Tuesday, September 9, 2008

How to Have a Successful Career in Your Spare Time - Lesson 6

Lesson #6: Work with people you like

Summer is short in Calgary, so you've got to make the most of every precious moment. One of the best ways to enjoy summer is drinking beer on a patio. Unfortunately, the best patio hours coincide with "business hours". Worry not, there is a solution. Bring your work to the patio.

This is a little something I like to call "team building". True, patio time is best enjoyed in the company of friends. Not everyone is fortunate enough to like all of the people with whom they work, but that's where the beer comes in handy. You might be surprised to find yourself at the end of the night joyfully singing karaoke with that dude that you thought was ruining your life at work. Or at the very least, you can get some good video footage of that person you hate and threaten to post it on youtube so they will be nicer to you at work.


Blogger Emma said...

Is that Karaoke dude Chris? I hope so.

September 11, 2008 at 5:10:00 AM MDT  
Blogger tori said...

I find this trick is more effective if it includes an element of mystery. This is easy since people usually don't remember all of the details from the night before. I like to talk about the really embarrassing pictures/videos I took, but not name names. They'd better all be nice to me. Just to be safe.

September 12, 2008 at 6:53:00 PM MDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hum, I'm not too sure how I feel about this post...

September 15, 2008 at 5:24:00 PM MDT  

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