Dissension Down On The Cubicle Farm

Written by John J. Alquist

Dissension Down On The Cubicle Farm

By John J. Alquist

How content and satisfied are American employees? Not very!

According to Corinne Maier, a psychotherapist and author of “Bonjour Laziness,” corporate cubicle inhabitants are anything but tranquil and joyous. These natives are truly restless.

This French writer quotes a Gallup study of employed American professionals showing that:

1. Some 17% claim to be "actively disengaged" in their jobs, close possibly to acts of sabatoge, some rather subtle.

2. And 54% claim to be "not engaged" in their jobs.

3. The remaining 29% are "crazy about" their jobs.

These arerepparttar attitude findings of "professional" employees. How much worse would these findings be if employees of ALL kinds had been interviewed by Gallup? And what leads to such overwhelmingly negative attitudes with only 29% job satisfaction, anyway?

Maier explains:

1. "Reverse Verbal Signals" and "The Idiocy Of Lies." Example: a company remarks that it "values jobs" but then has massive layoffs.

2. Add managerial jargon, gibberish, power struggles, excess emphasis on diplomas and degrees, and employers demanding a lot from employees--but promising and delivering next to nothing in return.

3. Also add blathering aboutrepparttar 150975 "corporate culture," an "oxymoron which isrepparttar 150976 crystalization ofrepparttar 150977 stupidity of a group of people at a given moment," says Maier.

Monitor Your Visibility in Google and Yahoo with these DIY SEO Tools

Written by Tinu AbayomiPaul

Copyright 2005 Tinu AbayomiPaul

This isrepparttar second part of an article series in which you’ll find many tools that you can use to monitor your site’s search engine position and see how your do-it-yourself search engine optimization efforts are coming along.

The following tools are for monitoring your search results inrepparttar 150974 three major search engines. It isn’t an all-inclusive list, but rather a highlight of some ofrepparttar 150975 tools you can use. (I’ll point you to one ofrepparttar 150976 master lists when we get into more general tools in part three.)

Using Your Google Site Information Page

I’ve covered this in an earlier article, but just in case you missed it, we’ll go over it again briefly here. (If you need more help following along, you can listen to one of my recent podcasts for a convenient audio walkthrough.)

Open up your browser and go to Google’s home page. Type in info:yoursitenameandsuffix. So if your site was ExactSeek.com you’d type info:exactseek.com. You can also use site:yoursitenameandsuffix to find out which pages have been indexed by Google’s search engine spider.

This search will tell you pages that Google considers similar to yours. It will also show sites that it considered linked to you, and show sites that carry your full url, hyperlinked or not. It’s not 100% accurate as far as telling you allrepparttar 150977 sites that are linked back to yours, but what you can learn from this is which backlinks matter.

From here you can also seerepparttar 150978 last day Google spidered your home page.

To see this in action, click onrepparttar 150979 first group of information links, “Show Google's cache of yoursitename.com” If you look next torepparttar 150980 word “cached” onerepparttar 150981 first line,repparttar 150982 date is expressed also.

Sometimes it seems thatrepparttar 150983 cached time for yoursitename.com and www.yoursitename.com are different, so be sure and check both.

Finding Information About Your Site In Yahoo http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/ysearch/tips/tips-08.html

This document will tell you how to find out what sites are linking to you, give yourepparttar 150984 results for how many pages of your site are in Yahoo, and more. Once you get torepparttar 150985 results page, you’ll be able to view your cached pages, etc.

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