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Some helpful observations
Monday, November 28, 2011
Having graduated and begun working full-time, here are some things that institutions of higher education do not teach you about the work place:
  • Life is not fair; it's never about what you know but who you know and who knows you
  • Brown-nosing to elevate your work station or position does not mean you are a sell out, it means you're doing what everyone else is doing
  • This is how to speak with your colleagues at work- if it is Mon-Tuesday you should ask them how their weekend was. If it is Wed-Friday you should ask them if they have any plans for the weekend.
  • Tuesday is the most productive day of the week
  • Friday is the least productive day of the week (T.G.I.F.)
  • Everyone loves Fridays
  • People who get pay rises don't always deserve it and sometimes the most overlooked people deserve a raise but they won't get it
  • Cigarettes might kill your life but smokers get more breaks