How do I manage it all? The Zero Hours (and a little hustle).
I had to raise my voice at work today. It’s been seven hours since I had to be quite firm on a conference call and, yes, I still feel bad. Bad? Guilty. Annoyed. Nervous. All of the above. (Also, do we still call them conference calls? Or do we just go by Zooms now? I … Continue reading UnHERnged
I am writing from something that you would more likely expect to see in the control center at SpaceX than in the sticks of central Virginia. This newly built office getup, in which I now live, has more controls and options and comfort than I even knew was possible. What? I shouldn’t be finishing my … Continue reading The Business of Comfort
A letter to my husband… No, not the sweet kind where I tell you how proud I am of you or how lucky I am to be your wife. Though, yes...all of that is true. It’s just that yesterday, I know I had a total meltdown over something that may be rated as a lopsided … Continue reading Dead (Wo)man Walking
This is an expanded version of a blog written for @LinkedIn based on a provided prompt. The question asked focused on what advice managers should offer employees who are ready to move on, yet are unable to do so for financial reasons, lack of opportunities, etc.. How can manager's offer inspiration to those employees who … Continue reading (re)Create Meaning
This is an expanded version of an article submitted to LinkedIn in response to a provided writing prompt to discuss the rocketing trend of employees opting to quit their jobs in lieu of returning to a physical office. Have you heard? The working world is about to get shook. Fourteen months ago, many of our … Continue reading The Big Shift
Anything is pause-able.
Dust yourself off
March 11th. This was the approximate day the work-from-home workforce was sent into action. Employees across America sent scurrying on a backwards commute, carrying their monitors, keyboards, and mice under one arm - empty lunch box under the other. It was exciting! A whole new world! No more ironed shirts, travel mugs or lanyards showing … Continue reading Flatten the Curve. No, the other one.
Well, this is going to be a jumbled mess of a blog... as I’d technically posted already this week (Pajamas for Everyone - frankly, it's still funny), I’d planned on skipping my usual Monday night edition. But man, it’s crazy today! So apologies for the jumbled mess... I really do typically write in advance leaving … Continue reading Through the Chaos