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Dear Paul…

Dear Paul, We’ve never met, but I feel like I know you. You see, my office extension used to be your work number. I know this because even though this number has been assigned to me for a year now, I still get calls for you on a regular basis. You’d be amazed how much I … Continue reading

Thanks for Listening!

One of the things I am most grateful for is being heard.  Sad, isn’t it? In a world filled with noise, we don’t listen to each other. For me, I feel I am heard so infrequently that it actually shocks me when people get what I’m trying to say. For example, this month is employee … Continue reading

Taking My Dog to a Job Interview

I have always been fool enough to believe a job should be offered the person who is the most qualified. Yet you can be the biggest fuck-up the world has ever seen and bullshit your way through an interview to get hired. Having resigned myself to the reality that I need to brush up on my BS, I started … Continue reading

We Like You, Just Not That Much

So a month ago I drove 5 hours away to interview for a promotional position. I didn’t get the job. This week the folks in that area contacted me. They were very impressed with me during my interview. They chose someone else over me, not because that person is more qualified, but because they had already interviewed for … Continue reading

So No, My Job Didn’t Make glassdoor’s “Best Of” List

Recently glassdoor released its list of best places to work for 2016. Surprisingly, my employer did not make the list. So I did a search of my employer on the glassdoor website just to see what current and former employers are saying about them:  Not everything is an emergency and remember what it was like when … Continue reading

Interview Questions- What I REALLY Want to Say

I hate job interviews.  All those hypothetical questions. All those phony answers. I know, employers want a good fit for their organization. It’s not enough to be competent in doing the job. They want to know if I’ll be a team player. Can I get along with others? Can I suck up to the powers that … Continue reading

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