Continuing with my tour de higher education, I will be at Indiana University-Kokomo, doing How to Get Fired! Oh, and the Indiana University-Kokomo mascot is the Cougars, which is super-awesome given that one of their biggest majors is nursing, it’s 70% female, and the average student is over 25.  I simply cannot think of a place…

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Welcome back, students! I will be starting the summer semester at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri today, April 6th. Culver-Stockton is the smallest college I have ever heard of, with an entire school population just under 600 people. I’d imagine that rush must be pretty easy for the Greeks on campus- “Hey, guess what! You’re…

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Customer Service: That’s Some Fine Print Work, Lou.

When you think of fine print, you might think of your local car dealership ads in the newspaper (you know, that roll of gray paper that used to show up on your doorstep every morning when you were a kid. It had the funnies in it…you now use it to pack things when you move.…

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Spying – It’s Not Wrong If They Never Find Out

As we all know, the moment you step inside your place of employment, you are subject to the whims of your employer. For the most part, your employer has created ‘best practices’ to help you move through the morass of your workday as fluidly as you can. For the most part. But there is something…

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Good News, Everyone!

How to Get Fired! goes on sale today. That’s right, today! As the world awakens, my influence will be spread into the collective consciousness, freeing up the time and minds of thousands, nay millions of potential employees! Productivity will plummet! Purchases of Xbox Live accounts will soar! Let the Pink Slip Revolution begin! (Bwa-ha-haaa!) But…

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Just When You Think That the World Maybe Makes Sense…

Here’s some information to ponder: ten years after graduating from college, philosophy majors earn more than business administration or nursing majors. Don’t believe me? Check out this link: http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/career-articles-college_grads_which_ones_earn_the_most-1103 Now, if you’ll pardon me, I have to go. My brain is about to explode.

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Warm and Fuzzy Moment: Rupert Murdoch

We all know him: the CEO of News Corp. Billionaire. Australian. World-class curmudgeon. But do we really know him? I mean- know him, know him? Turns out, nobody does. Here’s a quote about him from someone who knew him (before Murdoch had the man deported): “He travels alone, but then he is a loner. The…

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How to Get Fired! comes to Colorado!

I will be presenting How to Get Fired! at Johnson-Wales University in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, March 23rd. As one of my old comic friends Lamont Ferguson said, “I love Denver. The weather is always surprising. Snowing on one house, a rainbow on the next – it’s magic.” Also, as Denver is the Mile-High City,…

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Going to be on CNBC.com!

Hey all, Just a quick note – I just found out today that How to Get Fired! is going to be featured on the home page of CNBC.com either tomorrow or Saturday.  I had an excellent interview this afternoon with Cindy Perman, and she has assured me that I am, in fact, not lying about…

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Becoming a Tyrant: The Organizational Chart

Structure is very important, isn’t it? You don’t have to be Frank Owen Gehry to understand that. (I bet you thought I was going to say Frank Lloyd Wright, didn’t you? You’d think the entire world was built by Frank Lloyd Wright, the way he monopolizes history texts and coffee table books. Well, look around,…

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And now, for a moment of shameless self-promotion…

Ladies and Gentlemen, How to Get Fired! goes on sale in two weeks! Pre-order your copy on Amazon.com. Tell your friends and family. Tell you boss and coworkers. Tell the nurse and the patient in the clinic waiting area. Make it viral! (The book. Not whatever that person in the waiting area has.)

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March 9 – St. Louis!

Greetings!  Delivering the Uncrapify Your Life! presentation to a division of Peabody Energy today.  They’re the largest coal company in the world, based in St. Louis of all places.  I’m looking forward to asking questions about clean coal, alternative fuels, and various other things that will make my car and house more efficient.  Is clean…

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The tyranny of beets

Welcome back! By the way, I will be taking the Uncrapify Your Life! message to A’Viands Foodservice in Minneapolis on Friday, March 12th. I am gunning for a free meal out of it.  More importantly, though, I’ll have the opportunity to ask them what, in their professional experience, everyone else’s favorite and least favorite foods are. I…

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Dutchmen, here I come…

Guess what? No, no, let me just tell you – I will be performing at Union College in Schenectady, NY on Wednesday, March 10th. I love the name of that town – or, more accurately, am amused by it.  Just say it to yourself (if you can) – Schenectady. Doesn’t it sound vaguely indecent, or…

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The Gentle Art of Conducting a Bad Meeting

Hello again. Today I’d like to share with you the four cardinal rules for conducting a bad meeting. This is an art form, ladies and gentlmen, one I do not bring to you lightly. If used correctly, these techniques can wither and ultimately dissolve any remaining work ethic and team identity your subordinates possess. With…

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The 5:1 rule

Interesting tidbit for your enjoyment: In his book Why Marriages Succeed and Why Marriages Fail, John Gottman analyzed the ratio of positive and negative interaction with hundreds of couples, and determined the healthiest relationships had a 5:1 ratio. That’s five positive comments to every negative one. Let’s demonstrate this for those of you who are…

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WMBD 31 Peoria!

Hi All, Just wanted to let you know that I will be promoting my latest book and college lecture How to get Fired!: The New Employees Guide to Perpetual Unemployment on WMBD 31- Peoria on February 24th. It’s a two-and-a-half minute interview, but I neglected to ask which two-and-a-half minutes out of the one thousand…

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Jeff on ‘Dresser After Dark’ Tonight

Jeff will be interviewed tonight at 6:00 pm CST on the nationally syndicated Dresser After Dark radio show where he will be discussing his new book, “How to Get Fired!”.  You can listen live to Jeff’s interview by either going to DresserAfterDark.com or BlogTalkRadio.com/DresserAfterDark.  Hope you have a chance to listen and enjoy!

A very special Christmas gift to myself

In this season of giving, it’s important not to overlook giving something special to oneself.  That’s why I got myself a very special, and very expensive, present this holiday season.  A new plasma TV?  No, my good friends, even more expensive than that. I got myself a double hernia surgery this Christmas.  Why?  Because I’m…

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