The Quick 10: The 10 Biggest Job Irritations

I have a feeling some of this might hit home with, I dunno, one or two of you. This was part of a survey conducted on behalf of an online learning company named SkillSoft. Share your biggest work irritants in the comments.

The 10 Biggest Job Irritations

1. Seeing others not pulling their weight.
2. Managers changing their minds about what they want doing.
3. Lack of support from managers.
4. Pressure from managers.
5. Feeling put-upon by managers.
6. Interruptions by colleagues.
7. Interruptions by managers.
8. Managers who bully.
9. Lack of support from colleagues.
10. Co-workers who bully.

A Very Brief History of Chamber Pots

Some of the oldest chamber pots found by archeologists have been discovered in ancient Greece, but portable toilets have come a long way since then. Whether referred to as "the Jordan" (possibly a reference to the river), "Oliver's Skull" (maybe a nod to Oliver Cromwell's perambulating cranium), or "the Looking Glass" (because doctors would examine urine for diagnosis), they were an essential fact of life in houses and on the road for centuries. In this video from the Wellcome Collection, Visitor Experience Assistant Rob Bidder discusses two 19th century chamber pots in the museum while offering a brief survey of the use of chamber pots in Britain (including why they were particularly useful in wartime).

A Tour of the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room

The Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine documents the evolution of our medical knowledge. Its books and artifacts are as bizarre as they are fascinating. Read more here.


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