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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