Something To Consider

A few interesting sayings that have come to my attention recently:

“Not my circus, not my monkeys.”

This saying falls into the self-preservation at work category. If it seems like things are all wrong, and nobody is doing anything about it, and the people that should aren’t… well then, that’s when you need to remember that it’s not your circus, and those are not your monkeys. Continue reading

3 Steps To Get Through To Your Boss. Right Now!

Getting through the day is all about getting along with your boss. And more than that, it’s about being able to get through to your boss. Some people are good at that from day one. I’m not one of those people. It’s taken me years to figure out how to get through to my bosses. But once I figured it out, life got a little better. Seriously.

If you’ve been having trouble getting through to your boss, read this and let me know what you think. More importantly, TRY IT! Three simple steps (and one bonus). Just try them and let me know how it goes.

If you’re wondering why you should give a crap about getting through to your bossContinue reading

Cubicle Farm Coping Skills… Start Your Own Posse

I’ve worked in cubicle farms of one sort or another for well over 15 years now. (I don’t want to figure it any more finely than that, for fear I will start crying and never stop.) For me, it was always hard to find some level upon which I could relate to my coworkers. I always had a hard time feeling like I belonged to the group… Continue reading

9 Ways To Beat The Sunday Evening Blues, And 3 Things To Avoid

Another Sunday evening has arrived, and I can bet what a lot of you are thinking about. It’s the dread that comes over us when we start obsessing that the weekend is almost over and tomorrow morning we’ve got to head back into our own personal Cubicle Farm hell.

It doesn’t have to be that way. I can say this because I spent YEARS feeling like that. I suffered through the Sunday Evening Blues time and time again, week after week. Every Sunday afternoon as the sun passed its high point in the sky and headed for the horizon, I could feel the gloom and doom settling on me.

This website is all about helping you survive the cube farm where you work. In the long run, there are numerous things you can do that will eliminate or greatly reduce the Sunday Blues for you. But if you’ve just found this website, I want you to have something you can use right now. Continue reading

Cube Farm Life Ain’t Easy

It’s true. And it’s one of those things that either you know it, you get it… Or you don’t. Myself, I get it. Completely. Out of all the many years of my office working career, I spent precious few of them in an office space. Most of the time, I was in a fabric covered, soul absorbing cubicle cell. But if you live with someone who hasn’t worked like that… chances are pretty good that they don’t get it. That can be rough. So this is a good place for you.

I’m writing this because after many years, after a lot of trial and error, I’ve figured out how to cope with cubicle farm life. I’ve figured out how to get through each day, each mind-numbing hour, each newly frustrating minute, so I can be at peace for most of the day.

Disclaimer: I am no Buddha, or any other enlightened type of person. But I’m working on it! Continue reading