Joke : Office/Prison comparison

February 13, 2007

When you think about the differences between work and prison, maybe prison isn’t so bad…

IN PRISON…….You spend the majority of your time in an 8×10 cell.

AT WORK……..You spend most of your time in a 6×8 cubicle.

IN PRISON…….You get three meals a day.

AT WORK……..You get a break for 1 meal and you have to pay for it.

IN PRISON…….You get time off for good behavior.

AT WORK……..You get rewarded for good behavior with more work.

IN PRISON…….A guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.

AT WORK……..You must carry around a security card and unlock and open all the doors yourself.

IN PRISON……..You can watch TV and play games.

AT WORK………You get fired for watching TV and playing games.

IN PRISON…….You get your own toilet.

AT WORK……..You have to share.

IN PRISON…….They allow your family and friends to visit.

AT WORK……..You cannot even speak to your family and friends.

IN PRISON…….All expenses are paid by taxpayers with no work required.
AT WORK……..You get to pay all the expenses to go to work and then they deduct taxes from you salary to pay for prisoners.

IN PRISON…….You spend most of your life looking through bars from inside wanting to get out.

AT WORK……..You spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars.

IN PRISON……There are wardens who are often sadistic.

AT WORK…….They are called supervisors.

IN PRISON…….You have unlimited time to read jokes.

AT WORK……..You get fired if you get caught.


Are you truly relaxed at work?

February 12, 2007

Its a proven fact that a persons productivity is maximum when he or she is fully relaxed at the workplace. Here are a few quick tips for creating a better workspace :

1 ) Make your workspace look attractive to you:
The first time you see your workspace every day, you must feel good about it. it should be attractive to you. Really, it should be your favourite place in the entire building, house or campus. Whats the very first emotional response you associate with on seeing your workspace? So you feel stressed? Overwhelmed? Bored? Apathetic? Focused? Peaceful? Is this an emotion you often feel while working? Now choose the emotion you want to feel, and alter the visual elements to see how they alter your feelings. Try new furniture, photos, posters, mirrors, flowers,knick knacks, toys, statues, rugs, artwork, crystals, etc. if you have the necessary control, you can also tweak the lighting in your workspace to create the right type of mood.
2 ) Clear out the clutter:
One look at a cluttered workspace and you get a feeling that person working there is stressed, overwhelmed and disorganized. Its assumed that if you cannot organize your physical environment, you’re probably incompetent to a certain degree and can not be trusted. And if layoffs happen, you can imagine who the most obvious targets are.
3 ) Add plants:
plants are a wonderful way to add life to a lifeless workspace. Use only living, oxygen-generating plants, not lifeless fake ones.Water them as needed to keep them healthy.Over time you find that your plants begin to resonate with you and become reflection of you.Bring yourself back to nature by adding some plants to your workspace and you’ll find yourself enjoying the environment much more.
4 ) Make it smell good:
Certain scents have measurable effect on productivity. In fact, lemon and lavender produce the most positive results. You can get a diffuser and fill it with essential oil, add some potpourri. Be careful when considering chemical air fresheners though, as there are reports they can produce health risks.
5 ) Play relaxing music:
Experiment different types of music to see what effects they have on your stress levels and productivity. Use headphones if you need to keep from disturbing others.
6 ) Get a decent chair:
Most likely you’ll use your chair more than anything else in your office, so consider investing in a good one. Today there is an assortment of oddities you can sit on, including knee chairs, balls and more. Head to an office supply store and find something that suits you. If company wont get you a decent chair, consider buying one for yourself.
7 ) Add a portable fan:
Even with air conditioning, you might have periods when you just want to feel a bit cooler,or maybe more circulation of air. use a small fan to keep your comfort level right where you want it to be.
8 ) Personalise your space:
does your workspace look same like others, or are there elements that are uniquely you? Remember that your workspace is your living space for most of the day. A good way to do this is by adding items that hold emotional significance to you. Photographs are an easy way to personalise your workspace.Hope you find these tips useful, and soon find youreslf happier and better!