What I Know About Being Unemployed

  Hindsight is 20-20, right?  If I knew when I was unemployed, what I know now about being unemployed, I might have enjoyed the time off a bit more. A colleague of mine was recently, and quite unceremoniously, laid off from her job after a 37-year run.  Yes, 37 years with the same organization; moving … Continue reading What I Know About Being Unemployed

Yeimy, Not Famous–But May Be Some Day

If you could be a famous person for a day, who would you be? Why? Today we had a going away party for one of our staff.  She's going on to bigger and better things, for her.  We however, will miss her...terribly!  For 13 years this amazing lady has worked for our agency in several … Continue reading Yeimy, Not Famous–But May Be Some Day

I Double-Dog Dare You

Been a tough week filled with federal reviewers checking out our Head Start program.  Lots of stress and tension, every day--all day.  It will all be over by the end of the day on Thursday.   Today, my team showed off their best work, and it was more than enough to make a great impression on … Continue reading I Double-Dog Dare You

Showdown at Big Sky (If You Can’t Say Something Nice…)

How do you handle conflict? Boldly and directly? Or, do you prefer a more subtle approach? I'm not a fan of conflict, never have been, never really will be. I understand that conflict can create unique opportunities for growth, forging new relationships, finding the rainbow on the other side (read: yadda, yadda, yadda). But frankly, … Continue reading Showdown at Big Sky (If You Can’t Say Something Nice…)

There Is Always Something…

  This  was one busy week and the only thing that will make me happier than sitting here writing my blog, is a little bowl of ice cream when I'm done!  But before I can dig into my low-fat Turkey Hill moose tracks, there is someone to thank. While there were meetings to attend, memos … Continue reading There Is Always Something…

To Be A Good Listener

Starting a new job is never as easy as we hope. Research says it can take six months to a year to really get to know the technical part of a job, the people part...that can take a bit longer. I was asked this week to help out two of my colleagues who are having … Continue reading To Be A Good Listener

Do What You Love

A couple of months ago I started a new job; same place different responsibilities. The staff that's new to me is amazing. They are smart and talented, and patient...very patient with me as I learn the in's and out's of daily life in the Human Resources world. Intuitively, I've got it going on when it … Continue reading Do What You Love

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Are you full of confidence or have you ever suffered from Imposter Syndrome? I'm sure at some point in my career I could be accused of having too much confidence. I think it's called being cocky, a know-it-all, even the "b" word...bossy. You know what, though, those are the times when I was likely suffering … Continue reading Fake It ‘Til You Make It

I Thought I Knew What I Was Getting

Today's writing prompt asked us to think about this:  Tell us about a time when someone had you completely fooled, where the wool was pulled right over your eyes and you got hoodwinked, but good. Was it a humorous experience or one you’d rather forget? What was the outcome? Have you ever had an employee … Continue reading I Thought I Knew What I Was Getting

It’s Not My Favorite, But I Do It Well

Back On The Chain Gang:  Tell us all about the least favorite job/task/chore that you get stuck doing routinely. What is it about this duty that you can’t stand? These days I've enjoyed the fact that I don't find myself doing too many chores at home.  My terrific husband does the lion's share of cleaning, … Continue reading It’s Not My Favorite, But I Do It Well