You’re a Process Person

When dealing with money, especially when it concerns someone’s retirement, you would assume there would be a paper trail of consent, right? So colour me shocked when I recently found that my company’s HR person (who is one of those people you question why any employer would consider hiring) had, without my knowledge or consent, … Continue reading You’re a Process Person

My First Seven Jobs

When I started out listing my previous jobs, I didn’t know what to expect. Now that it’s laid out, I’m pretty impressed with myself that there’s variety, or it could just mean that I had no damn clue what I wanted to do with my life. Peer Counselor at 14 – To this day I … Continue reading My First Seven Jobs

Why Are Incompetent Employees Almost Always Your Boss?

Excuse the oxymoron in the headline, but I just want to get something off my chest. Why is it that incompetent people seem to find their way to the top of the food chain? I find none of them to be charming or possess any leadership qualities. In fact, their very personality can shred cheese … Continue reading Why Are Incompetent Employees Almost Always Your Boss?

The Importance of Eye Contact

You know the old adage: The eyes are the window to the soul. I’d like to believe the eyes are also a sign of respect between people. The very act of looking someone directly in the eyes shows professionalism, trustworthiness, and my personal favourite: respect. This past week I’ve been struggling with how to handle … Continue reading The Importance of Eye Contact

Post-Job Interview Mind Games

Job interviews generally suck (for me, anyway). You’re put on the hot seat and grilled for your industry knowledge and experience. And if you’re anything like me, when I’m the centre of attention for more than five seconds, I sweat. Profusely. When the beaded drops aggressively show up as a sweatstashe or roll down the … Continue reading Post-Job Interview Mind Games