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Golden Handcuffs: Money Isn’t Everything

I recently had the opportunity to apply for a position in my company that would have been a pay increase.  Who doesn’t want a raise?

I didn’t apply.

Why not?

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely did consider it.  The idea of a bigger paycheck is always nice.  But to me, the more important part was the work […]

MLM Schemes and Preying on Friends

A lot of my friends have gotten into MLM schemes lately, and it makes me sad.

What is an MLM scheme?  From Wikipedia:

Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit. This recruited […]

Dress for the Job You Want

I’ve heard the saying “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have” many, many times over.

And yet, I don’t really do it.

I work in a business casual office.  My self-chosen uniform is black pants, dress shoes of some sort (sometimes heels, mostly flats), a knit top, and a cardigan.  Not bad, […]

Frustration

I have mentioned here before that I am a Federal employee in DC. I won’t go into any more discussion than that. Not that I am saying anything that would harm my position but because I believe that what I do doesn’t matter for the purposes of this blog.

But I do have to say something […]

Drive or Metro?

One major change that I’m making upon my move is my method of getting to work.  Currently, I walk the ten minutes to the Metro, ride the Metro downtown, then walk from the Metro to my office (less than ten more minutes).  But once I move, things won’t be as convenient.  I have two options […]