From my favorite Ask A Manager website: (Seriously, I can’t make this shit up)
by Alison Green on October 22, 2018
A reader writes:
I have a male employee who will adjust his balls (over top of his pants) during most conversations I have with him. It’s distracting, a bit uncomfortable, and I have no idea if I should have this conversation with him or if so, how I would approach this issue in a respectful way. Does he even know he is doing it? Am I being unreasonable in pointing it out as a habit that needs to change? Is this common and I only notice with him? I’m too embarrassed to even bring this up at work to ask anyone else how they could approach it. Thank you for some practical guidance and honest feedback on if this is worth the energy to discuss.
Well, this is incredibly awkward. You shouldn’t have to tell him that regularly touching his own genitalia during a work meeting is not okay, and I’m annoyed on your behalf that you need to.
I do think you should, though, because he should not be touching his balls while talking to people at work. I mean, most people aren’t going to take issue with one quick, discreet adjustment — but this does not sound like that.
After reading your letter, I had a good solid five minutes of not being able to come up with language for you to use, but I’ve come up with three options.
You could pointedly say, “Do you need a minute to yourself?”
Or you could be more direct: “Could you do that adjusting in the bathroom?”
Or: “I would feel more comfortable if you could do that in private.” And you could follow that up with, “Assume your coworkers might feel the same way.”
It’s going to be awkward, no matter what you say! Because referring to an employee’s balls is awkward AF. But he’s the one causing the awkwardness, not you, and you should be perfectly comfortable letting him shoulder all of that burden himself.
If Dogs Could Text: Link here for the rest
Here is a new blog called Dog Shaming. I am so going to put Casey in there. But it really doesn’t matter what bad thing he does – he is so darn cute he gets away with everything!
I like to peruse various Human Resources websites. Mostly to laugh and shake my head at how stupid people can be. But this link really caught my attention (I am pretty sure it was the “suck my dick” reference).
Click on this link for the whole story (and it is work friendly despite the reference)
I don’t care what anyone says, making art from office supplies should be a part of everyone’s job description!
People of Wal-mart (Okay, you know you want to check it out and smirk)
Oh man, this reminds me of the time I locked myself out of my girlfriend’s apartment walking her cat and decided to pass the time at a bar until she got home.
*GW puts on sunglasses, enters bar with cat on leash*
Bartender: Service animals only!
Me: I’m blind, this is a service animal.
Bartender: No, that’s a cat.
Me: …THEY GAVE ME A CAT?!
The Walt Disney Family Museum recently released the 1943 Disney Employee Handbook entitled “The Ropes at Disney.” It was only 68 years ago but reads much, much older than that!
I love doing online puzzles at Jigzone.com. My favorites are the 48 and 67 Classic, 35 Piece Jigzone and 70 piece bulbs. And they have a new one every day! My personal best at the Jigzone is 1 minute 8 seconds.
I love woot.com and go there everyday to see what they have for sale at great prices. Today they had a Dyson DC14 All Floors Vacuum ($179.99 plus $5 shipping)
And just for added entertainment, feel free to read the comments section:
- The crevice tool is exceptional. I have the world’s cleanest crevice since I bought this. My neighbors all comment on the cleanliness of my crevice, even my doctor noticed! If you have a crusty crevice, the crevice tool alone makes this a good deal. (dbcooper)
- My wife is similar to my dog in that they are both afraid of the vacuum cleaner. (dbcooper)
- How does this compare to the dc28 animal? does this one suck less thus making it suck more… or does is suck just as much making it less sucky because it’s cheaper? (Evalderas)
- (What is as cool as the air multiplier?) Co-worker quote: I don’t want an air mulitplier. In the Phillipines the air is already very hot. We do not wish to multiply it. (Tburrell)
Tom Hanks Interview on Jimmy Kimmel Show
Here is a link to a great spoof on Toddlers and Tiaras with Tom Hanks on the Jimmy Kimmel show
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I am no financial expert but even I was able to understand this Powerpoint presentation on the sub prime mortgage fiasco. Sub Prime Explanation Slide Show