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The Horror! The Horror!

source: I Hate The Office


Luxuriating as the reader is in the lap of mid-Summer Holiday leisure, one has perspective on the rigors of  workaday life… and might then be especially appreciative of this tool that one can use on return to the trenches: The Meeting Ticker

One simply enters the number of folks attending the session one’s in, an estimate of their average hourly salaries, the start time– then hits “start.”  Meeting Ticker provides a running estimate of what is almost always the most expensive component of a meeting’s cost– the cost of the personnel attending.

As we reach for that third cup of coffee, we might console ourselves that it was on this date in 1946 that French designer Louis Reard (an automotive engineer who was also running his mother’s lingerie boutique in Paris) unveiled his daring new two-piece-design swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in the City of Lights.  Reard called his new fashion the “bikini,” inspired by the (then much publicized and discussed) U.S. atomic tests that had taken place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.

Reard and his creation

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July 5, 2009 at 12:01 am

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