A company’s decision to hire you is an indication that, in their eyes, you have the ability to become a productive and valued member of their team1. As a new employee, your goal should be to perform at peak levels and demonstrate that the company made a good hiring decision; but that’s not all there is to it. Continue reading “Keeping Your Job is A Job”
Today’s world is filled with all sorts of technological advances and modern day miracles that have made life easier and more casual. The lines between personal and professional lives have become extremely blurred. These events have led to a new social order where manners, personal interactions, and business norms seem like a thing of the past.
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Anyone that has been in my office instantly realizes how obsessed I am with gnomes. I blame it on J.R.R. Tolkien and other fantasy writers I engulfed myself in during middle school. When I was fourteen, I had this grand idea for the perfect tattoo: a gray-bearded gnome wearing a blue coat and a red hat. His nose would be rosy red like Santa’s and his grin would make the strongest politicians jealous. Back then there was a small problem — my age, parental consent was required. Well, that and I had no money to pay for the tattoo.
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