Monday, February 19, 2018

Black Enterprise: Conference Etiquette

Okay, we all go to a lot of conferences.  And we all know those nettlesome conference participants that ruin it for the rest of us that follow the unwritten code of etiquette.  Black Enterprise has a GREAT post that says what we wish we could.  I’ve run into THAT PERSON at every single conference I’ve […]

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How Ethnic Can You Be At Work?

February 16, 2011 by  
Filed under black women, race, work

Marie Claire has an excellent article on women professionals navigating their ethnic or religious traditions within the work environment: In the last decade, the number of minority women in mid- and senior-level managerial positions increased almost 50 percent, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. And despite working in offices that claim to embrace cultural […]

Caught Up on Craigslist

February 10, 2011 by  
Filed under technology, work

Don’t let this be you someday: Politico reports: Rep. Christopher Lee resigned Wednesday evening after it was revealed that he sent a suggestive photograph to a woman he met on the Internet, a swift outcome for a scandal that was over before it even began. The New York Republican was the subject of a Gawker […]

It (Still) Isn’t Okay to Slam Your Boss on Facebook

February 9, 2011 by  
Filed under technology, work

No matter the recent court case and settlement of a fired worker from slamming her boss on Facebook.  It still isn’t okay.  Do you really have the time or resources to go through an exhaustive court case to prove a point: that you were right and your boss was wrong? As a general rule, don’t […]

Grammar Matters: Your A Great Role Model

January 31, 2011 by  
Filed under grammar, work

Okay, read that again.  If you’re not noticing the grammatical error, you’re not alone.  It should read: YOU’RE A Great Role Model The confusion between YOUR and YOU’RE is most obvious on Twitter.  I would like to believe that the use of YOUR for YOU’RE is an attempt to conserve characters. But just in case, let’s […]

Could You Use A Tech Detox?

January 12, 2011 by  
Filed under technology, work

Without hesitation my answer is yes.  A tech detox.  Sounds like an anathema to the “always plugged-in,” bloggers, and social media enthusiasts everywhere.  But we’re all in need of a break.  It struck me after reading a great post on a friend’s social media sabbatical.  He talked about missing the richness of real conversation with […]

Fake Sick If You Want To, But…

December 7, 2010 by  
Filed under professional development, work

This is not the economy to be trying to get over at the J-O-B.  I amazed at the number of people who play Russian Roulette with their jobs with social media and general carelessness Didn’t you get the memo?  Don’t give your boss an excuse to fire you.  Don’t give your adversary the nails to […]

10 Things Black Girls Do

Interestingly trending on Twitter was #thingblackgirlsdo. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But decided to take a look at the trending topic. What I saw was not so much good, too much bad, and a hell of a lot of ugly. So the black girl in me wanted to change the conversation to something […]

Question of the Day: How Much is Too Much? Sharing on Social Media

October 26, 2010 by  
Filed under technology, work

Interesting survey from (h/t @youngmoney) on the oversharing of personal information on social media.  I’m all for sharing, but I wonder how much is too much.  I tend to be much more conservative than my peers when it comes to sharing my personal information on social media – unless I think it can be helpful to someone. But […]

Bad Behavior on the Job

September 27, 2010 by  
Filed under job loss, work

With the unemployment rate teasing 10 percent, you would think that those of us with jobs would do our best to keep it. If you’re going to screw up on the job, there are about 100 people more than willing to switch places from the unemployment line. So it is particularly frustrating to hear a […]

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