Archive | February, 2010

Guru’s Friday workplace funnies

Every Friday, Guru posts links to five workplace funnies US TV presenter suspended for on-air attack on colleague’s outfit Top cop claims to cut crime through power of prayer Korean quads start work as nurses at same hospital British Gas engineer uses potato to stop water leak Men ‘trick female colleagues’ into making more cups […]
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Attention! Everyone Work Your Proper Hours!

Today is Work Your Proper Hours Day – a TUC publicity stunt which claims to be the day when the average person who does unpaid overtime finishes the unpaid days they do every year, and starts earning for themselves. In the spirit of the day, Guru will be having his morning tea break, full hour […]
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Union poster draws fire from US marine group

Following this week’s strike vote at BA, the British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association (Bassa) has upset a few people over its campaign poster mirroring the iconic image of US soldiers raising a flag after the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima.The Marine Corps War Memorial Foundation, said the use of the image was “extremely offensive, […]
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Diabetic porn surfer gets his job back

A curious story that went somewhat under-reported this week. A community worker sacked for looking at porn in front of children has won his job back and a £23,000 payout after blaming his actions on diabetes.Alistair Dickson said he was not aware he had logged on to the porn site as he had a hypoglycemic […]
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Sleep study boosts benefits of workplace siesta

Further evidence emerges that having a nap during the day improves your brainpower.US boffins studied volunteers who slept for 90 minutes during the day and found they did better at cognitive tests than those who were kept awake.Up until now, numerous pieces of research and experiments have suggested that having a quick siesta during the […]
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National Bullying Helpline founder makes prat of herself

Oh dear, it really has gone pear-shaped for the National Bullying Helpline and its founder Christine Pratt. After going on national TV to claim that Downing Street staff had contacted the helpline, Pratt has now found herself in the middle of what Guru colloquially calls a “sh*t storm”. One of the charities patrons, rent-a-quote psychologist […]
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Magic circle law firm perform The Magic Flute

Can you imagine anything more cringe-inducing that a bunch of lawyers singing opera?But that didn’t stop magic circle law firm Allen & Overy staging a production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Glyndebourne Opera House earlier this month.The cast and orchestra was composed of mainly Allen & Overy employees and alumni, and the performance was […]
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Guru’s Friday workplace funnies

Here are Guru’s links to the top five workplace stories of the week: Woman goes back to work seven hours after giving birth Taylor’s employee sips 900 cups of tea a day Pet sick leave costs UK employers millions Funeral workers get shock after dead woman starts breathing BBC axes Denise Van Outen ‘for being […]
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Unemployed US man chills out in massive igloo

Guru has sympathy for those who have been made redundant during the recession. Too often losing your job can lead to depression and despair – so it’s particularly important to keep busy and have a project.That’s exactly what unemployed US labourer Jimmy Grey did. With the heavy snowfall that America has experienced recently, Grey got […]
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Slacking becomes a mental illness

Is your desk covered in clutter? Do your colleagues often complain about the state of your workspace and wonder how you get anything done. If you find it hard to throw out things of limited or no value, you could be suffering from hoarding disorder.‘Hoarding’ is just one of the new mental conditions being added […]
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