Category Archives: work

Pet Peeve at the workplace

Be it stealing from the community fridge, or talking too loud in the cubicles… what is YOUR most irritating pet peeve in the office or at work? See what others have to say. Inspired by Gayle King Advertisements

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Co-Workers

Irritating coworkers rank as one of the most stressful aspects of people’s jobs. What is the most obnoxious behavior you’ve witnessed from a colleague? We all have stories so what are some of your funniest or most maddening ones of … Continue reading

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Bullying in the workplace

We’ve talked a lot about the rapid increase in bullying in schools, but were you aware that more than 1 in 4 employees admit to feeling bullied in the workplace? Do you have a bully at your work? How have … Continue reading

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How early is too early to earn part of your own keep?

I know we’ve talked about this before but it was a long time ago and other than SKL, most of the others who come here, didn’t then. So, one more time. What brought this up was I was chatting this … Continue reading

Posted in babysitting, behavior, choices, differences, emotions, feelings, jobs, kids, life, life lessons, love, opinions, parent's, parenting, people, responsibility, teaching, teenagers, things, work, working | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Job Hunting Enlightenment

Ah, HAAH!!!  THIS is why I can’t get hired!! I have actual skills and experience detailed on my resume! Perhaps if mine looked more like this, I’d have better luck… shamelessly stolen from Huffington Post.

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What do you think?

What do you all think of this? Should this woman have been fired?

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Getting ready for the cleaning lady

I am almost used to someone coming in to clean my house for me. Almost. She’s been here three times now. I didn’t feel weird at all when Nikki was doing it but I do have to admit that I … Continue reading

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Vacuum cleaners:Re-Post from last June

This is a re-post because we were talking about this on Facebook over the weekend and we have so many new people that I wanted opinions again. Okay folks, here’s the deal.  All of us Erickson girls, who are only … Continue reading

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No Mail On Saturdays?

This was on “Inside The Box” one night last week. What do you think? “Getting mail delivered to your home on Saturday may soon be a thing of the past, as the U.S. Postal Service looks for ways to cut … Continue reading

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Napping at lunchtime

My step daughter called me during her lunch hour yesterday and we talked for 15 minutes or so. She needed to “vent” to me. We don’t have your “normal” step family deal. We’re more like friends. We are very close … Continue reading

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Slammed for their size

As long as we were talking about this, I came across these examples. I’m not sure if directors and movie stars have a “union” of their own or how it works but where does discrimination come into play?

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Question of the day

What was the most interesting/fun/obscure job you’ve ever held?

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Having school 4 days a week

When I first heard about this, my first thought was I didn’t like it. I thought it would cause to many problems with parent’s jobs and daycare situations. But then when I watched this last night, it made “some” sense … Continue reading

Posted in child care, childhood, children, choices, daycare, differences, educating, education, home alone, kids, learning, opinions, parent's, people, problems, school, teachers, things, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Question of the day

If you could own a restaurant, what kind would it be?

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Do You Shower?

No, I’m not kidding!  This is a legitimate question that I have decided to throw out there to everyone.  Do you shower?  I have decided to ask such a personal question because I have come to notice that a lot … Continue reading

Posted in adults, advice, behavior, differences, good hygiene, hospitals, jobs, lifestyles, manners, medical care, opinions, people, problems, questions, relationships, rudeness, showers, smell, things, Uncategorized, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Dust first then vacuum or vice versa???

As I was trying to spring clean a little today, I was in a quandary.  I have always dusted first and vacuumed last so I’d vacuum up all the “crap” that went on the floor.  I started thinking of an argument that a … Continue reading

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The marshmallow test

I thought this study was pretty cool.  It was on the news the other night. The instructor told the kids they could have a marshmallow one way or the other but if they could wait until he got back, they would get … Continue reading

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Question of the day

Have you ever dated someone you worked with?  How did it work?

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Workplace Enemies

I work at a place where there are 3 separate offices on the same land.  All walking distance accessible.   In my office we have about 20 employee’s. Since I have worked here, there have been these two ladies who do … Continue reading

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Question of the Day

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

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Positive Outlook

How to start your day with a positive outlook Open a new file in your PC. Name it as “Boss”. Send it to the RECYCLE BIN. Empty the RECYCLE BIN. Your PC will ask you, “Are you sure you want … Continue reading

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Customer Service

Where has all the customer service gone?  I’ve had plenty of horrible service the lastcouple of months with different companies and it got me thinking.  Doesn’t anyone care about the customer?  Are we not important anymore?  Do companies not care … Continue reading

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The Perfect Job

A guy walked into the local welfare office to pick up his check. He marched straight up to the counter and said, ’Hi, you know, I just HATE drawing welfare. I’d really rather have a job.’ The social worker behind … Continue reading

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Lonely jobs

I’m not sure if any of you have heard of Jason Davis.  I don’t know if he’s all over the country or not but he has a program here in Minnesota called On The Road Again.  The show the other night was … Continue reading

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Question of the day

If you could own a restaurant, what kind would it be?

Posted in adulthood, adults, choices, eating, favorite, feelings, food, jobs, lifestyles, people, Question of the day, simple questions, things, thoughts, Uncategorized, work, worry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments