Do You Work with a Bully?

Bullies have been haunting school playgrounds since the beginning of time. Thankfully, we’re at a point where most schools simply don’t tolerate bullying behavior and are proactive about snuffing it out.But, what about the bullies that are all grown up and now work down the hall?Workplace bullies aren’t putting stink-bombs in lockers or posting mean comments on Facebook, but they are harmful to your organization. Their behavior is often subtle and can easily go undetected. Here are the signs that you have a company bully:...more

It's Been Hard

So I live in a small town and living here has been hard looking for a job. I do work but I take care of my 3 god kids. Dont get me wrong I love them and love spending time with them, but I want something else in my life. Something that is going to let me meet new people and earn experenice. I feel like in this town I can't do that. I know maybe I should move, but my family is here and I don't want to just get up and leave. Plus  I don't know where to go. Please I need an advice in what I should do....more

Workin' for a Lovin'

From the Twitterverse @MartinQuinn66 asks:...more

My Day with Coffee

It’s four in the morning and my alarm rings. I hate it. And I just don’t want to get up from bed. The mere thought of leaving the coziness of my comforter to getting under the chill water from the shower make me shudder. I am grumpy. “God, why am I in this kind of a job!!!”And then, you come as my life-saver- to cheer me up and to tie me down from punching the first person that I see in the morning! Oops, other than my husband though!...more

Get Ahead During Your Lunch Hour

It’s noon in San Francisco’s financial district. The streets that were previously empty moments before are now filled with fast-walking professionals, trying to make the most out of their limited lunch hour....more

Starbucks: Where Everybody Knows My Name

Do you know people who, when they walk into a restaurant, coffee shop, or store, is like Norm from the '80s TV show "Cheers?" They walk in and everyone knows their name? I know a couple of people like that, and I'll admit I've been half-embarrassed and half-envious being with them.I'm not like that everywhere, but I have become a regular at my neighborhood Starbucks. I know the names of most of the morning staff, and I'm starting to get to know some of the other customers who come in regularly....more

True Confessions of a Not-So-Famous Blogger

In the very wee hours of the morning, as I was mulling over (and over) a few blog post ideas that were swirling around inside my head, the proverbial light bulb clicked on and I was faced with the realization that I am not your average blogger.This all began at 5:21 a.m. this morning, when I woke up to write the words to a poem I have been working on all week. I have never gotten out of bed to write something down - ever - but I will do so from now on....more
Kim Tackett I totally get sitting on a post for a month!!! It truly is a journey, and I keep on ...more

My family day.

Family DayThe sun is shiningThe temperature is tolerableIt couldn't beA more perfect winter day.Except...I am without family.My daughterIs in her elementPerformingIn the musicalThe Caucasian Chalk CircleIn Toronto.It is difficultKnowing she isOn stageAnd I am not there. I have to wait a week. To go and see her. My sonAnd my husbandHave gone ice fishing.They were comicalPreparing for their trip.Apparently,...more
melanie jean juneau Thanks!  Did you have a full house for family day?more

I'm A No-Balance Blogger

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