As you may have heard, from hints we’ve dropped on Twitter & Facebook, the Smocust is skipping the country and heading for cooler climes.
That, of course, means resigning from our current jobs. Smoph & I both opted for the dignified way of doing it, but there are those whom aren’t as concerned with burning . . . → Read More: Going out in style
There is much made of the level of stress that people deal with on a daily basis, whether it be from a work or home situation.
Some levels of stress come with health consequences, like high blood pressure.
Although, on the flip side, there is some evidence that it may be good for you.
So . . . → Read More: Are you a stress head?
The furore that has erupted over an article in the New Yorker about Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter project got me thinking. When does crowd sourcing become exploitation? Ever? Never? Sometimes?
Crowd sourcing is everywhere these days. From advertising campaigns to Facebook, movie projects to music, lolcats to news. Someone goes online and asks people to submit . . . → Read More: Exploitation? Art? Neither? Both?
It is another Sunday, and here I am, readying another application.
This time there are key selection criteria, abilities you need to get the position. They seem to be common in governmental jobs, and I’ve often encountered them in science positions. Is it me or do they seem repetitive?
Splatters, what are the questions . . . → Read More: It just takes application…
Today’s FOF is inspired by fomer/occasionaller SplatVetran LittleMel, who tweeted a photo with the caption “I always get a fright when I open my top drawer…” (May or may not be safe for work… so why is it in her work drawer?!?!)
It got me thinking about what sort of things we keep in our . . . → Read More: What’s in your drawers? #NotAEuphemism
It’s been a while since I leapt in with a news-related hijack, but I spotted this one today and it really gets my (Figurative) goat.
I spotted this post this morning about how Holden will stay manufacturing in Australia for at least 10 years following a subsidies deal with the government. Good news for the . . . → Read More: Help Me Guv’nor, Help Help Me Guv’nor.
A friend of my family, who is now in his late 80s, once told me that the day you stop learning something new is the day that they stick you in a pine box! – a philosophy that is borne out by the mounting evidence that keeping a healthy, active mind is a key part . . . → Read More: What would you like to know?
Hi, my name is Rebecca and I’m a workaholic.
My bottoming out story is both humiliating and degrading:
I woke up one morning dying of flu and I couldn’t help myself, I had to go to work. My boss forced me to go home about 5 minutes after I walked through the door (co-workers have . . . → Read More: Help! I’m an addict, maybe…
Editor’s note: As many of you know, Evan wrote a post for us to help celebrate our one year SplatOn anniversary, and remember the glory that was Splat! Unfortunately, due to timing, we were unable to upload his post on Friday. Evan has since asked that we not share his post with the community. While . . . → Read More: MMM – Managerial Motivations on Monday
I’ve been thinking a lot about work the last month or so. I broadcast on here a little while ago that we’d lost our contract in the area I’ve been working for the past 12 months, resulting in 80+ people out of work and me being reassigned. Unfortunately the only work available for the next . . . → Read More: How far is too far?