Maybe it’s the season, Passover, Easter, the Spring equinox. You know that whole rebirth, cycle of life thing. Whatever it is, something got BusinessInsider into taking the lipstick off the pig and showing the warts of life on Wall Street.
In 23 frames that no banking recruiter will ever show a candidate, BusinessInsider lists the kinds of Wall Street hell that would make even Dante reconsider whether he should have added a tenth circle. In its own version of “abandon all hope,” BusinessInsider inscribes its entry to the frames: “Click to see how working on the Street ruins your life.” keep reading…
You want to talk office culture? Having fun at work?
Go ahead and try to sell that system admin you’re courting with the foosball game in the lunchroom, and free pizza Fridays. Really?
Over yonder there in San Antonio, where salsa is almost religion and Rackspace is headquartered, they take their fun seriously. (Add that oxymoron to your list.) The Rackspace folks, who inhabit an abandoned shopping mall so big it’s huge (this is Texas after all), have posted a Google Street View of their workplace. It’s almost 28 acres, making it bigger than some neighborhoods.
Still selling that foosball thing? Well, grit your teeth, because one of the coolest features of what might be the world’s coolest workplace (not counting the ISS) is the slide between the first and second stories of the place. Which, of course, all but demands slide contests. Which, of course, Rackspace happily accommodated. Strike that. Sub in “encouraged” and made part of the whole branding thing. keep reading…
Bank auditor Dedan Kimenyi is irritated by “opinionated and bossy” co-workers.
Jidia Gasana, an engineer, says strong perfume in the office is her pet peeve. “It is like people douse themselves with perfume overnight,” she says.
These folks work in Kigali, Rwanda, proving that no matter where you are or what you do, there’s always some annoying co-worker around.
A U.K. food company commissioned a study of office workers in the nation of stiff upper lips finding (a coincidence you suppose?) 57% of them agreeing noisy eating to be the most offensive trait of their co-workers. (The company, Ainsley Harriott Cup Soup, makes, yes indeed, soup, which can be noisily slurped.)
Next most annoying was messiness, followed by a failure to wash up. Ughhh. keep reading…
It’s that time of year in offices all across America where Secret Santas are making their furtive appearance, and the HR department is planning the office party.
(Yes, of course, you can sit at the big table. Now, how about the Secret Santa?)
This is what stress is like in HR: First open enrollment, and then the end-of-year holidays that can land a visit from the EEOC or a process server or — JACKPOT — both. Just think of what your colleagues in compliance are doing: keep reading…