Category Archives: Work Related

LinkedIn, Resumes, and Amazon

“Meet Frenchman Philippe Dubost, whose Amazon-style CV has taken the internet by storm, with over one million hits in eight days. And he’s not even a marketing specialist!” ~ BusinessBecause You might not have the success of this candidate, but … Continue reading

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Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality

Think you know where the money is distributed in the US? Think again. Mashable: The issue of wealth inequality across the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Plan 2012

“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” ~ Mark Twain Here is what I advise my employees about work and handling severe weather. It really could go unstated, but I would feel so guilty if one of … Continue reading

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Ukulele Phenom: Jake Shimabukuro

At work last Wednesday, I work at Amazon, a coworker and I wandered over to the main campus to hear Jake Shimabukuro. Let’s call her Julie, suggested that we get there early which turned out to be a very good … Continue reading

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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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As seen by ~ a work place phenomenon

I have been seeing these kind of charts for a while now. It’s mostly done in fun—mostly. Part of me wants to do one for my Big Band with the sections being: Saxes Trombones Trumpets Rhythm Director Maybe I’ll do … 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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Basics Redux: Six ways to speed up your PC

Sometimes it is good to update your knowledge on the basics. When it comes to doing maintenance on your computer, do you know about ReadyBoost? Defrag’ing and fixing data errors has always be de rigueur, but catch up with the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Jazz Band does Zoot Suit Riot

The MJB performed their first gig (of five per year) on Seattle’s Eastside at the Third Place Commons. Did I mention how much I love working at Microsoft? We usually have two practices before a gig and the roster rotates … Continue reading

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The cas’, very cas’ guy…

Suzy was teasing me about my sleeves in yet another shirt that had shrunk and the sleeve length was too short. It’s one of the pitfalls for us tall guys. I typically wear long-sleeve shirts in the cooler weather part … Continue reading

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