Category Archives: Work

Is it Friday?

Monday Blues FridayYeah, it has been that kind of week. Someone pour me a drink coffee.

Friends don’t let friends…

LinkedIn ProfileLast week I was perusing LinkedIn and stumbled upon this potential connection. The profile photo seems more appropriate for Grindr than LinkedIn.  I couldn’t help but hear my parents voice ringing in my head, scolding me and trying to make me understand what constitutes appropriate behavior.  I get that this guy is a personal trainer and in many ways his body is his business card, but hints of pubic hair in a mirror reflection seems more appropriate for Guys With iPhones than a professional site designed to help connect personal networks.

I didn’t write this post to criticize this guy or to solicit such criticisms from others. Actually what I’m hoping is that when one sees a friend showing poor judgement like this young guy, you will speak up with consideration rather than contempt.  After all, if our parents have failed us – it is up to our friends to help us so we don’t continue to make the same mistakes.

Five year anniversary

fiveLast week I passed a professional milestone when I hit my five year anniversary with my current employer.

I’ve never worked at a firm for five years, always finding a graceful exit to work for another company after 3-4 years had passed.  I’ve enjoyed the first five years and have learned an awful lot.  I’ve also been able to do some amazing things like meeting President Clinton last spring in Boston, but who can say what is around the corner.

How long you have worked at your current job?  Does five years sound like a long time to you or have you been in your current role for far longer?

No place like home

No place like homeI’ve spent eleven of the first fifteen days of this month traveling.  I know tens of thousands of professionals spend their lives on the road traveling, but I find little joy in working on the road, and I’m very much looking forward to coming home. I’m a firm believer that traveling is a great opportunity but best realized when done for leisure and not for work. Have a great weekend everyone. I know that I will enjoy seeing friends and relaxing on my couch.

I’m falling behind

behindWas this an excuse to post this gratuitous photo of this handsome man in his bathing suit? Perhaps, but the reality is I’m falling behind at work.

Earlier this week, I was on vacation and yesterday I spent nearly all day flying to San Francisco for meetings. When am I going to get my work done?  ARGH!!! Strangely writing about my frustrations and the image of this man are working like medicine, and I can feel the tension already leaving my body.

San Francisco for a NY minute

San FranciscoNo sooner have I returned from Puerto Rico and I’ve been told to hop on a plane to San Francisco.  I’m so bummed, because the trip is so last minute and so quick I won’t even be able to see friends or go out and enjoy the city.

Back to work

office workNow that the holiday season is over, it is time to get back to work.  I hope that these past few weeks were relaxing, and I want to wish you all the best in 2013.