Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mid-Week Reads: Introversion, Efficiency and Overwork

What do you do when you're overworked? I like that the expert leads with:
 “Sometimes the problem isn’t the workload, but the employee.
“I’ve seen some people complain about being overworked when I know they’re on Facebook during the day or checking their personal email. You don’t get to claim you’re overworked until you’ve tried cutting out distractions and really focusing."

Everything Else

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mid-Week Reads: Work Hard, but Follow Your Passion

Work, work and more work

It’s almost the end of my work-week (yeah, really. I’m traveling for a work-related-thing tomorrow and going away for the weekend on Friday!), but it’s still the middle of yours, suckers. So get some ideas or inspiration from these.

Shorts for office—really? I have one pair of shorts as short as some in that picture, and I've only ever found it appropriate for the beach or in the summer inside my house. I would, though, like to work in an office where such clothes were appropriate!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mid-Week Reads: the Children, Gender, Work and Social Media Edition


New rules for a new work era: I'd like to brag that that IS my work-life most of the time. Except for the no-stress—that rule is just silly. How can there be no stress if you're interested in your work and its outcomes?

Friday, June 10, 2011

"Mockingbird" by Kathryn Erskine

My darling boss sent me this beautiful, amazing book. It's named after To Kill A Mockingbird, because the protagonist, a ten-year-old girl with Asperger's syndrome, loves the movie and wants to be like Scout. But Caitlin herself is quite as brave and smart as Scout ever was, dealing with the death of her brother in a tragic shooting and helping her dad and herself find closure.

Part of the reason why I loved the book was that I could so relate to young Caitlin. I still hide under a pillow sometimes when I don't want to face life, and I hate people speaking loudly and getting in My Personal Space almost as much as she does.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Mid-Week Reads: Very Short Edition

Very short, quick post today because I seem to have a ton of work piled up and my email's dying on me. I'll have to rush in to office to get it looked at! Anyway. Let's start.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Looking Down From My Balcony

A girl walking a dog,
A stray dog walking itself
The loud squeaking of an old swing
The louder shouts of children
The flapping of a pigeon’s wing
As it flies against the wind
And me listening, watching
From my balcony above
A detached prisoner
Who has to get back to work.