If y’all don’t know, I’m a pretty awkward bird. Not that I don’t hide it well on certain days, or up to a certain point. But to my mind, at least, awkward remains the default. Even now, a decade and a half into my career, well-compensated and provided with plenty of opportunity, I feel out-of-step... Continue Reading →
Less-Than-Flattering Thoughts in the Midst of an Absurdly Protracted Winter-Storm-Induced Power Outage
-It’s 2022 and I’m nestled right up against a prominent university, so… really?? (As someone who also works for a sprawlingly large and strategically opaque [to outsiders] entity, it would be fascinating to bust open the intricacies of the triage being applied to this situation, and the role of workforce-management-esque technology in determining it.) -I’m... Continue Reading →
“What Is, Is What Must Be.”
This is not what y'all want to hear. You want to hear how to earn a million in the first year. You want to tell The Man to shove it and piss off to Tahiti. That happens for a few people here and there, and everyone loves to hear their stories. For the rest of... Continue Reading →
I Can Only Picture Myself in a Corporate Job.
There, I said it. Despite encouraging comments from folks who, even with their broad experience, seem to find me unique and possessed of a “clear personal brand”...I cannot imagine a life in which the responsibility for my income falls solely on my shoulders. I hate to say it, but my disagreements with the corporation I... Continue Reading →
And Now, for Something Completely Different.
[[Currently listening to: Magnetic Fields - Realism (a recent local music store find). It's not quite like anything else I've heard. I think I'm digging it.]]I've practically made a pastime out of bitching about working in a call center. But now, for something completely different. Truth is, if I ever get out of here, I... Continue Reading →