My Upcoming Southeast Michigan Staycation.

March 31, 2009 by  
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At my company, once you hit that 20-year milestone, you get a four week sabbatical. I hit that mark this July. And wouldn’t you figure, now that I have the time, I don’t have the money to go anywhere. So I guess I’m taking a “staycation.” Stupid nam…

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Keep Your Butts out of my Neighborhood!

March 26, 2009 by  
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An open letter to the hospital a block away from my house: thanks so much for instituting that wonderful “no smoking on hospital grounds” policy. It’s a really nice PR soundbite you can put in all your marketing materials. But let me tell you this: …

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Hiring People for all the Wrong Reasons.

March 24, 2009 by  
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We have a job opening at our company…weird, I know. But since we laid off about a dozen people in late January, we’ve had a few others leave on their own, and now we are a bit short handed.It’s for a lower level media relations position…we’d like …

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Are you the Wife at Work?

March 20, 2009 by  
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Here’s what I’m talking about…I’m in a meeting with 5 or 6 other people…all men. We are brainstorming about a new client or a new project…who is the ONLY one taking notes…yep, that would be me. At the end of the meeting, it’s decided we need …

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The Stages of Job Loss

March 16, 2009 by  
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I’m lucky. I still have my job. I spent some time over the weekend with a friend who has lost his (I hate the word, “lost.” It sounds like you merely misplaced your job…it will show up any minute now.) He was fired. Let’s call it like it is. He …

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Social Gaffes…What’s OK to Say?

March 12, 2009 by  
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Just curious. Can you tell someone they have spinach in their front tooth? How about a booger in the nose? Zipper down? Pantyhose tucked in the underwear? Bra strap showing? How about if the thong strap is showing? I know you can tell your friends thes…

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A Silver Lining in this Economic Meltdown

March 9, 2009 by  
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Read in the NY Times that more men are being laid off during these tough times. Not that it translates into any more housework being done by those laid-off slackers, but there might be a silver lining in this jettisoning of the MAWGs (my nickname for m…

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I am Between Booms.

March 6, 2009 by  
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I was born in 1964. Which means that I’m a baby boomer… but on the very tail end. So I suffer from psychographic and demographic schizophrenia.I’m fiscally conservative but socially liberal. I voted for Obama, but follow John McCain on Twitter. I thi…

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Linkedin? More like Suckered in.

March 4, 2009 by  
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Is anyone else out there just so over the whole Linkedin model? I have come to the conclusion that it is chock full of business people who are too cheap to hire professional help and want advice (and sometimes actual work) for free.Either that or freel…

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