Nov 17 2012

Me, a “family” person? Yeah right!

My summer and fall were quite eventful with family parties, birthdays, weddings, family visits and other such get-togethers among those that share the same last name. This is the last name that I will eventually assume as my fiancée and I get ready to be married. Ask any of my friends if I typically do the …

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Nov 13 2012

5 Signs of a Dysfunctional Workplace

dysfunctional company culture

Workplace horror stories and low office morale aren’t something to poke fun at. But some situations are just so effed up that you almost have to laugh at them… just to get through the madness. Whether it’s a micro-managing boss, a jealous colleague, broken processes, lack of processes, unreasonable deadlines, poor employee morale, or verbal harassment …

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Nov 12 2012

“You just have to deal with the way things are.”

confused person

Many companies are divided into 3 distinct, yet unspoken, groups: 1. The Entitled – Those who have been there for years (some from the beginning). They call the shots and have the most influence in the organization. You recognize them by the “entitled” badges they wear around the office. 2. The Visitors – Those who …

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Nov 12 2012

What the heck is a heathen doing in a Catholic church? Short answer: trying not to cuss!

No Swearing Please

A few weeks ago, I went to my fiancée’s grandmother’s funeral. When he asked me to come, my initial reaction was “I don’t think I can take time off work”. (Really? It’s crazy how being a workaholic can take over my life.) After I realized what I said, I took back my pathetic excuse and decided …

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Nov 12 2012

A year from now you’ll wish you started today

Now

I read an inspirational quote recently that said: “A year from now, you’ll wish you started today”. Right now, I’m at a place of transition. I’m not sure what the near or distant future holds for me, but I suspect major changes coming down the pipeline over the next couple of months. This makes me …

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