Tag: Rants

My Horrible Experiences With Job Recruiters

I may be in the minority here, but my experiences with job recruiters range from underwhelming to below mediocre. I now shudder at the thought of leaving my professional future in the hands of someone else. Never Again!   First, I just want to be clear that this post isn’t a slam on recruiters. I’m ...

#ShitMyCoworkerSays: January 12, 2018

UPDATE: If you read my post from a few days ago, I'm happy to announce that another Canadian was hired, although for a different department. Anyway, let's move on to this week's #ShitMyCoworkerSays post. This is a good one. Have you ever encountered anyone like this? How did you handle it? SCENARIO 1 Context: Three ...

Etiquette is Dead: When My Real Name Brings Out the Casual Racist in You

Today's post is dedicated to something that's been on my mind since I started my current job.     The day I started, I found out I was sharing an office space with a woman in a more senior position than me. Within 10 minutes of superficial chatting, she gave me her cell number and ...

What To Say When Asked: “What Do You Do All Day?”

I hate the phrase “what do you do all day?”.   It stirs up all kinds of stabby feelings towards the asker. To me, it comes across as though they think I’m lazy or unmotivated. I’m neither of these, thank you very much.     In case you were wondering (but probably not because you ...

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