HOW TO LOOK BUSY - Here`s the Scoop


HOW TO LOOK BUSY - Here`s the Scoop
Generally, this will not be a concern until you are promoted to an executive position. But once you've created the illusion
that you serve even the slightest purpose at your place of "business," there's no telling how far you'll go. In the real working
world, productivity is all a matter of appearances.
Appearance: You are furiously taking notes while conducting an important telephone marketing survey.
Reality: You are pretending to take notes while talking to your friend who has called collect from Bulgaria.
Appearance: You are on the phone with a client in New York and you have said, "Yes sirree! That stock is about to shoot
through the roof, now's a great time to buy, I tell ya!"
Reality: You are on the phone with a friend in Guam and you have said, "Yeah, this job is terrible, and my boss is such a
pushy whining... Yes sirree! That stock is about to shoot through the roof, now's a great time to buy, I tell ya!"
Appearance: You are at your computer writing a serious business memorandum to your department supervisor.
Reality: You are at your computer telling Belinda Strahnach / Ty Domi jokes to your e-mail correspondent in Toronto.
Appearance: You are urgently plugging numbers into a complicated spreadsheet.
Reality: You are playing Tetris.
Appearance: You are tapping away on calculator keys, helping out the accounting department.
Reality: You are paying your electric bill.
Appearance: You are reading the DOS manual.
Reality: You are reading the TV guide you placed in the DOS manual.
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∗Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of glass - the
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∗If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture
inside the handle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is
stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is your
proof who owns the bike.
∗To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add
an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum.
It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.
∗Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not
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cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and viola - static is gone.
∗Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it
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Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how
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∗Need organization in he bathroom: hang a shoe organizer on the
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∗Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper
than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a
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By: Kyla Morris
Here’s The Scoop is taking the Job
Market and This & That Section a step
further in offering you, our loyal
readers, some valuable information on
job hunting.
This will continue
throughout the weeks as we progress
through the entire employment process
~ preparation, resumes, interviews, and
landing the job!
Do have a well-developed plan for
making your career change. And don’t
rush into a career change until you have
thought it out and developed a strategy.
Whether you are actively job-hunting,
or considering the possibility, to be
effective you should prepare yourself by
understanding your motives in looking
for a new position.
If you are
unemployed, this may seem quite
simple. However if you are currently
employed, the reasons may be
something deeper than the obvious.
Either way, understanding your motives
in seeking new employment will help to
prepare you for any awkward questions
that will probably arise as your
applications progress further.
“What has made you look for
employment with us at this particular
time?” Could you answer that honestly
to a potential employer? Could you
give an answer that is truly genuine;
enticing the interviewer to further your
Some of the most commonly used
answers, while all hold validity, most
are just plain old excuses for not
changing one’s own attitude. Here’s a
Bright, open, 2 storey,
1800sf, 3 bdrms, 2½ baths,
master bdrm includes walk-in
closet, soaker tub & separate
shower. The kitchen features
oak cabinets, tile backsplash,
black appliances with
stainless fridge & island with sink. Huge rear raised, professionally finished, deck overlooking the back yard. Living room
has gas fireplace & upgraded underlay & Berber carpets.
Extremely well kept home with great curb appeal!
look at the top 5 most common reasons
for wanting to change jobs;
Advancement/Progression, Boredom,
Not feeling Challenged, Personality
Clash, and Money.
No Advancement/Progression:
What does this mean in your situation?
Is it that you are in the highest position
of advancement with nowhere else to go
in the company?
Is it your own
insecurities that have you feeling like
you will never be promoted? Are you
contributing all that you can to your
position now – are you willing to go
above and beyond your listed job
responsibilities? Is there a threat of
redundancy with your current position?
Do you really want that promotion and
all it’s duties?
To be cont. Nov. 9.
Very well kept 2 storey, 1800 sq
ft, 3 bdrms, 2½ baths including
large en-suite off the master with
soaker tub, separate shower &
walk-in closet. Main floor features hardwood floors, office/
den, gas fireplace in living room
& huge kitchen w/ island, maple cabinets & separate eating area. Boot
room from attached garage. Main floor laundry. Rear south facing deck
is accessible from the kitchen & overlooks the huge back yard. This
huge lot 75'x100' will easily store an R.V & has two entrance gates
build-to-suit contemporary condo bays
•High profile location in Airdrie’s Newest Industrial Park
•Well planned site with ample parking and designed for efficient flow
Castlewood Agencies (1997)
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Now Hiring for 3 Crossfield Locations
Engineers, Tradespeople,
Skilled and Unskilled Labour
Send Resumes to:
Fax: (403) 946-5790 or
E-Mail: [email protected]
This is a job all ages can do!!
For more information on a great fund-raising opportunity
call Lois at 948-5529
25 Adult Volunteers needed for
Barricade Supervision - Saturday,
November 25, 2006 - 9am to 11am
Help the Chamber in this fun, family orientated event, with only a 2 hour
Call Lorna Hunt 948-4412.
Get a little exercise, have fun,
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same time!!
Please call Lois
at 948.5529
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FOR SALE: White Maytag Stove - $300. White Fridgidaire
Dishwasher - $150. White Allure Hoodfan - $75. All one year
old, and in great condition. Two Cockateils, male and female,
cage and accessories - $200. - to good home, and to stay
together, have to get rid of due to allergies. Baby Backpack
carrier - blue - $20. Call 945-9530. 02/09
FOR SALE: Vari Kennel, large size, $50, OBO; and L shaped computer desk,
with a two drawer pedestal, and shelf $75 OBO. Call 948-0557 after 5 pm.
FOR SALE: 3-piece set of Coffee and End tables. Good condition asking $75.
Phone 948-6676. 02/09
FOR SALE: Chesterfield, loveseat & large chair, very plush, soft Italian
leather, light peach / pink colour.$750. Coffee table & 2 end tables, oval, cherry
wood excellent condition $250. Eliptical machine almost new. Built in fan, CD
player & personal trainer on CD. Heart rate monitor - $650. Call 948-1073.
FOR SALE: 2004 Chevy Cavalier, 5 sp. manual transmission, 59000 kms, air
conditioning, silver in colour. $11500 OBO. Call 921-1348 or 948-7038.
FOR SALE: LESAGE piano & bench, mahogany finish – great condition!
Asking $1450 OBO. Call 836-1399. 02/09
FOR SALE: Cute kitties for sale. Very tame. Litter trained. Ready to go the
beginning of November. $20.00 o.b.o. Call 226-7872. 02/09
FOR SALE: A pair of beige second row captains chairs to use in place of a
bench seat for a 1995 or older Dodge Caravan. Asking $80 for the pair. Call
945-3541 02/09
FOR SALE: Commercial Treadmills. Price range $800 to $4800. Just
serviced and running great! Call Penny at 912-9300. 02/09
FOR SALE: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7. Leather, tint package, power
windows/bucketseats/doors. Digital display, good tires, runs good. Asking
$1000 OBO. 519-6656. 26/02
FOR SALE: 155 gallon curved fish tank. Refinished base to light natural
wood. Complete set up for salt water fish included. Can deliver to the Calgary
and Airdrie area. Asking $1500 OBO. 912-4031 26/02
FOR SALE: One owner, 1989 Chrysler Dynasty. Well maintained, 178 000
km. Asking $1200. Call 948-4030. 26/02
FOR SALE: Grey jet tub. Asking $100 OBO. Call 912-4031. 26/02
FOR SALE: White Washer and Dryer, very good condition, $200/pair. Call
Shelly at 912-3566 during the day or 945-0043 in the evening. 26/02
FOR SALE: Kid Stuff - Little Tykes Desk and art centre, Fisher Price
Musical ball coaster, Little Tykes ride on talking Pooh train, soft ride on/rocker
talking Pooh Bear, Safety 1st Bed rail, Fairytale Dora Princess, FP Rock 'n' roll
guitar/violin, LT doll centre - swing, bath, cradle, highchair, Big box of Mega
blocks, Discovery Toys Zip Track, DT Dress-a-pillar, Barbie airplane and acc
including 7 Barbies All items between $5 - $20 Tricia 912-2759. 26/02
FOR SALE: Canadian Military Cold Weather Parker, Mens size medium,
German Military Cold Weather Pants, Mens size medium, Size 10 Leather
Field/Combat Boots, Webbing. $175 OBO. Call Shelly at 912-3566 daytime
or 945-0043 evenings. 26/02
FOR SALE: Size 7 Airwalk Snowboard Boots, used very little. $40, One
Snowboard Helmet, used very little $50. Call Shelly at 912-3566 daytime or
945-0043 evenings. 26/02
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