Career

Kate Middleton quit her job, should you?

admin - January 28, 2011

*photo credit: Ben Stansall, AFP / Getty Images In case you’ve been away from the Internets for the past three days, Kate Middleton quit her job to prep for the wedding to Wills. Naturally this news has the International press in a total tizzy, so I decided to join the party with my own take for AOL’s MyDaily.com. Agree or disagree? Like or dislike? Kate …

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N-n-now that that that don’t kill us

admin - May 7, 2008

I have never – and frankly will never – run a marathon. The only sport I’ve played is cheerleading and, while the training was painful, we did it in mini skirts and ended it with lemonade. For a week during my senior year of college I volunteered in orphanages throughout Kingston, Jamaica. It was very hot and very emotional but only five days long and …

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To choose a choice.

admin - March 25, 2008

I’ve decided there are too many ways one can live one’s life. Too many versions of career and lifestyle, non traditional and traditional, close to home and world traveling and cause-focused and family centered and totally moral and complete whore. Just too many choices. I started thinking about this the first day I couldn’t finish a day’s work and a blog post. By the sixth …

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Failure to manage the client’s expectations

admin - February 25, 2008

There’s this term you hear frequently in my line of work. To “manage the client’s expectations.” It’s always, “We’ve got to manage the client’s expectations” or “that could get dangerous if we don’t manage the client’s expectations” and sometimes, “she’s very good at managing the client’s expectations.” It’s basically the business equivalent of sitting the kids down and telling them they’re only getting one souvenir …

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We were at this work event

admin - January 30, 2008

I have a work event tonight. You hear that phrase often in adult life: We were at this “work event” or I have a “client dinner” or it was a “business function”. People who aren’t assholes tend to keep it professionally vague. People who are assholes add fun details like, we were at this work event at THE RITZ or I have a client dinner …

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On derailing and writing – in Italy

admin - January 7, 2008

I have decided, very firmly, that I want to be a writer, so now I think it makes sense to move to Italy for 6-9 months, around September. Yes, it’s sometimes exhausting to be me. I will explain and, in doing so, hopefully touch on themes ripe for us all. I acknowledge these themes may only apply to my crazy mind, but humor me and …

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