Monthly Archives: March 2007

Mar 29

Solving the Problem is a Problem

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

You know those five things that help you work with management from my previous posts, right? Delivery counts, solve the problem, proactive communications, being the trusted adviser, and honoring confidentiality. Well, sometimes those things don’t work the way I wrote them. A loyal reader e-mailed me a few days ago (using the Contact Scot page) […]

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Mar 28

Working Wages in the Market Range

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Today, Circuit City announced that it was, among other things, laying off 3,500 workers because these store workers were making “well above the market-based salary range for their role.” The company announced that they will be replaced by lower paid workers, working within the market-based salary range. I have no doubt that the workers created […]

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Mar 19

Painting the House Builds Character

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Yesterday, we finally finished after five weekends of work. We finished painting the inside of our new (old) house. The house has a “mother-in-law” unit as well, so all told: three bathrooms, four bedrooms, a laundry room, a long hallway, two-story entrance way, two kitchens, two living rooms and a dining room. It was a […]

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Mar 16

Working with Management: Solve the Problem

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

After writing Working with Management: Five characteristics of a Cubicle Warrior, I re-read the post and thought that the points made were good, but they needed expanding. I’ve already expanded the thoughts around Working with Management: Delivery, so today’s post is the expanded version of “Solve the Problem.” As noted in the first article, solving […]

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Mar 15

We’re All Auditioning

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Tonight, I watched a little TIVO after coming home from work. One of the programs that I TIVO is The Actor’s Studio because I always find one nugget of information coming from an actor that is absolutely true — a life lesson. Tonight, I watched the two-hour show (two hours, versus one, is an event […]

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Mar 14

Working with Management: Delivery

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Yesterday, I wrote about the five characteristics of a Cubicle Warrior working with management, as our performance is one side of the management – employee equation. Today, when I looked over the post with the benefit of 20-20 hindsight, I thought that while the individual points were well thought out, the depth of the points […]

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Mar 12

GearFire Rocks!

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

A quick thanks to Geoff over at GearFire for the nice callout of this blog. It’s really appreciated. One of the real key skills of a Cubicle Warrior is how to be both effective and efficient in doing the work at hand. I personally am following David Allen’s Getting Things Done framework and have found […]

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