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Tips for Spending Wisely at Work October 25, 2008

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Unless you have a huge income and plenty of daddy’s money to spend, you definitely should watch your budget.  Inflation rates will routinely drill holes in your pocket and the cost of food, gas and everything else continue to rise.  There really is no reason why you shouldn’t be careful about spending, even now that you have your own source of income – ESPECIALLY now that you have your own source of income.  Here are ways on how to spend wisely at work and make sure you can stretch your paycheck till the next payday:

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How to Prevent Credit Snatching October 18, 2008

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If you’ve been a victim of a genuine case of credit snatching, then you know how evil it can get.  How else can you describe an act where someone takes your idea and claims it as their own?  To make matters worse, THEY get the kudos for it and not you.  So how do you protect yourself?

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Credit Snatching October 17, 2008

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Credit snatching, idea poaching or glory-grabbing are just euphemisms for an ugly reality in a work environment called idea theft.  But should you really sound the alarm and raise a ruckus?  Here are some things you might want to know before you start accusing someone of credit snatching:

The Good
They say that imitation is the greatest compliment.  If someone steals your ideas, then it must be something really great.  If for nothing else, you should be proud that someone else thought your idea was amazing enough to pass off as their own.  That is, if and when you’re given due credit.

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The Most Interesting and Annoying Co-Workers You’ll Ever Meet in the Workplace October 15, 2008

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Your office, factory or plant is like a primeval soup where stuff is thrown in to evolve and become.  If you’ve never worked in an office before, you’ll be amazed at how different and colorful the work environment can be, thanks to the people who populate the office space.  If you’re a true-blooded Pinoy worker, then you must have known some of them.  To all of you who have suffered in some degree at the hands of a bad officemate, here are the most interesting and irritating people you’ll ever meet in your professional life:

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Resume, CV or Bio-Data: What’s the Difference? October 12, 2008

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In most cases, you’ll be asked to send in your resume.  But what if someone asked you for a CV or bio-data?  Would you know what it is and how it looks like?  Furthermore, should someone actually ask you for a CV when what you should be handing over is a resume?  Take the guesswork out with this post.

6 Rules of Romance at the Office October 12, 2008

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You probably know someone who dated an officemate, is dating an officemate or may be married to one.  So can romance and work mix?  Here are some rules you might want to consider before getting involved:

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Let’s Talk About Sex in the Workplace: Do You or Should You? October 10, 2008

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No, this post isn’t about doing it in the workplace.  It’s about the topic of sex, which can be alternately entertaining, informative, surprising and annoying, depending on the circumstances.  Generally, as a newbie in the workplace, you probably won’t be teased or brought into conversations that deal with sex.  But once your co-workers become familiar with you, the subject of sex will inevitably find itself in one of your topics at lunch or during your coffee or cigarette breaks.  So how do you deal?

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Becoming a Supervisor: How to Deal with Friends (Who Are Now Your Subordinates) October 10, 2008

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Congratulations on getting promoted!  You’re one step higher towards the realization of your corporate dream.  Now that you’re part of the management team, not only will your job title and description change, your set of priorities will also start to evolve.  The way people treat you will also shift slightly.  So how do you manage the transition?  More importantly, how do you manage your friends, buddies and weekend drinking partners who are now your subordinates?  Here are a few tips to make it painless:

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Tips for Hassle-Free Business Trips October 2, 2008

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People who have never been on a business trip before have this idea that it’s all fun and frolic.  Nothing could be further than the truth!  It’s work, plain and simple, that’s why it’s called a business trip.  So if you’re one of the ‘lucky’ few chosen to go out of town in the name of work, here are some things I’ve learned about making hassle-free business trips that you might find useful:

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Tips for Starting Business Meetings on Time October 2, 2008

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Filipinos are notorious for coming late, especially to meetings.  Luckily, this is changing.  But if you’re part of an organization that still has outstanding latecomers in its fold, then you might find this post helpful.  Here are some of the things I have learned when starting business meetings in a department full of latecomers:

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