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Top 20 Christmas Songs – Getting you in the Christmas Spirit!

Posted on December 02, 2014

It's day 2 of The Workplace Depot Advent Calendar and we are treating you to a good one today! A recent article by The Independent has discovered that the classic tune by The Pogues – Fairytale of New York was voted as the nation’s favourite Christmas song of all time. The poll surveyed 2,000 adults, with 23% of them choosing the 1987 track as their favourite festive number, compared to just one in ten respondents choosing Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade. Fairytale of New York has been persistently pop...

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Infamous Locker Room Songs

Posted on November 18, 2014

I think we have established that the lockers here at The Workplace Depot are one of the more versatile products we can talk about, not to mention one of the most fun! Have you read a couple of my personal favourite locker related posts? The Wonderful World of Footballer’s Locker Rooms Top 10 Locker Room Movie Scenes Giving Y...

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Unspoken Rules for Working in an Office

Posted on November 01, 2014

For those of us who work in an office, there can be times when sitting at a desk all day is actually not as peaceful as you might think. For the majority of us, we go to work, sit at our desks, complete our daily tasks and converse with our colleagues. Unfortunately, sometimes, some of our fellow employees/employers have other ideas. We have picked out the top 10 unspoken rules for working in an office, please read on to see if you agree! Don’t do any of the following: Leave all your dirty dishes in the sink – it’s not a pleasant sight, and who else are you expecting to clean up after you? Just a quick scrub won’t consume too much of your day; it will also benefit the gen...

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The Wonderful World of Footballers’ Locker Rooms…

Posted on August 15, 2014

That time of year is approaching again… the start of the Premier League football season. Admittedly this year’s break hasn’t been as torturous as usual, mainly because we had the World Cup to keep us entertained, all for about a week. Nevertheless, twenty more clubs are back in action this weekend, joining the rest of those in the lower leagues for another, what I’m sure will be eventful, season! Changing Room Traits As a life-long Liverpool supporter, I have been lucky enough to experience the landmark that is Anfield and as many Reds fans will agree, we might not be where we are today without the legend that was Bill Shankly; the man who revolutionised the stadium. It was Bill Shankly who kept the changing rooms within the ground somewhat basic in term...

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Barrier Man – The Superhero We've All Been Waiting for…

Posted on August 04, 2014

Not quite Superman, Spider-man or Batman, but a recent Facebook post from popular publishing page ‘The Lad Bible’, has given the world an everyday superhero that may actually be a bit more of a realistic aspiration for 5 year olds! ‘Barrier Man’ gained almost 100,000 likes, over 3,800 shares and 2,500 comments on Facebook when a picture of a worker was posted with the caption ‘The Superhero we’ve all been waiting for’. Of course we shouldn’t take away from the seriousness...

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Top 10 Funny, Weird and Wacky National Days

Posted on March 12, 2014

Today is National No Smoking Day - perhaps one of the best known and most worthwhile in the 'National Days' calendar. March also has many other well known 'days including Saint David's Day (1st), Pancake Day (4th), Ash Wednesday (5th), International Women's Day (8th), Saint Patrick's Day (17th), Spring Equinox day (21st) and in some years March also hosts Good Friday and Easter. There has been an explosion in recent years of not so important 'national' days - thanks to the abundance of funny, weird and downright wacky national days that the calendar might not show you, we'd thought we'd bring you a list of our top 10: 1. Festival of Sleep Day It's 3rd January and you're just back from the holidays. Weren't they exhausting! How about catching up on some sleep? Though the origins of...

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What Does a Car Say About a Celebrity Business Person?

Posted on December 11, 2013

Celebrity business people are alike in many ways. They are driven, visionary, intuitive, and most importantly, successful. Not so similar are the cars they drive around in—cars that tell us a few things about the taste and personality of their owners. Let's take a look at some of the famous business people and see what their cars say about them. Sir Alan Sugar The Apprentice mentor drove a £300,000 Rolls Royce Phantom until a few months ago, the car that was described as "the top luxury car in the entire world" by Top Gear magazine. That's in the past, though, and the tycoon has traded his super-luxury ride for a more modest mo...

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5 of the World's Wackiest Architectural Designs

Posted on December 10, 2013

Two things are infinite—the universe and human imagination; and I'm not sure about the universe. Speaking of architecture, modern technology has made it possible to turn the weirdest of imaginations into reality. What's wacky to some because of its outlandishness might be appealing to others because of its originality. The following architectural designs are the world's wackiest, in the sense that they are unlike any structure you might have seen in your life. Manmade Mountain, Netherland Over 2,000 meters in height, this jaw-dropping architectural wonder will add the much needed vertical dimension to the super-flat Dutch l...

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Traffic Cones and Statues: A Tale of Unrequited Love

Posted on November 13, 2013

Browsing through the news today, we came across an article written by the BBC titled “Why do people put traffic cones on statues?” Well, firstly it is a valid question. What is the fascination with defacing statues with cones? Providing the addition of a traffic cone accessory to any statues in city centres or towns has become quite commonplace. It is normally the act of drunken pranksters, on the way home after a night on the tiles who fancy a laugh and a joke at the expense of these historic figures. A combination of party-culture and the abundance of road works in a number of towns and cities up and down the...

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The Kick Step Workout!

Posted on November 07, 2013

If you have a busy working lifestyle it can often be difficult to find time to keep fit and healthy. After a day of working 9 to 5, you may not feel like slogging it out at the gym. The prices of gym memberships are also high and unaffordable for many people. Well, the team here at The Workplace Depot have come up with an easy and cheap way to work out in the workplace using a humble piece of office equipment. The Kick Step is a small stool used to stand on when trying to get to high up, out of reach items. These step stools are often used in offices, warehouses and are commonly seen on the shop floor of supermarket chains as they are used by staff to replenish stock. Well now, these little steps are having a makeover and could become the latest trend in fitness equipment! The...

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Too Early for Christmas?

Posted on November 01, 2013

Last week in the office, everybody was shocked, and actually a little bit horrified, to find our very first Christmas card of the year waiting for us on the door mat. Our first Christmas card arrived in October - late October, but it was October nonetheless! Christmas is a time for festivity and good will, but when you are reminded by a Christmas card that the big day is only 53 days away (yes really!), it suddenly becomes something you start to dread! The first card arriving signifies the countdown to Christmas and is a nudge to get those all-important preparations started. Is October too early for a Christmas card? If you are starting to think about Christmas, then you may be looking to host a Christmas party or event for your business and employees or even just for...

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The "Key" Solution to Your Problems...

Posted on October 30, 2013

How many times have you wandered around in an aimless attempt to search for a lost pair of car keys? You are sure you left them on the kitchen counter… Or were they in your bag? It’s something which is a commonplace situation in households up and down the UK; the mystery of missing keys. One must admit they are an easy item to misplace. One minute they are in your hand when you are locking your car or when you lock the front door of your house and then, before you know it, you have put them down somewhere or in something, but you can bet your bottom dollar that you won’t be able to remember where on earth they are. Have you ever been in the irritating situation where you have left the house in the morning and you have unknowingly picked up the wrong set of keys? Perha...

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