Do you make it seem as though anyone could do your job and do it well? If so, you’re doing yourself, your job, and your reputation a disservice. My husband, Warren, is joining ON THE RIGHT TRACK full-time this month. We’ve known for quite a while that he would finish his job as a project … Continue reading “No Problem” Is a Problem!
According to a recent survey, 91 per cent of millennials (born between 1977 and 1997) expect to stay in any given job for less than three years. For the more mature workers (born prior to 1977), the average is still just a little over four years. That means these young workers will have as many … Continue reading Are you job-ready?
If you don’t have college, have a college attitude In the 1980s when I was in high school, post-secondary education was optional. University was for people who wanted to become a professional—a doctor, a lawyer or an engineer. In the 1990s, the way we viewed education changed. University (in Canada—“college” in the States) became a … Continue reading If you don’t have college, have a college attitude
A Tidy Desk: Efficient—or the Sign of a Sick Mind? There is a big difference between neat and organized. Just because you aren’t neat, it doesn’t mean you aren’t organized. However, having a messy desk does mean that people may assume you are disorganized and will probably treat you as such. Warren and I just … Continue reading Do you always need to have a neat desk
Look around you. Is anyone nearby—close enough to hear or smell you? If that’s the case, you may want to pay more attention to how your actions are affecting others. The world seems to be filled with people who are oblivious to the ways in which their actions affect others. These oblivious people do and … Continue reading How *crunch, crunch* oblivious are you?
It feels like a just a few years ago that it was my turn to enter kindergarten. Mrs. MacIntosh was my teacher and hero, and Mrs. MacDonald kept me safe on the bus ride to and from school. I still remember how nervous I was. Back then, I remember thinking that time moved very slowly—that … Continue reading We’ve all got a lot to learn
A couple of weeks ago I went white water rafting down the mighty Ottawa River for the first time ever. I was excited and nervous all at once. It ended up being a fantastic experience. We went with my husband, Warren’s, office group. We had seven rafts of people and it turned out to be … Continue reading Up a Creek – As a Team
Help Me, Rhonda! I work in an office in which teamwork is the rule of the day. I really love that, but at the same time, I feel that I am often taken advantage of. I’m the person everyone goes to when they need something done. Because of my personality and the teamwork concept I … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Say NO!
You may have heard the phrase, “When you assume you make an “ass of u and me.” We all make assumptions in life; sometimes, many a day. Often we’re correct and it shows that we have an understanding of the situation. Sometimes, however, our assumptions are wrong and we may look and possibly feel incompetent. … Continue reading You know what happens when you “assume”
I guess somewhere along the way I fell under the illusion that I should be perfect. My newsletter went out last month with five typos in it. I was mortified! Yes, my email program has a spell checker. Clearly I relied on it too much, however, and I shouldn’t have. I embarrassed myself and potentially … Continue reading I am so embarrassed…