One person might say, "I am laying bricks," a second might say, "I am building a wall," and a third might say, "I am creating a cathedral." All three share the same day-to-day labor, it is the perspective that differs.
When a supervisor says no to a flexibility request the assumption is that they are just being mean. Relatively few employees are privy to the secret that their supervisors are just as challenged by their job of coordinating the work of others as are the people doing the work.
The answer is voyeurism, plain and simple. I want to see which Big Kahuna took a gander at my profile page on the sly. I want to congratulate myself on being interesting enough that people want to hunt me down and learn more about me.
For the past nine years, Susan has invited great writers to come read from their books and share their process of writing -- novelists, poets, non-fiction writers, screenwriters and playwrights, literary journal editors as well as agents and social media wizards.
I don't have it all right now, and if I'm realistic about it I probably never will. What I want in my life is balance. I want to see the world, find a way to make money that doesn't feel like work, be a lover, be a friend, and be a mother.
In this competitive (and often intimidating) job market, the path from initial application to interview to job offer can feel like a road trip with no directions. The reality is that it takes more than just a solid resume to land a great job or internship.
Access to knowledge and the subsequent mastery of it is such a precious and beautiful thing, but it could only be truly appreciated when you are trusted as an individual to utilize it for purposes larger than impressing an artificial system.
I'm not ready for the ski jump anytime soon (or ever), but studying how these athletes got to the top can provide us with some great takeaways. Here are five traits of Olympians that you can apply to your career right now.
There is nothing like caring for others to take you out of your own head. I cannot bring myself to worry about making rent when I am Spiderman's sidekick (who knew he had one and that she looks just like me?).
If you are miserable, it doesn't matter how perfect the job might sound on paper. It doesn't matter if you are the envy of everyone you know or if your colleagues feel as if they won the lottery every time they clock in.