Category: business

I hate my boss!

I hate my boss!
“I hate my boss.” Those were the words I overheard a young lady in the café booth next to me utter to her friend as they sipped coffee and plotted her next career move. I’m not normally an eavesdropper, but this particular line caught my attention for a couple of reasons. First of all, I’ve... Read more »

Find YOUR Strike Zone!

Find YOUR Strike Zone!
“What are your salary expectations?”. That was the question the interviewer asked me during a job interview held last winter. I admit, I wasn’t all that interested in the job to begin with, so I answered somewhat flippantly, “Well, I’ve made as much as six figures in various years and as little as zero in... Read more »

Profession vs. Purpose?

Profession vs. Purpose?
Anyone who has ever been subjected to the rigors of a job interview has most likely been posed with the following stammer-inducing question; can you tell me a little about yourself? Many people might reply with a Ralph Kramden-like “homina-homina-homina” uttering which is often followed by a description of what they do for a living.... Read more »
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The name of my office bully is (insert name here).

The name of my office bully is (insert name here).
The results are in from a very informal survey and the outcome is this; office bullying is epidemic.  These people are everywhere!  The bullies are running roughshod in not only offices, but in schools, manufacturing facilities, health clubs…everywhere.  Who are these bullies I refer to?  These are the people who bulldoze their way into our... Read more »

If money was not the issue...

If money was not the issue...
Most anyone over the age of thirty has experienced the workplace yo-yo, or in other words, the aspect of dealing with multiple personalities if not those individuals with multi-personalities.  Those much younger than that, or of college age, might not be so in tune with such trials and tribulations which lie ahead.  To say ignorance... Read more »

This is progress?

This is progress?
It’s no secret that technology has progressed more in the past ten years than ever before.  Computers and other such hand-held devices not only consume us, they now rule us.  Just watch any group of high school-aged youngsters walk down the street with their heads bowed…not in prayer but in paying homage to their iPhones.... Read more »
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Step into my office....it's time for your performance review.

Step into my office....it's time for your performance review.
There are a few things I miss about being a part of corporate America. The steady paycheck was always nice, as were things like stock options and company-paid vehicles. More importantly, I miss the quarterly sales meetings which meant an afternoon break consisting of mouth-watering treats followed by an evening of gluttony at a fine... Read more »