Posts Tagged ‘career’

What a topic! However, sadly, this is a topic we all must think about sometime in our careers, unless we have that “perfect” job with all that great opportunity that will just never end (tell me when you find that). Read the rest of this entry »


http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130125105449-107961-why-i-cheer-when-my-employees-leave

Funny how this article appeared on LinkedIN on my last day here at the City of Durham. While the ride here has been a great one and I have worked with some awesome technology it was clearly my time to move on with life. I am grateful to have worked with the individuals who welcomed me here on day 1 and are celebrating my departure at lunch today. Their mentality rings true to the article I posted because they are sad to see me go; however, they are also happy to see me advance in life and take a job that fulfills a dream.


Why do we as a society, at least in my generation, see that once we’re off the clock we’re just done and over? I am no advocate for working 80 hour weeks for 40 hour pay all the time; however, that is the spirit that moves you along and jets your career if you know what you’re doing. This is a new behavior I have seen in the field of networking when it comes to non-emergency related situations like documentation and “cleaning up” things like cabling and labels. Why have we become such a “5 O’Clock time to leave” society? Read the rest of this entry »


Choosing a company to work for SHOULD be a decision that you think through carefully; however, some of us wind up in situations where we NEED money and have to take the plunge. Working for a less than desirable company leads to increased stress, resentment and even feeling and actually being ill! I can understand why someone has to deal with circumstances like that; however, I feel that a  lot of younger adults like myself tend to make hasty decisions and wind up in jobs they hate where there is little to no opportunity to advance and the results are always leaving the job as soon as the next one becomes available and so on and so forth. This leads to a chain reaction that will show employment history that is unstable and while you may know the last employer sucked and was difficult to work for that may not be the case with a prospective employer…

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