It’s not quite time for company holiday parties yet, but it IS time to start praying your embarrassing boss does something like THIS when the day arrives.
A new survey asked people to share the most EMBARRASSING thing they’ve ever seen their boss do at a company party. Here are eight of the best ones . . .
- Turning a dance contest into a brawl.
- Trying to break dance and breaking an ankle.
- Passing out under a table.
- Standing behind the bar trying to drink out of an empty bottle of wine.
- Taking inappropriate pictures in a photo booth.
- Gossiping about the employees.
- Accidentally falling into a swimming pool.
- Publicly quitting the company during their toast.
Time for a cup of coffee | Photo Credit: OiMax
There’s something about this study that makes me super depressed about all of us wasting our lives in a sea of coffee, meetings, and emails.
A new study figured out a bunch of great and terrible stats about the average person’s career. Check ’em out . . .
- The average person will work full time for 47 years. That’s from approximately age 21 to 68. And you’ll work around 230 days each of those years, or 10,810 total days.
- You’ll drink 22,578 cups of coffee, or about two a day.
- You’ll get into 439 arguments with coworkers and disagree with your boss 816 times. That means you’ll think your boss is an idiot about 17 times per year.
- You’ll send and receive a total of 868,560 emails.
- You’ll be late 940 times.
- You’ll take 90 sick days.
- You’ll go through 180 notepads, 258 pens, and 314,660 printed pages.
- And you’ll spend almost three months gossiping about your coworkers.
Have you ever promised your kids pizza if they behave or do well on a test? Well it doesn’t stop working just because you grow up.
A researcher at Duke University wanted to find out what would motivate people to work harder . . . a small bonus, props from their boss, or free pizza. And PIZZA did surprisingly well.
He did the study at a factory in Israel that makes computer chips, and sent three emails to three different groups of workers every day for a week.
One said they’d get free pizza if they met a certain goal by the end of the day . . . another said they’d get a compliment from their boss . . . and the third one said they’d get a $30 bonus.
And on day one, the employees who got pizza did more work than ANYONE. It increased productivity by 6.7%, just edging out a compliment from the boss at 6.6%.
For some reason, a $30 bonus actually made people do LESS work. They were about 5% more productive on the first day . . . but did 13% less work than normal on day two . . . and 6.5% less over the course of the week.
A compliment from the boss ended up having the biggest impact over the course of the entire week, and pizza was a close second. But that might be because we just don’t want pizza five days in a row.
Here are five sex dreams and what they supposedly mean . . .
- A dream where you get it on with an ex. It could either mean you have unresolved issues with them, or you miss the level of intimacy you had. Because you don’t have it in your CURRENT relationship.
- Getting it on with a celebrity. It could be a sign you’re not satisfied with the person you’re with. But odds are it’s just your subconscious living out a fantasy, so you probably don’t have to worry about it.
- Getting it on with a stranger. It might be a sign you’re not satisfied with your sex life. Or the “stranger” might just represent a change or opportunity in your life that’s stressing you out.
- Dreaming of your PARTNER cheating. It could mean you’re nervous they’re cheating in real life, or you just feel like they’re not giving you enough attention.
- Getting it on with your boss. Unless they’re drop-dead sexy, it probably just means you want more power and control in your life. And the reason it’s THEM in the dream is they HAVE those qualities.
Stressed out at work (Photo by Flickr/Giuseppe Milo)
I’m not sure I can trust a list of stressful things at work if it doesn’t include “getting an email from your boss that says ‘we need to talk.'” But here you go.
A new survey found the REAL top five things that stress people out at work. Check ’em out . . .
- Having to wait for other people to get the info you need to work on something.
- Not knowing which tasks should be priorities.
- Unrealistic expectations and goals for projects.
- Moving deadlines.
- Bosses not quite making it clear exactly what they want.
The survey also found that 34% of people go to at least six meetings a week.