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Study Finds Working at Work Improves Productivity

My friends, remember as you read this that it is from The Onion and it is SATIRE.

Study Finds Working At Work Improves Productivity

WASHINGTON, DC—According to a groundbreaking new study by the Department of Labor, working—the physical act of engaging in a productive job-related activity—may greatly increase the amount of work accomplished during the workday, especially when compared with the more common practices of wasting time and not working.

“Our findings are astounding: By simply sitting down and doing work, employees can dramatically increase their output of goods and services,” said Deputy Undersecretary of Labor Charlotte Ponticelli, who authored the report. “In fact, ‘working’ may revolutionize the way people work.”

Perhaps even more shocking, the study reveals that not working significantly decreases worker productivity, sometimes even resulting in no work getting done at all. Similar findings were reported in the areas of avoiding work, putting off work, complaining about work instead of actually working, pretending to work, and ****ing around.

You can read the entire article HERE.

November 11, 2007 Posted by | Bureaucracy, Community, Financial Issues, Humor, Social Issues | , , , | 7 Comments

St Anthony, St Anthony, Please look around

I am in a muddle. I have put something in “a safe place” which at the time it seemed a very logical, very clever place, and now I can’t find it.

There is an old verse that keeps running through my head.

St. Anthony, St Anthony, please look around,
Something is lost and must be found.


So this morning, I looked up who St. Anthony was, after all, I need his help. St. Anthony was a contemporary of St. Francis of Assisi, and was sometimes called the “hammer of heritics.” He is reputed to be the patron saint of lost things because a valuable book went missing and he prayed for it’s return. As he was praying, the person who had the book saw an apparition of St. Anthony, and quickly returned the missing book, or so the legend goes.

I found this on a Catholic Education Page by Fr. William Saunders where you can find more information on St. Anthony.

November 11, 2007 Posted by | Family Issues, Humor, Spiritual | 12 Comments