The Haught guide to procrastination

Procrastination rock

How long have you been working on it?

Or – I suppose – not working on it, more to the point.

You know what I’m referring to. That one piece of work you’ve been putting off for so long you’re starting to think it might be best to never think about it again and hope everyone else at work does the same.

Nah, come on – I know it’s embarrassing, but don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m on about. I can see your eyes darting and an unnerved quarter-smile forming on your face even from here. And by “here” I mean in the past. (Yes, your guilt is that obvious.)… Read the rest

The Haught guide to small talk

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I think we can all agree that one of the worst things about work — and life in general — is face-to-face interaction with irksome humans. Yuck — what a sour, non-nourishing cultural staple it is.

The problem is, it’s unavoidable: we have to put up a facade of amiability for the sake of workplace cohesion and must constantly find things to say to people we don’t like but whom we encounter frequently.… Read the rest