Category Archives: Work

Messy and Fluffy

Rob May has possibly his best post yet, which rang a huge bell with me, on both business and personal levels. Not surprised, mind you, just that it’s cool to see someone come out and say it, reminding me of … Continue reading

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Writing

Obviously I like to write, or I wouldn’t be here and as voluminous as I often become. Blogging, though, it’s more like journaling, journalism, letters, idle commentary, that sort of thing. (Well, I suppose there might be bloggers who don’t … Continue reading

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Focus

While this and some others in the collection are new blogs, even if ultimately old content will be ported here to consolidate my writing under one roof, some are old blogs, and it is no secret I’d neglected them for … Continue reading

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Word of the Day

Capricious. In a sentence: It’s irritating when your boss is capricious.

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Get a Job

Mining my endless bookmarks under the “blog this” category, here is one from last year, always relevant, Get a Job, Any Job from one of the first bloggers I ever read, Joanne Jacobs. I wish that back in 1988 I’d … Continue reading

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Blargh

I can’t entirely blame my new manager’s policy, but it didn’t help. I’m sick as a dog, congested to the point I can barely breathe, coughing now and then, even to the point of choking, and the back injury from … Continue reading

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Missing the Point

I work part time for a pretty large company. I’ve been there almost two and a half years, which is forever in terms of their retention, if hardly the longest in my location. It’s a bit like human mortality, in … Continue reading

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Drugs and Change

Recently I got an ear infection.  Not shocking, given my childhood propensity for them and the fact that I’ve been almost continuously sick since Sadie started kindergarten in September, culminating with and resuming after a quick bout of flu and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

To manager Mary at work!  I don’t normally report to her, but she sometimes subs, always a good thing, or is in a position to touch upon my work.

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Bizosphere

Here’s another post about an associated blog, the concept of these having been explained in the first one. Bizosphere started out as a great idea for a domain name, a takeoff on blogosphere, but of course with an orientation on … Continue reading

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Changes

As you know if you actually read this place, which few do, it’s been mainly a repository for digests of my @jaysolo Twitter activity each day.  All well and good, but not the most compelling reading, and not what I … Continue reading

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Debt Benefits

Here’s a new and different idea: Companies offering debt-related benefits, as opposed to the more traditional emphasis placed on retirement and other things. Because yes, it is distracting (remarkable that link is from 2002, when the good times still rolled … Continue reading

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Aversion, Phobia… Something Like That

Have you gotten more telephone averse with age? This is something I’ve written about before myself, or close to it, in reference to phone phobia. Even in times of no creditors, my heart leaps up into the roof of my … Continue reading

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Tips to Become a Failure at Work

These sound about right.

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Zen Habits

Overcoming resistance and getting things done, also from my old bookmarks.

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Speaking of Pricing & Value of Time

Interesting Erica Douglass post on being worth more than you think, setting a baseline and sticking to it. I’ve been having related thoughts lately, exactly the opposite of where I had been and could be taking my attitude in this … Continue reading

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Thumb Rules Worth Knowing

Good post on rules of thumb, some of which are familiar to me. I didn’t know the interruptions thing had a number attached, but I knew it was bad. I can seldom do much of substance without being free of … Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome

I’ve always had trouble battling imposter syndrome, which ties into my trouble charging a lot and accepting too little income, as I discussed with the recruiter yesterday. Not that it helps for what’s a good income to change so dramatically … Continue reading

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Recruiter

Just talked with a recruiter who apparently found me on Monster.com, and had a very favorable impression of him. I’m not a fit with the specific opening he had in mind, which would have required Foxpro background, but I’m going … Continue reading

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Selling Those High Fees

On an amusingly related not to my consulting fees post the other day, here’s a post on how to sell overpriced services. The dressing part feels tongue in cheek, even though it’s tried and true advice I first saw decades … Continue reading

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Consulting Fees

This is good post on determining consulting fees, even if it does date back to January. I famously have trouble with pricing, which may be tied up somewhat with self-esteem and excessive desire to please others on my part, and … Continue reading

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Text Messages Private

Apparently text messages are private from employers, per the court.

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A Question I’ve Had Myself

How do you convince potential employers you’re not overqualified? I am a person of low expectations at the moment, but with to all appearances amazing background, assuming you’re not of the opinion that self-employed people are lazy scum and not … Continue reading

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Retirement

This is exactly my view of it.

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Plastic Resume Surgery

Face lift advice for improving your resume.

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Clients… Can’t Live With or Without Them

How you can work with 12 different types of clients.

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Telework

With my family situation, type of work, and commuting costs, working from home has been not only much on my mind, but a conscious thing we’re trying to pursue. Sun recently pursued telework in a big way after determining the … Continue reading

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Home Office Tips

Old post of mine and linking elsewhere on home office tips that deserves revisiting, after time has passed and things have changed to make it all the more relevant.

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