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Don’t sit under the apple tree

Posted by Marlinee on Jan 26, 2014 in Work

Apparently January 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the Apple Macintosh computer. One thing that completely annoys me is the way the current day media talks at length about ‘digital natives’ and how much the millennials and their subsequent generations know about technology. I beg to differ because I doubt they would [...]

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Fly me to the moon

Posted by Marlinee on Dec 15, 2013 in Travels, Work

Unfortunately there has been no glamour in air travel for a very long time. This is even more unfortunate for those of us who spend a lot of time on planes. The current state of airports and airlines has created a siege mentality, where it is important to fight to retain at least some shred [...]

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Don’t know much about history

Posted by Marlinee on Sep 8, 2013 in Work

This just in: you make more money if you decide to be a doctor, engineer, or if recent information about the distribution of wealth on aboriginal reservations is true, Indian chief, than if you choose to complete a B.A. I am extremely thankful for this ground breaking discovery. It was also partly funded by me [...]

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Beach blanket bingo

Posted by Marlinee on Aug 23, 2013 in Work

In my continuing attempt to provide simultaneous translation to those of you outside the gilded circle of professional services professionals, here is a supplementary explanation of terminology you should know. On the beach. This is actually an expression from the good old days before HR got its finger in everything. It does not mean that [...]

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Supercalifragalisticexpealidocious

Posted by Marlinee on May 6, 2013 in Work

Various publications including Forbes magazine recently published their list of the most annoying business jargon. Jargon, as we know, is a way for people to feel like they are at one with their chosen profession. It’s (literally) a way to say they know things that other mere mortals do not. Of course there is terminology [...]

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My theatre career: Part 3

Posted by Marlinee on Apr 6, 2013 in Middle Age, Work

A strange thing happens when you get older. Sometimes (okay, all the time), you think about your younger years and how wonderful they were compared to the drudgery of being a grownup. A couple of years ago I had one of those Peggy Lee moments that was probably brought on by too much déjà vu [...]

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Walking in Memphis

Posted by Marlinee on Feb 18, 2013 in Travels, Work

Actually, I did little to no walking in Memphis. That’s because I was in greater metropolitan Memphis, such as it is, at FedEx’s headquarters at the intersection of two major highways. FedEx’s centre of world shipping domination is situated on South Shady Grove Road. In the true manner of all suburban street naming subterfuge, it [...]

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I think it’s going to be a long, long, time

Posted by Marlinee on Jan 19, 2013 in Work

Apparently January is a great time to look for a job. Now that the holidays are over and there are no days off on the immediate horizon, it’s time to knuckle down and get some work done. This is when the slackers become blindingly obvious as there is no veil of general workplace levity to [...]

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Get a job

Posted by Marlinee on Nov 21, 2012 in Work

Another week, another list of dismal job prospects… Director, Liquidity Analytics. I am thinking the reason for this urgent vacancy is that around this time of year there is significant work involved in determining exactly when raindrops are about to turn to snow in order to properly inform the weather man when to switch graphics [...]

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Take this job and shove it

Posted by Marlinee on Oct 7, 2012 in Work

As my job search continues, I continue to be bombarded with inappropriate suggestions from the helpful placement staff that patrol the internet. Clearly I have failed to adequately describe my qualifications and desired job specifications. I would feel bad about this lack of ability to make invisible web career mavens bend to my will except [...]

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