Thursday, January 15, 2015
Not too many moons ago, I was the “young one” at work. And then five years and three returning grey hairs passed by.
Still, 28 ain’t so bad. In the professional world, I’m considered “next gen”—marching along with the rest of my relatively young colleagues toward the brass ring of future leadership. This is a somewhat frightening thought, as I only discovered Monday that I have, in fact, had a...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
I’m Kim O’Keefe, Property Manager for The Dolben Company and an ambassador for RPMcareers.org. Direct access to RPM Careers ambassadors is an innovative element of RPMcareers.org. Spanning all industry career types, backgrounds, and experiences, RPM ambassadors provide website visitors with a personal connection to the industry and enhance the credibility of the site. I am excited to start...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
We’d all like to think we’re irreplaceable at work. Pray tell, who will write blogs about their dream of falling in love at a summer camp when I’m gone? Who will start a small shoe collection under their desk? Who will hang Christmas ornaments from the branches of a dead bonsai on their office window sill?
No seriously—tell me who.
But while I clearly can’t be replaced, the same isn’t always...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
My Dad has been a teacher for over 35 years. Take a minute and think about just how many annoying high schoolers that shakes out to be. It’s, like, a million.
Growing up I considered following suit, turning the shaping of young minds into a family business of sorts. And then I grew up a little more and realized that, truth be told, I don’t really care for teenagers. Nor do I care for grading...