Working with Idiots Can Kill You


I saw this article in my colleague’s workplace. Funny and true.

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WORKING WITH IDIOTS CAN KILL YOU

STOCKHOLM — Idiots in the office are just as hazardous to your health as cigarettes, caffeine or greasy food, an eye-opening new study reveals. In fact, those dopes can kill you!

Stress is one of the top causes of heart attacks — and working with stupid people on a daily basis is one of the deadliest forms of stress, according to researchers at Sweden’s Lindbergh University Medical Center.

The author of the study, Dr. Dagmar Andersson, says her team studied 500 heart attack patients, and were puzzled to find 62 percent had relatively few of the physical risk factors commonly blamed for heart attacks.

“Then we questioned them about lifestyle habits, and almost all of these low-risk patients told us they worked with people so stupid they can barely find their way from the parking lot to their office. And their heart attack came less than 12 hours after having a major confrontation with one of these oafs.

“One woman had to be rushed to the hospital after her assistant shredded important company tax documents instead of copying them. A man told us he collapsed right at his desk because the woman at the next cubicle kept asking him for correction fluid — for her computer monitor.

“You can cut back on smoking or improve your diet,” Dr. Andersson says, “but most people have very poor coping skills when it comes to stupidity — they feel there’s nothing they can do about it, so they just internalize their frustration until they finally explode.”

Stupid co-workers can also double or triple someone’s work load, she explains. “Many of our subjects feel sorry for the drooling idiots they work with, so they try to cover for them by fixing their mistakes. One poor woman spent a week rebuilding client records because a clerk put them all in the ‘recycle bin’ of her computer and then emptied it — she thought it meant the records would be recycled and used again.”

Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2012


While checking my Linkedin account, I was caught by a news on on the hardest jobs to fill by next year. Since I’m into the recruitment industry, I got interested reading it.

The news indicated that the following jobs will be hard to find next year:

  • Software Engineers and Web Developers
  • Creative Design and User Experience
  • Product Management
  • Marketing
  • Analytics

As a recruitment manager, I know that  this news will be very useful to me. If you want to read the article, please click here, The 5 Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2012.

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14 Easy Ways to Get Insanely Motivated


1. Condition your mind.
2. Condition your body.
3. Avoid negative people.
4. Seek out the similarly motivated.
5. Have goals–but remain flexible.
6. Act with a higher purpose.
7. Take responsibility for your own results.
8. Stretch past your limits on a daily basis.
9. Don’t wait for perfection; do it now!
10. Celebrate your failures.
11. Don’t take success too seriously.
12. Avoid weak goals.
13. Treat inaction as the only real failure.
14. Think before you speak.

Source: 14 Easy Ways to Get Insanely Motivated

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WANTED: AVAILABLE POSITIONS FOR IT PROFESSIONALS


Right now, I am working as a Recruitment & Marketing Manager in an employment agency, DNR Human Resource and Development  Inc. (DNR HRD Inc.).

We are currently looking for the following:

– C/C++ Developers
– JAVA/J2EE/J2SE Developers

– Software Test Engineers

– iPhone Mobile Application Developers

– Scrum Master

– Technical Writers

– PHP Developers

– VB.NET Developers

– C#.NET Developers
– ASP.NET Developers
– INFORMIX Developers
– MS SQL Developers
– ORACLE PL/SQL Developers
– COBOL/400 Developers
– COBOL MAINFRAME Developers
– LOTUS NOTES Developers
– MS SQL Database Administrators
– ORACLE Database Administrators

Share these job opportunities to others or refer your friends. Qualified and interested applicants may submit their resume at angeline.mabute@dnrhrdinc.com