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bcodezinfo2
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bcodezinfo2,
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1/5/2017 | 12:44:25 AM
Re: Free yourself from the tyranny of corporate employment
Not everyone can be. Only few can be their own boss.
PedroGonzales
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PedroGonzales,
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11/3/2014 | 3:47:12 PM
Re: The words get in the way ...of the truth!
Yes. I know these words can be turn into an opportunity. An opportunity to find a new job or career if possible.  I prefer to lose a vacation than losing my job.  But, if I get fired with a really nice severance package then a long vacation sounds like an excellent idea for me.
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11/3/2014 | 10:35:08 AM
Re: The words get in the way ...of the truth!
That's the best way to look at these words -- to turn them into an opportunity. Sure, it's easier said than done and sometimes we need to take the time to mope and recover from harsh words (whether or not there's truth to them). But if you can take a challenge and turn it into a victory, or take strong criticism and build on it (at that company or another organization), you win. 
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10/31/2014 | 11:04:21 PM
Re: The words get in the way ...of the truth!

Dave sometimes that is the truth but I once picked up a project that no one wanted and turned it into hundreds of thousands of clients for a company. In my case most people were too afraid to take a risk, if the project failed it would have been the end of the job or career stagnation but if it succeeded it meant a promotion and other opportunities. In that case I was glad I took the project no one wanted.

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10/31/2014 | 6:20:57 PM
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@David - "We need to talk" or "I have to tell you something" is my pet peeve from anyone.  It opens the door for your imagination to run wild.  I always wondered why people wouldn't just spit it out.  The warning really just announces that it's bad news.
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10/31/2014 | 2:24:56 PM
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"... run by more of a manager"...

I'd rather have a leader vs. a manager.
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10/31/2014 | 1:02:11 PM
Re: Another POV for "I don't have time to talk!"
@db,

Yep....heard that one...and it makes you feel so "good".

I've always asked myself what exactly is going through the Boss's mind that they say such things... I can only imagine that either they're the type of person that if they don't actually "see" something happening they think there's no progress...or they have ADD :)
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10/31/2014 | 12:21:55 PM
Scariest!
Can I see you in my office real quick....
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10/31/2014 | 11:15:36 AM
Re: Beware of the "Special Projects" Department
I remember that one of my bosses said, "We no longer have a use for you. You can go home." It was one of my very first jobs as a cashier in a deli on my corner. I remember that I was crushed, but I think I wasn't moving the lines fast enough.
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db,
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10/31/2014 | 9:50:17 AM
Another POV for "I don't have time to talk!"
"I don't have time to talk/meet.", followed by "I don't know what you people are doing."
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