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Office Politics – A Necessary Evil?

  Office politics is the politics with a small ‘p,‘ and it is a game that I love to hate for its nebulous practice and pervasiveness. Let’s face it. As long as there are more than two people, in-person or … Continue reading

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In-person Policy?

  It’s 91-degree Fahrenheit outside.  And I am glad to be indoor sheltered by my air conditioning. Some people are not as lucky. They are outdoor because their jobs. Examples include mail-persons, construction workers, traffic cops. It’s their job requirement. … Continue reading

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On Work Friends

  Work-life balance was an important principle for me. The two sides were kept apart. When I retired seven and a half years ago, most of my “friends” from the work dropped off. Of course, the geographical spread and schedule … Continue reading

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Work Is A Four Letter Word

  In January 2015, I retired from working.  And I have not  looked back since. Here is my reason for why not. Yes, there are a lot to be said about working.  It provides dignity, in addition to other benefits … Continue reading

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Me Organized

  I pride myself on being organized.  Particularly when I worked as a project manager with a multi-million dollar contract.  Here are my go to resources for getting things done.  But first a word about my work environment. I worked … Continue reading

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Pretense Of Work

  One of the benefits about retirement is I don’t have to sell or prove myself to somebody. That somebody could be my boss, customer, or alliance.  The only person that I need to satisfy is me. Which allows me … Continue reading

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Knowledge & Skills

  Knowledge and skills do not go hand-in-hand necessarily.  Knowledge can be acquired relatively easy now-a-day with the help of internet.  Skills on the other hand takes time, or more precisely experience, to hone.  Preferably the relevant experience. The famed … Continue reading

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Work Your Passion

  “Do what you love” is almost a cliche. Few people work because they enjoy what they do, or that their work is their passion.  Most people work to make a living: you know paying bills, putting foods on the … Continue reading

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Post Robert Mueller – What Next?

Mueller report is out. The main event that preoccupied Washington political circuits for near two years is done and revealed today. Whether interested in the report or not, one has to be blind, deaf or both to not notice the … Continue reading

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Better Tools, Better Work

Nowadays tools are getting more sophisticated.  Smart machines are not only replacing low skill, routine jobs (e.g. cashier, teller, typist), they are pushing into the mid- to higher end of the service sectors like information exchange and financial transaction. Growth … Continue reading

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