Tag Archives: work

How You Know You’ve Spent Way Too Many Nights In Hotels

By | October 18, 2019

I’ve been in this job since May of 1998. A job that requires a lot of travel — usually a couple of flights to get to some distant city in the USA on Sunday or Monday and a couple of flights to get back home that Friday or Saturday. And in between — a lot of hotel stays.… Read More »

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No, I Didn’t Actually Change Jobs

By | October 31, 2018

A few days ago I got around to updating my profile on various social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook with my current employment information… and thanks to the wonders of modern algorithms, dozens of people I’m connected to on those sites promptly started congratulating me on my “new job”. Thing is, I didn’t actually change jobs. I’m… Read More »

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Unread Email

By | August 10, 2018

  I work for a software company. I travel all over the USA consulting with and training our customers. As a consequence of this, it’s not uncommon that I get a glimpse of someone’s email — usually because they’re connected to the projector and happened to need to go into their email to look something up. And I… Read More »

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New Maps of Hell

By | February 23, 2017

In my office, at work, which I never actually go in to, I have a wooden bowl containing five plastic potatoes. I have a lava lamp. I have a Lite-Brite. I have a wooden Vietnamese croaking frog. I have a 2016 Cattle Mutilators wall calendar. I keep thinking about taking in my TI-99/4A and my one remaining CRT-based… Read More »

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Performance Review

By | January 24, 2017

I’ve worked for my current employer for almost 19 years. In that time, I’ve been through a vast swamp of performance review systems. You name it, we’ve probably tried it, from picking three co-workers to review you, to reviewing yourself and having your manager go over the review with you, to reaching into a bag of randomly selected… Read More »

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The Weirdo On The Plane

By | January 16, 2017

As someone who spends a lot of time on aircraft (122 flights in 2016), I’ve gotten a lot of experience sitting in a semi-comfortable chair and staring blankly off into space. I take a book along on trips and of course I’ve got my Nexus tablet, which doubles as a ebook reader, if I want to read anything I’ve… Read More »

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Not Sure If This Is Good Or Not

By | September 12, 2013

Image credit: radiantskies / 123RF Stock Photo So, today, a participant in a WebEx-based class that I’m leading this week asked me what “oortcloud” meant. I had to get her to repeat herself a couple of times before I realized that she was referring to the password I set up for the WebEx session some weeks ago when… Read More »

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