The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. (Russell)
“Take this job and shove it” – can really hurt YOU
Every week I hear, “I know that candidate from a previous job. I wouldn’t touch him with a ten foot pole. He was not a team player.”
“The non compete clause is never enforced. I’m not worried if they find out where I am going.”
A very real guy I know said that to his new boss. He went back and bragged to his old coworkers about the new job. He got a phone call from his old company’s lawyer. Guess what? […]
“I won’t do things that way. You have to do it my way. You don’t have the guts to fire me,” the company President told the CEO after a long loud discussion about the direction the company was going. The CEO left and took a 30 minute timeout. Upon returning the boss said, “Do you […]
True story: She can’t get a promotion. Not even a bigger title. The “Good Old Boys” all admit she is doing a great job. She saves the company literally 5 to 50 times her salary every year. She will never be promoted. It is because she is a woman. I know her. I know her […]
Some mornings it just doesn’t seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps. (Phillips)
Coyotes stuck in a trap have been known to gnaw their foot off to escape. A lot of these three footed coyotes survive for years and do very well. Okay, they do well compared to coyotes that were killed by […]
Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity than straightforward and simple integrity in another. (Colton)
For a year Jim did a two hour commute-one way, every day. What a horrible thought. He did it to get out of a non-compete agreement. Do you think he will ever sign another […]
Job death is NOT a bad thing. It is a part of your progress. Once you are dead, just get on with your life.
Rigor Mortis – signs of job death – job CPR fixes
When your job is dead you have a decision to make: keep it or leave? If you keep it, perform […]
When I was in Spain in 1977 I knew of no supermarkets there. You had to go to a small store and ask for exactly what you wanted. The owner would bring out what you asked for from behind the counter. There were no food aisles to roam.
By 1979 supermarkets were taking […]
Goliath was the best thing that ever happened to David. (Weed)
Okay, Goliath tried to kill David. But it was how David reacted to Goliath that made him famous.
How horribly bad stuff can eventually help you have a great job
Some people claim that the best thing that happened to President George W. Bush, […]
There is a natural progression to a job search and how you feel when you have been fired. Let me give you the key line that would be in the 8 episodes of the reality show, “I Was Fired.”
Episode 1: Fired? I’ll have another job before I’m out the door, you slug.
Episode 2: […]