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  • It Can Wait Until Morning

    Here’s a shocking fact: When people get work emails after they’ve left work, they get angry. WHAT?! This news comes from a study released in February from a management researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington. In the UT-Arlington study, “Hot Buttons and Time Sinks: The Effects of Electronic Communication During Nonwork Time on Emotions and Work-Nonwork Conflict,” researchers surveyed...
  • Shape the Future with Social Connections

    So it’s 2015; this is the year they went to in the film “Back to the Future.” Remember, with Michael J. Fox and his flying cars? Well, we haven’t quite delivered on that technology but like his car we have confirmed that time flies. And so here we are during these present times knowing 10 years will pass just the same – the question we should answer for ourselves is, what future do we want for...
  • Oh Come, All Ye Grillers

    In sixth grade, my Catholic mother decided to spice up the Christmas season with an Advent wreath. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s a tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas, with an additional candle lit each Sunday of the season. And yes, I did just pull that explanation from Wikipedia. Admittedly, I was most intrigued by the color of...
  • My RPM Story: RPM Careers Ambassador Bailey Melanson

    My residential property management (RPM) story started a bit earlier than most: My mother was a property manager and my father owned an industry vendor company, so you could say I was born into it! With family ties giving me such a strong connection to the industry, it’s no wonder that I’m now an RPM Careers ambassador.  RPM Careers ambassadors are the faces of RPMcareers.org, the National...

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