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This post is exactly why I love reading your blog!
I always enjoy the opportunity to work with people from different generations, but I'm not always sure if others feel the same way. I like your point about entitlement being mistake for big dreams. I would agree that older colleagues can be a little confused or taken back by our enthusiasm and wanting to see change quickly.
As someone right smack in the middle of Generation Y, thanks for writing this! It's a good reminder of our qualities.
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@Shonali I've always associated "y'all" with Americans. I guess you were meant to be there all along!When I first came back it took me awhile to stop saying certain words like "lift" (versus elevator) and "queue" (versus line-up). Other than that, nothing stuck. I wish it had!
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@KDillabough @Shonali Asking about snow is a great way to start a conversation with a Canadian.
Indeed it snowed again in Vancouver today! It didn't stick, but more is expected. I'm looking enviously at Ontario. Happy first day of Spring!
@Shonali That's a good one! I was actually quite surprised at how many British colloquialisms left me either confused or giggling. Definitely loved it!I'm glad to hear that you're doing well, but I'm sorry about your shoulder. Maybe hubby can be of assistance. :)
I'm good! How are you?When I was studying in England I was often asked "Are you all right?" instead of "How are you?". The first time it happened I naively answered "Why? Is something wrong? Do I look sick?".
The person definitely listened to that answer!
Great post Kristine! And keep up the awesome work - I'm a fan! I'm looking forward to checking out your new podcast.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to say hi. Through Facebook I found that we have a mutual friend, Alexandra (aka Zanda). Small world!
1 year, 11 months ago on Five Reasons to Begin Podcasting Today
janetcallaway Hi Janet! You actually caught me in between a website move. This is an older post. Thankfully I've already completed my thesis! :) I'll be posting the full version here soon. I also wrote a few blog posts about it in September. http://www.punchakdevelopmentgroup.com/2011/09/
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2 years, 1 month ago on My Thesis Topic - Understanding Millennials
predsicker Hi Patricia, Thank you for letting me know. Unfortunately you caught me mid-website transfer and I still have some work ahead of me. But I did repair your link! :)
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janetcallaway That's a beautiful quote Janet. Thank you for sharing it. :) I hope you had a wonderful, green and bright Christmas!
2 years, 2 months ago on Been a rough year? Try loving it!
danielnewmanUV Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog in 2012. I enjoy your 'Thoughts for Friday'. :)
OphelieL Ophelie! What a nice surprise! How are you? Enjoying Australia?
And thanks for the suggestion! Weekly paper subscriptions are a bit much. I used to get PRWeek delivered, but it quickly became clutter. Though I have to admit, I love it when Macleans' arrives in the mail. <3
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moelnadi You bet! Are you?
2 years, 2 months ago on Twitter Thank-You's: Where do you draw the line?
vacshackcom I hear ya. Some people seem to do it very naturally, for me, it takes effort. But it's definitely worth it! Thanks for dropping by Jeanie! I can see that we have something in common - a need for clean! :D
2 years, 3 months ago on What to do if you Suck at Commenting on Blogs
NewDriverUpdate Thank you! Although I hope I don't make too many 'worst of' lists. :P But if I do, there will definitely be another video retort!
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stevecunningham Lol! 99.9% eh? My, my...talk about an industry on egg shells! :P
'The Black Swan' sounds right up my alley! Granted, I haven't read it yet, but its summary remind me of a book called 'Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior'. I quite liked it.
LauLau81 Guilty as charged! I'll read pretty much anything - including romance novels, especially on summer vacation. :)
fergusonsarah lol! Or time traveling!
keepupweb Thanks! A funny story indeed! I love it!
When I created the message, I wanted it to be something that I would feel comfortable asking a stranger. A lot of people were good sports about it and 'played along'. They would ask me "what's yours?". And I actually have had one or two people (usually who have multiple accounts) tease me about my automated intro.
Sherryl, do you have a favourite book? :)
AdrienneSmith Haha, picking on lots of people! I couldn't help but laugh - what a funny little surprise I had on Monday!
I don't mind reading books again but I have to have some time in between the readings. It seems I pick up on different points each time I re-read it. Although I can't do this too often - unlike my younger sister who has read each Harry Potter book at least 7 times! Now that's dedicated.
I just looked up the book you recommended. It sounds excellent!!! It's on my list!
Thanks for your kind words Adrienne and your recommendation! So nice of you to drop by. :)
I love it when a QR code gives you contact information! I saw this at a technology conference sponsored by Rogers and it was so handy. I think it would be a great fit for recruiters at a career fair. They typically wear name tags anyway, so why not throw a QR code on their badge? I think it's a great, clutter-free alternative to business cards.
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2 years, 3 months ago on Shanan & Kate’s Excellent QR Code Adventure