Category Archives: Workplace

Machine Thinking by James Burke

This is an enlightening clip from a film by James Burke called ‘Machine Thinking’. This is only a little bit of the original but still very good.

I guess you could say that the point of this video is that things are created in such a systematic way that all originality has been lost. People’s posessions and, if i may add, lives have been shaped into cookie cutter routines that ultimately produce rather than create. Wipe your tears, now.

Source: I stole found this clip on this sweet blog.

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Blackout: Chinese Coal Miner

Black OutThink your job sucks?  This picture is titled “Blackout” and i found it on  Here is the blurb that goes with the photo:

A coal miner takes a bath after finishing his shift at a mine in the north China province of Shanxi. China’s coal industry is the world’s most dangerous, as measured by the number of miners who are killed per year. In the first 10 months of 2007, there have been 3,069 deaths and on average since 2000, 6,000 miners have died in China every year.

How To Write a Farewell Email to Your Office

Well, this letter has been floating around the net for a couple years now, but it’s great and i am reposting it here because I’m sure a few people will enjoy it.

And so it begins….

Dear Co-Workers,

As many of you probably know, today is my last day. But before I leave, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what a great and distinct pleasure it has been to type “Today is my last day.” Continue reading How To Write a Farewell Email to Your Office

“To the women who work in my office… I hate you”

This is an EXTREMELY funny rant from a post found on The guy pretty much breaks everyone down who works in his office and outlines their flaws and reasons why he hates them. I think the rant made it to Craigslist’s “BEST OF” section. The entire post is contained in this entry, so read more to see the whole thing. Continue reading “To the women who work in my office… I hate you”