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Quotes of the Day

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade? If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing"Benjamin Franklin
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning"  Albert Einstein
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.A house divided against itself cannot stand" Abraham Lincoln

Quotes of the Day

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade? If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing"Benjamin Franklin
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning"  Albert Einstein
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.A house divided against itself cannot stand" Abraham Lincoln

The Morning before 2017

The smell of freshly baked protein bread woke me up this morning. I will be having breakfast shortly, then later get some more sleep which is much needed after the dancing and jumping around last night, all in the name of Karaoke.
The countdown to the New Year is still on however, I have observed that most people are not as enthused about the "New Year, 2017" as they were a year before.
What did 2016 do to you all????😩
Well, you can't be blamed, since this passing year has been tough and quite challenging from various perspectives. Be it economic crisis, social outbursts, pressing family matters, stress, health issues, unexpected deaths, unsuccessful goals, political surprises, among others.
This outgoing year may have humbled and discouraged quite a number of people in the pursuit of our goals and dreams for the year ahead, due to the "storms and rocks it threw at us.
I believe some may have given up already on the pursuit of better things for the coming year, which ha…

The Morning before 2017

The smell of freshly baked protein bread woke me up this morning. I will be having breakfast shortly, then later get some more sleep which is much needed after the dancing and jumping around last night, all in the name of Karaoke.
The countdown to the New Year is still on however, I have observed that most people are not as enthused about the "New Year, 2017" as they were a year before.
What did 2016 do to you all????😩
Well, you can't be blamed, since this passing year has been tough and quite challenging from various perspectives. Be it economic crisis, social outbursts, pressing family matters, stress, health issues, unexpected deaths, unsuccessful goals, political surprises, among others.
This outgoing year may have humbled and discouraged quite a number of people in the pursuit of our goals and dreams for the year ahead, due to the "storms and rocks it threw at us.
I believe some may have given up already on the pursuit of better things for the coming year, wh…

Office Jokes - 2

Hahaahahaaa 😂😂 Enjoy your day with a little humor.

Office Jokes - 2

Hahaahahaaa 😂😂 Enjoy your day with a little humor.

...and the Zipper Broke!

Claded in a Dorothy Perkins "black scuba zip pencil skirt with a grey spot button shirt alongside my 4 inch nude shoes I left for the office at my usual time 6:55am.
On this specific day my hopes were high on closing some deals and clearing my tight schedules, while attending meetings in between.
I should have been warned. I should have been given a prior alert that the day will not be so good. Better still I should have read my horoscope for the day, although I'm not a big fan of horoscopes.
Well, upon my arrival I decided to check up on my other colleagues who were already in. I met a few of them in the hallway. It was when I stood up to leave my director's office after a brief chit chat on the pending meetings for the day that I realised something was wrong.
My skirt which was tightly closed had opened from the back. I did a quick hand check and realised my zipper had broken. What!! Not in my directors office!!! Not today of all days!!

I sat down immediately and started to …

...and the Zipper Broke!

Claded in a Dorothy Perkins "black scuba zip pencil skirt with a grey spot button shirt alongside my 4 inch nude shoes I left for the office at my usual time 6:55am.
On this specific day my hopes were high on closing some deals and clearing my tight schedules, while attending meetings in between.
I should have been warned. I should have been given a prior alert that the day will not be so good. Better still I should have read my horoscope for the day, although I'm not a big fan of horoscopes.
Well, upon my arrival I decided to check up on my other colleagues who were already in. I met a few of them in the hallway. It was when I stood up to leave my director's office after a brief chit chat on the pending meetings for the day that I realised something was wrong.
My skirt which was tightly closed had opened from the back. I did a quick hand check and realised my zipper had broken. What!! Not in my directors office!!! Not today of all days!!

I sat down immediately and start…

In the office with your Spouse

Its wasn't until recently that many companies revised their policies and culture to accept and accomodate couples working together.Most companies previously used to disapprove of this trend.
In her article on working successfully with ones spouse, Susan Baroncini MOE shares 6 important  tips on how to balance working with a spouse. Read her article below:

"Working with your spouse … depending on how you look at it, it’s either the greatest thing you could imagine or the worst thing that could ever happen to your relationship. The truth is, how you handle working with your spouse can determine whether it’s a wonderful way to make your marriage stronger or a fast track to divorce.

1. Separate home and work
Your home and work relationship are different animals, and as such, they’ll have different dynamics. You do need to be able to “put on a different hat” when you’re at home and at work, but what’s most important is that whatever happens at home doesn’t carry over to work, and vice…

In the office with your Spouse

Its wasn't until recently that many companies revised their policies and culture to accept and accomodate couples working together.Most companies previously used to disapprove of this trend.
In her article on working successfully with ones spouse, Susan Baroncini MOE shares 6 important  tips on how to balance working with a spouse. Read her article below:

"Working with your spouse … depending on how you look at it, it’s either the greatest thing you could imagine or the worst thing that could ever happen to your relationship. The truth is, how you handle working with your spouse can determine whether it’s a wonderful way to make your marriage stronger or a fast track to divorce.

1. Separate home and work
Your home and work relationship are different animals, and as such, they’ll have different dynamics. You do need to be able to “put on a different hat” when you’re at home and at work, but what’s most important is that whatever happens at home doesn’t carry over to work, and v…

Thank God It's Friday "TGIF"

Did someone say "Thank God it's Friday! yay. Ohh wait! you didn't know today is Friday?


Common, it's the weekend to usher in the New Year. The work schedules on Fridays are  usually not as busy and demanding as compared to Mondays and Wednesdays.

Since its the weekend to a new year, with the first day of the month being a holiday, I believe we've all gotten some fun packed agendas and plans rolling in and out already.

Who will be doing the "chacha dance tonight? Salsa? Ohh tango, yea right. But I guess a substantial number of us will be hanging out with friends as well as spending some much needed time with the family this weekend.

Well...I plan to  kick my evening off by sharpening my singing skills with some karaoke. Haa, you may not know, your office maybe my next tour location. Sony music may sign me unto their record label after my 254th try lol

I also plan to be at the magnificent fireworks tomorrow.....let the New Year's countdown begin!!


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Thank God It's Friday "TGIF"

Did someone say "Thank God it's Friday! yay. Ohh wait! you didn't know today is Friday?


Common, it's the weekend to usher in the New Year. The work schedules on Fridays are  usually not as busy and demanding as compared to Mondays and Wednesdays.

Since its the weekend to a new year, with the first day of the month being a holiday, I believe we've all gotten some fun packed agendas and plans rolling in and out already.

Who will be doing the "chacha dance tonight? Salsa? Ohh tango, yea right. But I guess a substantial number of us will be hanging out with friends as well as spending some much needed time with the family this weekend.

Well...I plan to  kick my evening off by sharpening my singing skills with some karaoke. Haa, you may not know, your office maybe my next tour location. Sony music may sign me unto their record label after my 254th try lol

I also plan to be at the magnificent fireworks tomorrow.....let the New Year's countdown begin!!


Photo c…

Office Jokes

Employee Mistakes

If a barber makes a mistake, It is a New style

If a driver makes a mistake, It is a New path,

If an engineer makes a mistake, It is a New Venture

If parents makes a mistake, It is a New Generation

If a politician makes a mistake, It is a New Law

If a scientist makes a mistake, It is a New Invention

If a tailor makes a mistake, It is a New Fashion

If a teacher makes a mistake, It is a New Theory

If our boss makes a mistake, It is a New Idea

If an employee makes a mistake, It is a Mistake Only


How to get a Day off from Work

Woman: I can make the boss give me the day off.

Man: And how would you do that?

Woman: "Just wait and see''. She then hangs upside-down from the ceiling.

Boss comes in: What are you doing?

Woman: I'm the light bulb.

Boss: You've been working so much that you've gone crazy. I think you need to take the day off.

The man started to follow her and the boss asks: Where are you going?

Man: I'm going home, too. I can't work in the dark.


Office Jokes

Employee Mistakes

If a barber makes a mistake, It is a New style

If a driver makes a mistake, It is a New path,

If an engineer makes a mistake, It is a New Venture

If parents makes a mistake, It is a New Generation

If a politician makes a mistake, It is a New Law

If a scientist makes a mistake, It is a New Invention

If a tailor makes a mistake, It is a New Fashion

If a teacher makes a mistake, It is a New Theory

If our boss makes a mistake, It is a New Idea

If an employee makes a mistake, It is a Mistake Only


How to get a Day off from Work

Woman: I can make the boss give me the day off.

Man: And how would you do that?

Woman: "Just wait and see''. She then hangs upside-down from the ceiling.

Boss comes in: What are you doing?

Woman: I'm the light bulb.

Boss: You've been working so much that you've gone crazy. I think you need to take the day off.

The man started to follow her and the boss asks: Where are you going?

Man: I'm going home, too. I can't work …

The "mighty" Coffee Machine Spout lol

It was awkward, really awkward when my cup of coffee had to be searched for the missing "spout".

Lets rewind to what led to that, lol. So this colleague and I were representing the company at one of the biggest oil and gas conferences in the region. It is one of the high profile conferences that witnesses the top oil and gas executives and stakeholders in the industry.

As occasion demands, there is always a brief networking and breakfast time. After exchanging pleasantries and business cards, I headed to the coffee machine to serve myself a cup of hot steaming coffee.


I forced out my mug which had gotten stuck on the machine after brewing. Maybe the force I was using to pull the coffee mug was equal to a tonardo because lo and behold the spout of the nozzle ended up falling into my coffee. Omg!!! what should I do. I quickly checked around for a solution. Yes the tea spoons, or even tea sticks!! but no, none was in sight at that particular time.

I guess the hotel needs to restruc…

The "mighty" Coffee Machine Spout lol

It was awkward, really awkward when my cup of coffee had to be searched for the missing "spout".

Lets rewind to what led to that, lol. So this colleague and I were representing the company at one of the biggest oil and gas conferences in the region. It is one of the high profile conferences that witnesses the top oil and gas executives and stakeholders in the industry.

As occasion demands, there is always a brief networking and breakfast time. After exchanging pleasantries and business cards, I headed to the coffee machine to serve myself a cup of hot steaming coffee.


I forced out my mug which had gotten stuck on the machine after brewing. Maybe the force I was using to pull the coffee mug was equal to a tonardo because lo and behold the spout of the nozzle ended up falling into my coffee. Omg!!! what should I do. I quickly checked around for a solution. Yes the tea spoons, or even tea sticks!! but no, none was in sight at that particular time.

I guess the hotel needs to res…

Today's Itinerary

The day is gradually getting busier from this side of the globe. Basically dealing with clients, closing deals, scheduling meetings, brunching in between and subconsciously planning the new year's eve celebration.


Are you meeting your schedules yet? What about those deals? Could it be that you are caught up in a difficult assignment? Well.....just take a deep breathe and sip some fresh coffee.

Once that is done, take a look at the smile(s) on the face(s) of the loved ones in that pretty photo frame you have on your desk, or on your phone. You are going to be fine, your day will end on a very productive note. Just stay positive and keep the focus👓

Let us know how your day is going by far?

Today's Itinerary

The day is gradually getting busier from this side of the globe. Basically dealing with clients, closing deals, scheduling meetings, brunching in between and subconsciously planning the new year's eve celebration.


Are you meeting your schedules yet? What about those deals? Could it be that you are caught up in a difficult assignment? Well.....just take a deep breathe and sip some fresh coffee.

Once that is done, take a look at the smile(s) on the face(s) of the loved ones in that pretty photo frame you have on your desk, or on your phone. You are going to be fine, your day will end on a very productive note. Just stay positive and keep the focus👓

Let us know how your day is going by far?

Mid Week Tales

How is the work atmosphere this morning? The weather this morning was extremely cold due to the rains that came in yesternight. Nonetheless, the sun is out now beaming its bright rays and I believe it is the perfect time to step out for a cup of coffee.


What is the current weather condition at your location? Did you all struggle to get to work? Share your experiences with the weather this morning.

Photo credit: Central Assembly , American Geographical Union.

Mid Week Tales

How is the work atmosphere this morning? The weather this morning was extremely cold due to the rains that came in yesternight. Nonetheless, the sun is out now beaming its bright rays and I believe it is the perfect time to step out for a cup of coffee.


What is the current weather condition at your location? Did you all struggle to get to work? Share your experiences with the weather this morning.

Photo credit: Central Assembly , American Geographical Union.

The Year in Review

Wow! the year 2016 has indeed been moving on  an "Achilles heels". How fast the year ended. January 1, 2016 came with a lot of expectations, resolutions among other vital plans we wanted to be pursue.

Recounting it all, I may say the year has been really great as well as the most challenging ever. As part of my 2016 plans, finding a new job was among the topmost on the priority list, moving into a new apartment, strengthening the relationship I have with colleagues at work, family and friends among others, buying a new car, and staying healthy.


Here is December 31,2016 and I ask myself did I achieve all the aforementioned? Mmhh well, not all, but definitely being alive and healthy, yes! I also got the new job, my friends and family are all in good shape.

As a corporate professional for the coming year 2017, I would like to challenge myself to new heights in my field, as well as contribute effectively to the growth of my company.
I look forward to a great 2017 with you all.

The Year in Review

Wow! the year 2016 has indeed been moving on  an "Achilles heels". How fast the year ended. January 1, 2016 came with a lot of expectations, resolutions among other vital plans we wanted to be pursue.

Recounting it all, I may say the year has been really great as well as the most challenging ever. As part of my 2016 plans, finding a new job was among the topmost on the priority list, moving into a new apartment, strengthening the relationship I have with colleagues at work, family and friends among others, buying a new car, and staying healthy.


Here is December 31,2016 and I ask myself did I achieve all the aforementioned? Mmhh well, not all, but definitely being alive and healthy, yes! I also got the new job, my friends and family are all in good shape.

As a corporate professional for the coming year 2017, I would like to challenge myself to new heights in my field, as well as contribute effectively to the growth of my company.
I look forward to a great 2017 with you all.

Around the Coffee Table

It has become a tradition for most of us to grab our favorite cup of coffee, the Starbucks, Gloria Jeans, among others every weekday before work starts. Whilst we sip on the freshly brewed coffee, we turn to exchange few ideas, discuss trending topics both locally and across the globe.

Our coffee table meeting discussion today was much delightful. We started a discussions on how the Christmas break was much needed and how we cant wait for January 1, 2017 which is another holiday. We also talked about economic situations, as well as technological advancements: with a focus on robotics, which is taking over the workforce today.
The invasion of robots at work places especially in large manufacturing companies has aided in high production rates, limited errors and inefficiencies among many benefits. Inspite of these great benefits, we came to a conclusion that, the rate of employees loosing their jobs in this industry to their "electronic counterparts" is on the rise and quiet ala…

Around the Coffee Table

It has become a tradition for most of us to grab our favorite cup of coffee, the Starbucks, Gloria Jeans, among others every weekday before work starts. Whilst we sip on the freshly brewed coffee, we turn to exchange few ideas, discuss trending topics both locally and across the globe.

Our coffee table meeting discussion today was much delightful. We started a discussions on how the Christmas break was much needed and how we cant wait for January 1, 2017 which is another holiday. We also talked about economic situations, as well as technological advancements: with a focus on robotics, which is taking over the workforce today.
The invasion of robots at work places especially in large manufacturing companies has aided in high production rates, limited errors and inefficiencies among many benefits. Inspite of these great benefits, we came to a conclusion that, the rate of employees loosing their jobs in this industry to their "electronic counterparts" is on the rise and quiet a…

Let's hear your tales

Remember that joke you've always wanted to share, the stories, that pleasant and not so plesant encounter? Well....your colleagues from other sides of the globe would like to share in those times with you.


Here is a platform for you to share the tales around you, with your physical and virtual colleagues across the globe.
From the coffee table talks, meeting deadlines, stress, lunch breaks, fun times, the jokes, after work brouhahas and many more you could think of.

Send them to talesofthecorporateworker@gmail.com

Let us catch up on the fun and not so fun times with you at work.

Photo credit; Mamamia

Let's hear your tales

Remember that joke you've always wanted to share, the stories, that pleasant and not so plesant encounter? Well....your colleagues from other sides of the globe would like to share in those times with you.


Here is a platform for you to share the tales around you, with your physical and virtual colleagues across the globe.
From the coffee table talks, meeting deadlines, stress, lunch breaks, fun times, the jokes, after work brouhahas and many more you could think of.

Send them to talesofthecorporateworker@gmail.com

Let us catch up on the fun and not so fun times with you at work.

Photo credit; Mamamia