Forgetting to get a job – Liar research day

“Five wasted years due to a liar. I was promised equity, part ownership, and then they sold the company without giving it to me. I was robbed. I’ll never trust anyone again. Now I’m in it for the money. I’m in it for me.”

He has the skills to succeed, but who would hire him […]

How to resign your job – part 2

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.”


How to resign your job – part 1

“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? […]

Confronting your boss – 5 things to do to get fired

“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 […]

Getting past a glass ceiling

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 […]

Coyote traps at work – when to gnaw your arm off

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 […]

Non-compete agreement abuse

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 […]

Rigor Mortis – 10 signs of job death – 7 job CPR fixes

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 […]

Dangers using the job supermarket

Job Supermarket

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 […]

Use the slings and arrows of outrageous job fortune to win

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, […]