Sunday, October 31, 2010


A reminder: The offices of the FSRI will reopen as of 4:39 a.m. Monday and return to normal operating hours.  The time given to employees on Friday for early release (22 minutes for rank and file - 26 minutes for executive officers) will be subtracted from subsequent scheduled remittances.  Also, all FSRI employees are encouraged to come in early Monday morning (15 minutes) to restore their desks and cubicles to pre-Halloween presentation.  Employees will not be compensated for this time.

Thank you,
FSRI Board of Directors

[The above information does not apply for those FSRI employees in our Namibia, Dubai, Singapore or Tibetan offices.]

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


It happens all the time.  You're sitting around, minding your own business and getting the stuff done at your office that you've been hired to get done.  Then, out of the corner of your eye you see your boss approach your cubicle.  A sinking feeling takes hold.  You know exactly what he's going to do: ask if he can borrow some money.

This kind of thing can go on forever.  You never get paid back, you're hemorrhaging income and your stress level is through the roof, unless, that is, you put a stop to it.  Here's what you should do:

-The next time your boss approaches you for money ask him how much he wants and then hand him the exact amount in small coinage (pennies, nickels and dimes.)  YES, SMALL COIN CHANGE!  When you hand over $50 in small coin in an old apple cider jug, your boss isn't going to know what to do.  First off, he has to stand through the painful process of watching you count out the amount.  Second, he's going to take a shameful walk down down the hall with a jug of change in his arms ..attracting all sorts of attention.  Third, he's going to have to figure out if he has time to run to a bank to get it counted ..or to run to a supermarket Coinstar machine.  What a hassle!  He'll think twice before asking you for money the next time.  Sure, your boss will probably turn to someone else to victimize, but at least your bank account isn't taking a hit.  And your high stress level? ..A thing of the past!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Karl W. Ager's TIP OF THE DAY

Hello, all!  Sundays can be pleasant days, but sometimes they can be a struggle.  Anxieties about going in to work on Monday can cloud out what should otherwise be a sunny experience.  Here's a tip to help you get by on this Sunday or any Sunday, for that matter..!

-Start right now by serving yourself up a dram of single malt Scotch whiskey.  Any brand over 20 years old will do..  Then pack your pipe with a rich pinch of cavendish tobacco.  The English Dunhill is the brand suggested here.  Now sit back and enjoy as much Scotch and smoking as you care to and take it easy and let Sunday pass by as any day should!  When Monday morning rolls around, simply inform your office that you are taking a sick day.  Voila!  Your Monday problem has vanished.