TGIF  This is the Best Friday Evar. Do you know why? Because today marks the End of Customer Appreciation Week!!!!!.  We have "celebrated" this by spending the last half hour of each day watching a video that assumes that we are rude, stupid and unprofessional.  Every day. For a week. ...more
I work from home with a company that manufactures products that we’re already buying elsewhere, ...more

Dealing With the “Boss from Hell”

We’ve all heard of ‘em… THE BOSS FROM HELL! Screaming and yelling in an open office environment… placing unrealistic expectation on employees… taking credit for the success and accomplishments of others… constant criticism and denigration of employees… working employees until all hours of the night… lack of appreciation. The list of goes on and on. ...more

Making Ends Meet...How do you do it?

That is the challenge when you are upside down and trying to meet your expenses in addition to paying off debt. My goal is to be debt free in 3 years and I am stumbling a little less each day. I had a shock recently, though. I learned that in order to get ahead I actually have to live below my means so that I can save money as well as pay off debt. I mean, heck, I was having enough trouble working with the concept of living within my means....more

I love how you have learned to make the most of your life. You inspire me. You and your ...more


Insert Title Here  Oh, look Thursday! who would have thunk it? I like Thursday because there is actually something on TV that I want to watch. I should amended that, there is something on network TV that I want to watch. Did you know that next week is Customer Service Week? I bet you didn't. I bet you didn't care either. I did not care when I learned yesterday and I can assure you that next week while we "celebrate" CSW, I will care even less. ...more

Co-Workers: family, friends, foes or no?

Today many of us who work outside of our homes who were fortunate enough to have a long holiday weekend celebrating the efforts of the American workforce will return to our cubicles, classrooms, construction sites or wherever it is we earn our living. And chances are, whatever our place of business, we will not be alone when we get there, like it or not. Wherever you work, whatever you do, more often than not you do it with other people.  ...more

One of my greatest learning experiences came from dealing with someone whose mission in life ...more

Making My Own Green Peace

Today, a summer Sunday, my morning started slowly with a gloom over it. Nothing serious, just work again. As I drank my coffee on the back patio, my head just felt heavy. ...more

How to be a Pro

So you’re in business for yourself or you just landed a great job with promotion potential. Now, you’re expected to behave in a professional manner. What does that mean, exactly?Most of us can think of examples of unprofessional behavior but let’s look at the positive side. Here are some of my, highly personal, thoughts both as an employer and a client.Be Positive. No one likes to hear a list of woes and reasons why you can’t do something or don’t feel like it. If you’re having a bad day, keep it to yourself. ...more

Is the Way You Use Social Media Hurting Your Career?

Every time I read an article like the recent "How social media can hurt your career" on Careerbuilder, I am grateful that we didn't have social media back when I was in college. Young, testing the waters, and with a lot of opinions to share, I wonder if I would have unknowingly committed a faux pas in the weakness of a heated moment that would have hurt me professionally? ...more

My facebook page in particular is a private page that only my friends can see, I can't ...more

Clearly I work with MEN!

This is just getting ridiculous.  Apparently I may never in my life sleep again.... ...more

Working 9-5 (no longer)

he days of working Monday through Friday, 9-5 are over, whether some of the "old guard" want to admit or not. ...more