Workplace Etiquette for the Yuppy

Workplace Etiquette for the Yuppy
Some tips for getting through the day

The Yuppy (Young Urban Professional) is constantly on the go; most times though, the Yuppy needs to resort to a full-time job in order to fund their projects. However, the Yuppy has to be careful and walk that fine line of being productive at work, and being productive for their business. Thus, I thought I would share a few tips with my fellow Yuppielites.

Cycler
alt+tab (windows) OR apple+tab (mac)

You have more important things to do than prepare the 3rd-quarter report, you need to check your gmail and facebook. Instead of making it look bait by using your mouse to click back to the work your supposed to do, using alt+tab on the keyboard quickly changes your active window in a smooth manner.

IT Connect

Your IT Department is one of your greatest resources at work, befriend one of them as they can give you valuable Intel and help. The IT department can grant you special privileges, advise you what sites not to visit, and give you a heads-up on ‘crackdowns’.

Avoiding the IDC Symptom

The IDC symptom can be defined as “I Don’t Care”, and is developed when your co-workers start talking to you about trite details: ‘My kids hockey games’, ‘this boss is incompetent because …’, ‘did you watch that show last night’, and so on. My initial, instinctual response is ‘I really don’t care’, and ‘why are you talking to me’, but since we need this job to generate income and living, we need to avoid the IDC’s. Some common ways to avoid the IDC is:- Smile and nod: very effective, but can be deadly because it implies that you are actually intrigued in the conversation, and it shows that you are engaged.- Hmm, ok, wow: also very effective, alludes to you being not only responsive, but implies that you are listening to their every note and syllable

Outlook
Outlook is the enterprise e-mail application that most businesses use because of its powerful Exchange Server (even though Mozilla Thunderbird is better). I know you may have some documents to work on, and opening up MS Word may seem very suspicious as you may have to do a lot of ‘cycling’, however, Outlook can be used as a word processor and has some useful features such as ‘tasks’ and ‘notes’. Better yet, if you are working on a document, compose it in an e-mail, so that even if someone walks by, it looks like you are composing a work-related email.

Punctuality
This really shouldn’t be a point, but its important that you start on time, and leave on time. Because as with all work environments, there are snitches and informers – don’t give them anything to use against you.

With that said, you are the future of tomorrow, get ahead today … at work.

.:: d.b ::.

King Corn

 

King Corn
Corn and America’s Obsession

KING CORN tells the story of two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. As the film unfolds, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, moveto the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help offriendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-ubiquitous grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to followtheir pile of corn into the food system, what they questions about how we eat—and how we farm. 

Here is an excerpt of the producers of King Corn on CNN:
Popular foods and non-foods that contain corn:
Foods Containing Corn
Alcohol
Ale/Beer
Bacon
Baking Mixes
Baking Powders
Batters for frying
Beverages (sweetened)
Bleached White Flour
Breads & Pastries
Cakes
Catsup
Cookies
Corn Flakes
Cream Pies
Fritos
Frostings
Fruit (canned)
Fruit Drinks
Gelatin Desserts
Graham Crackers
Gravies
Grits
Gum
Hominy Grits
Ice Cream
Jams
Jellies
Infant Formula
Margarine
Meats (bologna, sausage)
Oleo
Peanut Butter
Popcorn
Powdered Sugar
Preserves
Puddings
Salas Dressings
Soups Soybean Milks
Syrups
Tortillas
Vinegar, Distilled
Wine
Ingredients that may indicate presence of corn:
Dextrose
Hydrolyzed Protein
Maltose
Maltodextrin
Modified Food Starch
Non Food Products Containing Corn:
Aspirin
Cough Syrups
Envelopes
Gelatin Capsules
Powders
Stamps
Starched Clothing
Talcums
Toothpaste
Vitamins

Knowledge is power people – recognize what foods you are eating and what is in it.  
Check out more about King Corn at: http://www.kingcorn.net
.:: d.b::.

White Jewish NYC rapper disses Obama, Luda

E-Shy disses Obama, Ludacris

This is an interesting video, or a collage of images/videos with an audio track layed over it from a NYC based white Jewish rapper, E-Shy goes in on Obama’s policies, Obama’s deflection from the issues, and makes a strong argument to why he shouldn’t be president. Of course, like all rappers, E-Shy attacks Obama’s manhood, and even goes after Michelle Obama. Its good to see hip-hop getting political again.

.:: d.b ::.