Monthly Archives: March 2011

HR cut the blue wire

If you think work has been a little more difficult lately, you’re not alone and it’s not your imagination. During routine maintenance late last week, HR accidentally cut the blue wire instead of the red one. They apologize for any … Continue reading

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Typo-caused “Intern pogrom” kills many

In the worst typo-related tragedy in the Company’s history, a flyer that incorrectly announced the start of our “Spring Intern Pogrom” resulted in the deaths of 247 interns and injured 782 more. The flyer was supposed to generate excitement about … Continue reading

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Employee Profile: Matthew Parks

Matthew Parks is a new assistant in our Social Media department. Though he doesn’t have any particularly relevant social media experience, Matthew was hired as part of our “Old Dogs, New Tricks” program. ODNT was started to bring older workers into the … Continue reading

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Tame mass transit with ComMUTEr (advertorial)

(Special offer for A!E readers) Douche’s Law (named for Antoine Douche) stipulates that the volume of a conversation on public transit is inversely proportional to how much anyone not involved cares to hear it. Most want a quiet ride home, … Continue reading

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It happened this week (3/25)

You should be reading the stories of A!E every day, but some days you’ll be too busy. Maybe that was you this week. Maybe you may were out rescuing kittens from trees, or placing kittens in trees for others to … Continue reading

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Boring “conversation” delays departure

IT’s Serena Thule was minding her own business as she prepared to head home, shutting down her computer, loading personal items into her purse and putting on her jacket and scarf. Upon observing these actions, most people would think, “Serena … Continue reading

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Our new phone system: Whatever you’re using

Soon, your personal cell phone will transform into your work phone, at no cost to the Company. In a move senior management is calling “bold, fiscally prudent and a little draconian,” we’re cancelling our corporate telephone service, and will instead … Continue reading

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