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Metatalktail Hour: First Job

Good Saturday evening, Metafilter! (Take 2, since I apparently can't keep track of my own doubles.) This week, I want to hear about your first job! And also your weirdest job. And of course what exciting plans you have for June!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 2, 2018 - 150 comments

AskMefi post on Leaning Out?

I'm having trouble finding a post on the Green about jobs that are good for a mid-career professional who doesn't want to do a lot of self-promotion or leadership. I'm pretty sure it wasn't posted within the past year, and I don't recall it being one of the librarianship-specific posts on introvert-friendly careers. Is this ringing bells for anyone else?
posted by blerghamot on Feb 15, 2016 - 3 comments

Show Us Your Desk, 2015 Edition

It has been awhile. Show us your workspace!
posted by all about eevee on Jul 17, 2015 - 148 comments

My Name Is [X] and I Endorse This Message

I wonder if you folks would consider adding (perhaps the option to allow) comments in posts to MeFi Jobs Members Available posts. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Apr 14, 2014 - 30 comments

Who is the most productive Mefite?

Do you like games? Do you like being productive? Would you like to see if you are more productive than other mefites? You might want to play the productivity game! [more inside]
posted by Brent Parker on Nov 17, 2013 - 23 comments

Also, if someone knows an RSS reader with which to read the answers...

Did my AskMe query about advantageous reading in one's line of work set the record high ratio of question favorites to number of answers? More importantly, can anyone add to it? [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Mar 18, 2013 - 1 comment

Show Us Your Desks

In honor of this FPP and cause it's been a while, I propose a 2013 round of "Show Us Where You Work!" Cause sharing is caring.
posted by The Whelk on Jan 30, 2013 - 289 comments

Gotta say it was a good day?

Do the mods ever get to say "Gotta say it was a good day?" [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Nov 8, 2011 - 108 comments

Your mom goes to college.

Is helping with homework allowed on askme? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Oct 26, 2011 - 89 comments

They can drive you crazy, if you let them

Feel-good stories sure make people mad. [more inside]
posted by Ideefixe on Oct 24, 2011 - 104 comments

In which MeFi Mag works on their issues

MeFi Mag is back again with a new issue on jobs and work! The print copies are available here, and the pdf is available for free here! [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Jul 10, 2011 - 97 comments

It's Jobby-Jobby-Jobby-Jobby-Jobby-Jobby-Jobbytime!

Pony of Indeterminate Size: I'm not sure if we've discussed this before, but would it be okay to add a "Jobs Wanted" side to the Jobs area? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Aug 26, 2010 - 39 comments

Only little people pay taxes

This Ask Metafilter post was asked anonymously, so it's got the Mods' Seal of Approval. Are other how-to questions about tax evasion cool, then?
posted by Mayor Curley on Jul 30, 2010 - 183 comments

Really, it's NSFW? I had no idea...

If the details of a question are NSFW, shouldn't the question itself be SFW? [more inside]
posted by hiteleven on Feb 9, 2010 - 239 comments

I feel like Curly Joe Besser- Why so sensitive??

"I'm a delicate snowflake" filter/callout: [more inside]
posted by gjc on Sep 19, 2009 - 163 comments

Kid in traction

Look, I'm really embarrassed that I am posting this to meta, where it doesn't belong, and I have tried the direct to the mod approach, but it hasn't worked. So I have a bit of a personal emergency, I'm coping, but I need some galant person to post this to Ask for me? Any takers? I'm really not trying to break the rules, I rarely post to Ask, but I need some help, and I carelessly have asked a question in the last week. . Question below. [more inside]
posted by bystander on Jun 13, 2009 - 4 comments

Geniuses vs. Grinds

I'm looking for an old Ask thread about the different ways people do well in school. It talked about the disdain people who glide through have for the people who study hard, and that the former consider effort a sign of not being smart enough to excel without trying. [more inside]
posted by daisyace on May 14, 2009 - 29 comments

Five years of Ask.MeFi book suggestions from Human Relations and Work & Money

Ask.Metafilter is over 5 years old now, with volumes of suggestions and helpful ideas. philosophistry sorted through the years of posts categorized as Human Relations and Work & Money, and created ranked listings of the books people recommended the most often: Human Relations, Work & Money. Note that each little thumbs-up icon is a link back to the post which referred to the book in question. Posted originally in Mefi by filthy light thief, but deleted. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 16, 2009 - 34 comments

Is the jewish capenter your superior...ooh bad example.

Are they your superior, or are they superior to you, or neither? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jan 28, 2009 - 158 comments

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world”

The post from a couple of days ago is great, but really made me wonder where the MeFites make their magic. [more inside]
posted by absalom on Jan 15, 2008 - 208 comments

DTMFJAGYOFBFW

What the hell do you people do for work that you can sit on the internet all day like this? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Dec 14, 2007 - 195 comments

You are The Man.

This AskMe post has made me lose my faith in humanity, and I desperately need to spew bile about that. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Dec 11, 2007 - 453 comments

Will Work For Work

I'm looking for a post--either on the front page or in Ask MetaFilter--about a website that offered work-for-trade, or work-for-services, or some such. I remember the site could be used, for example, by a bricklayer and a painter, where the painter needed a new patio and the bricklayer needed his house painted--sort of an eBay for trade skills. I can't remember if it was an FPP, or a link posted as part of a comment, or an answer to an AskMetaFilter question. Anyone?
posted by fandango_matt on Aug 3, 2007 - 6 comments

Do you guys have JOBS?!

this isn't going real well ... no, sir, not at all
posted by pyramid termite on Sep 21, 2006 - 92 comments

AskMe question being dragged into chatfilter

Who has ever, or intends to ever, or never will, view pornography, at work?
This Ask Metafilter is devolving into this question rather than how the situation should be handled.
posted by tellurian on Jul 6, 2006 - 200 comments

Articles on (not) blogging at work

Couldn't find any references to this, so here goes: Jessa Werner (another blogger fired, and discussed) is mentioned in the second half of this Thursday's Times piece on (not) blogging at work.
posted by grobstein on May 27, 2006 - 1 comment

The metafilter.org backdoor has been closed

Once upon a time not so long ago, I could type in the FQDN http://www.metafilter.org and actually resolve that address and browse Metafilter threads from my office. Now, when I try to use that address, it automatically reverts to http://www.metafilter.com and that address is blocked by my company's "Smartfilter" as "chat/forums". I can't read threads at work anymore and I'm pretty sad about that.
posted by PuppyCat on Feb 6, 2006 - 9 comments

AskMe inspired job

Thank you thank you, AskMe! [more specific thanks inside]
posted by littlegreenlights on Aug 12, 2004 - 17 comments

Is it unethical to use Ask Metafilter to answer your employer's questions?

Without getting specific, does it not seem unethical to use Ask Metafilter to answer your employer's questions?
Is this acceptable, or what is the limit? (or maybe we need to implement some sort of "I'll answer for a percentage"
scheme - since you are getting paid to know the answer)
posted by milovoo on Mar 24, 2004 - 22 comments

When to Post

How important, with MeFi or Meta posts and comments, are extraneous factors like time, caffeine, midwork intervals or alcohol? Is there really a before and after coffee; a morning and late night inflection; according to how long you've been up and what you've ingested to get through the day? I think there is. Is the time-stamp your best counsellor and friend? Specially considering the wildly disparate time-zones? No names mentioned; just saying. In my humble opinion, the hour (and the perceived condition or, more generally, circumstances) says as much as the name. If not more.
posted by MiguelCardoso on Dec 25, 2003 - 41 comments

How to turn off broswer colors

How to turn off broswer colors (for those wanting to modify MefI to be more work friendly, a thread that pops up here occasionally). More inside...
posted by internook on Sep 6, 2002 - 7 comments

blogs talking about interesting jobs?

Does anyone know of sites/blog sections that let people talk about interesting jobs? My question springs from the IT Workers Get Back to Basics thread, particularly the guy who turned to music, the guy who wants to move to France and learn to make wine and the archeologist's assistant. I tried a couple of google searches, but didnt come up with anything that really yielded anything interesting.

I grew up in small towns and wasn't terribly outgoing, so I never got to talk to a wide range of adults about what they did and how they got to doing it in the first place. To me, it's one of the most interesting conversations you can have.
posted by Irontom on Aug 13, 2002 - 16 comments

Bring your daughter to MeFi day

"A few daughters are in the office today. I'm going to show them stuff like Blogger, CNet, Loobylu and Habbo Hotel. What would you show them?" 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. (The community has spoken. No comment here.)

posted by sheauga on Apr 25, 2002 - 12 comments

Any concrete suggestions on how we can assist MeFi readers who need work?

"Here's a thought: if someone tells you they're unemployed and desperately broke, help them out." Any concrete suggestions on how we can assist MeFi readers who need work?
posted by sheauga on Mar 24, 2002 - 31 comments

Blogging, working, and not working anymore

Webpig of IG got fired because he ran IG. Now Heather Hamilton of dooce.com gets fired because she posted not so nice things about her job and co-workers (though kept all names out of the picture). Is it wrong that people be fired because another employee sends an anonymous email to the boss about these things?
posted by thebwit on Feb 27, 2002 - 50 comments

I've been SmartFiltered out of MeFi at work

I've been SmartFiltered out of MeFi at work. I swear I only looked when I was doing a build. Mostly.

I tried using Ben Brown's MeFi/RSS demo but it's got no links. Bad enough I can't see the discussions, but no links! (It's kind of like wanting a cigarette and having to make do witha picture of one.)

Where do I want to go today? Without MeFi, I haven't got a clue.

Is there a solution, or am I doomed to be more productive at work?

posted by idiolect on Dec 3, 2001 - 18 comments

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