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Social Capital Lost

  Often I hear retirees say that they don’t miss the work, but they missed the people. A statement I would support. Social capital is a term I came across lately.  It is “the aspects of our relationships that produce … Continue reading

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Changing Nature Of Work

  Eight years into my retirement, three of which were under the Covid, I watch with amazement how the nature of work has changedw.   In my time and  parlance, work is, a four letter word (nothing derogatory), to get the … Continue reading

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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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