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15 Simple Morning Rituals That Will Save Your Day

October 17th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Can’t seem to reach your goals? Grumpy all day? Feeling “off?” The problem could be the way you start your day. Spare five minutes for these simple morning rituals and you could change your life. After all, you are what you do every day.

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Wake Up Hella Early

A poll of successful executives found that 90% of them get up before 6 a.m. on weekdays. Those early hours give them time to squeeze out some me-time before the demands of the day start pouring in.

Fired Oklahoma Man Beheads Co-Worker

September 28th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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According to the New York Daily News, an Oklahoma man stabbed and beheaded one of his former coworkers.

The suspect, Alton Nolen stormed into his place of employment, a food plant on Thursday and attacked multiple people. Nolen stabbed the first victim, Colleen Hufford so hard in the neck that her head was severed. After attacking Hufford, Nolen attacked Traci Johnson next. Johnson was stabbed multiple times by Nolen before an off-duty cop shot him. Moore police officers said,

“This suspect was angry about some sort of incident that happened at the business, these women really had nothing to do with that. He was just acting out against them. They are the first people he came in contact with.”

Nolen was fired right before the initial attack. He drove from the building where he was fired to the main distribution center and attacked.

The FBI is investigating the entire incident. The Daily News believes his recent conversion to Islam may have something to do with the attack. There have been multiple beheadings by Islamist extremists overseas in the last few weeks. However, the newspaper has no real evidence to prove that his new religious background had anything to do with the attacks.

Noel is now in stable condition after being shot by the off duty cop. He will be charged on Monday with first-degree murder, assault and battery with a deadly weapon and possible federal charges.

Signs Your Attitude Is About to Get You Fired

August 18th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Man do you hate this job — but are you sure you’re the only one that knows that? If you show up 100% done every day, your boss could be picking up on your major attitude. If you still need your nine-to-five to pay a few more bills, practice your fake smiles before you’re prematurely shown the door.

Signs Your Attitude Is About to Get You Fired

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You Can’t Stand Your Co-Workers

Are you sure those sighs and eye-roll always fly under the radar? Some employees will smile in your face while complaining about your performance behind your back.

Quiz: Which Annoying Coworker Are You?

July 2nd, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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You may not want to admit it — or even be aware of it — but you’re pissing someone off in the office. See we all have a tendency to complain about our coworkers, but the reality is someone is going home and complaining about you as much as you talk about them. So if you want to have a brief moment of self-awareness — and a little accountability. Take this quiz to see which annoying coworker you are.

15 Struggles Only People Who Work In Retail Understand

July 1st, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Working in retail can be the worst. But until we find another 9 to 5, lets all vent together shall we? Here are 15 struggles only people who work in retail understand.

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That Awkward Moment When A Coworker Drinks Too Much At The Office Party…

April 14th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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There’s something about an office party after a long day at work that makes people way too excited for the party part and forget they’re still in the office. You know what we’re talking about: those times when a coworker drinks too much and suddenly they’re sharing all of their personal business, telling everyone how they really feel about their job, and being all types of inappropriate with members of the opposite sex. In other words, it ain’t pretty and plenty of embarrassment and hilarity (for those watching from a distance) ensues. We’ve captured all that in this reenactment of an office party gone wrong up top. Watch and share your own horror stories in the comments section.

Deciphering Constructive Versus Destructive Criticism On The Job

January 13th, 2014 - By Blair Bedford
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Criticism and feedback on the job can sometimes be difficult to take as an employee, especially after a mistake or blunder on your part. As a way to advise employees and help them grow as a professional, criticism is often seen as reprimanding, negative or destructive.

How do you know whether the feedback you’re are receiving on the job is positive or not? Here are few questions you should ask to decipher whether the advice you are receiving is encouraging or hindering your professional growth.

9 Things We Hate About Secret Santa In The Office

December 17th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Before you call us grinches, take a minute to think about the last time you got a really great gift courtesy of a Secret Santa gift exchange.

We’ll wait.

While the idea of buying special presents for associates, congregates at our church, or people in our book club, sounds fun in theory, often by the time it comes down to actually making those purchases, the whole concept of Secret Santa becomes one big stressor. And that reality is even more true when it comes to doing these exchanges in the workplace. We’re not saying we won’t participate in Secret Santa if we have to, we’re just saying we won’t have fun while doing it. Here are 9 things we hate about Secret Santa in the office.

Cubicle Confessions: I Stole Office Supplies From Work

November 11th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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Cubicle Confessions is a new MN Business column bringing you real-life office horror stories from MadameNoire readers. This week’s topic is stealing office supplies. Have you ever stolen supplies from work? What did you take and why? Here’s what some of our readers said:

Tevina: Hell yea! Whachu mean why???? I was in charge of ordering supplies so I would just order extra for my home office. Yes it was wrong but a lot of people take pens and pads home.

Jalecia: Tissue. I was in the Army pulling a 6 am-6 pm (because who ever said the military was a 9-5 lied) and I knew after being at work all day and waiting in traffic I was going to be too tired to grab some.

Lola: I was moving jobs and I ordered extra office supplies to take with me.

Pchezz: Ummm yeah but if anyone else asks I plead the fifth.

Nita: Ummmm yes. My home office is fully stocked by our government. Lol

Ranata: Clothing ‘cuz it was my last day there.

Somalia: I steal from that God awful place everyday. Anything I can get.. paper towels, bathroom tissue, Glade® plug-ins, copying paper, first aid kits, coffee creamer, pens, notebooks, etc..

Venus: Small office supplies aka SCHOOL supplies for my boys. I worked for a company that ordered more supplies than was actually being used in office.

Rhonda: Yep! Sure did! Hey, the kids needed writing tablets, folders, pencils, pens, rulers. I just took the list to work and went shopping! LOL!!

Lindie: Yep everyday. I use the paper to photocopy my private things like recipes. I use their folders and color prints to do my nieces and nephews assignments.

Kourtney: Toliet paper. I didn’t feel like stopping at Wal-Mart om the way home.

Takisha: LMAO…yes!! I used to work at a gym and I..ummmm….use to “borrow” somethings like cleaning supplies, tissue, and paper towels.

Dustin: All the time. It’s my way of rebelling against the system.

Jessica: I never have but a coworker of mine we used to work at the hospital together would take everything. Lol. trash bags, razors, toilet paper. Lmao.

Cubicle Confessions: I Lied To Skip Work

October 29th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Cubicle Confessions is a new MN Business column bringing you real-life office horror stories from MadameNoire readers. This week’s topic is calling into work sick. What’s the most outrageous excuse you’ve used to skip work? Did you get busted or did it work? Here’s what some of our readers said:

Raya: I told my mgr my Bathroom pipes busted and I am standing ankle deep in water!! Although it was a 87 degree day and I went bike riding with my friends!

Aisha: A car accident came to work next day arm in a sling so i can pickup my check and leave.

Sonia: I know someone who said they were being kidnapped by someone they were involved with and he took her out of state and she was stuck out in Arizona and couldn’t get home. Boss sent money to her and she said when she got home she was going to press charges. She got to work person in question had started the week prior and had an alibi from her boss. He filled in for her. This all for a weekend off and left with no job.

Juli: Tires were slashed by some neighborhood kids. In reality, I had Steeler tickets.

Andrea: I told my manager I was bit by a spider and my feet had swollen up so bad I couldn’t drive to work. I just stayed in bed with my boo all day. It worked!

Londy: Faked a funeral to attend the crawfish festival in 2002. Made an obituary and everything. It worked.

Kariene: Said my grandmother passed away but she was already dead so I was lying but not…

Joyce: No babysitter gotta stay home with the kids and i dont have kids.

Jasmine: that my car was stolen. so stupid… had to tell them it was recovered and given back 2 days later next time i came to work. I was like 17.