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Left Behind

June 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Left Behind · Corporate Life

I’m not a hoarder. Honestly. But Altoids tins just seem too useful to throw out. For years, at work, I’ve had the ritual of getting my venti vanilla latte from Starbucks, and following it with an Altoid. Some days are occassionally multiple-Altoid days. When I ate the last Altoid in a tin, I couldn’t bring […]

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The Only Way Out is to be Through

June 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Corporate Life

I’ve worked on Wall Street for the past eleven years. I got in the door at Nomura initially because of experience with an obscure software platform. After leaving for five years to work in Bermuda, I came back to it because I knew people there and the pay would allow me to live in Manhattan. […]

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Wages

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on Wages · Corporate Life, Money

The FedEx delivery with my last two paychecks arrived this past Saturday. During my exit interview, I was told I would get two. One for the days I worked during my last two week pay period, and one for the twenty days of vacation I had coming to me. These checks are the final thing […]

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That does not mean what you think it means

February 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Corporate Life

I’m not a “top” executive by any stretch of the imagination, so I’ve never been called upon to address an entire company at a meeting. But if I were, I might think saying something like “employees are our most valuable asset” to be somewhat inappropriate if the company had just spent several months letting go […]

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Standing tall, standing cheap

February 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Standing tall, standing cheap · Corporate Life, Gadgets

In the ever constant pressure to cut costs, I’m sure my company will be examining this innovation: The Hip Office: With this, we can drastically reduce the amount of square footage per employee, as well as eliminating any need for expensive office chairs and desk systems. I think the only issue holding up deployment is […]

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