My first job out of university, I ended up managing a team who brought everything to work. Their joys, their sorrows, their dreams, their drama – so, so much drama (we employed a few underemployed actors; make of that what you will). They loved the fact that they felt like their colleagues were counselors and … Continue reading How much to bring to the office
Apparently this guy REALLY doesn’t want to get some of our work emails. And yet can’t find the unsubscribe button: Subject: SPAM EMAILS REMOVE ME FROM YOUR FUCKING SPAM EMAILS! STOP SENDING ME THIS SHIT! [redacted], LUTCF [redacted] and Associates www.[redacted].com 317-[XXX-XXXX] 317-[XXX-XXXX] fax Faith, Hope and Charity. Yah, read that last line of his … Continue reading Faith, Hope and Charity
At this year’s Northern Voice conference, one of the more visible sponsors was TravelMasters, who were obviously using the conference as a launching pad into the world of DIY marketing. Marching in with gusto, and with cookies. Now, I will be the first to admit that (being in marketing) my tolerance for campaigns that miss … Continue reading Oh, Snap!
The company I work for is in the HR/Recruiting industry, so I find myself floating around a number of online HR forums. I found this absolute gem this afternoon (via The Business Insider) – if you have any interest in HR or workplace cultures, give it a look: Culture View more presentations from Reed Hastings. … Continue reading Nobody Has Shown up Naked to Work Lately…
I rarely blog about work, but this was too good not to share. I work for a company that sells HR/Recruiting software. This is what came back as a response to one of our outreach campaigns: We are not as technical at [huge US company] with our recruiting process as you would think. since we … Continue reading Case of the Mondays
I always know when I’ve been negligent in my blogging when my mom calls to ask if everything’s ok, because I haven’t posted in a while. Sorry Mom. But! to make up for the fact that some of you are refreshing this page day after day, or staring woefully at your RSS readers, wondering when … Continue reading Who needs Wit when there is Crank
Note that it’s very important to remember that the universe doesn’t always do it in that particular order! As you already know, on Monday I was laid off. And on Friday, five short, busy days later I had a great offer of employment on my desk. How did it all happen? With a happy dose … Continue reading The Universe Giveth, and the Universe Taketh Away