Category: General

We Have To Talk… Before It’s Too Late!

Last year a BBC article told the story of Julia Rogers of Newton Abbot, Devon. After over-the-counter remedies for backache didn’t help alleviate her pain, she went to her doctor complaining that it seemed to be spreading into her abdomen. She was sent for blood tests and later for an ultrasound which showed “excessive bowel …

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Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Party of One

The life of a road warrior is sometimes exciting and filled with opportunities to network with new professional colleagues. Close friendships develop over time and as is the case with most business relationships there is a closer bond when there is a shared experience of good food and drink. Before you sign up for this …

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Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Coded Messages

We are pretty good at detecting crap messages in TV commercials. “4 out of 5 dentists recommend Trident to their patients who chew gum.” That one hasn’t been believable for decades… how do they know? My dentist never asked me if I chewed gum, so maybe he was that one holdout that didn’t recommend sugarless …

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Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Discussion of Udder Things

Should a discussion examining the historical aspect of things begin with “Once upon a time…” or some other fairy tale teaser? No, because most inventions grew from ideas that were not a “once” event. Did you have milk on your cereal this morning? At some point in history somebody decided not only that this combination …

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Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – A Matter of Perspective

Somewhere there is a woman telling her husband a story about this crazy driver that blew his horn and made obscene gestures to her as she was trying to make a right turn out of the Danbury Fair Mall parking lot. Well, I was that crazy person. Of course, I saw the situation much differently. …

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