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