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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 address to the graduating class of 2013

Posted by Marlinee on Apr 14, 2013 in Middle Age

When you graduate from post secondary school it is natural to have a sense of a new beginning. Who knows what adventures await? Who knows where you will end up working? Who knows when you will pay off your student loan? Who knows when you will pull those unfortunate pictures off your Facebook timeline? Luckily [...]

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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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My dancing career Part 2

Posted by Marlinee on Mar 18, 2013 in Middle Age

I was watching the movie ‘All that Jazz’ on the plane the other week (the Classic movie genre being the only respite for frequent trans-coastal fliers who have already mined the not so deep depths of the new release offerings). Anyhow, it reminded me of how good a movie it was. And also of the [...]

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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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Here come da judge

Posted by Marlinee on Sep 27, 2012 in Middle Age

You aren’t allowed to talk about what happens in the jury deliberation room, but I don’t think there is any restriction on talking about what happens in the jury selection pool room. I am on day four of jury duty. When you get summoned to jury duty it doesn’t necessarily mean you will get picked [...]

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Working 9 to 5

Posted by Marlinee on Sep 14, 2012 in Work

My job search continues, undaunted by the thousands of positions that currently languish without alignment to my skills, although I am beginning to suspect they do not align with anyone’s skills. I have no explanation for why a company would post a job so obscure that it will never be filled. Perhaps it is an [...]

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