Leaders who adopt the attitude that anyone is replaceable, thinking they can simply hire someone with a greater skillset or someone with a more prestigious pedigree, are fooling themselves.
When a company has a truly great employee, that employee carries value that simply cannot be replaced. They have extensive product, systems, and process knowledge. They hold client relationships that have been built over many years or could take years to duplicate. And great employees have camaraderie and influence with their coworkers, which when lost, has an impact on the corporate/company's culture within.
| 6/10/2016 4:29:48 PM
There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind
| 4/7/2016 4:36:52 PM
A true test of character is what you do when no one is looking.
| 11/25/2015 1:06:26 PM
After a "datacenter" move, and a dead powersupply replacement, we are finally back up and running... mostly. Lots of stuff left to do, hopefully updating this more often is one of them, we shall see.
What They Said:
me says Only 19 days on 10/19/2015 6:05:13 PM
Only 19 days of downtime.. that's not much, is it?
| 10/19/2015 6:03:53 PM
Blowing off some cobwebs here.. haven't posted in forever.. well, almost a year.
What They Said:
Paul Grossman says EAAAAGHH... Spiders! on 7/14/2015 9:17:34 AM
| 7/10/2015 12:38:02 PM
Email at work today: "Production downtime today @ 2:30 EST"
Did the @ sign really save you anything?
And really? EST?
Why you ask? Because it is NOT Standard time. Daylight Saving Time makes spring and summer fall into Daylight time.
If somebody is going to be so inane, as and use EST, then they should be persecuted for using it incorrectly.
Here is an idea... type "at" instead of [shift] + 2, and type ET instead of EST.. you save a keystroke and look less like an idiot; at least to this quasi-ridiculous person.
| 7/15/2014 2:39:54 PM
A little late with this, but, in the 16 days of the government shutdown, $24 billion was lost from the economy.
That is $1.5 billion a day.
So, what could have been done with $24 Billon?
- Funded 1.5 NASAs (their budget for 2014 is $16.6 Billon)
- Sent 554,413 kids to a private collge (Average tuition $43,289)
- Sent 1,078,119 kids to a state college (Average tuition $22,261)
- Purchased a home for 87,944 "average" Americans (Average new home price is $272,900)
- Purchased 8.3 billion free school lunches for kids
- Buy 7.1 billion gallons of gas for Americans (average price of $3.36/gal)
Maybe, just maybe we should be looking at things a little different.
| 11/20/2013 8:32:19 PM
#saveyourvictim ###UPDATE### Matthew Cordle is sentenced to 6 1/2 years [Source]
| 11/1/2013 11:06:18 PM
Just One More Reason to Love Guiness
"The choices we make reveal the true nature of our character."
| 9/6/2013 2:27:22 PM
A lot on my mind
April 18 = not a good day.. for a lot of reasons. Trying to keep my head in a good space, but it's not always so easy. So this is a post about random stuff.
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Dead End Job?
First, must suck to have a job.. wish I had one. That said.. how do you know if you're in a dead end job?
Your first clue might be your own unhappiness, but think of this too:
The Promotion Chain - has it been stalled? Or worse, non-exisitant?
Company Culture"Do your job, period".. are you not allowed the opportunity to take on new challenges or assignments?
Leadership - Bosses who mouth the words, "We’re family here," but stand aloof are hypocrites. When was the last time your boss came into your office/cube/veal fattening pen and treated you like they would a customer?
Diconnected people build dead organizations.
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What They Said:
hello says hello on 2/6/2015 12:05:34 AM