Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Request For A Day Off

An employee comes into her manager's office to take a day off from work. The manager replies, "So you want a day off. Let's take a look at what you are asking for.
There are 365 days per year available for work.
There are 52 weeks per year in which you already have 2 days off per week, leaving 261 days available for work.
Since you spend 16 hours each day away from work, you have used up 170 days, leaving only 91 days available.
You spend 30 minutes each day on coffee break, which counts for 23 days each year, leaving only 68 days available.
With a 1-hour lunch each day, you used up another 46 days, leaving only 22 days available for work.
You normally spend 2 days per year on sick leave.
This leaves you only 20 days per year available for work.
We are off 5 holidays per year, so your available working time is down to 15 days.
We generously give 14 days vacation per year which leaves only 1 day available for work and I'll be darned if you are going to take that day off!"
Thanks to ManageTrainLearn

Panadol / Paracetamol

My husband was working in a hospital as an IT engineer, as the hospital is planning to set up a database of its patients and he knows some of   the doctors quite well. The doctors used to tell him that whenever they  have a headache, they are not willing to take PANADOL / PARACETAMOL.    
In fact, they will turn Herbal Medicine or find other alternatives. This is because Panadol is toxic to the body, and it harms the liver. According to the doctor, Panadol will remain in the body for at least 5 years.

And according to the doctor, there was an air-hostess who consumed lots of Panadol as she needed to stand all the time and work under lots of pressure. She's now in her early 30's, and she is undergoing kidney cleaning (DIALYSIS) every month.                             

Whenever we have a headache, that's because it is due to the electron / Ion imbalance in the brain. Some  alternative solution to cope with this matter is "Drink lots of water".
Another method will be to submerge your feet in a basin of warm water so that it brings the blood pressure down from your throbbing head.       
As Panadol is a pain killer, the more Panadol you take, the lesser would  be your threshold for pain (your endurance level for pain).  We all will 
fall ill as we age.    
Imagine that we had spent our entire life popping quite a substantial amount of Panadol (Pain Killer), when you need to have a surgery or    
operation, you will need a much more amount of general anesthesia.            
If you have a very high intake of Panadol  throughout your life  (Migraine, Menstrual cramps ) it is very likely that  normal general anesthetics will have no effects on you  as your body is pumped / full with Panadol and your body is so used  to pain killer  that you would need a much stronger pain killer, Morphine???                          
The thought is scary enough to turn me to Herbal Medicine or other healthier alternative. Value your health, value your life, THINK TWICE      
before you easily pop that familiar pill into your mouth again.       

Please don't take PANADOL always.

Monday, May 3, 2010

CEOs of the F500

In Europe only nine of the top 500 companies are led by a female CEO (1.8%). In Australia only four (2%) of ASX200 companies are led by a woman. In the US, 13 (2.6%) of the Fortune 500 companies have a female CEO.
In Blink, Malcolm Gladwell mentions the over-representation of white tall males in CEO roles. In the general American population only 3.9% of adult men are six feet two or taller, but among CEOs of the F500 companies almost 33% are six feet two or taller.
Thanks to Andrew O'Keeffe / Hardwired Humans 

What Is Democracy

"Democracy is a form of government that substitutes 'election by the incompetent-many' for 'appointment by the corrupt-few'."
~~~ George Bernard Shaw

"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve."
~~~ George Bernard Shaw
"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind."
~~~ George Orwell