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Ask Your CEO for a Raise for 300,000 Co-Workers (& Other Ways to End up at the Bottom of the Sea)
Mon, 10/13/14 | 11 Comments
Ask Your CEO for a Raise for 300,000 Co-Workers (& Other Ways to End up at the Bottom of the Sea)

In case you missed it, here’s a fun little story for you. Wells Fargo (a massive top 4 bank headquartered in San Francisco) made the news last week, with a rather intriguing story.
One of its …

Why you Are Not Taking your Paid Vacation Days, but SHOULD (Damnit!)
Mon, 09/29/14 | 14 Comments

Previous generations of workers fought their butts off for paid vacation leave. Some succeeded in getting this essential employee benefit from their employers. Others did not.
As a matter of fact, to this very day, the …

Interviewer Asking for Reference to Current Supervisor?
Wed, 08/6/14 | 21 Comments
Interviewer Asking for Reference to Current Supervisor?

OK, this post is going to come across as part career advice, part opinion seeking, part storytelling, and part rant. Should be a fun one!
As many long-time readers will know, my wife made the career …

Don’t Settle for Anything Less than a Livable Wage
Mon, 06/30/14 | 8 Comments
Don’t Settle for Anything Less than a Livable Wage

At times we all have to work jobs that are not exactly what we envision ourselves in at our career peak. Case in point, my first job ever was as a busboy for a Flap …

Have Company Stock? Your Allocation to it Could be Dangerously High
Wed, 06/18/14 | 6 Comments
Have Company Stock? Your Allocation to it Could be Dangerously High

I’m fortunate to work for an employer that offers stock units to its employees. The number of units you could receive varies based on your job level and performance. Then, each year, a portion of …

What if you Could Take a Do-Over on your Career?
Mon, 03/24/14 | 22 Comments
What if you Could Take a Do-Over on your Career?

Do you ever wonder “what if” when it comes to your career choices and how fate has played out?
Looking back over my career, I would not say it has been an ideal fit to my …


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