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Ask the HR Lady: Are Tatoos Taboo?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in Advice, Managing Employees | 0 comments

HR Lady:  We own a restaurant and have a strict “no tattoo” policy.  We feel that tattoos might offend some of our guests.   There’s a worker I really want to hire, but she has a tattoo.  Can I make an exception?  ~Tom, Missouri Dear Tom:  Tattoo policies are like any other policy.  You have to decide what kind of an organization you want to be and then that will answer your question.  The best example of how to treat policies is DaVita, Inc.  They are the largest independently owned kidney care company in the United States.  Their philosophy about their handbook and policies are that it’s a guideline, not a rule.  When you put it in that perspective,...

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5 Ways to Have a Better Morning

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Advice, Hate My Job; Burned Out | 0 comments

5 Ways to Have a Better Morning

In a perfect world, birds would sing on our window sill and we would greet them with a smile and a Cinderella-like “la la la”.  Enter, real life mornings.  Amid the craziness of alarm clocks, lunch packing, showering, hair combing, clients calling early, poopy diapers, spilled cereal milk, and shoes that suddenly don’t fit, there’s just gotta be a better way to get up and out the door in the morning. Here are 5 ways to have a better morning: 1.  Don’t scream at anybody.  Chaos just seems to create more chaos, so take a deep breath and whisper when you feel like yelling.  If you’re like me, you’ll whisper the vowels and...

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Living Your Purpose

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in Advice, Featured Articles, Hate My Job; Burned Out, Live Your Purpose | 0 comments

Living Your Purpose

In January 2011, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) launched and one of the shows offered is a Master Class.  It’s basically famous, wise, insightful people who pass on their knowledge and wisdom to viewers.  Folks like Diane Sawyer, Simon Cowell, and the queen bee (Oprah) herself sat down and passed on some really great advice. The thing that struck me the most and has now changed my entire perspective on life is the concept of living one’s purpose.  It’s about more than a job, a paycheck, a marriage, a geographical location, a house, a car, a bank account, popularity, success, accomplishments, and all that.  Oprah said that one way to find your...

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15 Minutes of Fame

Posted by on Aug 6, 2011 in Radio Appearances | 0 comments

Friday morning, we were invited to drop by the morning show at KKID 92.9fm for 15 minutes of fame from 7:45 – 8:00am.  It was fun!  We were by no means famous, however; Steve and Robbie are hilarious and we had some really fun, juicy conversation about all things employment. Here’s what I can tell you about being on the radio.  You have to be prepared, but then be prepared to roll with the punches.  We always prepare enough material that if we are just pointed to and asked to talk the entire time, we can.  There’s nothing more scary on radio or TV than dead air.  *shudder*. The topic of the day was “Getting in Trouble at Work” and man,...

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Best Story of the Morning

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in Just Between You & Me | 0 comments

Big ups to 92.9fm KKID for having us on their show this morning.  They are Hi-larious.  Let’s just say that the host was trying to say “tweeting” and said “twating” and we all busted out in a fit of the giggles.  Two grown men and a HR Lady… yes, we did… on the air. Best story of the morning: The owner of a business was on vacation and started getting calls from his customers and employees asking if the business was for sale.  Apparently, a customer of the business had come in and told the employees and other customers that he had purchased the business, effective immediately!  Imagine that news while you’re on...

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