Without a doubt this is the most perfect depiction of the business world.
I assure you, perhaps not at your particular level of incompetence but most likely at a higher level of incompetence, this exact thing is playing out.


Wow. The comments on that are brilliant. I never knew there was a zionist conspiracy to emasculate white men and destroy America. Using travel agency advertisements, apparently.

mybrainisfulloffark
 
2013-02-28 08:19:35 AM  
I'm posting on Fark while attempting a fifty yard field goal, so I'm getting a big kick out of this.
 
2013-02-28 08:24:00 AM  

weave: So happy that I've always had a real office door with 4 walls and a door that I can shut occasionally so I can get some crunch-work done and out in time.

I have no idea how people in cube cities can get anything done. All this "it increases collaboration" claims just means there's more opportunity for someone to drop by and interrupt work with some stupid story about their spouse last weekend.


no one in my multi-billion dollar company has an office.  Even the CEO.  We do have a sliding board, and all sorts of other cool things.  Do you lose time socializing?  Sure.  But it makes work more fun.
 
2013-02-28 08:31:14 AM  

weave: So happy that I've always had a real office door with 4 walls and a door that I can shut occasionally so I can get some crunch-work done and out in time.

I have no idea how people in cube cities can get anything done. All this "it increases collaboration" claims just means there's more opportunity for someone to drop by and interrupt work with some stupid story about their spouse last weekend.


In my experience, it's always been a mechanism for the dog-farkers to ride on the coat-tails of the handful of people who actually do the bulk of the work. "Increases collaboration" is just a rationalization used by the mostly-useless.
 
2013-02-28 08:34:33 AM  

ModernLuddite: Marcintosh: OH OH OH!

http://youtu.be/phCRt2HEZpI

Without a doubt this is the most perfect depiction of the business world.
I assure you, perhaps not at your particular level of incompetence but most likely at a higher level of incompetence, this exact thing is playing out.

Wow. The comments on that are brilliant. I never knew there was a zionist conspiracy to emasculate white men and destroy America. Using travel agency advertisements, apparently.

mybrainisfulloffark


Well yeah, the comments do suck but there is a theoretical truth to them but that's not important-

cdn.blogs.babble.com
What is important is that-
I could not find that video for nearly ten minutes (hyperbole) and so would use it even if It was now part of an UP With People presentation.  TO ME, that is one of the funniest commercials evar.  IOW's, the subtext can be what ever, I just like the funny.
 
2013-02-28 08:37:17 AM  
So... the article is contending autism is an evoltionary advancement.
 
2013-02-28 08:39:07 AM  
And here I thought it was because I boned the cleaning lady after hours on the boss' desk
 
2013-02-28 08:47:11 AM  
"On the other hand, if there is some sort of task that just requires a lot of heavy-duty concentration, then our attention is not going to be very full if we try to do something else." [7 Unexpected Ways Facebook Is Good for You]

Seriously? Distraction is bad, check out facebook?

/Cut away from the article to post this
 
2013-02-28 09:05:49 AM  

WhippingBoy: weave: So happy that I've always had a real office door with 4 walls and a door that I can shut occasionally so I can get some crunch-work done and out in time.

I have no idea how people in cube cities can get anything done. All this "it increases collaboration" claims just means there's more opportunity for someone to drop by and interrupt work with some stupid story about their spouse last weekend.

In my experience, it's always been a mechanism for the dog-farkers to ride on the coat-tails of the handful of people who actually do the bulk of the work. "Increases collaboration" is just a rationalization used by the mostly-useless.


You sound like one of the people who don't have any interesting problems to solve. That's fine. We don't want you collaborating with us anyway. Go dig your ditch and feel smug.
 
2013-02-28 09:10:00 AM  
Or driving, doing your hair and texting at the same time.

/just because you haven't hit anybody yet doesn't mean you're driving safely.
 
2013-02-28 09:14:51 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Or driving, doing your hair and texting at the same time.

/just because you haven't hit anybody yet doesn't mean you're driving safely.


Mostly applies to Massachuetts, Conneticut, & Rhode Island drivers.
 
2013-02-28 09:17:04 AM  
And yet, every moron recruiter, manager and HR person out there will be sure to not hire you if you don't slavishly claim to multitask.

It's the new golden idol.

In the same way, this society has many illusions which are passed on through fear. Pluralism, equality, the right to own SUVs, etc.
 
2013-02-28 09:25:54 AM  

rumpelstiltskin: WhippingBoy: weave: So happy that I've always had a real office door with 4 walls and a door that I can shut occasionally so I can get some crunch-work done and out in time.

I have no idea how people in cube cities can get anything done. All this "it increases collaboration" claims just means there's more opportunity for someone to drop by and interrupt work with some stupid story about their spouse last weekend.

In my experience, it's always been a mechanism for the dog-farkers to ride on the coat-tails of the handful of people who actually do the bulk of the work. "Increases collaboration" is just a rationalization used by the mostly-useless.

You sound like one of the people who don't have any interesting problems to solve. That's fine. We don't want you collaborating with us anyway. Go dig your ditch and feel smug.


I have lots of interesting problems to solve. What I don't wan't is Joe Dogfarker taking credit for my solutions by loudly proclaiming "WE did it again! Go TEAM!".
Besides, with the plethora of communication methods available, there's absolutely no reason for cubicle farms. When I did work in a cubicle farm, I'd communicate with my "team" through instant messenger, even though they were 5 feet away.
 
2013-02-28 09:35:05 AM  
Yeah, that's the reason.  Being on Fark all day has nothing to do with it I'm sure.

/oops
 
2013-02-28 09:36:42 AM  
Are you sure it's not my chronic office masturbation that's keeping me from getting ahead?
 
2013-02-28 09:53:36 AM  
Does masturbating to internet porn qualify as multi-tasking?
 
2013-02-28 11:33:48 AM  
Ha ha!  Good luck to those of you hired to do the work of three people.


sodomizer: And yet, every moron recruiter, manager and HR person out there will be sure to not hire you if you don't slavishly claim to multitask.


^This.  It's why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-03-01 12:16:56 PM  

sodomizer: And yet, every moron recruiter, manager and HR person out there will be sure to not hire you if you don't slavishly claim to multitask.

It's the new golden idol.

In the same way, this society has many illusions which are passed on through fear. Pluralism, equality, the right to own SUVs, etc.


Haha - amateur...

"Multitasking" will mean you're hopelessly out of date. The new hotness is "hypertasking".

/no, not making it up
//yes, it makes me sad
 
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