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Top-25 Workplace/Office Problems 

First Five of The Top-25 Workplace/Office Problems

1. Every solution breeds new problems.

2. Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

3. If you have the time for a work project, you won't have the money. If you have the money for a work project, you won't have the time.

4. Nothing is as inevitable as a screwup whose time has come.

5. Things go right in the workplace sometimes so that they can go terribly wrong. 

Second Five of The Top-25 Workplace Problems

6. There is no office job so simple that it cannot be done wrong.

7. It is easier to get into trouble than to get out of trouble.

8. No matter how well you perform a task, a superior will find something wrong and modify the results.

9. When you try to prove to someone that something won't work, it will.

10. Not being able to read the international bestseller   The Joy of Not Working by Ernie Zelinski (over 225,000 copies sold and published in 17 languages) at work without your boss or co-worker being irritated  and not knowing that you are actually creating a great work/life balance with the principles from this book. 

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Third Five of The Top-25 Workplace Problems

11. Just when you realize that you are starting to have a good time, you realize that you are doing your job wrong.

12. It's amazing how long it takes to complete a project that you are not working on.

13. THE REAL 80-20 PRINCIPLE: The first 80 percent of the workplace project takes 80 percent of the time and the last 20 percent of the workplace project
takes another 80 percent of the time.

14. Just when you think that you understand the workplace or office situation, the situation changes

15. You can do any amount of work in the office provided it’s not work that anyone in the workplace wants you to do.

Fourth Five of The Top-25 Workplace Problems

16. When you think that you have exhausted all possibilities for things that you can hate about your job, office, and workplace - you haven't.

17. The best way to inspire fresh thoughts at a idea- generating meeting is to close the meeting.

18. There are always many solutions to any workplace problem - all of them sensible, plausible, and totally unworkable.

19. Insurmountable workplace problems are often cleverly disguised as great opportunities - the reverse is also true.

20. The problem with getting something right the first time is that everybody else will think that it was easy.
 

Fifth 5 of The Top-25 Workplace Problems

21. If anything can’t go wrong in the workplace, it will.

22. Accomplish the impossible and the impossible will always be expected of you.

23. When you eventually find the perfect job that you want, it won’t want you.

24. Given a bad start in a new job, you can rest assured that trouble will increase at an alarming rate.

25. Given a choice between two evils, you will wind up with both of them.
 

More Workplace/Office Problems


26. Work Life is like riding an elevator. Sometimes someone pushes your button; sometimes no one does. Upon entering you get shafted; then you have your ups and downs. And what is annoying is encountering all those stupid jerks along the way.

27. No matter how much you do, you will never do enough.

28. What you don't do is always more important than what you do.

29 You can't outtalk a boss who knows what he is talking about.

30 If a way to mess up a workplace project is pointed out to a committee,it will be accepted as the best solution to the problem.

31. If any employee works to his or her potential, he or she will have a nervous breakdown.

32. It takes less work to hire a person than to fire him or here.

33. The most useless computer tasks are the most fun to do.

34. If it makes absolutely no sense to you, the organization will choose it as the best solution.

35. Ideas generated by workplace teams are accepted and endure in inverse proportion to their validity and usefulness.

36. In many workplaces improvement means that things are getting worse at a slower rate than they used to.

37. Corporate integrity and innovation will be inversely proportional to how much the corporation brags about it in their advertisements.

 

Workplace Problem Principles

  1. It's easy to see the bright side of other people's office problems.
  2. No workplace problem is so large that it can't be fit into someone else's realm.
  3. You can't recover from a workplace problem that you don't have.
  4. A good scapegoat can be more fun and as effective as a good solution.
  5. Experience is what allows you to make new office mistakes and create new office problems instead of old ones.
  6. Nothing is ever as simple as it first seems.
  7. It's always easy to see both sides of an issue in which we have no interest.
  8. Office problems always take longer to solve than you first anticipate - even if you take this into account initially.
  9. The best way to solve a workplace problem is to find someone to solve it for you. Then take the credit.
  10. The less you do, the fewer workplace problems you will cause.

Top-10 Computer Workplace Problems

  1. There is no such thing as user-friendly.
  2. The chance of a computer crash is directly proportional to the importance of the document you are working on.
  3. The one file that you don't scan for viruses will be the one with the whooper of a virus.
  4. Your new hardware won't run your old sofware.
  5. The most promising result from a search engine search on Google will lead to a dead link.
  6. No matter what you search for, at least one porn site will match your criteria.
  7. Spelling and gramatical errors are not noticed until after the "Send" button in Outlook Express had been hit.
  8. Natural stupidity can override any artificial intelligence.
  9. All computers wait at approximately the same speed.
  10. The better the customer service, the faster you get to talk to someone who doesn't know what he is talking about.

 

How to Handle Mistakes in a Fun Way

If you make a mistake that causes a workplace problem, consider these suggested steps:

  • Announce to everyone, "I always learn from my mistakes. I can make the same mistake with greater ease the second time around."

 

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