On Folks Sure Do Have Strong Opinions About Kennedy Weddings

How delightful that a number of people apparently believe that Cheryl Hines was actually married to Larry David. Tribute to her acting ability, and epic reading comprehension fail...

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 1:38 pm 0

On A Brief History of Being Unhappy at Work

@hershmire Having recently fled a dead-end job working for a simply terrible supervisor, I think it is easier to work with good people, no matter what. Even if I had loved what I was doing, there was no way I could continue coping with the environment.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:21 pm 0

On Canada Reminds Man Of Better Times

@HelloTheFuture Assuming you were "allowed" to have the job, since a man would be hired before you, and any man working alongside you would probably be promoted before you. Sigh. Women do not really have any Good Old Days.

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 4:15 pm 1

On The Best Places to Raise a Family (Or Not)

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm 0

On The Best Places to Raise a Family (Or Not)

@Eric18 Ugly urban sprawl aside, there are valid reasons why people might not want to live in a state where business is barely regulated, the lack of income tax = very few social services for those who need them, and just about anyone can carry a concealed weapon.

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm 1

On The Week We Began Weighing the Beans

I don't weigh the beans or "rinse the paper taste" out of the filter, and the coffee I make in my Chemex is still WAY better than any drip or press or any other thing I have ever used. That thing is just magic.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm 0

On 'Dad's Resume'

@JNC Musings Factory Those comments were terrific (so used to seeing trollish stuff on newspaper's websites). Bernie struck me as a bit clueless, and I was glad to see that I wasn't the only one wondering about this stuff.

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm 0

On Your Bosses Think They Work Longer Than You Do

@bgprincipessa The horrible time management thing is the worst. Reminds me of a supervisor I have had who consistently comes in late and spends half the day not doing anything recognizable as work, and then throws out this martyred "I work nights, I work weekends" as justification for asking something ridiculous of the staff. We're all working 35-40 hours...but most of us are doing it during the time the office is actually open for business.

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 10:39 am 0

On Navigating The Time-Honored Gray Area of "Date Or Business Meeting?"

There is nothing less sexy than Business English, the language of out of touch, unimaginative, middle managers.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm 0

On Things I Wish I'd Known Before Plunging Blindly Into My Role as a Manager

I've worked for allegedly "experienced" managers who haven't a clue about any of this. 2, 5 and 6, in particular...

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm 0