Friday, January 13, 2012
Growing up, I loved two things: eating obscene amounts of Gushers and reading books. In addition to my love for literature (and processed food), I had an English teacher for a father who corrected me every time I said “me” instead of “I” and an uncle who used words that haven’t been around since the 17th century.
At the age of 25, I should be a walking thesaurus (...
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I was listening to The Fray this morning and one of my favorite songs of theirs (though I really do like them all) is You Found Me. In that song is a verse that really speaks to me: “Who I am, Who I’m Not and Who I Want to Be”And it got me thinking about those things and how easy it is to not really know; especially in a business that wants you to be many things. It’s...
Friday, December 9, 2011
One night when I was waitressing I asked an older male customer if he wanted dessert. He winked and said, “yes, how about your number?” I informed him we were all out of that.
The three months I spent as a server at my local pizzeria gave me a newfound respect for everything waiters and waitresses have to put up with on a daily basis. From the 19-year-old dish washer in the back of...
Monday, November 7, 2011
How many times have you worked with or for an individual who was so dramatic and emotional that you found it hard to get your work done? Some people are so self-absorbed that they don’t hear anything you say unless it is about them. What’s worse is a power hungry boss with these traits. Managers like this stop at nothing to get accolades and compliments. It is not of the...