Category Archives: work

The Secret to Success: Best Workplace Advice

After years of soul-sucking jobs when I was newly divorced (after being an at-home mom for four years) and my son was young, I was hired by a defense contractor as a writer for a government agency. The salary wasn’t … Continue reading

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Best Work Advice Ever

I’m a writer at a large organization, and create high-visibility documents distributed to thousands of people around the world on a variety of subjects — many of which I know nothing about, starting out. The former chief of staff at … Continue reading

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Great Marketing Idea: Spell Words using a Human Alphabet!

When a corporate restructure began at my workplace — to become a “competency aligned organization (CAO)” — my job was to create an educational campaign to teach thousands of employees around the world what CAO was and how it affected … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Hug or Kiss Me at Work – It’s Called Sexual Harassment

I’ve never been big on hugging. Especially people I don’t know very, very well. My girlfriends always kid me about it. You’d think avoiding unwanted touching would be something a person could easily avoid. Well, it’s a lot like my … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Hug or Kiss Me at Work – Version 1, Silly Stories

I’ve never been big on hugging or kissing anyone but my son or the man in my life. My girlfriends all tease me about my “problem” – especially after I revealed that one time the minister told everyone to hug … Continue reading

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Returning to Work after Vacation to an Empty Mailbox

How would you like to return from vacation to an empty mailbox at work? It sometimes takes me an entire week after my return to go through all my accumulated email messages — and by about noon the first day back, … Continue reading

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Take a Load Off Your Seat #2: Adjustable Stand-Up and DIY-Cycling Computer Desks

A while back, I wrote a blog post about stand-up computer desks and how using one could help improve your health, since many people sit way too much. I’ve used a stand-up computer setup at home for several years. Recently, … Continue reading

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Weird Excuses for Being Late to and from Work

You hear about people making crazy excuses for things (like “the dog ate my homework”) but here are a few bona fide reasons I’ve been late to work and getting home from work. 1) On my first day at work … Continue reading

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First 30 Days of Lifestyle Blogging

Wow — I’ve written and published one Thoughts, Tips and Tales blog post a day for the first 30 days in a row! And managed to get 1,165 hits (not too bad for a first stab at a personal blog … Continue reading

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