How well do you take care of our mother earth? Try this quiz to find out how Eco-friendly you are at work and let us try and find out some easy tips to go green.

How do you reach your work place?

  1.   Travel by car/scooter.
  2.   Use public transport or metro or carpooling.
  3.   Use telecommute whenever I can.

 

Do you use plastic utensils?

  1.  Yes, I use it and trash it after use. It is convenient.
  2.  I use my ceramic mug.
  3.  I never use disposable cups, plates, or utensils for my food and beverages.

 

Do you use energy saver settings on your computer?

  1.  I have no idea about it, my computer is always on.
  2.  No, I have set it in the energy saving mode.
  3.  Yes, my computer goes to sleep as and when it goes idle.

 

Do you keep your printers in the standby mode when not in use?

  1.  Always — I’m not even sure where the off button is.
  2.  I leave them on standby during the day; then I turn them off when I leave the office.
  3.  I generally turn off the printer when not in use.

 

How do you read, share, and save documents?

  1. I prefer taking a print out.
  2.  When they’re needed to print, I take print outs, or else I am paperless.
  3. I’m 100 percent paperless.

 

Scoring your answers

For every A answer, give yourself 1 point; for every B answer, give yourself 2 points, and for every C

answer, give yourself 3 points.

Interpreting the results

If you have between 5 and 7 points: It’s time for you to learn something. Learning is a continuous journey,

so be open for educating yourself, If you really want to respect the mother earth. For instance putting your

computer in sleep mode is better for it and uses less energy. Or that turning your computer on and off will

not cause damage to it? Try and find out how you can be greener at work.

 

If you have between 8 and 11 points, you’re on the right track: Super! You are already on the way to be

Eco-friendly. However, there is still scope for improvement. Few little steps and sustenance in your

activities will yield good results.

If you have between 12 and 15 points, it’s time you educate others: Fantastic! You’re officially Eco-friendly at work! Now, it’s time to help your fellow workers to improve at their workplaces. If you want to give more impact, try seeking the help of your manager for doing improvements like refilling cartridges,

keeping plants near the water filter, etc.

It is not very difficult to go green. You have to accept it mindfully, and have a new start. Small steps every day will show you the right direction to move ahead.

Happy Eco-friendly journey!

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As per the survey job scams are common in the market. So today we are going to help you understand how to avoid job scams.

Cannot travel to office? Looking for a telecommute job? if so, then this write up is very important for you. There are hundreds of opportunities for people who are looking out for remote jobs.

At the same time there are equal numbers of scammers who are exploiting your identity!

Job scams rank no. 3 on the Better Business Bureau’s list of top 5 most risky scams.

There are many types of job scams which include re-purchasing, re-shipping, brokerage, wrapping scams, and for a normal person it is very difficult to find out whether it is genuine.

If any job recruiters respond to you very quickly and send you an offer letter without a proper interview, then you have to rethink about the offer. Once you accept, they may ask you for training fees and recruitment costs, after which you will never hear from them again.

There are some job scams which involve in fraud checks. Once you accept the offer, they make you deposit the same in your bank account. As soon as you deposit the check, you are involved in the fraudulent activity.

You will lose the money and if it is stolen, you’re liable for the funds. The bank will close your account, and report you to the authorities and credit bureaus by the time you realize what’s happened, the “employer” is nowhere to be found and you’re left to deal with the fallout.

So how can you avoid job Scams?

Report to the authorized person by contacting the Federal Trade Commission, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, or your local law enforcement agency if you feel you are being targeted by the job scammer.

Finally, before joining any telecommute job, verify twice about its reputation and specialization.

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Have you seen any of your colleagues easily saying “NO” for the change in project or team? Have you ever missed an opportunity thinking that you lack those skills?

This type of thinking is due to negativity filled in you, about yourself. If you get an opportunity to takeover a new team or a new project, please accept it positively. It doesn’t matter if you feel that you lack the skills.

Management would have suggested your name because they feel that those skills can be easily acquired by you. Hence, you get a learning opportunity. It is always good to be an all-rounder than a specialist at the work place.

Handling a new team gives you the experience of handling a brand-new set of people. This improves your managing skills. You cannot learn much with a cozy team which is already adjusted to you.

Hence, if any new opportunity knocks your door, take it positively. Do not shut the doors by being negative to any opportunity. Management will get a positive remark on you that you are ready to take any challenge.

This way you become the most reliable and positive person at the workplace.

Why is it that you feel, you can’t do something? It is mostly the fear of failure. Most of the learning’s we acquire is through failures. One must learn how to take it positively. It is up to you to think expansively about how to learn the new skills and grab the given opportunity.

There are lots of ways to think positively. You can follow these important ones

When you are open for new things, you are moving towards success. Failures are bound to happen, which are the stepping stones of success. Hence, keep up the confidence, think positively, and take the advantages of every single professional opportunity that comes along your way. This on a long run boosts up your career.

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