I know, I know - EVERYONE is stressed around the holidays. I get that. But you know what, for me personally, this year feels extra rough. The good news is is that this is the first holiday season in awhile where I am content where I'm working. Maybe that's why I have the time to stress about the small stuff. But these blokes I work with treat the holidays like the X-Games: extreme, baby! Here's what the agenda looks like. And mind you, this is ONLY tomorrow! The day will kick off with the department assembling in our boss's office. We are each allowed to pick one schwag item that he received during the year. I hear there are some t-shirts, mugs and other assorted freebies. THIS is our "bonus." The big gift giveaway is followed up by a department outing. We will all carpool (not if I can help it!) to a local Christmas tree. At this point, I'm told the bossman can be persuaded into buying us lunch. So I have to wrestle him for his good graces? Whatever. Back at the … [Read more...] about Grinch in My Cube?
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The Working Podcast started in April '05 as a labor of love. Actually, as a labor of hate. I was up to HERE with work and all the BS that came along with it. In between machine gunning my resume to anyone with an inbox, I decided that a podcast would be a great way to talk to other folks in the same situation. Careers ebb and flow, and in the middle of the hire/fire sandwich is a whole lotta depressing grey. I could either bash my bosses head in (I'm too peaceful for that), continue to complain (yawn!), or do something therapeutic. The Working Podcast allows me to do all of the above!Since then we've been blessed with 36,000+ unique homepage views, tens of thousands of downloads and most recently - the honor of winning the Podcast Peer Award for Best Business Podcast 2006. With a little more focus and effort, plus the addition of two new pals (get the 411 here), I really believe that this time around - the sky is the limit!We plan to bring you the … [Read more...] about Revamped, Recharged and Reloaded