Archive for October, 2011

Why YOU Should Be Going to HRSouthwest

www.hrsouthwest.com Why should you, you awesome HR professional, attend HRSouthwest? Is it worth it, you wonder, when you could be seeing employees wearing horrifying costumes to work on Monday? (Thanks, Laurie!) So you can avoid having to tell the middle aged guy with the paunch that wearing a I Dream of Jeannie, belly bared and […]

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Drive Thru HR

Excited to join Bryan and William on DriveThru HR on December 14th for my third appearance! Listen to me LIVE on the radio with Bryan Wempen and William Tincup December 14, 2011 11:00 am CST- 12 noon DriveThru HR http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drivethruhr

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Restaurant Battle Tales

I’m going to use this blog post as a battle journal for my nine years in food service. (Tony Roma’s, On the Border, Chili’s.) Big ups to those of you still slangin’ gravy and ribs, fajitas and potato skins. Things I’ve seen/heard firsthand: Bartenders not washing fruit before slicing them for drink garnishes, lemons especially. […]

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HRSouthwest!

I’m blogging 4 #HRSouthwest @HRSouthwest & I’d LOVE 2 profile vendors on blogs that will reach over 5mil readers a month! Leave me a comment and I’ll reach out to you!

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…But you can’t spank employees

When I was a little girl, I learned a really, really good lesson about telling the truth. My mom and I went to the local grocery store to pick up some things for dinner. I kept bugging the hell out of her asking if I could have a bag of Funyuns. (Yes, horrible tasting chips. Yes, […]

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Passive Aggressiveness At Work At Its Finest

Passive-aggressive tendencies are likely to exhibit themselves in work situations. The passive-aggressive employee or employer may use these techniques as a form of intimidation. The worker will sulk when given jobs to do or may simply take an undue amount of time to do them. By doing so, he or she is showing displeasure by […]

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I Know How She Does It

I went to go see Our Idiot Brother (great movie, by the way) and I ended up having to endure no less than five hokey trailers for new movies coming out. As soon as I saw Sarah Jessica Parker (or as my friend calls her, Horseface), I was wincing waiting to see the trailer for […]

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Cleaning is Cathartic

I’ve had people ask me why I don’t have a cleaning lady.  “It will save you so much time,” they crow. Here’s what they don’t realize. 1. I am so Type A that no one’s cleaning skills ever match my expectations, and I don’t want to be a bitch to some poor unsuspecting soul who […]

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Dear HR Consultant World:

I’m glad you exist. You write some pretty awesome blog entries. I enjoy your memes. But you haven’t been an HR professional in the past ten years. You’ve had fun at conferences and hanging out with vendors. You’ve done a great job talking about how effective applicant tracking systems are, or maybe even time and […]

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How To Get A Raise Like a Boss

Raises. It’s a hard time to ask your boss for a raise. The economy still kinda sucks, you may or may not have gotten a merit raise in the past few years, and you might be a little nervous to rock the boat. Ask yourself. Do I deserve a raise? You’re all saying yet. Ask […]

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