Tag: work

Random thoughts June 23 2010

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/begin random thoughts I don’t know a thing about carpentry, but I’d really like to learn.  The problem with going so digital all the time is that the analog can absolutely baffle us.  I don’t know a thing about cutting…

Random thoughts

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Random Thoughts /begin random thoughts You never really realize how dull, dark and dingy your work area is until someone changes a light bulb. Have you noticed that? If you work in a typical office building, you probably have fluorescent…

The squeaky wheel

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When was the last time you gave someone a compliment? I’ve noticed that people tend to complain more than they compliment, which bothers me on so many different levels. The old saying goes, ‘the squeaky wheel gets the grease’, and…

The Hallmark Religion

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I once participated in the planned creation of a new religion. When I was living in Chattanooga, TN, I worked for a corporation called Gemline.  Sadly, that company is no more (it was a great / fun place to work…

What are you worth?

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As you should already be aware (if you visit frequently enough), I talk about just about anything and everything that pops into the ol’ brain.  Take today, for example.  I was reminded that someone I know has essentially quit her…

I love the 1 minute to 5 afternoon callback

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You know how you can tell if someone really, really doesn’t want to talk to you? They call you back at 1 minute to 5. This is a classic technique.  It flips you the bird but technically still counts as…

Christmas? Seriously?

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One week before Halloween, I went looking for some Halloween stuff for work.  We were doing this decorating thing, and I wanted to contribute more than my height (“Oh – Patrick!  You’re tall – see if you can put this…