What podcasts do you listen to?
Do you get them free, or do you bother to pay for them?
Do you love your job?
Like, REALLY REALLY love your job?
It’s one thing to love what you do or the company that you work for. But the job itself – how much do you really like THAT position in THAT department with THOSE co-workers?
Yeah, we thought so. Depending on the circumstances, you really could be happier elsewhere – whether it be under a different management structure in the same organization, or doing a similar job at a different company.
See, it’s not the WORK that you’re unhappy with, it’s the environment.
We all have done it, or know someone who has.
There’s the guy who flips the newspaper under his arm and makes a big production of heading down the hall for his morning constitutional. There’s the woman who takes WAY too long in the far stall to not have something medically wrong with her.
There’s those that abuse the single-seater, and those that stink up the community space.
Not everybody has a safe desk job these days. There are still people out there that are required to make this country run. Without them working hard, working diligently behind the scenes doing all that awesome grunt work, this place would fall apart.
We need men and women in these roles. They’re good at what they do, and the world is a better place because of them. Nobody ever aspires to be a desk jockey when growing up. Fantasy playtime often involves these career paths.
Achieving the proper Work-Life Balance for employees is something that every company and manager tries to emphasize with their employees, but in reality we know that it really never works out.
Some would say that some countries in Europe have it better. We recall one story where a bank requires – REQUIRES – their employees to take a full four weeks off when they go on vacation. The theory is that any banking irregularity could be hidden by an employee who can cover their tracks every two weeks, but a four week vacation should expose any particular issues that the employee was involved with.
A company lives and dies by its reputation.
Some companies never recover from a problem, while others openly address the issue at hand and do everything they can to win back customers. Coca-Cola has done it, others have as well.
It’s easy when you’re perennially at the top of the list of MOST REPUTABLE COMPANIES, like Amazon, Coca-Cola, Apple, and Disney tend to find themselves every year — but it’s those struggling at the bottom of the list that really have a rough time at it.
Professional haunted house attractions all have the same features: buzzing chainsaws, scary clowns, creepy things touching you in the dark when you least expect it.
But while a haunted house may only be open for six weeks a year, DESIGNING a haunted house is a year-round activity. It takes a lot of work to build and create scare mazes that continue to deliver the screams year after year.
So what’s their secret?
It’s easy to start a restaurant or bar.
It’s harder to make money doing it.
But some bars and restaurants have figured out a way to make it happen, and make a ton of money doing it. Whether they happen to be in the right place at the right time, or whether they’re a destination unto themselves, these TOP RESTAURANTS IN THE COUNTRY have proven that where there’s a will, there’s a way to make some dough in the food business.
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business?
It’s one thing to start a business on your own, go into consulting or similar. It’s another to buy into someone else’s concept and try to make a go of it with their marketing support. Continue reading WHAT’S THE MOST SATISFYING RESTAURANT FRANCHISE TO OWN?
We all have played BUZZWORD BINGO in our office meetings, conferences, and presentations.
Sometimes those corporate phrases are appropriate. Other times, it’s just a talking head trying to sound more important than they really are. Everyone knows they have a job to do (one would think), so we don’t need the demotivating words and phrases that oft-repeated without any real substance behind them.
On any given Football Sunday, fans across the country dive into the back of their closets and pull out their favorite team/player’s jersey, slap it on, and head out to the sports bar to cheer their town’s gladiators on to victory.
You’re in the office on yet another dreaded conference call.
It’s your third or fourth one of the day, and you’ve been tied to your desk throughout. Haven’t even had a chance to take a potty break.
And the call is just droning on and on. Conference calls are the worst, aren’t they?
Women – how well are you doing in your career? Do you feel you’re overly successful, or do you see yourself being held back for no real reason whatsoever?
Perhaps your issue isn’t with the work you do, but maybe it’s YOU. All due to the PORTIA HYPOTHESIS.
Eating out at a restaurant — even at a fast food restaurant — can be frustrating at times.
Ever have this conversation at work or with your friends/family?
“So, you want to go out for lunch?”
“Okay, then where do you want to go?”
Look – you’re the one who said “let’s go out”, so why not try to have an idea or two in your head about some place to head out to? Why do you always leave the suggesting up to one person who may not have wanted to decide themselves anyway?
“Oh, pick anywhere. It’ll be fine.”
Then we’re going to the drive thru. Happy?
Who is the MOST HATED COMPANY IN AMERICA?
That’s an interesting question that was answered in a recent HARRIS POLL. They based their results on a combination of the following six areas, as rated by over 18,000 people: