Category Archives: Work

Time to pivot

I have had this blog for a number of years. My random thoughts and observations as I “wonder around” in my day to day life have been shared and viewed with very mixed results. It also has not helped that … Continue reading

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A message to managers of cashiers and servers

Please teach your staff to think for themselves. Examples:  If I am paying for a number of small items don’t ask me if I would like a bag. Of course I need a bag. How do you expect me to … Continue reading

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New job titles

Here is another example of how the workplace is changing. Ford has a person in the position of Global Director for Human-Machine Interface. How cool is that! I wonder what qualifications a person needs to get that gig? Part human, … Continue reading

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Meeting Etiquette

People who think they can’t be heard when they whisper something to the,person beside them are rude. And pretty stupid too. The rest of us might not be able to hear what you are saying but it’s still a big … Continue reading

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A Good Question….To Ask Yourself!

I was recently reading an article about questions employers could ask, or should not ask, of prospective employees in the hiring process. No, this was not one of those articles that listed what would be considered trick questions, such as … Continue reading

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Lazy Talk

TV news broadcasters are professional readers and voices. Or are they? Are they so busy prior to going on-air that they don’t have time to practice and pronounce the names of the people they are reporting on? Very often they … Continue reading

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Job titles

I wonder if the workplace is changing because there are new and different roles being created or is it just the same positions being given a new title? My favourite is “Experience Manager”. What the hell is that? The title … Continue reading

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Librarians

I’m wondering, again. Is this course still offered? Not that I’m interested! How about DIY auto repair?

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Work Productivity

I wonder how much more I could accomplish in a work day if every 30 minutes I asked myself what have I accomplished in the last half hour. Not just list what has kept me busy, but actually add up … Continue reading

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