Halloween is fun. There’s lots of candy and it’s the only acceptable day of the year for me to dress as Grimace, seeing as I’ve never worked at McDonald’s, so I try to take advantage of it as much as … More
You may have forgotten, but today is Halloween. Other than Hurricane Sandy coverage, horror films are taking up airwaves today. Classics such as Carrie, Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be playing all day. Besides being scary as hell, these movies have something in common: they all have kick-ass female main characters. Take a look at who we think are the memorable horror film heroines. More
Confession time: I hate Halloween. I don’t understand why grown-ups want to play dress-up. I consider it a waste of money and time. I forgot it was even a “holiday” until the Internet reminded me this morning. I hate that we’ve let it bleed into not only adult life, but office life. Hereby, my official plea to give the holiday back to the kids who are its rightful owners, and to keep grownup zones for grownups. [Cue “sad trombone” sound. More
Halloween is upon us once again. Actually, in the commercial markets it has been here since about mid-August because Labor Day decorations just really don’t sell. I don’t know about you, but for me there is always a trickle of sadness during this time of the year as a bit of the magic of the holiday is gone. Unless you have kids, you miss out on the really fun part of the day which is the sense of make believe and it’s not like a real holiday where we actually get the day off so most us of are working like it is a regular day. But we should be really glad we are adults working in an office on Halloween and here is why… More
Halloween only comes around once a year, but that doesn’t mean its the only time you’re surrounded by frightening creatures. They may not be ghosts or monsters, but some of your co-workers and bosses can be considered terrifying in their own way. Take a look at who we think should be considered the scariest people in your office this October. More
You have probably been so busy this fall watching the Presidential and Vice Presidential elections that you forgot to come up with a Halloween costume. Well, don’t worry. The Grindstone has taken your favorite players from the debates and turned them into easy, realistic masks that you can wear on the big day! From Obama to Candy to Big Bird! We’ve got them all and if you click on them and print them out, you can wear them! Take a look!
In the film Mean Girls Cady Herring says, “In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” But does this rule apply to the office? Can you wear a corset with bunny ears and call it a costume? The answer is no. In some offices you will just get a slap on the wrist but in others, you will be sent home. Here are some office Halloween stories that are pretty scary and quite funny! More
This week Eric C. Sinoway wrote about office culture vampires. An office vampire isn’t someone who works all night and then keeps to himself all day (which is what I may have thought it meant), but rather it is a person who is actually a top performer but is sucking anything good out of the culture of the office. More
There are so many great topical Halloween costumes to choose from right now. From Big Bird to Honey Boo Boo to Naked Prince Harry. Last week we wrote about all the ones everyone in your office (and outside of it) will be wearing. But now we need to look at the costumes that will make you look culturally in the know, but are just not at all appropriate for the office. Wear them to every party and bar or to the grocery store if you want, but not in front of your boss. Too many weird questions will be asked either because they are too offensive or too scandalous. Here are 10 culturally relevant costumes that you shouldn’t wear in the office. More
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Sure, Snooki and baby Lorenzo would be a perfectly acceptable Halloween costume, but don’t you want to send a better message with your costume than, “I’m a meatball?” Of course Halloween is supposed to be fun, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up like a strong, smart and influential woman. Dressing up as Hillary Clinton can be fun too! You could totally rock a boxy pantsuit and a badass scrunchie! If that sounds like the perfect costume choice for you, take a look at these other admirable women who would be fun to imitate this Halloween. More
Ah, Halloween, the holiday that lets adults dress up, get a little crazy, and hugely embarrass themselves. If your office encourages costumes, the stakes are even higher. And when creativity is unleashed without limits in an environment in which even Casual Friday can cause boundary problems, it’s bound to happen: one of your coworkers will wear something wildly inappropriate. Here’s how to react when the inevitable happens.
Oh Halloween. The candy, the costumes, the debt. Halloween spending has been on an impressively steady rise for years. While spending briefly declined by about $1 billion in 2009 in the middle of the recession, it quickly recovered the following year, rising from $4.8 billion to $5.8 billion. In 2011, spending hit $6.9 billion. Because by gosh, even if you don’t have a lot of money you will have an excellent Lady Gaga costume come hell or high water. More
It is almost mid-October so even if you say you aren’t thinking about your Halloween costume yet, we know you are. Halloween spending will hit a record $8 billion, according to the National Retail Federation, with individuals forking out an average of $79.82 on candy and costumes this month. But there are certain costumes, the ones that come from the big stories of 2012, that everyone in your office is going to be wearing. These are usually funny and we’re not saying you can’t wear them, but we want to give you warning that you may think you are clever, but so is everyone else. Here are 12 topical Halloween costumes everyone will be wearing.
The candy and junk food season is upon us. Halloween is only a few weeks away and it seems that everywhere we turn candy and cookies are thrust upon us. If you’re anything like me, you started eating Candy Corn on October 1st. I mean, tis the season! More