Tuesday, August 28, 2012

End of Summer Quiet...

I always find the end of the summer very quiet. I think clients are using up their vacation days, because no one, and I mean no one, is reachable. But -- after Labor Day, when the kids are back in school and life returns to normal, then clients look at their project plans and see all that has to be completed in the calendar year... And then the phone starts ringing off the hook!

TODAY's TIP: So what's LABOR DAY anyway?
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Friday, August 17, 2012

Looking for [s]taples at [S]taples

So, I need staples (lower case s). I stop at Staples (upper case S). Am wandering the aisles--an employee asks me what I need... Trying to keep a straight face, I say "I need staples." He also tried to keep a straight face, but lost it, and chuckled, saying "Well, we certainly have those!" And we were both chuckling as he lead me to them.

TODAY's TIP: Who invented the staple?
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Urban Dictionary is My Best Friend

Not only is it a global economy, but the generations are mixed up! No longer do gray-beards sit atop the corporate structure. Now he may be at the bottom and a 28 yr. female at the top. Corporate structure has been flattened and upended. Consequently, I work with many age groups and cultural groups. And I don't always 'get' the lingo! Urban Dictionary to the rescue!

TODAY's TIP: "John said there were crickets from the client after we sent him the document. Maybe he's out-of-pocket."
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