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Talking About Retail…

I have made the decision that it’s time to move on. To be clear, I miss Rumpy, Buggie and Bubba dearly, and I will for a long time to come. But they are no longer here. Graybie, Hissy, Yella and Little Girl are. As am I, and our lives go on. I best get in … Continue reading

Celebrating #InternationalWomensDay

Today is International Women’s Day. Each year on March 8 we celebrate the “…social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” (internationalwomensday.com/about) This year’s celebration seeks to draw attention to the contributions of women in the workplace. Women around the world have been asked to stay home from work today if they can to show … Continue reading

I Can Really Go After Shit…

I’ve been tweaking my resume, and there’s a skill I possess that I’m not quite sure how to address. I’m good at dealing with shit.  I can scoop it, shovel it, pick it up outside, pick it up inside, remove and replace the diaper within which it resides, regularly clean the receptacles that receive it, clean practically … Continue reading

Living in the Shadow of Men

Within the past week: A man in north Alabama shot and killed his wife and then himself. An Oregon man beat his wife to death, shot his three children in the head, set their home on fire and then killed himself. A Texas plumber shot and killed his wife and her elderly father, then set their home … 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

Vegans Have a Stinky Secret!

Vegans look so happy, so healthy, and so content in photos.  But even those of us who refuse to eat anything with a face have our dirty little secrets. What is so rotten about vegan eating? It stinks! OK, so not veganism, but the gas you get from all those healthy veggies and beans does! At least, … 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

Intent vs. Impact in Cases of Workplace Harassment

This is a legal thing that means, in a nutshell, that the victim’s experience carries more weight than the intent of the harasser. So, for example, if Joe, who is a well-known office flirt, continues to make suggestive comments to Mary, even after Mary tells him to knock it off, it should be irrelevant that most women love Joe because he brings … 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

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