Sat 25 Feb 2006
10 Ways to Poison Your Career:

It takes anywhere from three to 15 months to find the right job -- yet just days or weeks to lose it. Here are 10 traits that are career poison:

1. Possessing Poor People Skills
A little likeability can go a long way. Studies by both the Harvard Business Review and Fast Company magazine show that people consistently and overwhelmingly prefer to work with likeable, less-skilled co-workers than with highly competent jerks. Researchers found that if employees are disliked, it's almost irrelevant whether they're good at what they do, because other workers will avoid them.

2. Not Being a Team Player
No one feels comfortable around a prima donna. And organizations have ways of dealing with employees who subvert the team. Just ask Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Terrell Owens, who was suspended for the 2005 season after repeatedly clashing with and taking public shots at his teammates and management. Show you're a team player by making your boss look like a star and demonstrating that you've got the greater good of the organization at heart.

3. Missing Deadlines
If the deadline is Wednesday, first thing Thursday won't cut it. Organizations need people they can depend on. Missing deadlines is not only unprofessional, it can also play havoc with others' schedules and make your boss look bad. When making commitments, it's best to under-promise and over-deliver. Then, pull an all-nighter if you have to. It's that important.

4. Conducting Personal Business on Company Time
The company e-mail and phone systems are for company business. Keep personal phone calls brief and few -- and never take a call that will require a box of tissues to get through. Also, never type anything in an e-mail that you don't want read by your boss; many systems save deleted messages to a master file. And we can't tell you how many poor souls have gotten fired for hitting the "Reply All" button and disseminating off-color jokes -- or worse yet -- rants about their boss for all to see.

5. Isolating Yourself
Don't isolate yourself. Develop and use relationships with others in your company and profession. Those who network effectively have an inside track on resources and informationm, and can more quickly cut through organizational politics. Research shows effective networkers tend to serve on more successful teams, get better performance reviews, receive more promotions and be more highly compensated.

6. Starting an Office Romance
Unless you're in separate locations, office romances are a bad idea. If you become involved with your boss, your accomplishments and promotions will be suspect; if you date a subordinate, you leave yourself open to charges of sexual harassment. And if it ends badly, you're at risk of everyone knowing about it and witnessing the unpleasantness.

7. Fearing Risk or Failure
If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will. Have a can-do attitude and take risks. Instead of saying, "I've never done that," say, "I'll learn how." Don't be afraid to fail or make mistakes. If you do mess up, admit it and move on. Above all, find the learning opportunities in every situation. Remember, over time, risk-aversion can be more hazardous to your career than error.

8. Having No Goals
Failure doesn't lie in not reaching your goal, but in not having a goal to reach. Set objectives and plan your daily activities around achieving them. Eighty percent of your effectiveness comes from 20 percent of your activities. Manage your priorities and focus on those tasks that support your goals.

9. Neglecting Your Image
Fair or not, appearance counts. People draw all kinds of conclusions from the way you present yourself. So don't come to work poorly groomed or in inappropriate attire. Be honest, use proper grammar and avoid slang and expletives. You want to project an image of competence, character and commitment.

10. Being Indiscreet
Cubicles, hallways, elevators, bathrooms -- even commuter trains -- are not your private domain. Be careful where you hold conversations and what you say to whom. Don't tell off-color jokes, reveal company secrets, gossip about co-workers or espouse your views on race, religion or the boss' personality. Because while there is such a thing as free speech, it's not so free if it costs you your job!
 

This article was originally written by Kate Lorenz .

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Tue 21 Feb 2006

There are many reasons why good employees quit, most are preventable.  I've identified a "Top Ten" list of reasons why people leave jobs:
 
1. Management demands that one person do the jobs of two or more people, resulting in longer days and weekend work.
 
2. Management cuts back on administrative help, forcing professional workers to use their time copying, stapling, collating, filing and other clerical duties.
 
3. Management puts a freeze on raises and promotions, when an employee can easily find a job earning 20-30 percent more somewhere else.
 
4. Management doesn't allow the rank and file to make decisions or allow them pride of ownership. A visitor to my website e-mailed me a message that said, "Forget about the "professional" decisions - how about when you can't even select the company's holiday card without the President rejecting it for one of his own taste?"
 
5. Management constantly reorganizes, shuffles people around, and changes direction constantly.
 
6. Management doesn't have or take the time to clarify goals and decisions. Therefore, it rejects work after it was completed, damaging the morale and esteem of those who prepared it.
 
7. Management shows favoritism and gives some workers better offices, trips to conferences, etc.
 
8. Management relocates the offices to another location, forcing employees to quit or double their commute.
 
9. Management promotes someone who lacks training and/or necessary experience to supervisor, alienating staff and driving away good employees.
 
10. Management creates a rigid structure and then allows departments to compete against each other while at the same time preaching teamwork and cooperation.
 
Interesting, isn't it, that all ten factors begin with the phrase "Management…."
 
Interesting, too, just how many of these high-turnover factors are preventable? My retention survey confirmed the truth of the saying,
 
"Employees don't quit their companies, they quit their bosses." Thirty five percent of the respondents answered yes to the question, Was the attitude of your direct supervisor/manager the primary factor in your quitting a previous job?
 
Soft management skills-people skills - are the critical element in battling high turnover and creating a high-retention workforce or what I call, "retentionship."
 
 
By  Gregory P. Smith

Lucy Doss

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Tue 31 Jan 2006

  

Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. OK? Let's find out just how clever you really are.


Ready?

GO!!! (Scroll down)




First Question:
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?





Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!




Try not to screw up in the next question.
To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for the first question.





Second Question: If you overtake the last person, then you are...?





Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person?!



You're not very good at this! Are you?





Third Question: Very tricky math! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.





Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10. What is the total?



Scroll down for answer...


Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100.




Don't believe it? Check with your calculator! Today is
definitely not your day. Maybe you will get the last question right?


Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?





Answer: Nunu?
NO! Of course not. Her name is Mary. Read the question again




Okay, now the bonus round . . .




There is a mute person who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one's teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper
and the purchase is done.


Now if there is a blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how should he express himself?
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Thu 5 Jan 2006

Shaadi ki Dastaan

Abhi shaadi ka pehla hi saal tha,
khushi ke maare mera bura haal tha,
khushiyaan kuch yoon umad rahin thi,
ki sambhale nahi sambhal rahi thi,

subah subah madam ka chai le kar aana
thoda sharmate hue hume need se jagana,
wo pyaar bhara hath humare ballon main
phirana, muskurate hue kehna ki darling chai to pi lo,
jaldi se ready ho jao,
aap ko office bhi hai jana.

gharwali bhagwan ka roop le kar aayi thi,
dil or dimag par poori tarah chai thi,
saans bhi lete thy to naam usi ka hota tha,
ik pal bhi door jeena dushwar hota tha.



*5 saal baad........*



subah subah madam ka chai le kar aana,
table par rakh kar jor se chilana,
aaj office jao to munna ko school chodte hue jana..............

ek baar phir wohi awaaj ayi,
kya baat hai abhi tak chorri nahi charpai,
agar munna late ho gaya to dekh lena,
munna ki teachers ko phir khud hi sambhaal lena.

na jane gharwali kaisa roop le kar aayi thi,
dil aur dimaag par kali ghata chai thi,
sans bhi lete hai to uni ka khayal hota hai,
har samay jehan main ek hi sawal hota hai,
kya kabhi wo din lot ke ayenge,
hum ek bar phir kuwaaren ban payenge.

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Wed 4 Jan 2006

A little boy wanted Rs.50 very badly and prayed for weeks,
But nothing happened.


Finally he decided to write God a letter requesting the Rs.50.
When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to
God ,PAKISTAN ,they decided to forward it to the Finance Minister of Pakistan as a joke.

The Finance Minister was so amused, that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy Rs.20.
The Finance Minister thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy, and he did not want to spoil the kid.

The little boy was delighted with Rs.20, and decided to write a thank you note to God, which read:

"Dear God: Thank you very much for sending the money. However, I noticed that you sent it through the Finance Minister in Islamabad , and those donkeys deducted Rs.30 in taxes ..."

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Fri 30 Dec 2005
  • [09-10] - In MoH.Gov, UAE
  • [10-09] - In MAF, Dubai - Kalsoft - MOSS / WSS 3.0 Custom Implementation.
  • [08-09] - In Dubai - DSC - Kalsoft - Microsoft CRM Dynamics Customization.
  • [06-09] - As Software Architect - Kalsoft.
  • [05-09] - Working on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and MOSS / WSS 3.0 - Kalsoft.
  • [03-09] - In Muscat - Oman (Kalsoft).
  • [08-08] - In Riyadh - Arab National Bank - SA (Kalsoft).
  • [07-08] - MCP - BizTalk - Web 2.0.
  • [05-08] - Blog maintenance completed.
  • [04-08] - Become Microsoft Certified Professional/Technology Specialist. MCTS - MOSS.
  • [01-08] - As Senior Software Engineer at KalSoft Limited. - on Microsoft .NET platform.
  • [08-06] - As Sr. Software Developer at eGulfWeb International (Kalsoft) - Kuwait.
  • [11-05] - Software Engineer at KalSoft (Pvt.) Ltd.
  • [12-04] - DotNetGuru (KalSoft Academy)
  • [12-03] - Completed Masters in Computer Science (University of Karachi)
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  • kisi ko taj-e-sultani, kisi ko tukray dur dur kay
    jo hay Maalik Teri marzi, jidhar chahay udhar kar day
    alhamduliLlah
  • Many of the life failures are people who dont' realize how close they were to success when they give up...
  • piyuBolaySweetAgonizingMoments...True love is always crazy and maddening. Its mutual waves coinciding in one's whole being. A Nice quote.
  • No matter how bad u r but offer Namaz. 15 minutes x 5 times a day is not a big deal.

 

ana wel shouq yetool layoale wa enta tegheeb
ana wel aain nesaal fain aghla habeeb
erga3li ashofak wel alb yertah
rayahni ya habeebi min nar el ashwaq
telqak bel basma 3yooni we taghani el afraah
walaak ya habeebi zay ana mushtaaq

ana wel shouq
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Fri 30 Dec 2005

During a BBQ a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call  paramedics) They  got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up; Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm, Ingrid passed away.)  She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ - had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. It only takes a minute to read this- recognizing a Stroke 
 
 
  NOW THE IMPORTANT PART:
 
  A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed and getting to the patient within 3 hours, which is tough. 
 
 RECOGNIZING A STROKE
 
  "3" steps. Read and Learn!
 
 Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
 
  Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
 
 1. *Ask the individual to SMILE.
 
 2. *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
 
 3. *Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE coherently) (I.e... .It is sunny out today)
 
If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
 
After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last February. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.
 
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
 
BE A FRIEND AND SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE, you could save their lives.

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