This Week I Turn 35.

Dear Cosmo and Glamour, I turn 35 this week. I seldom read you, except when trapped in waiting rooms where the only other option is a well loved version of Highlights magazine. I must tell you, however- I refuse to buy into your crappy lists that tell me what I can and can’t do at […]

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Pick Two (Good, fast, cheap)

I wish I could put this sign in every home, every business, and every public place I could find. This is the TRUTH. When you’re looking at vendors, don’t be wooed by the folks who tout their solution as the cheapest, the fastest, and the best. Something has to give. Companies make money somewhere. Put […]

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The Social Media Overshare and You

I’m fairly active on social media. If you google my name, you’ll find a Pinterest account, where I pin and save elaborate DIY bookshelves that I’ll never actually make. You’ll see a Twitter account with far too many photos of my daughter and football memes. There’s a locked down Facebook account that details my weekends, […]

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Wage Gap for Women in the Law

Did you know women in the legal industry only earn 87 percent of male attorneys’ salaries? Today there is a wide gender gap in pay and professional opportunities for women in the legal industry and the basis for this pay gap is multifaceted. One reason is that women’s billable rates to clients are often less […]

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Pay Ranges: The Great Divide

Most HR professionals that I know are in one of two camps when it comes to employee compensation. There’s Camp Disclosure, where employees have access to the company pay grades and understand where they fall in the structure. There’s Camp Shield, who believes that employees don’t need to know that that what they know could […]

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Take This Job and…..

As most of you know, I truly enjoy work. Throughout my career, whether I was bussing tables, selling tanning memberships, or slinging Awesome Blossoms out of a fryer, I’ve always done my best and tried to make the most out of every opportunity. Today, dear readers, I tell you about the only job in my […]

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Your Reputation Bites at Work

Unless you’re living in a cave, you’ve heard about this week’s biting incident at the Uruguay v. Italy World Cup game. Luis Suarez, a Uruguayan player and a known soccer biter, viciously bit an Italian player when they were scrapping for a ball (cue the “hungry for Italian” joke). This dude bites people on the […]

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Don’t Be the Conference Stereotype at #SHRM

If you’re lucky enough to attend the #SHRM14 national conference in Orlando this year, good on you. You may be a conference circuit veteran or this may be the first time you stumble out of your office and into a locale with THOUSANDS of HR professionals. You’re probably thinking that it’s going to be a […]

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Making #HR Sexy

Not like that, you pervert. I have a question and a challenge to my current HR brethren. We hear through C-level surveys, through snide employee comments, and sometimes from each other that HR doesn’t necessarily attract the best and the brightest. You rarely hear this criticism regarding the Finance department, Marketing, Legal, or IT – […]

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