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@MattLaCasse @ginidietrich I had to do that with someone on a personal page. I gave him multiple chances to find the boundaries on his own, then called him out. He can deal with my "Hockey Family."
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Seven Tips for Dealing with Online Trolls
@TheJackB I like your style!
@susancellura GOOD FOR YOU & "Hubby"! When did showing respect for elders become a bad thing? @ginidietrich I'm also glad psycho driver didn't run over you with her SUV. I'm sure her duties as Secretary of Defense beckoned, and she was late for a Cabinet meeting.
I, too, find that working from home is beneficial to me and to my employer. In addition to being less stressed from commuting, I am able to put myself in the mindset of the consumer. Will the messages resonate with the consumer? Does the benefit cited by the company really matter to the homeowner?
I can't agree more that technology makes having a physical office space less attractive. Imagine being able to put lease payments, parking fees, etc to the bottom line! If your company really needs an office space, a receptionist, a meeting room, there are executive suites that provide all those services for a fraction of the cost, typically with a prestigious address.
Good job, Y!
1 month ago on The Work from Home Debate: Myths and Facts
Sometimes what you find is your smile again! I did. I also added to my skill set, met some great new people, and learned that I didn't do anyone any favors by staying, especially myself. Use this time to deepen your roots so you can support your future blooms!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Five Reasons Getting Fired isn’t the End of the World
@ginidietrich Who among us wouldn't have done that if we had social media then? Then again, "social media" were smoke signals when I broke into the business.
3 months, 1 week ago on Six Tips for Managing an Out-of-Control Social Media Crisis
If the pastor wanted a response, she sure got one. Here are my observations for what they're worth: A. Clearly, businesses need to teach their employees some basic communications principles. Smart business owners will teach their teams: 1 - When you post something that mentions your business, yours or your employers, you need to preface what you're about to write with "I speak on the behalf of my entire organization when I write/post/say..." If you even THINK the company will have an issue with it, discuss it with your superior. Get that alternative view. 2 - "Just because you CAN do something, SHOULD you do it?" What will it gain? B. Posting the receipt seemed to cross the line. Did it benefit ANYONE? What's the UP side of publicly humiliating the pastor by posting her note -- regardless of how inappropriate it might be. C. This wasn't the server's battle. It was the franchisee's. The franchise made the call to include a "suggested tip" on the receipt. First, the pastor directed her ire at the wrong person. Second, the server took the complaint to the wrong person.
D. The Social Media Team: Instead of taking on all comers, what about taking it internally and issuing a blanket statement thanking people for bringing this to their attention, explaining that they are reviewing their current policies and educating their staffs on more appropriate uses for social media? It's likely that Applebee's Corporate's hands are tied thanks in part to their Franchise Disclosure Document, i.e. agreement with the franchisee, and the bulk of this is in the franchisee's court. But, why in the middle of the night when it's not BREAKING news, e.g. an explosion, an accident, is beyond me.
I am THRILLED to hear your assessment, Gini! Working virtually, ie from home, is freeing I am more productive. As much as I miss the camaraderie of office mates, I enjoy being able to go to lunch with a friend, take a walk around he block to clear my head and work as long as I want or need to. Clock punching is so unneeded. Further, if I needed a traditional office address or setting, I suppose I could always look into the shared office building down the street. (Whoever came up with that idea is a genius!)
7 months ago on Pros and Cons of a Virtual Office