Small Small Talkers

Dear Reader, Sometimes you just can’t skip the small talk. Yesterday, my office hosted a winter cookie party (more on that here). People from all corners of the office convened in a small lounge elbow-to-elbow to enjoy the scrumptious spread of sugary selections. While many of us do not enjoy small talk, it is customary […]

I’m Only Here for the Experience

Dear Reader, Have you ever been part of a big production, like for theater, a workshop, or an exhibition? These sorts of projects are similar in that they usually involve a team, a lot of prep work, and months of planning for a relatively short event. When you work on such a project it usually […]

Sing a Song for Sanity

Dear Reader, Do you ever just feel… crazy? By this I mean, that you feel totally unlike yourself. One example of this could be if you were sleep deprived and you started seeing things or hearing things, or just forgetting really basic things. Another example, could be feeling really stressed and taking unnecessary risks. Things […]

Teamwork Makes the Dream… More Manageable

Dear Reader, Do you often complete projects in team at work? Right now, at the office we are in the final stages of a very big, very complex project. Without going into too much detail, this work is something that has been on our calendars for almost a year, it has taken months of planning, […]

Overjoyed, Underwhelmed

Dear Reader, Do you jump on opportunities when they present themselves? If yes, do you always follow through with these opportunities? At a few of my jobs, the team is having problems with employee attrition. To me, the core problem is that many people, myself included, see new opportunities in a different way than they […]

I am a Ghost in Size Small Clothes

Dear Reader, How do you move through the city? Public transport, cars, bike, on foot, other? I mostly travel on foot and by public transport. However, last night my coworker and I were working in East Boston and instead of taking a convoluted “T” ride home, he offered to drive me to a more convenient […]

‘Tis the Season to be Social

Dear Reader, Have you ever participated in a Secret Santa, or as we call it in my office, a Secret Snowflake? Briefly, the tradition goes that a group chooses names out of a hat and receives the name of another participant. Whoever’s name that you choose is the person you will get a small gift […]

Where have all the Sundays Gone?

Dear Reader, Do you dread Mondays? I didn’t always, but now that my job has entered the busy season, I feel a sense of dread creep in every Sunday. I learned that I’m not the only one that feels this way. I looked it on Google and found a few articles, “Surprising 81% feel ‘Sunday […]

Living from Deadline to Deadline

Dear Reader, Do you like deadlines? Although I always considered myself to be the sort of person to get work done early, I am relying increasingly on deadlines to motivate me to get started on anything at all. For example, I have two meetings coming up in less than 24 hours, this means that preparation […]

Running like a Chicken

Dear Reader, Have you heard the story of “Mike the headless chicken?” I hadn’t, so I will briefly recap it for you. In September 1945, a farmer in Colorado wanted to make dinner for himself and his mother-in-law, so the farmer went out back to slaughter a chicken. When the farmer tried to behead Mike, […]

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