Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sweet slumber..zzzz. No new posts this week

Guys, I will not be posting any new post this week. I am traveling and want to enjoy the sights and scenes that our real world has to offer. So I am taking a week long break from this cubicle world I have created.
Next post will be on Friday, 30 March 2007.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Change in Site Redirection!!! Eeks!!!

Hello folks!
Just to announce a little change in the blog appearance. The domain CubicleAnimal.com now redirects to the original version (Blogger), instead of the FeedBurner version.
I had kept the FeedBurner redirection because it allows me to collect nice statistics on my feeds. Although great for bloggers, it unfortunately, shows the feeds in a very dull interface.
Thus to achieve some spanking polished looks, I sacrificed functionality and have now redirected to the original blog site (cubicleanimal.blogspot.com)

BAU:Lesson 3 - Boss facing your back? No - No

You are at a serious disadvantage if your sitting position is such that your back is facing your boss. If you belong to this category, then I suggest you consider changing your seat ASAP.

You see, why I am telling you to do so has some reasons that I have cited during the recent days:

When you are sitting with your back to your boss means that your computer screen is facing, well, your boss. Now anybody who has "adopted" a boss, knows that this is not a good sign. And with the accuracy with which your boss pops his/her head up just when you've fired up your Yahoo! messenger, it becomes all the more dangerous.

This reason is more to do with how I feel. I do not like when my boss has to face my ass every time I get off my chair. Even though, I know how much I love to do that.

In fact, I think, a reverse seating arrangement can work wonders for you. That way, you will be able to sometimes get away when got caught playing Solitaire on PC. Well, you may just be able to remind your boss how many times a day (s)he plays poker on his notebook.

Jokes apart, I think that if your boss is facing your back, and if unfortunately, you have a very pokey-nosed boss, then you may get frustrated by the continuous flow of "expert" commentary on everything that your desktop shows up.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

BAU:Lesson 2 - Never love your job; at least pretend not to

First, I apologize for the delay in this post. I was on a planned Holi festival vacation that got extended. And let me add that when I am on vacation, it means that I am with my family minus my laptop, my blackberry and my cell phone. After all vacations are supposed to be an “escape” and that’s just the reason I take them for.

Coming back to today’s lesson:

I strongly recommend/suggest/encourage you to NOT love your job.

A few days ago I saw a jobsite ad on TV where a person is shown who deserves a better job. But he is so much in love with his current job that he just can’t see the telltale signs that tell him to make the switch. Although humorous, this ad carries a serious message too. “Do not become so obsessed with your job that you tend to lose out on better opportunities.”

Through this lesson, I am NOT trying to communicate the following ideas:
  • Tell you to become a job hopper
  • Tell you to “hate” your job

What I am trying to highlight is that never get “emotionally-attached” with your job or your work. We never know what future holds for us. Thus in a world where “change is the only constant” I think it is always better to keep oneself ready for the next change when it comes staring at you round a bend.

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