Weekend Planner: December 15

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You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

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The Job Shop Holiday Party

The Job Shop had our annual holiday party last night, and as usual it was a lovely evening, filled with good food, good drinks, and great company. There was light and laughter, and wonderful conversations, and our joy filled the room. Here’s some pics of the wonderful event!

Technology Tuesday: December 12th

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Welcome to Technology Tuesday! Every week The Job Shop Blog will bring you our 5 top science and technology news stories from around the web.

This week: Insurance companies are beginning to offer discounts for automated cars, thought controlled prosthetics that actually restore the sense of touch, Boeing claims it will beat Space X to Mars, a “breakthrough” cancer product was approved by the FDA, and scientists have taken a huge step forward in the quest to create artificial life. Continue reading

Tell Us About Your Holiday Traditions!

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The holidays are a special time of year, and here at The Job Shop we want to hear all about the wonderful traditions that fill you with joy! Holiday cookies, tree lightings, decorations, we love it all. Post your own special tradition on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram before the end of December then tag us or use the hashtag #specialholidaytradition, and there’s a chance we’ll give you a special gift showing our appreciation!

We can’t wait to hear all about them!

Weekend Planner: December 8

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You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

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5 Ways to Get Exactly What You Want With Better Communication

communicationAuthor: J. Maureen Henderson
Source: Forbes

We’ve all had those conversations where we think we’ve been crystal clear with a colleague or colleagues and have gotten everyone on the same page, only to find out later that our understanding of what was said doesn’t at all match up with someone else’s. Unfortunately, discovering that often doesn’t happen until after we’ve reckoned with the consequences of the initial miscommunication–a critical missed deadline, a hot sales prospect that fell through the cracks, a coworker who feels insulted and is stoking a major sense of resentment. If you want to get your needs met in the workplace, you have to be strategic and deliberate about your communication. Here are five ways to make yourself better heard and understood.

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3 Guilt Free Ways to Ask People to Quiet Down in an Open Office

imageAuthor: Richard Moy
Source: The Muse

There are obvious benefits to an open office. Have a question for your manager? You can just walk right over to her. Want to have an impromptu conversation with your team? You don’t even need to go into a conference room.

But there are also times when you really need to get something done—and all that ruckus around you makes it hard to focus. You could just shout, “Hey, jerks! I need some quiet time!” But that’s not only rude, it probably won’t work, either.

If you’re at a loss for ways to tell your co-workers to be quiet in your open office, here are a few ideas to help you get what you want.

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