- Never give me work in the morning.
Always wait until 5:00 and then bring it to me. The challenge of a deadline is refreshing.
- If it's really a "rush
job," run in and interrupt me every 10 minutes to inquire how it's going. That helps.
- Always leave without telling anyone
where you're going. It gives me a chance to be creative when someone asks where you are.
- If you give me more than one job to
do, don't tell me which is the priority. Let me guess.
- Do your best to keep me late. I like
the office and really have nowhere to go or anything to do.
- If a job I do pleases you, keep it a
secret. Leaks like that could cost me a promotion.
- If you don't like my work, tell
everyone. I like my name to be popular in conversation.
- If you have special instructions for
a job, don't write them down. In fact, save them until the job is almost done.
- Never introduce me to the people
you're with. When you refer to them later, my shrewd deductions will identify them.
Is This What They
Mean By "Multi-tasking"?
Getting dressed. Flossing. Putting
on make-up and shaving. For thousands of Americans, these are all part of the typical
morning grind-while driving. Many of the 15,000 people who responded to an informal
Pennzoil survey admitted to doing a variety of personal chores while marooned in rush-hour
- 46% admitted to killing time in
- About a quarter of the respondents
admitted changing clothes.
- 46% of women admitted applying makeup
behind the wheel. ·
- 17% of men said they'd tied their
ties. Broken out by age, the survey reported that Americans tend to concentrate more on
the road the older they get.
Respondent's aged 56 and older
reported doing fewer extracurricular activities than younger counterparts. Geographically,
the survey found that Texans read much more than Californians and that Southerners are
more likely to groom themselves than drivers along the coasts.
-from the AP
|Time Is On Your Side
Use your time more efficiently with these
- Shorten your "to-do" list
to "must-dos." A shorter list will energize you because it looks doable. To
decide what tasks rate as "must-dos," answer the questions about each:
"What will happen if I do this?" "What will happen if I don't?"
- Assume you'll get voice mail every
time you call someone. You'll be prepared to leave a brief but detailed message that says
exactly what you need from the person.
- Vow to spend an hour a month on
"mess maintenance," and stick to that schedule without fail. Suggestion: Set a
kitchen timer for 60 minutes. Sort, file or purge paper and computer files. Get rid of
other materials you no longer need. You'll be amazed at how much you can do in that hour.
- Keep a box in your desk or other
location. Each time you file, pass on or trash something that lessens the litter in your
area, drop a quarter in the box. At the end of the month, buy yourself a treat.
It's The Truth!
A man was filling out
an application for a job and came to the question: "Have you ever been
arrested?" His answer was "No." The next question, intended for those who
answered the preceding question in the affirmative, was "Why?" Nevertheless, the
applicant answered it with, "Never got caught."
-from The Executive
Truths About Life That Little Children Have Learned
- When your mom is mad at your dad,
don't let her brush your hair.
- If your sister hits you, don't hit
her back. They always catch the second person.
- Never ask your 3-year-old brother to
hold a tomato. · You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
- Don't sneeze when someone is cutting
- Puppies still have bad breath even
after eating a Tic Tac.
- Never hold a dustbuster and a cat at
the same time.
- School lunches stick to the wall.
- You can't hide a piece of broccoli in
a glass of milk.
- The best place to be when you are sad
is in Grandma's lap.