It’s all About Networking

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I have some new business friends. I call them business friends because I met them through my day job, that’s business. So they are my business friends. One new friend is all about marketing. I’m still getting to know her, but her knowledge and experience humble me. I know nothing in comparison. I couldn’t help myself, had to check out her blog when I read her post about making her resolution to blog more. In reading through the posts, I stumbled onto one that I had to share here. I just love it…

Here are our Networking Rules to live by: PLANS

1) PROTECT -just like your family; be honest and guard against ill will done to them

2) LEVERAGE -ask for guidance, recommendations and support to make things happen

3) ALLEGIANCE -pinkie swears and IOU’s apply here

4) NURTURE -share your knowledge, insight and most importantly, your time

5) SUPPORT – everyone appreciates a pat on the back, especially during the rough times

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It’s all About Good Deeds

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There’s a saying, “No good deed goes unpunished.”

As of late, it seems as though my good deed efforts meet with nothing but punishment. I have several recent incidents that support this theory.

The Old Arabs

I take in two elderly Arabian horses with the understanding that if it doesn’t work out, they will be taken back. Out of the clear blue, several weeks after they arrive, I get an opportunity to acquire a young horse suitable for what I want to do… carriage driving with some riding from time to time. As long as the old guys are here, I cannot bring home anymore horses. The short story, I get yelled at and am told that I am appalling by this turn of events.

No good deed goes unpunished.

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It’s all About the Golden Kickball

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Had to work in the office today. No big deal. I have to go into the office on the first Wednesday of each month, and then on an as needed basis. Since I work a shortened week (only 32 hours), and with gasoline being so expensive, this seems to be working for the most part. I am so grateful that my employer is pro-remote employee. In fact, they expect all employees to work at least 2 days each from home. They have shared seating and flex seating. I have flex seating. That means when I go into the office, I have to fend for myself to get a work station. Most of the time this works out pretty well, and even though I got into the office before 9am today, there were no work stations open near my team. i ended up sitting on the opposite side of the building from them. And that was OK. I really liked the station I found. It was very open and I didn’t feel like I was swimming in a fish pond. I could even see out the windows. Pretty slick. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s all About when Employees Get Restless

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A topic near and dear to my heart, and almost all about me, is what do you do when you find yourself in a job that just doesn’t seem to be as fulfilling as it once was? I stumbled onto this question when reading a fellow colleague’s blog. It seems he is in this quandry now. I can say it’s all about me because I’ve been there. Read the rest of this entry »

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It *WAS* All About Me!

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I had no clue what I was getting into when I raised my hand. I have VD (volunteer disease). I work at a progressive company that allows telecommuting. Not only do they allow it, they promote and encourage it. They have created a truly wonderful environment for the mobile employee; at least in my eyes they have.

First, a little background.

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