If you work at an office, you obviously understand the multiple struggles of having to deal with shit things that happen between 9am and 5pm. It ain't easy, let me tell ya. Many times we feel like going ape shit on our coworkers because they're just plain ridiculous. So it got me thinking - why not write an Office Bible that everyone can to abide by. Print this baby out and stick it on a wall in your office where everyone can see it. Take a quick pic with your phone of the "10 Commandments of Working At An Office" and hashtag it #MTLblogmademedoit. The best photo will get a repost on our Insta account @mtlblog. Have fun with it! This will for sure make your day go faster, so you're welcome.
1. Though shalt not fart next to thy coworkers
Kindly move to an isolated area.
2. Though shalt not microwave stinky food
Absolutely NO fish, NO weird ethnic spices...
3. Though shalt not talk on the phone too loud
Respect thy neighbor unless your conversation is really fascinating.
4. Though shalt not steal thy coworker's lunch
You're a bad person if you do that.
5. Though shalt put thy dirty cups and/or plates in the dishwasher
Do NOT just leave them in the sink.
6. Though shalt avoid going for #2
Unless it's an emergency, then PLEASE make sure your aim is on point.
7. Though shalt not speak before 10am
Unless you brought coffee for everyone. Otherwise - honour the sacred silence.
8. Though shalt not annoy people around
"So, how was your weekend?" - No. "Did you watch the VMAs?" - No. "I brought you coffee" - Yes. Also, quoting the movie "Office Space" doesn't make you relevant or funny.
9. Though shalt not come in to work in case of illness
Nobody wants you sneezing, coughing and dispersing your saliva on office equipment and/or coworkers.
10. Remember personal hygiene
Don't forget to shower before work if you smell like shit.
The number of Montrealers giving up some aspects of "work from home" culture and returning to their workplace at least part of the time has more than doubled since June, according to a new survey by the Montreal Board of Trade in collaboration with Léger.
Montreal Board of Trade President and CEO Michel Leblanc said in a statement that the number of people going back to the office, either full-time or part-time, has climbed from 28% in June, to 47% in August, to 61% in the current survey – which was conducted from October 26 to November 5 of this year.
The results show "once again that the return of workers to the office is underway," Leblanc said. The most recent figures, which include 29% going back full time and 32% a few days a week, are "a very promising advance for the revitalization of downtown Montreal," he said.
The Board of Trade says its main goal with the survey was to discover how managers and employees felt about returning to a shared workspace. The survey focused on managers' and workers' feelings around issues like mental health, the use of the vaccine passport, and going back to working and doing business face-to-face.
The results show that 71% of workers are comfortable with the idea of returning to work in person. And for 62% of those who came back to the grind of regular office life, the possibility of working flexible hours was a big incentive.
At the same time, a majority of respondents – 76%, down from 78% in August and 84% in June – still like working from home.
The impacts of working from home were nonetheless notable, with 40% of people reporting a loss of team spirit and about 29% having trouble maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
“In the past 12 months, the search volume for ‘best brunch in Montreal’ has gone up by a huge 1,588%, showing that Montrealers are big fans of two meals combined,” it continues.
“11.97% of restaurants in this city serve brunch, and they have an average rating of 4.19. Of all the reviews, 53.32% are excellent, compared to the 3.31% that are terrible. We’re suddenly really in the mood for some Canadian bacon.”
“Not only would the late timings be kinder on a delicate stomach, but the meal was also supposed to be a chance to share stories of Saturday night’s ragers – or whatever the 1800s equivalent was – with friends. From this, the modern tradition of brunch was born. Thanks, Guy,” money.co.uk says.
And with demand increasing by 1,730% over the past year, Montreal’s desire for bottomless brunch has seen the greatest increase of anywhere in the world.
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Right now, you could book a work desk at Burgundy Lion in Little Burgundy, 212 Montreal in Old Montreal, Knox Taverne in Pointe-Saint-Charles, and Riverside, which is in Saint-Henri, along the canal.
You can even bring your dog to work with you at Riverside and 212.
It costs $9.99 to reserve a Workden space for eight hours, which includes a work desk, unlimited gourmet coffee, tea, and water, professional-grade Wi-Fi and access to community events — as well as a Community Manager who will greet you at the door when you arrive for your session.
Five-day passes, monthly passes and group passes are also available.
More Workden locations are expected soon in the Plateau Mont-Royal, the West Island, Brossard, the Mile End and downtown. The collective is also accepting suggestions for workspace locations via email.