Category Archives: at work

My Heart Goes Pitter-Pat, Not PETA-Pat, for James Willerson

Kudos to Dr. James Willerson of the Texas Heart Institute for signaling he will turn down PETA’s offer to provide the Institute with “sexy” posters and other PETA-propaganda promoting the benefits of a vegan diet for heart health. As if … Continue reading

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Lightening Strike 2010!

Remember long ago, when you used to turn off your computer during thunderstorms? Oh, you still do? SMART. I can remember the seldom-used intercom feature on our office phones being used to alert us inner-office dwellers (no windows) that a … Continue reading

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Uphill Both Ways

Oh, the plight of the wannabe interns. The government wants to protect them from exploitation. (A grand gesture, as wasted the youth as, well, youth is.) Companies just want to give the kids a rich and fulfilling educational experience that … Continue reading

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Hallmark Wouldn’t Touch This With a Ten-Foot Lens

A man pleaded guilty today for trying to film his boss by hiding video cameras in the women’s bathroom at the restaurant where they worked. The man, speaking through a translator, apparently grasped the seriousness of the offense: “I understand … Continue reading

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Working Women & The Pill

I wish I could remember her name, because I really would like to thank the doctor I went to in high school who put me on the pill. I suffered terribly from debilitating cramps every time I got my period. … Continue reading

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Good Lessons from Bad Bosses – The Alcohol Edition

I’ve worked in the nonprofit world, in jobs that put me in contact with volunteers, often during their leisure hours. I ended up at plenty of receptions, galas, and even meetings that served a somewhat social purpose for some participants, … Continue reading

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Good Lessons from Bad Bosses – The Technology Edition

I’m still learning how to be a better boss, and can’t say that I’ve always handled things perfectly, but some of the techniques I use stem from my own experiences with bosses who handled things badly. And boy, have my … Continue reading

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