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Male colleague convinced new female colleague standing beside him means office romance brewing

Male colleague convinced new female colleague standing beside him means office romance brewing

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He is thinking of how he will propose just before lunch.

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Increasingly convinced that his new female colleague is definitely into him, office worker Ai Shan Ni has hatched a plan over the course of the last few minutes that would involve wooing, getting more romantically involved and eventually marrying his co-worker who is just starting her first day of work in the office.

“The moment she entered my department this morning, I knew we will have a instant connection. And I was right,” the infatuated puppy said. “When we gathered around the meeting room for our first introductions, out of the whole crowd of 20-plus people gathered, she had to stand beside me.”

“I can tell from her body language, with her arms at her side, she was at no point adopting a defensive stance.”

“That was definitely a sign we are meant to be,” he said excitedly. “At one point, our arms even brushed against each other.”

Sources familiar with the morning’s proceedings in the office confirmed that their male colleague’s thoughts went as far as how to introduce her to his close friends and family, once they subtly announce their relationship status together via Facebook, which will be much to the surprise of their mutual friends, who they have yet to share any, as she is still new on her first day.

Before lunch, other sources confirmed their male colleague was entertaining thoughts of settling down and having kids with her, but not before buying a flat together after he proposes to her at a hilltop resort in the Alps, where she would presume was just a regular couple’s holiday on their second anniversary together.

At press time, Ai said things are surely getting serious and right on track as they are going for lunch together, accompanied by only four other co-workers, one of whom he believes, is out to steal her away from him.

 

When not busy falling in love, office workers are busy going home:

Shenton Way office worker tells boss he’s undergoing ‘planned maintenance’, stops work mid-day

 

 

 

 

 











Male colleague convinced office romance brewing after new female colleague stood beside him

Male colleague convinced office romance brewing after new female colleague stood beside him

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He is thinking of how he will propose just before lunch.

asian-worker-office

Increasingly convinced that his new female colleague is definitely into him, office worker Ai Shan Ni has hatched a plan over the course of the last few minutes that would involve wooing, getting more romantically involved and eventually marrying his co-worker who is just starting her first day of work in the office.

“The moment she entered my department this morning, I knew we will have a instant connection. And I was right,” the infatuated puppy said. “When we gathered around the meeting room for our first introductions, out of the whole crowd of 20-plus people gathered, she had to stand beside me.”

“I can tell from her body language, with her arms at her side, she was at no point adopting a defensive stance.”

“That was definitely a sign we are meant to be,” he said excitedly. “At one point, our arms even brushed against each other.”

Sources familiar with the morning’s proceedings in the office confirmed that their male colleague’s thoughts went as far as how to introduce her to his close friends and family, once they subtly announce their relationship status together via Facebook, which will be much to the surprise of their mutual friends, who they have yet to share any, as she is still new on her first day.

Before lunch, other sources confirmed their male colleague was entertaining thoughts of settling down and having kids with her, but not before buying a flat together after he proposes to her at a hilltop resort in the Alps, where she would presume was just a regular couple’s holiday on their second anniversary together.

At press time, Ai said things are surely getting serious and right on track as they are going for lunch together, accompanied by only four other co-workers, one of whom he believes, is out to steal her away from him.

 

When not busy falling in love, office workers are busy going home:

Shenton Way office worker tells boss he’s undergoing ‘planned maintenance’, stops work mid-day

 

 

 

 

 











Another survey finds S’porean workers are stressed, as if it only happens in S’pore

Another survey finds S’porean workers are stressed, as if it only happens in S’pore

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Surveys like this are necessary to state the obvious so it can be news.

By Singapore Satyr

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A headhunting firm in Singapore conducted a survey that found that workers in Singapore were stressed, as were those in the Philippines and Malaysia.

In fact, stressed workers could be found in all countries participating in the survey.

The survey also found that a majority of respondents knew that a change of scenery, for example, such as leaving the office for 10 minutes, was a good way to relieve stress.

The survey’s researcher, Jiang Fei Hua, said: “Stress levels mount in the workplace, especially in the office, as this is where workers spend a lot of time doing things that will result in them getting paid.”

“If they stop doing these things called work, they will not get paid. And they will be in trouble.”

Other important findings from the global survey include the discovery that bears hibernating in the woods is a deeply ingrained habit, that the Pope is Catholic and that pigs being too heavy and non-aerodynamic cannot take flight.

Jiang added: “Obviously, we are planning further studies and surveys in the future to share keen insights with our partners and to maintain thought leadership.”

“Unfortunately, we have no idea why we bother to do these kinds of surveys just to appear in the press when obviously no one really remembers who does these sorts of surveys in the first place.”

 

Office workers act out in Singapore:

Shenton Way office worker tells boss he’s undergoing ‘planned maintenance’, stops work mid-day

 

 

 

 

 





Your boss won’t get you places; your colleagues will

Your boss won’t get you places; your colleagues will

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Don’t try too hard to get into your boss’ good books. Instead, network with your peer at the next cubicle.

By Subhas Avadiar

ANYONE who spends a good portion of their day in an office space have a limitless source of networking available to them – their colleagues sitting in the same office.

Whatever your career goals and dreams, one thing’s for sure: You’ll need to arm yourself with an arsenal of tools that your peers lack. And the most potent tool you could possess is the ability to effectively harness the power of networking, wherever you are and with whomever you come across.

Stick to these three simple tips below to grasp and exploit the power of networking:

Stop thinking that your boss will get you places.

A widespread misconception is that getting into your boss’ good books will get you places.

The fact is there are more important people in the office that you need to develop good relationships with. Remember, networking is essentially the ability to cultivate good relationships with the people around you.

The most important people you need to be networking with are your colleagues. Most companies have peer evaluations which have a sizeable bearing on scalability within the organization. Networking with your colleagues lets you stand in good stead with them.

What follows is extreme influence in the work place. Your work becomes easier. You get things done faster when your colleagues are willing to lend a hand. Naturally, you experience a hike in work performance.

Any position is a sales position.

Whether you hold a position as an admin assistant, IT specialist or even an accountant, sales is still relevant.
Think about it: If you brought in business for your company, although you would not receive financial remuneration, would you not be seen as a cut above your colleagues?

To bring in business, you need to meet people. Pure and simple.

On hindsight, why would you put the time and energy into something where you would not stand to gain a financial benefit?

Well, networking lets you gain new job opportunities that you normally would not receive if not for the new contacts you meet.

Networking also allows you to build contacts in certain industries that you would not be normally exposed to. This is especially useful when a recession looms. Strong relationships tend to outweigh a strong resume.

Be the one to give others a chance to relax.

Do you know someone in the office who constantly organises fun mini-gatherings? Or that person who seems to be at the centre of everything fun going on in the office?

If you’re office lacks this character, it’s time to assume this role.

Being the one who organises these gatherings works wonders in terms of relationship building. You will magnetise the people around you. Your colleagues will show gratitude for simply bringing your co-workers together.

Such events do not need to take a toll on you. You do not need to plan massive gatherings. Simple dinner or drinks at the nearest hangout place after work would do.

But an important thing to remember is that you try to invite everyone. Do not just invite a select few people. This creates division within the work place and is counterproductive to your networking efforts.

Try out these simple tips above and find out why effective networking is a skill set that must be acquired by everyone. The faster you grasp and harness the true power of networking, the faster you will scale the rungs of corporate success.

Subhas Avadiar is the founder of Business Referral Organisation. BRO is a professional business networking platform In Singapore bringing SMEs and sales professionals together to form long term referral partnerships.

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