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What Matters Now: Be fearless

January 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Coping, Finding a job, Motivation, Series, Solutions

“What Matters Now” is what matters Second of a series I want to be fearless. Apparently I’m not the only one. In the new eBook, “What Matters Now,” there are plenty of mini-essays that talk about stepping out of your comfort zone and taking a new direction. And what better time to consider it than […]

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So You Think You Have It Bad? The Circuit City Story

May 4th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Losing a job, War stories

“Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’”                             – Charles M. Schulz Prime Parking Available I was just in time today to see absolutely nothing happen at Circuit City’s headquarters. The parking lot didn’t look […]

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Job counteroffer? Why not?

April 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Finding a job, Humor

Dear Sirs: Thank you for your recent job offer. You’ll enjoy my direct, no-nonsense approach to my work beginning right now. My experience with my previous employer’s collapse compels me to ask a few quick questions about your business to qualify your offer. 1. Is your accounting department encouraged to be “creative?” 2. Have you […]

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Why It Was All My Fault

February 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Losing a job, War stories

One day after my company died someone said to me, “You’re gonna realize that you were the one who screwed up.” WTF? I had been recently promoted to the top level of the firm and kicked in over $150,000 as the price of admission. Six months later I was left with 1/3 of my pay, […]

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