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Paper Mate Flair Pen Named “Best Classic” by Real Simple Magazine.

No one has a better eye for timeless design and performance than the folk’s at Real Simple Magazine. They’ve named the Paper Mate Flair the “Best Classic” Pen. If it’s good enough for Martha Stewart, it’s good enough for us all!
Buy the Paper Mate Flair Pen, named "Best Classic" by Real Simple Magazine.
“With its soft tip, the pen relates to paper almost like a tiny brush and needs only a light hand,” the magazine notes. Paper Mate has barely changed the design since the pen’s 1960s debut. Why mess with perfection?

You can pick up the Paper Mate Flair Pens for a bargain price at

Thailand Floods Lead to Massive Shortage of Hard Drives.

See the computer hard drives in stock at a new hard drive? Now is the time to buy. Thanks to the recent floods in Thailand, there’s going to be a major hard drive shortage. Several tech companies have been forced to suspend manufacturing amid the worst flooding in 50 years, including Western Digital, one of the world’s leading hard drive suppliers.

“Given the severity of the situation and the extensive supply constraints caused by the disruption … the effects on our industry are likely to be substantial and will extend over multiple quarters,” said Western Digital CEO John Coyne.

Thailand is the world’s second largest exporter of hard drives, so Coyne isn’t the only one sounding the alarm. “I’m virtually certain there will be an overall industry shortage of disk drives as a result of the disaster,” said Apple CEO Time Cook. Industry experts expect hard drive production to drop by about 30%.

If you know you need a new computer hard drive, get it today. still has computer hard drives in stock, and offers free shipping  and 1-2 day delivery.

via All Things D, The Wall Street Journal.

Top 5 Federal Agencies: who has the happiest employees?


Every year, the Office of Personnel Management surveys federal employees to find out how they really feel about their jobs. More than 266,000 workers participated this year, rating their agencies for job satisfaction, as well as in three other categories. Apparently, the disgruntled beuracrat is a myth. No agency had less than 61% job satisfaction.  We were curious to see which agencies reported the highest levels of job satisfaction.

5. Federal Trade Commission

71% of workers at the FTC claim a high level of job satisfaction.

4. Social Security Administration.

All the talk of cutting Social Security hasn’t fazed the workers: 72% of SSA employees rate their agency high on job satisfaction.

3. State Department

Nice to know that 72% of the people responsible for diplomacy portion of national security are very happy with their jobs. The military personnel who wield our weapons a little less satisfied. 69% of Army, Navy & Marine employees report high job satisfaction.


It’s not so surprising that NASA ranks so high when you consider how hard it is to get a job in the Space Program. Of course, not everyone who works at NASA is an astronaut, and across the board, 74% of employees rate are happy working there.

1. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

This is the agency that ensures that we never have to deal with Godzilla, or that three-eyed fish from The Simpsoms. With those kind of weighty concerns, it’s a little surprising that the NRC is #1 for job satisfaction. 77% of the employees love working their.

Check out all the results of the survey at the Washington Post to see how your agency measures up.

Cool Office Supplies: battle of the pencil cups.


Sure, designer Giha Woo’s Twisted Pencil Cups are pretty cool, but do they come with a digital clock? No, they do not. Victor Pink Ribbon Pencil Cups d0! They tell you what time it is and take your office’s temperature. Plus, they fight breast cancer. So, in the battle of cool office supplies, Victor beats Woo.

We’re giving this pencil cup away at the end of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as a great assortment of Pink Ribbon Merchandise, including desk supplies and fine writing instruments.

Enter the Pink Ribbon Giveaway today for your chance to win. Plus, donates to Living Beyond Breast Cancer for every valid contest entry. Or if you don’t want to wait until the end of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you can pick up all kinds of Pink Ribbon Merchandise for a great price at Your purchase will help fund some awesome breast cancer awareness and research organizations.

Halloween & Government Purchasing: it’s the Friday link roudup.

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We got all excited about Halloween & government purchasing this week. Here’s a look at what we’ve been talking about on the blog & around the web.

– We found the Best. Halloween. Costume. Ever.

– The sweet deals on Halloween candy at had us pretty stoked too.

– We had some ideas about how the government should spend its $200 million fraud settlement from Oracle.

– Check it out: the White House lit pink for National Breast Cancer Awarness Month; plus how less exalted Federal employees can show their Pink Ribbon pride.

– Speaking of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, don’t forget to enter the Pink Ribbon Giveaway. Register here at Office Ink and on Facebook & Twitter. You could win some cool office supplies, and will make a donation to Living Beyond Breast Cancer for every valid entry.

Have a great weekend!

Now there’s an Angry Birds Mask, just in time for the office Halloween party.

Not sure what to wear to the office Halloween Party? Office Ink is firmly on the side of donning a mask and calling it a day. That’s why we love these giant Angry Bird masks. Super easy, super fun and totally workplace-appropriate.

Looking for a Halloween costume for the office party? Check out the Angry Bird masks.

The full-on Angry Birds costumes are pretty sweet too:

Of course, nothing wrong with skipping the costume altogether and making Halloween candy your contribution to the office party.  You can pick up Halloween candy for a great price at, and get your order in just 24-48 hours.

Reese's Pieces: buy Halloween Candy at

Check out all the Halloween candy for sale at today.

Pink White House: Federal Government Celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Last Monday, the White House was lit pink in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While you can’t match the display of a Pink House, you can promote breast cancer awareness at your office, thanks to low GSA pricing on Pink Ribbon Merchandise at

Government agencies: get the best GSA rates on Pink Ribbon Merchandise.

Buying Pink Ribbon Merchandise is quick, easy and economical at They’ve moved the government procurement process online, so you can use your goverment purchase card on the site and skip the extra paperwork. Plus, delivers your order in just 24-48 hours. Best of all,  your purchase will help fund breast cancer awareness and research. A portion of sales goes to trustworthy organizations, such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and City of Hope.

Supply your office at the best GSA rates and help fight breast cancer? Not bad for speedy online shopping trip.  And don’t forget to enter the Pink Ribbon Giveaway. You could win some great prizes, and donates to Living Beyond Breast Cancer for every valid contest entry.

The business office equipment you can eat, plus the Friday link roundup.

Happy Friday! Here’s a look at every thing we’ve been talking about on the blog and around the web:

– get a FREE Post-it Notes Dispenser with our online coupon.

– find out how to write off your job hunt.

– check out the new Pink Ribbon car from Fiat.

– browse the more practical Pink Ribbon merchandise for sale at

– help us raise money for a great organization this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Enter the Pink Ribbon Giveaway today, and will donate to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

– no less than the Wall Street Journal extolling the importance of a good office chair, check out our post for tips on picking out the perfect ergonomic office furniture.

– there are so many great remembrances of Steve Jobs on the web, but we were most moved by his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford.

Enjoy the rest of your workday and have a great weekend.

A Pink Ribbon Car for Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

Breast Cancer Awareness 2012 Fiat

Fiat North America is rolling out a special 500 Pink Ribbon edition this October  for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Fiat will make a $1000 donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each car sold. The car maker has committed to a minimum donation of $50,000 donation, a goal it should easily exceed as it’s making 250 of the Pink Ribbon 500s.

You don’t have to buy a new car help fund breast cancer awareness and research. Most of your favorite brands have special Pink Ribbon Merchandise for sale, including the top office supply brands. So,  Just shop smart for the things you need to get through your workday. Throughout the month of October, we’ll feature some cool office supplies that help fund a variety great breast cancer organizations. First up is the new lineup of Pink Ribbon 2012 calendars and planners.  Take a look at the new Pink Ribbon calendars from AT A GLANCE, Day-Timer, House of Doolittle and other top brands.

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month
with new Pink Ribbon Calendars and Planners.

Check out all the pink ribbon merchandise for sale at You’ll get a great deal, and your purchase will support some great breast cancer organizations, including City of Hope and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Not sure what kind of calendar you need? Check out this post for tips on choosing the best calendars & planners.

Plus, don’t forget about the Pink Ribbon Merchandise Giveaway. makes a donation to Living Beyond Breast Cancer for every valid contest entry. And you get a chance to win some cool office supplies.