officemasteruae
5+ Views

Characteristics of Environment-Friendly Office Products and Supplies – Office Furniture Dubai

Characteristics of Environment-Friendly Office Products and Supplies – Office Furniture Dubai
In today's inflating economy, everybody wants to find ways to cut costs and earn more revenue. But more importantly, we want to be able to do this while not hammering the environment, or even to ourselves, all the disadvantages. Let's find out how we can carry on achieving our goals while not harassing the natural world by learning the characteristics and taking advantage, of environment-friendly office products and supplies.
Recycled Content
One of the basic characteristics of a green office supply is its recycled content. There are a lot of office products that can be produced with recycled materials, making them less dependent on fresh content, which the mother Earth is already dying about producing. For instance, in order to produce copy papers and envelopes, large quantities of wood pulp are extracted, processed, and used. By recycling dated books, used papers, and other products items created with the use of wood pulp, new supplies can be generated with less required from nature.
Refillable
Office products that are refillable also support green living. For instance, printer ink cartridges and whiteboard markers can be refilled with ink. Since there is no need for another ink cartridge to make the printer useful or another marker, it reduces the production of materials required to create such products. Furthermore, refillable products allow you to save money since you will only have to allocate a budget for the refill, not for another container.
Remanufactured
Remanufactured office furniture pieces are hand-me-down items that are disassembled into pieces and then the parts are inspected, cleaned, repaired, refinished, replaced, and reassembled. Products of this kind match the condition of the brand-new items, but only they are a bit cheaper when returned to the market. Processing of remanufactured products won't require as many new materials, making it another venue to support environmental conservation.
Biodegradable
From the term itself, these are products made of materials that will decompose relatively fast. Bacteria mainly participate in this natural biological process. While others thought that biodegradable products can possibly harm the environment, it is only when decomposition takes a slower pace with the absence of moisture and air, which releases a greenhouse gas called methane. The fabric used in office chairs, wood in tables, and papers are a few examples of biodegradable materials.
Energy Efficient
As the world moves forward, more and more energy-efficient products are coming into the market replacing the energy suckers. In fact, this feature has been a key selling point for every equipment manufacturer.
Non-toxic
Exciting products make modern life today. However, don't forget to check on how one product you use is composed every so often, because you may never know you already are inhaling cancer-causing agents when you lay on your couch, or every time you smell that ink from the marker when you scribble onto a whiteboard. Opting for guaranteed non-toxic products helps protect your health from continuous harmful assaults beyond what your senses can become aware of.
Renewable Energy Powered
With more and more solar kits penetrating the market, the next thing to looking for are those office products that can be operated using the energy coming from a solar apparatus. Typically, home and office lighting can be powered by solar energy. Thus, it's a solution for reducing part of the bill. And with a renewable energy-powered workplace, projects are carried out cheaper, which means more production and revenue.

OfficeMaster Al Quoz Branch
Comment
Suggested
Recent
Cards you may also be interested in
Lazy Day Hammock Chair - DIY
There is nothing like sitting around on a lazy day doing nothing--in a cozy hammock chair! I love this idea from A Beautiful Mess which shows how to make this thing in one lazy afternoon. Supplies Needed: -1 1/4" x 3' oak dowel (oak is a hard wood and considered safer than poplar for supporting weight. Also, I had mine cut to 3') -3/8" x 16' braided polypropylene (get this by the foot) -2 yards of plain canvas -80mm stainless steel spring snap link (holds up to 220 lbs) -3/16" stainless steel quick link (holds up to 660 lbs) -black fabric paint (my acrylic paint is fabric friendly) -paint brush Tools: -drill and 3/8" drill bit -sewing machine -iron and ironing board -shears -ruler -lighter Step One: Fold your two yards of canvas in half and lay flat with the fold on the left as shown. Measure in about 7" from the top right edge and mark. I cut mine about 12" in, and it was a bit too much, so I'm suggesting 7". Using a yard stick or ruler, draw a line from that top mark to the bottom right corner, and cut through both pieces. Open your canvas. Step Two: Fold your top edge down 1/2" and iron flat. Then fold it in again 1/2" and iron flat. Pin and stitch the bottom of the fold as shown above. Repeat with the long bottom edge. Step Three: Flip your canvas 90 degrees to the left so that the longest edge is on the right. You're going to create pockets for the rope to slide through on each side. Fold each corner in about 1 1/2" and iron flat. Then fold the unhemmed top edge in 1/2" and iron flat. Step Four: Fold again 1 1/2" and iron flat. Step Five: Stitch two lines along the bottom folded edge as shown. Reinforce your beginning and ending with back stitches. Repeat with other side. Step Six: Make a mark 2" and 4" in from both ends of your dowel, and drill through. Sand your rough edges and stain if you'd like. I chose to leave mine natural. Step Seven: Place your canvas on a large sheet of cardboard, and paint your design on one side. Let it dry, and then paint a design on the other side (optional). If you're using printed fabric, be sure it's upholstery weight or outdoor fabric to ensure its strength. Step Eight: Tie a knot at one end of your 16' rope so that there is about 3" of a tail. Melt the end so it won't fray. Thread it down through the outer hole of your oak dowel and up from the widest corner of one side of your canvas seat to the narrow corner of the top. Then tie a knot about 3' from your first knot, and thread it up into the oak dowel. Continue to thread it down into the hole 4" from the other edge, and measure 3' from the loose end, and tie a loose knot. Thread it down through the other canvas pocket and back up through the last hole before tying a knot with a 3" tail. If your two sides aren't even, adjust your knots before pulling them tight. Step Nine: Find the center of the rope above your dowel, and tie a knot with about 8"-10" of room above it. Attach your spring link, and then your quick link, and finally hang it on a hook screwed safely into a ceiling beam or large tree branch. Be sure to adjust all of your knots to make sure the seat sits evenly. Test it out by hanging on it before sitting in it to make sure everything is secure. For more lazy 'round the house ideas to do now and during the Fall season, click here!
5 Easy Ways To De-Clutter Your Space
Things. Things. Things. They hide in boxes. They cover our tables. We buy them every day. More. More. More. Sometimes we get overwhelmed by the amount of things in our lives. And when the clutter piles high and anxiety mounts it's definitely time to make a change. Here are 5 easy ways to de-clutter your life. 1. Assess the situation: Do you have a lot of stuff, or are you just holding on to a few things? The first step to figuring out what you need to do with your clutter is looking at how much you have. Check the surfaces of your tables, counter tops and shelves. If you notice more than 10 things you can do without, it's time to de-clutter. 2. Remove All Trash: The easiest way to de-clutter is to get rid of all the garbage in your room / house. Garbage is clutter. It can build up. Go around and pick up everything that's ready to hit the landfill. After your first go-round you should look closer and see if there is anything else that's trash worthy, like papers, old files or broken objects you've been holding on to. 3. Clear your surfaces: The easiest way to de-clutter and really see a difference is to clear off all your surfaces. Go through your tables, dresser tops and counter tops. Try and consolidate things into containers or just clear them off completely. After you've cleared everything you can choose a few items to hang on to as subtle, minimal decoration. This will make everything feel cleaner. 4. Invest in some containers: Whether they're for make-up, kitchen utensils or office supplies, containers are a great way to de-clutter. I use them on my desk at work, in my apartment and my backpack. You can go to cheap places like Five Below, Daiso, or any Dollar store incarnate to buy the things. You don't have to break the bank here. There are also lots of incredible DIY's to make your containers more fun with paint, ribbon and more. Adding containers and boxes can help de-clutter and make everything look a lot more put together. 5. Color-Coordinate: After you've thrown away your garbage, de-cluttered your surfaces and contained the remaining objects you'd like to keep you can transform your space with color coordination. It makes everything look less cluttered, more cohesive and a lot cleaner. If you want a seriously minimal look go with subdued colors like whites and sepia tones. For an ultra-girly look pastel is a great palette. Primary colors kept to one or two with a neutral anchor can do wonders for masculine spaces. It's pretty much all in what you like. But the clutter will look a lot less daunting if it's in a single palette.
A Most Excellent Guide to Ergonomic Office Chairs
The best ergonomic office chairs surpass the minimum criteria specified by the safety regulations to contribute to the health and efficiency of the labor force. Garry Sherwood of Posture and Office Seating offers his opinion and guidelines for making the most favorable choice in ergonomic office chairs. · What are the main prerequisites for good ergonomic seating? · How do I identify ergonomic chairs that exceed the bare minimum health and safety requirements? The working population is spending ever more time sitting down both at home and in the workplace. A large amount of leisure time is spent on a soft chair watching television, reading or dining or lounging in the garden; travel means sitting in cars, buses, trains, or planes; and in the office, many workers sit for much of the time, and with the introduction of the all-electronic office, people perform more tasks in the same seat. Call centers and control rooms have employees sitting for extended hours sometimes working 12-hour shifts. All of this means there is a requirement for the stringent design and selection of good ergonomic chairs. Define good seating? Ergonomically correct and comfortable office seating should provide even bodily support for an assortment of postures over a long period of time. It should also be appropriate for the task at hand or activities to be performed by the person sitting on the chair. The main requirements for good seating are that: · Blood circulation in the thighs is not constrained; · The bodily posture requires very slight muscular effort to maintain; · The pressure on the spinal column is minimized; · Without discounting any of the above requirements, the design of the work environment, office furniture and task should promote a definite amount of movement and variation of posture. The best ergonomic office chair design is one that offers the best support and comfort for you in particular. Whilst all ergonomic office chairs are made to offer better shoulder, back, and neck support, there are accessories you can add to your choice of ergonomic chair design to ensure that it is the best fitting and suitable purchase you can make. Comfort The majority of people will know as soon as they sit in it, whether or not it is a certain ergonomic chair design that is going to be suitable for them to work in for long hours. A suitably designed ergonomic chair will match the curve of your spine and allow you to move your legs effortlessly. It will also permit a minimum of three finger-widths of space between the back of the knees and the seat edge and should have a comfortable seat and backrest cushion. Perforations in the pillow will allow for correct air circulation. Stability and Adjustability Quality ergonomic chairs will incorporate a vertically adjustable - via a gas lift - seat that permits you to lean back comfortably. The adjustment controls should be easy to use as well. The ergonomic chair that you choose should also offer plenty of adjustable lumbar support for your lumbar region or lower back, with either a winding mechanism or an air hand pump. It will also offer stability when the chair is being used but move sideways and rotate with ease. The better quality ergonomic chair will have adjustable cushioned armrests, which are both vertically and sideways adjustable so that they can be stowed out of the way. Back Rest and Seat The most important component of a superior ergonomic chair design is the backrest. The backrest should offer enough support to your lower to middle back, shoulders and should be height adjustable. It ideally should also easily move forward and back and lock at the best angle to suit your body shape. A quality ergonomic chair will include an air pump to mold the seat to your bottom, evening out the pressure on the buttocks, reducing discomfort. How does the task affect the choice of office chair? In the work environment, chairs should not be considered independently but in conjunction with the desk surface, because the chair should go well with both the height of the workstation and the body size of the user. The distance between the chair seat and work surface should be around 210-300mm, whilst maintaining a minimum170mm between the underside of the desk surface and the chair seat. Ergonomic and comfortable office seating design relies mainly on what task the person sitting in the chair will be doing. Generally, the work done in offices falls into two distinct categories: dedicated tasks or multi-task work. Multi-tasking work As the term suggests, multi-task work involves performing out a number of different tasks, and sometimes simultaneously. Multi-tasking employees generally move around a lot in their offices. They might be reading reference material, doing written work, using a computer, using a telephone, and accessing a number of devices on and around their workstation, and having meetings with colleagues. Multi-task work is almost perfect in an office environment because in ergonomics terms constant varying of tasks makes the body adopt different postures. Altering posture allows muscles to swap between tension and relaxation, and also allows the spinal discs to move on a regular basis, reducing the chances of stiffness or repetitive strain injuries. This also encourages increased blood flow and hence prevents any build-up of pressure on the buttocks, in the legs and backs. Consequently a multi-task office the chair should allow your body to move whilst maintaining good postural support, particularly for the lower back. Dedicated task type work Dedicated task work is normally extremely repetitive and requires the employee to sit in a somewhat fixed posture for extended periods of time. Such workers are basically desk-bound and normally carry out one type of task. An excellent example of this would be call center employees. As a task becomes more dedicated, the employee becomes more trapped at his desk. Dedicated task types of work invariably work certain muscles continuously (in order to keep the body in a certain posture). Sat in the same position for extended periods also reduces blood circulation to inadequate levels at which it becomes hard to eliminate the accumulated lactic acid during continuous working of the muscle. There is some documented clinical evidence that such physiological effects of dedicated task type work add to back problems among office employees. There is nothing worse than having an ergonomic office chair with multiple intricate controls that either user do not understand, do not use at all or adjust incorrectly. A complete user manual for the chair is required and should explain the various uses of the controls and illustrate how to achieve the best, appropriate and comfortable posture. When your ergonomic chair is delivered the user should be given in-house training to make sure they are familiar with the extended controls for each posture seat adjustment appropriate to their tasks. Office Chair Regulations - Everything you should know The Display Screen Equipment (DSE) regulations affect all of today's office employees. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) introduced them in 1992 to put into operation the European VDU the directive, and were revised in 2003 to include laptop computers, but includes no amendments regarding office chairs or desks. DSE regulations have numerous minimum requirements that all equipment, including office chairs and office desks must comply with. The schedule in the DSE regulations declare the following requirements for an office type chair in use at a DSE workstation: · The office chair shall be stable and permit the user freedom of movement and a comfortable posture. · The chair seat shall be adjustable in height. · The seat backrest shall be adjustable in both tilt and height. · A footrest shall be made available to any user that requires one. These are very broad-spectrum, but HSE's supplementary guidance document says: "The primary requirement here is that the work chair should allow users to achieve a comfortable position. The schedule requires the seat to be adjustable in height (i.e. relative to the ground) and the seatback to be adjustable in height (also relative to the ground) and tilt." The document goes on to say..."Provided the chair design meets these requirements and allows the user to achieve a comfortable posture, it is not necessary for the height or a tilt of the seatback to be adjustable independently of the seat. Automatic backrest adjustments are acceptable if they provide adequate back support." HSE guidance also states that the equipment (including chair and desk) that complies with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9241 will meet the requirements of the regulations. It also refers to dimensional and safety standards, which are listed below. Standards checklist · Ergonomic requirements as in BS EN ISO 9241 Part 5. · Safety requirements as in BS 5459 Part 2 (for people weighing up to 150kg and for up to 24 hours use) or BS EN 1335 Part 2 (for users weighing up to 110kg and only up to 8 hours use). · Dimensional requirements as in BS EN 1335 Part 1. · Flammability standard BS EN 1021-1 1994. Chairs meeting these standards will merely fulfill the minimum requirements of the regulations. Compliance with the above standards is only the starting point in the selection of a quality ergonomic office chair. So your journey to select an ergonomic office chair begins, search the online office furniture websites and sort out the wheat from the chaff. Do not be afraid to query the office chair standards or quote them to prospective suppliers. The majority of office chair suppliers will be only too glad to receive your query and will be more than happy to explain their wares when there is a chance of a sale. Get the latest updates on modern office furniture in Dubai, for detailed office furniture, please visit our website officemaster.ae OfficeMaster Al Quoz Branch – Office Furniture Dubai No. 3, 34, 6 St., Dubai - UAE +971 (0)50 651 9769 +971 (0)4 33 66 360
A Few Aspects of Right Ergonomic Computer Chair
Mull over all the time you spend on your office chair for the greater part in your office furniture and just contemplate all the muscle and backaches that you have endured from having to sit on the same improperly designed chair on a daily basis. Even though it could be time to unleash your old chair, take care that you have contemplated all parts of that faultless ergonomic chair for your needs. Let's discuss some of these. Height: Ergonomically designed computer chairs are required to be comfortable and complement the height of the person sitting on them. The way a person sits on a chair is contingent on the length of that person's legs which evolves his/her sitting position. Bear in mind short chairs will leave bigger people with stinging legs devoid of ample room to stretch, just as high chairs for shorter people can lead to a falling sensation that can be exceedingly painful in due course. Certainly, there are height-adjustable seats to be had even so try to get computer chairs with pneumatic height adjustments. Arm-rest: A first-rate computer chair is supposed to have an arm-rest, particularly for workers who repeatedly work on a computer. A chair without an armrest can cause carpal tunnel syndrome and other strain injuries because of a wearisome job. Arm-rests are fine for staff members working regularly on a computer because it holds the hands and cut weight on the shoulders. Deciding on a chair with an adjustable armrest in order that workers can properly adjust the ergonomic computer chair is the best consideration. Reclining Mechanism: A first-rate computer chair in addition has a reclining mechanism that permits users to recline and lie back to rest for a short time and in addition to taking a nap all through lunch breaks. These recline mechanisms are required to be adjustable and one with a locking mechanism that is able to lock the chair into any reclined position. Head Rest: Headrests facilitate holding the head together with the neck and are ideal for workers who constantly work on the phones or for a person who likes to take a nap all through lunch breaks. Take into account, chairs with headrest are bigger than standard chairs and therefore are not fit for smaller offices. If you are considering getting a computer chair with a headrest, ascertain that it is adjustable and moves up-down and in-out for the greatest comfort level. Proper Back Support: Ergonomically designed computer chairs with proper back support permit employees to sit down erect and with good sitting posture. A larger upper back support ensures that your spine is appropriately sited across the curves of the chair in conjunction with it also supports the full width of your back. At this juncture, size is imperative because it is required to fully hold your upper back. 5-Pronged wheeled Bottom: A high-quality ergonomic computer chair shows off 5-pronged steel bottom to facilitate sustaining the weight of the user sitting on it as well as to avert tipping of the chair in case the user sitting on it prefers to recline and tilt back to take short sleep. At the same time as wheels help to move around the workstation to reach out the drawers, saving tension of repeatedly getting up and sitting down. Trying out a few ergonomic computer chairs prior to buying one will assist you in choosing the right computer chair for your staff. Get the latest updates on modern office furniture in Dubai, for detailed office furniture, please visit our website officemaster.ae OfficeMaster Al Quoz Branch – Office Furniture Dubai No. 3, 34, 6 St., Dubai - UAE +971 (0)50 651 9769 +971 (0)4 33 66 360
Transform paper plates into beautiful flowers
Paper plates -> beautiful flowers! This easy DIY project will turn paper plates into adorable and sophisticated decorations for a Spring party, bridal party or wedding! This DIY tutorial comes from the creative people at Muslin & Merlot. Materials For this project, you will need: -- Paper plates -- Scissors -- Craft glue or a hot-glue gun and glue sticks -- Craft paint -- Twine -- Large marker (to curl the paper plates) -- X-acto knife You can find all of these items at a craft store. Cut the flower base Fold the paper plate into a small triangle, as shown in the picture above. Then, cut the paper plate along the black dotted line shown in the picture above. Use the marker to curl the petals of the flower. Cut smaller flowers Repeat the previous steps, just smaller for three smaller flowers. Make sure to save the edges of the plates that you cut off. Attach the petals together Use the X-acto knife to cut a hole in the middle of the flowers stacked on top of each other. String twine through the center hole and tie a few knots. Then, take the excess plate edges and cut them into fringes. Then, curl them around each other so that they form a fringed center for the flower. Assemble the flower Use the hot-glue gun to glue the fringed center to the flower petals. Also, add some glue in between the flower petals to make the flower more sturdy. If you would like, you can add some paint to give your flowers some color. Set these beautiful flowers out as decorations and enjoy! For more DIY projects for your home or apartment, check out the "DIY home" collection!
Meeting Table - An Important Entity of an Office
Meeting table is a vital entity of an office furniture. It is actually used while conducting all the important discussions as well as client meetings. It is very important to have large and practical conference tables so that the employees should not face any kind of trouble while conducting meetings. The demand for these meeting tables is rising day by day. This is because of the support provided by these tables in organizing employees as well as client meetings. Over these tables, many important discussions about the future of the company take place. Good decisions are taken if the clients involved in the meeting are comfortable while sitting. But if they are not comfortable because of the poor selection of tables, the decisions made are also poor. In this case, the results of the meeting will not be good. There are a number of points that should be kept in mind before purchasing a good quality boardroom meeting table. You should keep in mind the number of people you will have. These tables should be purchased keeping in mind the comfort of employees. These tables should be designed according to the people sitting around the table. The size of the table is a very important factor that should be given priority. It should fit properly in the room so that the employees have enough space to move around. Earlier, mostly old-style tables were preferred by the people. But now the time has completely changed. Today people prefer to use stylish and classy meeting tables. A wide variety of these items are available in the market these days. You can opt for the best one as per your needs. These tables are mainly placed in conference rooms. In this room, many senior employees of the company gather to resolve certain important issues. So, it is crucial to have large tables. Moreover, the tables with proper height should be selected so that the employees can easily place their laptops in a proper way. For the users who need these tables for few hours, it is better to hire them. This is because these are quite expensive. You can take them as per your usage. If you need them for a long time, it is better to purchase them. Good quality meeting tables create a positive image of a company in front of the clients and the employees as well. It helps in creating a positive outlook for the company. Nowadays, one can avail of these items from the Internet. There are a number of sites which proffer you the facility of knowing more about these items. The best part is that you can also purchase these products online. After making a comparison between different products, you can take up the best one. So always choose an apt Meeting Table and contribute to making your company a perfect place to work in. Get the latest updates on modern office furniture in Dubai, for detailed office furniture, please visit our website officemaster.ae OfficeMaster Al Quoz Branch – Office Furniture Dubai No. 3, 34, 6 St., Dubai - UAE +971 (0)50 651 9769 +971 (0)4 33 66 360
7 Cute Office Supplies That'll Make Your Work Day Infinitely Better
Okay, I don't need these things, but I want them!!! Ever look around and just see white, your four walled cubicle or desk...It's boring. Check out these fun desk additions that'll keep you happy and engaged all day, because life's about the little things right? 1. Adorable Sticky Notes People still use post-its. It's common knowledge that not everything is better digital. Cute sticky notes always make my day brighter. Whether I'm writing down ideas for writing, or creating a list for myself I always have sticky notes around. I love these cat ones, and they even stand up! The whale ones are totally fun too. See? You're happier already! 2. Pig Desk Organizer This is totally weird but I really like it. Pick your favorite animal, there probably is a desk organizer of it. Make your desk your personal playground, because if you have to sit there for many hours per day you may as well have fun. 3. PENS! Pens make me happy. I don't know why. It may seem a little strange, but writing in a colored pen can change my mood instantly. Pick your favorites and get moving. I like greens and blues...because they calm me down. 4. Color Coordinated Everything If you've got a favorite color you'd better show it. Studies show that your favorite color makes you happy so just indulge. Take it to heart and coordinate. 5. A Great Mug Everyone needs coffee. You have to have a vessell worthy of drinking it out of. Get yourself a great mug with a fun theme and you'll never be sad again...well...you'll try not to be sad. 6. Brutally Honest Memo Pads These notes don't pull any punches. Don't lay down at work, make people understand that you mean business. Hand them a sticky that means something damn it! Plus they come in totally cute colors, and make everything better. 7. A Kitschy Pen Holder Come on...whales? Can't get cuter. You can even use these for the make-up you shamelessly keep on your desk. You gotta look good right? Nothing is better than having all your cute things in one place. What are your favorites? Do you keep things on your desk?
How To Write A Kick-Ass Cover Letter
So, you're applying for jobs after College. No doubt you've googled "how to write a cover letter" more often than you check your Vingle account. You're frustrated, scared and ultimately asking more questions than can be answered. Don't worry, I've been there. So I whipped up this post on how to write a kick-ass cover letter that will not only show your personality, but will appeal to your employers on a visceral level, setting you apart from the hundreds, or thousands of other applicants in your way. First, you must consider your audience. If you're writing to a hip, young company your style of voice would be different than if you're writing to an established, formal company. This is perhaps the most important part of cover letter writing. There's a bit more freedom when you're trying to work for an online outfit or something that is aimed at a young demographic. This often varies by profession, but usually with any of the creatives, it's fine to go a bit off the rails. For formal letters, adhere closely to the accepted format, here's where your googling will help, you can download a template here. These are typically demanded by professions in finance, science, mathematics, education, law and administration. This is just a straight-up generalization, but is usually accurate. For more free-flow letters you can write with a stylized voice that acknowledges the "fun" involved in the job. Professions like writing, music, non-profit work, theater and many more have less-strict rules and really appreciate when applicants get creative. (See my sample letter at the bottom of the post for an example) After you've considered your style, you have to put yourself in the potential employer's shoes. Imagine that you're in the boss' chair. You wouldn't want to read hundreds of dry-ass, boring cover letters all day. You'd probably want something with a bit of humor, that sticks out. It'd probably make your day for someone to do something different. You should be that different thing! The secret to writing an amazing cover letter is to BE YOURSELF. If you're crass and sarcastic, go there with your writing! If you can't be authentic from the get-go, you won't be happy. If they don't want you for who you are, you're probably not going to fit in at the company either, and who wants to pretend to be something they're not? Here is an actual cover letter I sent out to a magazine shortly before my senior year of college. The name of the magazine and publisher have been withheld: Dear *&#^$@!#$, I'm a recent college graduate and I'm buried in debt. I'd like a salary above the poverty line, with some room for my rent and a comfortable lifestyle. I don't need much, and I've lived modestly and below the average my whole life, as my father is unemployed and my mother works as a retail manager. I've always made my own way. Salary isn't a deal breaker for me, as I am more hungry for a career than for money. I'm a hard worker, a quick learner and someone who gives everything for what they believe in. I think I could make a difference at @#$% and provide a perspective that is underrepresented in media. We grow up looking at outlaw writers as warped men or unattainable party girls. To get behind what's happening in the twenty-something sphere, and not just in a "omg these gifs totally get me" kind of way, you need someone who is honest, candid and does attempt to hit standards set by the media. I can be that person. I have nothing to lose, no ties to anywhere. I've got other offers on the table, but would gladly take a turn at your company over them. Just being honest. All I have are my ideas, my qualifications and my experiences. I will graduate in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting and a minor in Journalism from the Scripps School.I'm just trying to get a head start as only God knows where jobs come from these days. I started off as a Journalism major, but was told I couldn't write in an interactive way, and told them to shove it. I've been in the media world my whole life. My dad, now semi-retired, was an Emmy and Golden Mic award winning journalist for KVOA in Los Angeles, and has reported on OJ, Michael, earthquakes and murders. I was never shielded from these events, and carry his skills along with the ones I developed in school. If you take a chance on me, a shambolic young woman with some big ideas, then I will work as hard as possible to make them a reality. I love the pieces in your magazine. They're edgy, clear, risky and dangerous. The world needs more writing like that. I can create that writing. Thanks for considering me. You can reach me at &#*$(@) And you can read my current writing on my blog (duh). I'm aware that some of it is a little raw, but hey...what can you do? Tess Stevens How did it end you ask? I was rejected, but that's not the point. I'm proud of this cover letter. Frankly it's one of the best things I've ever written, because it's truthful. It's indicative of my true self. It doesn't matter that I never heard back. It's a kick-ass cover letter, and now you can write one too!
Office Guest Chairs – Office Furniture Dubai
If you're in a situation in which you're frequently having visitors in your office, you'll probably want to have one or more office guest chairs on hand in order to accommodate your visitors more easily, avoid having time wasted on moving chairs back and forth around the office furniture, and generally create a good impression. Choosing the right office chairs is more than just a matter of picking the first or cheapest thing you come across, though. Here are some of the things you might want to think about before starting your search for the right office chairs. Office guest chairs: What are they? In a sense you could say that any old chair you put in your office with the intention of having it used by guests is an office chair, but those that are actually marketed as such tend to conform to certain basic guidelines. For one thing, office chairs are rarely as elaborate or expensive as even relatively basic office chairs. They certainly aren't comparable to ergonomic office chairs or other specialized chairs. Most chairs have a basic, simple design, with thin legs and arms so as to minimize the mass of the chair and make for easy lifting and moving; they almost never have a central base or caster-based design. Exact materials can vary; although in more affordable office guest chairs metal or plastic joints are the norms, high-end guest chairs can feature luxury wood frames. What to look for Lightweight materials are an excellent feature to have in chairs. This is because, in all likelihood, you will need to move your guest chairs around at least occasionally, and lightweight materials make this easier. They're especially important if you know you'll be moving the chairs frequently, like lifting and moving chairs repeatedly can create additional strain and fatigue, which you probably have enough of in the average workday. For the seat and back of an office chair, durable, stain-proof materials are a good choice. Guest chairs don't need to have the enhanced comfort features of ergonomic chairs, but they should at least be built to last, and the fabric or material you choose makes a difference in this respect. Leather may be very comfortable and luxurious, but it's probably not the best choice for guest chairs because of how easy it can be to damage. For similar reasons, aluminum or steel frames may be better than wood from a value standpoint because they don't accumulate visible wear and tear as easily. What to avoid The main thing to avoid when choosing office guest chairs are a feature that unnecessarily impedes the movability of the chair. For example, some office chairs have a frame design in which the front and back legs are connected by a bar that runs along the floor. This can give the chair greater stability, but it can also make the chair more difficult to move, so in situations where you may be required to move the chair from time to time (for example, to make room for additional guests), this can be an inconvenient hindrance. Stackable chairs Stackable guest chairs can also be a great option if you frequently have multiple guests. The best stackable chairs are compact in stacked form and can be quickly stacked and unstacked. Get the latest updates on modern office furniture in Dubai, for detailed office furniture, please visit our website officemaster.ae OfficeMaster Al Quoz Branch – Office Furniture Dubai No. 3, 34, 6 St., Dubai - UAE +971 (0)50 651 9769 +971 (0)4 33 66 360
10 Totally Free Planning Tools That'll Get You On Track
You don't have to break your bank to get organized. Check out these 10 free, printable organizational tools that'll get you on track without taking all your coin. 1. Planning Sticker Printable These adorable little decorations have a totally practical use. There are list blocks, labels and goal stickers to help you track your progress. Print out on a sheet of sticker paper and get going. 2. This Week Worksheet This sheet is for the girl who doesn't need a whole planner. This is a weekly planner for the gal on the go. It's minimalist and to the point. 3. Password Keeper This is an old-school way to keep track of your digital life, but how many times have you lost your passwords in your digital world? Get a hard copy and hide it somewhere only you have access too. Never forget a password again. 4. To-Do List Don't buy a big pad that you won't use. Check out this daily to-do list, sized for the person with a lot of plans. And it's totally cute! This is another option for someone who doesn't want to bother with a planner. This one isolated sheet could help your day get right on track. 5. Kawaii Grocery List How cute is this thing!? Making a list before you go shopping is always a good idea. It helps you cut down on buying things you don't need. Having this free printable at your side will make the whole process fun. Bright colors always put me in a better mood and inspire me to get organized. 6. Weekly Meal Planner This printable (from the same designer as the shopping list) will help you plan your meals after you hit the grocery store. This kind of organization will give you better consciousness as far as meals go, and will ultimately cut your grocery expenses, because you'll only eat what you need. 7. Fashionable Note Organizer This one is great for college students who take messy notes. Most of my notebooks looked like a crazy person wrote in them. This will keep your notes organized and ridiculously fashionable. Fill a binder with these and you'll end up saving money too. There are three different designs available too so you can color coordinate by subject or class. 8. Seasonal Cleaning Checklist Rotating chores isn't something I've ever done, but apparently it's a thing. Get more adult-y with these seasonal checklists. I've linked the one for Fall, because...it's Fall! This goes from light cleaning to deep cleaning so you can keep everything tidy and organized year-round. 9. Budget Worksheet I am TERRIBLE with my money. This checklist will help you visualize your fundage and budget it accordingly. I'm trying this stat! It also shows you what you saved and can help track for future months. 10. Positive Thoughts Printable This might be a good thing to put on your door, and every day before you leave rip a positive thought off and try and live through it each day. Consciousness is key to organization. People who are more organized are generally more happy too. So use this printable to remind yourself that habits don't happen in a day! So go easy on yourself, use these tools and let organization happen slowly.
Buying Office Furniture Can Be a Minefield - Quality Wins Over Price
There is so much to consider. Cost, space, quality, warranty, and delivery to name but a few. They are all very important in the general assessment procedure, but the most important criteria are often overlooked until it is too late. There are so many online office furniture companies with tabloid-like websites offering this office chair and that office desk for an amazing price or super quick delivery. It is sometimes very difficult to see the wood for the trees. Cheapest v Cost-Effective It is very easy to fall into the cheapest is the most cost-effective trap. Of course sometimes you can get very good quality office furniture at rock bottom prices, but ordinarily the cheap Chinese imports prove to be less than reliable and the one year guarantee is an air raid siren hint that you ignore at your peril. The better quality office chairs are offered with 5-year warranties or 2 years for heavy-duty 24-hour control room chairs. Lead times can pre-determine which supplier you opt for but more importantly it can drive the buyer down a precarious office furniture selection route, where availability outweighs all other factors. You have a new employee starting on Monday and you need an office chair, a desk, and a computer. Think about this for just a moment. Which of those three items will the buyer spend most time over selecting? Which of the three items will the buyer be given specifically more advice on which model to purchase? Which item is more important to suit the tasks that the new employee will have to undertake? Okay, we all know the answer; the computer. But which of the three original items will still be in that office in 5 years' time? Now that is an entirely different matter. We all know that selecting the right computer and software and giving your employee the right tools for the job is paramount for your business plan. A corporate buyer wouldn't bat an eyelid at buying a desktop PC, with software and network installed by a professional IT engineer for around AED15000-AED25000. Now in most corporate offices, computers are regularly upgraded and/or replaced say every two years as a matter of course. But how many buyers would consider upgrading their office furniture every two years. If the same care and selection thought processes are not applied to buying an office chair and a computer desk - to suit the new employee, then the company could well end up with an office chair that lasts barely a year and an office desk that is unsuitable and the employee can't even get his or her legs under because the drawer pedestal is on the wrong side. Where is all of this leading to you may ask? Well... Ergonomics my friend. Yes indeed, ergonomics is the new black magic in the office furniture environment. I won't try and explain what ergonomics is here. That is worth one or two articles on their own. Although, here is a very good description of ergonomics if you want to read further. Selecting office furniture is a far more difficult and trap-laden task these days. Posture and office seating go hand in hand. Space-age technologies developed for car seats are being applied to office chairs and the natural 'S' shape of the spine is being replicated in all manner of ergonomic office chairs. Modern ergonomic office chairs can be manipulated to suit any body shape and size, but that still does not mean that they are overly expensive. One customer said to me recently: "Ergonomic chairs are okay but I've been quoted AED 1200!" That may be the case. You can pay well over AED 1000 for an ergonomic office chair - but you don't have to. There are more economically viable options out there, with the very good build quality. What is your priority? The new employee should be considered first and foremost when specifying new office furniture. Their size and physical capabilities will determine not only the type of office chair you select but also the desk height, the hand of the desk (is the person left-handed?), and the height of the monitor. Something which is overlooked more often than not is the lighting. Space can often be at a premium in modern office environments and will often dictate the only place a new workstation can be located. Glare from lights can be a major factor in producing headaches and eye strain in computer users. Ideally, you should choose the best office furniture you can afford. This will give you the best long-term investment in your employee and office furniture in terms of your budget. And don't forget there are deals to be had out there so don't be afraid to ask for a discount. It is a very competitive market, but be sure you are comparing like for like with regards to quality. DSE (Display Screen Equipment) A professional DSE (Display Screen Equipment) assessor will be able to assist in selecting the correct ergonomic office chair and office desk, and advice on equipment placement, like monitor height and workstation position relative to lighting. An established online office furniture supplier should be able to provide a free DSE assessment, room layout drawing, and good quality, reasonably priced office furniture solution. Dearest doesn't always equate to best, but cheapest can land you right in the middle of that minefield. Get the latest updates on modern office furniture in Dubai, for detailed office furniture, please visit our website officemaster.ae OfficeMaster Al Quoz Branch – Office Furniture Dubai No. 3, 34, 6 St., Dubai - UAE +971 (0)50 651 9769 +971 (0)4 33 66 360
Office Task Chairs - What You Should Know
Task chairs offer a perfect solution for the general office manager that is looking to populate a large office - but there are many types. When looking to purchase a new office chair it pays to know your options well. If you want to buy a task chair in particular then you will be wise to consider all of the different types available in the market place to help you make an educated buying decision. These types of office chairs are most often purchased for employees who spend several hours working at a computer desk or office workstation. Quality task chairs are ergonomically designed to support your body in all of the important areas needed to reduce the chances of ailments like back strain, muscle tension and the potential of any long-term injuries or conditions developing. To get the utmost benefit from your potential new equipment, it will serve you well to study the types of task chairs available and target the ones that suit your particular situation. Let's not beat about the bush any longer, let us have a closer look at the types of task chairs that are available on the market. The most online searched for style is an office task chair, generally requested in leather, followed by mesh and then fabric regarding online search popularity. This is helpful to know when you are a purchaser because it gives you a wider perspective of why retailers are offering a particular selection. The potential buyers searching for this type of office seating are obviously looking to use it in an office environment and may or may not work on their computer during this time. More often than not it is people like clerks, typists and design office computer users who are really looking for a good supportive computer task chair to help them maintain their comfort throughout the working day. Those of us that are familiar with work station ergonomics will know that how you position your body whilst at your computer workstation can affect how you feel long after you have gone home, sometimes even months later. Any quality chair should be adjustable, usually in several ways, and may have arms or not. Having armrests on a chair is of course a personal choice but if you do choose this option it helps to make sure they are adjustable up and down. Some twist in to support the elbows whilst typing or twist out to let you get closer to your desk. There are other types of task chairs including those used by academia like student at a college or university, and the executive who needs strong support in their office chair but does not generally use the computer for most of their day. A student-type task chair can vary widely in appearance mostly due to the wide number of possible uses. These may be used by science classes in a laboratory or art classes where students need to be seated for an extended period of time to paint. Here brake lock castors may be used to keep the task chair from moving when doing close work. Either way you are sure to find what you need if you approach your search with the right mindset. An executive chair is usually slightly more luxurious than its computer based counterpart, and aesthetically may look more like a normal office chair than something from a science fiction film. Whatever your particular needs are it definitely helps to research as much as you can about the available products on the market before taking the plunge and buying one - it will save you money, heartache and guarantee higher levels of comfort. Officemaster Office Furniture Dubai offer an online price guarantee - to beat any genuine like for like quote for office furniture, educational furniture, healthcare and residential care home furniture. For more information why not pay their web site a visit. Get the latest updates on modern office furniture in Dubai, for detailed office furniture, please visit our website officemaster.ae OfficeMaster Al Quoz Branch – Office Furniture Dubai No. 3, 34, 6 St., Dubai - UAE +971 (0)50 651 9769 +971 (0)4 33 66 360
Buying an Executive Office Chair - Get the Low Down on the High End Office Chairs
An executive office chair is normally considered to be top of the range. Ordinarily, they are used in corporate offices by management and top executives, but they can be found in the waiting rooms of upper level management. It is extremely important that an executive office chair present a professional corporate image whilst also being extremely comfortable to sit on. Construction Ordinarily, executive office chairs are made of quality leather and fine wood. Some have attractive chrome bases and arms with a quality fabric or leather finish. Many come ergonomically designed, and this helps alleviate the symptoms that are most often associated with sitting for a length of time. By using the chair's controls, you can fine tune the adjustments of the chair to accommodate varying body weights and the various situations around the office. When compared to standard office chairs, executive chairs tend to cost a lot more. Rather than being made of the typical plastic frame and cloth covered cushion, executive chairs are made of much finer materials. A lot of online office furniture retailers deal solely in executive office furniture and executive office chairs. This allows you to adapt the chair to suit your needs with a range of accessories. There are models like the concorde that President Obama sits on in the Whitehouse, hand stitched luxurious leather, ergonomic with pushbutton control. Posture The majority of executive office chairs proffer a design that contributes to the utmost in comfort and aid correct posture. Even the standard chairs will come with a well-padded seat, automatic pneumatic seat height adjustment, tilt tension adjustment, adjustable arm rests, adaptable lumbar support, dual wheel and brake loaded castors. You can even get an extended warranty with most of these chairs but a high end online office chair manufacturer will offer 5 years as standard on their upmarket. No matter what body shape you have, there are enough executive office chairs out there for everyone. Even the tall and the large have a fair selection of office chairs to choose from. Executive office chairs are very comfortable and offer luxurious relaxation whenever you sit down. Offering you plenty of padding for your spine, this kind of chair is ideal for mixing a professional look with a superior quality and ultimate comfort. Not just for working Executive office chairs are very comfortable and offer relaxation whenever you want to sit down and take the weight off your feet. They offer you plenty of support for your back. These chairs are perfect for blending a professional look with a dash of quality and comfort. Enjoy you executive status, you have worked hard and why not let the world know you are successful. Your employees will aspire to what you have achieved. An executive style, comfortable chair is not only about showing that you have reached an desirable position in your chosen profession, it is something you deserve and need to help you cope with the stresses that go with having a top job. It can be your oasis in turbulent times, your lifeboat in confused seas - so choose carefully and call an online company to let you test drive one or two models and get that all important DSE assessment. Get the latest updates on modern office furniture in Dubai, for detailed office furniture, please visit our website officemaster.ae OfficeMaster Al Quoz Branch – Office Furniture Dubai No. 3, 34, 6 St., Dubai - UAE +971 (0)50 651 9769 +971 (0)4 33 66 360
Office Sofas - Different Types of Office Sofas
The picture of an office always produces the image of a stiff place with only straight-backed chairs and tables for office work. Now, however, most offices also have a sofa so that the employer, employee, or client can sit comfortably while in the office. When buying an office sofa, one has to consider a sofa with good color and style, as it will become the focal point of the room and will project a sophisticated image of the office with its presence. One can choose a modern office sofa according to the usage and need of the office. If you think that it will be used often, then a better quality sofa that will last some time is indeed better than buying a sofa that costs less and will only become spoiled in a few years' time. Leather is a good option for long-term usage--though it costs more, it lasts longer, looks luxurious, and does not need much maintenance or cleaning. If space is a matter to be taken into consideration when buying an office sofa, it would be better to invest in a sectional sofa that can be cut and designed to fit a corner or the bend of the office. Of course, in such cases, it is better to design and order an office sofa rather than to opt for a ready sofa. The offices running on a tight budget might consider leasing or rent the office sofa, along with other office furniture. Rental would be beneficial as with this option, you can keep the cash flow in the pocket while enjoying the benefits of the office. Perhaps you could get a new office sofa at a very low up-front price. However, be wary and make sure that you are really striking up a good deal because there are many dishonest individuals who may make you pay more for the sofa through rental fees than you would purchase a sofa. So be certain to investigate the rental agreement and to consider the needs and design of the office and your budget. Different Types of Office Sofas Today's sofas have advanced tremendously since the horsehair office sofas of old. Those sofas are still seen in various museums. They were covered in leather or velvet and were the centerpiece of the parlor. Appearance, not comfort, was their forte. Fortunately, over the years, technology and design have advanced in a dramatic way. Sofa styles can be seen in all shapes, sizes, colors, and fabrics. Experienced artists and designers are employed by manufacturers and are constantly coming up with new and exciting ideas. In planning the decor of one's home there are office sofas to fit any need or desire. Almost all fabric today is treated with stain-resisting products, making them easy to maintain and retain their beauty, thus making them ideal for families with small children. Room design is one of the basics of choosing the correct office sofas style. In choosing a sofa for a den or family room, for example, one would probably want a sturdy covering that could endure constant use. A sofa of leather would be ideal in this situation. In a formal living room, a sofa might be in velvet or any design to match the rest of the room, giving the appearance of outstanding and distinguished selection by one who is knowledgeable about style and design. Fortunately, today it is possible to look on the internet and view the many hundreds of styles, colors, and fabrics that are available for one's choice. The manufactures of office sofas are dedicated to filling customer's needs and desires. Some homes are now decorated in what is called Urban Chic. This is mainly in colors of black and white. Beautiful office sofas are available in this color as well as any color desired, such as floral, striped, or other. The choice is unlimited. Sofas are available as round, square, and many other styles. They are available for small rooms, large rooms, or any other space. They can have low or high seating which is accommodating for people of different heights, as well as being soft or firm in construction. Comfort is the aim of the designers and manufacturers, as well as the aim of producing a well-built product that will result in customer satisfaction. It is even possible, with some manufacturers, to have office sofas built to order but usually, with a search of the internet and other sources, one can be found to suit the situation. A person decorating their home has the choice of selecting an Office Sofa and then decorating the room or decorating the room and then selecting the office sofas. The drapes, floor coloring, and other furniture that is going to be used must be considered with the selection. Depending on the shape of the room, possibly the sofa style selected would be an L-shaped or corner unit. Consultation with an Interior Designer is helpful if there is any doubt as to what will be appropriate. Furniture companies will be most happy to confer with a customer regarding the style of office sofas which will accommodate the customer's needs and make every effort to achieve full satisfaction of the sofa selected. Get the latest updates on modern office furniture in Dubai, for detailed office furniture, please visit our website officemaster.ae OfficeMaster Al Quoz Branch – Office Furniture Dubai No. 3, 34, 6 St., Dubai - UAE +971 (0)50 651 9769 +971 (0)4 33 66 360