Your Boss Will Judge You If Your Desk Is Too Messy . . . Or Too Clean?

Your Boss Will Judge You If Your Desk Is Too Messy . . . Or Too Clean?

I don’t think anyone would be surprised that it can be unprofessional to have a super messy desk. But you might not see THIS one coming: It also might be unprofessional to have a desk that’s too CLEAN.

A new survey found 54% of bosses say it’s a red flag when one of their employees’ desks is too messy. But 10% say they’re suspicious of an employee whose desk is too CLEAN.

They didn’t get into the reasons why, but we’re thinking it could be because a clean desk makes it seem like your workload is too light because you have enough time to constantly straighten up.

And since a messy desk can be linked to creativity, having a clean one could show you’re too uptight and un-creative.

The survey also found 15% of bosses have had an employee hang up something inappropriate in their cubicle.

(PR Newswire)

The Five Dumbest Things Employees Have Done to Get Fired

The Five Dumbest Things Employees Have Done to Get Fired

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You hate to see people lose their jobs . . . unless they lose them in a HILARIOUS way. Then it’s fine.

There’s a discussion on Reddit.com where managers are sharing the DUMBEST thing one of their employees did to get fired.

Here are five of the best ones . . .

  1.  “My assistant manager’s register was exactly $3.64 short after every shift. It turns out that’s how much he was spending at Taco Bell for lunch. When we accused him of stealing, he thought we meant all the merchandise he’d been taking.”
  2.  “A 20-year-old new guy called in sick and said he had a stroke. He lived across the street from the store, so we all watched him pack up his truck with beach gear and drive off with his girlfriend.”
  3.  “I had a server take a sip out of a customer’s Dr. Pepper and Coke right in front of them to see which was which.”
  4.  “I had to fire a new dishwasher after she was caught on camera throwing silverware and plates into the dumpster instead of putting them into the dishwasher.”
  5.  “We had a secretary who wouldn’t get anything done. I eventually got fed up and looked on her work computer. I found out she was prostituting herself with her company email.”

(Reddit)

Men Are More Likely to Cry After a Bad Performance Review

Men Are More Likely to Cry After a Bad Performance Review

Want to make a grown man cry? Tell him he’s only so-so at his job.

According to a new study, men are more likely than women to cry after a performance review at work. 25% of men say they’ve cried after one, versus 18% of women.

Men are also more likely to storm out of their review and quit. 28% of men have quit after a bad review, versus 11% of women.

The study also found two-thirds of both employees and managers think formal performance reviews are outdated and a waste of time.

And 55% think all performance reviews should be eliminated.

(Slideshare)

Five Things Companies Do That Keep You From Looking For a New Job

Five Things Companies Do That Keep You From Looking For a New Job

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A new study says more than half of us say we’d HAPPILY leave our job if a better one came up. And 44% are actually looking for that better job right now.

But we’re not going to focus on them . . . we’re going to focus on the people who WOULDN’T leave their job right now. What’s keeping them so loyal?

The survey found the five things a company can do to keep their employees from looking to leave. Check ’em out . . .

  1.  Paying them more than they could get somewhere else.
  2.  Providing above average benefits.
  3.  A fun work environment.
  4.  A flexible work environment.
  5.  Fitting in with their values.

(PR Newswire)

People say Your tattoos say more about you than your Facebook profile

People say Your tattoos say more about you than your Facebook profile

Tattoos used to be a sign that you were sticking it to The Man. But now that so many people have them, are they really still a sign of rebelling? According to a new survey . . . absolutely not.

82% of Americans say that having a tattoo isn’t a, quote, “rebellious act” any more.

Here are some more results from the survey . . .

  1.  72% say it’s more acceptable to have visible tattoos now than it was 10 years ago.
  2.  59% of people think that in 10 years, most companies won’t care about employees having visible tattoos at work.
  3.  67% of parents would take their kid to get a tattoo on their 18th birthday if they wanted one.
  4.  And 40% say a person’s tattoos say more about them than their Facebook profile.

(PR Newswire)