Paying dues

The problem with the concept of paying dues in a job, in a career, in life is that it implies that once a person has proven herself, she never has to put in the muscle again. I beg to differ. The minute I become “too good” for something, I begin to lose...

The one time I agreed with Rex Ryan

I can’t stand Rex Ryan. The head coach of the New York Jets is brash, rude, divisive, and generally just a jerk. Of course, that’s just my opinion, but he IS the guy who was fined $75KĀ for telling an opposing fan to shut the f#$k up on national television....

Aim high

Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting the number one rated provider for a nationally known moving truck rental company. While you might think the shop she operated was big and bright and beautiful, sporting gleaming counters and huge fleet of vehicles, reality...

Eavesdropping

I creep on my coworkers. I don’t mean to, but my office is positioned such that I can hear a lot of the daily activity that goes on around me. Occasionally, it gets annoying (i.e. in the way of doing my work) and I shut the door, but mostly I appreciate the hum...

One for all

A couple of nights ago, I had dinner plans with my staff and a visiting colleague. The colleague and I arrived about 30 minutes early, so we ducked into the adjacent bar to have a glass of wine while we waited for the others to arrive. Twenty minutes and two coworkers...