Category Archives: Employment

Work at 56, Starting Over

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. ~ Robert Frost After 20 years in the military and 20 years at Microsoft, I now work in South Lake … Continue reading

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The price of gas and other commuting atrocities

“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.”  ~Ralph Nader I was sitting on the bus last night and happened to look up from my iPad to see miles … Continue reading

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Unemployment: Do the Math

Here’s the chart the Republicans don’t want you to see. Vote responsibly.

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Where did your Social Security go?

Taken from a rant off Facebook and modified to use less hyperbole. This is mostly for my poorer relatives who worship the conservative party (which today is a misnomer) and think that party can do no wrong. You contributed to Social … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Quit Complaining

“Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive.” ~ Bugs Bunny Sometimes I’m wont to complain. Walking the halls I’ve heard some complaining this week that makes my complaints seem trivial. But there a lot to complain about; … Continue reading

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WORK Stats Worldwide Infographic

Prepare to be surprised by the statistics presented in this simple PSFK: What’s Work Like Around the World Infographic that I have excerpted here. “One thing we have in common across the world is work, even though significant differences in … Continue reading

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Post your Resume on

I have been using for so many years, I can’t tell you when I started. What I can tell you is that I wish this had been available when I first entered the workforce. I have lost track of … Continue reading

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Telecommuting in 2011 ~ a Brave New World

Here is an interesting study from this Microsoft Presspass article: Remote Working Now a “Business Imperative” This chart demonstrates both the progress we’ve made in making it easier to work from home and where we are just not quite there … Continue reading

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Work at Home Wednesdays?

A number of years ago I was talking to my boss about her “Work at Home Wednesdays”. She was the kind of person who interviewed new team members very thoroughly and then trusted them to do the right thing. (The … Continue reading

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