Monthly Archives: May 2011


Take Your Child To Work Day

I think Take Your Child to Work Days are a bit odd.  It gives parents the opportunity to show their children what they do at work.  Often, I just see kids sitting in a chair in the cube reading a book or playing a handheld


Don’t Bring Your Sickness To Work!

Last week, I felt a cold coming on early in the morning before I went to work.  All the signs told me to stay home, but no, I went in anyways.  As the first couple of hours progressed, the sniffling and sneezing increased, and soon,


The Elevator Rant by Special Guest, Mr. Uvula!

And now a rant from Cube Farming’s Guest Contributor, Mr. Uvula! The other day I strolled into the lobby a few minutes after 8. There were about a half dozen people already waiting. And for some unknown reason, one person pressed the already lit UP

No Thumbnail

Feeling Drowsy At Meetings? Do This

A few years ago, I was caught falling asleep by my manager during a meeting .  The high carb lunch and hot meeting room was a perfect breeding ground for a food coma.  I didn’t fall asleep, but I was pretty much a bobble-head doll

No Thumbnail

Phone Screen Interviewing Tips

While I was looking for employment after being laid off, I spent a lot of time on phone screening interviews.  The phone screen is officially the first step of the interviewing process, and while it’s not a face to face interview, it’s important to take


Manage Your Manager

Although I haven’t been working long in the grand scheme of things, I’ve held four corporate jobs and have had seven managers.  It wasn’t until my current manager who introduced me the practice of managing my manager.  Now this, I never learned in business school.