2.20.2005

Random Walk Down Wall Street

Overheard in the trench
I don't let anyone talk to me the way you just did not my staff, not my boss, no one certainly not you. Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It ...

Overheard on the bus
The writing on the wall couldn't be clearer: IT is the new manufacturing. Every year, there will be fewer and fewer people employed in IT, even as IT production continues to rise. I once went ...

Overheard in the trench
You know what the great thing about complaining is? It's that you can stop complaining! John: You're listening to me, but you're not understanding me.

RANT: Illusions at work
The illusion of taking charge: All too often, "proactiveness" is reactiveness in disguise. If we simply become more aggressive fighting the "enemy out there," we are reacting regardless of ...

TIP: Perform more edits in less time
Editing lots of data can be difficult in Excel when if you find yourself constantly reaching for the mouse. This is when keyboard shortcuts come in handy F2: edit in place. Now one can edit ...

Overheard on the bus
Sometimes don't you wish work is just like a keyboard? Then you can always keep one finger on the escape key, and press it when the sitiuation calls for it. He needs a job where immense ego ...

RANT: One-minute thoughts on projects
How successful is enough?: A colleague of mine asked that question and I said "successful enough not to waste time" (on firefighting, endless relationship building, or simply standing still ...

Q&A: Is planning really necessary?
If you fail to plan you are planning to fail. The sooner you begin coding the later you finish. If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. The nice thing about not ...

Need a good laugh?
A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. "In English," he said, "A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still ...

Random Quotes
The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time." Joe Girard I gave my wife a new watch for her birthday . . . waterproof, shockproof, unbreakable ...

RANT: What is...
What is Blackberry? a tool that blurs the boundary between work and home, creating more freedom for you (working from anywhere) and your boss (reaching you at anytime) a major status symbol ...

RANT: Overheard on the Bus
First day on the job : ...I felt completely like a fish out of water 'cos the topic was Finance, not systems or IT which had been my life the last decade and knew like the front back of my ...

Random News Bits from Jay Leno
In Florida, a judge has found O.J. Simpson guilty of stealing satellite TV and ordered him to pay DirecTV $25,000 in back charges. We are finally getting tough on celebrities in this country ...

HR = Teamwork?
Is it just me, or do HR love to talk about teamwork, like my high school basketball coaches? While I appreciate the work HR do to make the work environment more pleasant, I have a hard time ...

Are you a perfect match for Google?
A friend of mine thought so. The problem is that you can't just walk in to their headquarter and ask for an interview. So he did what everyone does: he applied for a programming job 3 times ...

Fiction or Reality?
Ran across this http://channels.netscape.com/ns/careers/package.jsp?name fte/interviewtricks/interviewtricks floc wn-np list of tricks interviewers use on job hunters. The trick: Dropping ...

RANDOM: Dilbert Quotes of Interest
The Boss: Don't feel bad if you only got a 3 raise: I only got 2 myself. Alice: Can we feel bad that 2 of your pay is bigger than 3 of our pay? The Boss: Don't get all mathy on me. The Boss ...

RANDOM: Dilbert's Salary Theorem - math at its best
Dilbert's Salary Theorem states that engineers and scientists can never earn as much salary as business executives and sales people. This theorem can be supported by a mathematical equation ...

RANDOM: How can you tell a Quant from a Trader?
Two guys walk into a room and find a bag of cash under the table... The first guy thinks: This is crazy. Anyone could walk in here and take this money. The second guy says to himself: Cool ...

RANDOM: Late Night Jokes
Subway crime in New York City is on the rise because a lot of people are stealing iPods. They just steal them off people when they're riding the subway. That's terrible! Imagine people stealing ...

RANDOM: Late Night Jokes
The 212-year-old New York Stock Exchange is merging with an all-electronic company so it will become high speed with faster trades. This way, instead of waiting hours, you'll be able to lose ...

RANDOM: Late Night Jokes
As you may have heard, Los Angeles has been hit by a rash of freeway shootings lately. Of course, L.A. drivers are amazed by this "How can you talk on the phone, hold a cup of coffee, do ...

RANDOM: Things of Interest
Late night Jokes: Have you followed this "Newsweek" scandal? It caused a violent riot to break out in the Middle East against the United States. Which is too bad because up until now they ...

RANDOM: Weekly News of Interest
Jay Leno According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17 people die on the job every day. Which is pretty awful news. Unless of course your looking for a job. America continues to search ...

1 comment:

  1. Nicole6:36 AM

    I almost read every single post of yours..like your posting.

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