Tag: work

No, I Didn’t Actually Change Jobs

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…

Unread Email

  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…

New Maps of Hell

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…

Performance Review

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…

The Weirdo On The Plane

As someone who spends a┬álot 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…

Not Sure If This Is Good Or Not

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…

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