Monthly Archives: November 2007

Nov 27

Do you work for health insurance?

By Scot Herrick | Personal Finance

Here in the United States, most health insurance is graced upon the individual Cubicle Warrior through a health policy provided by their employer. Not all employers, but many. As a consequence, some 47 million are uninsured and an additional 16 million or so essentially self-insure with programs that don’t kick in until one incurs high […]

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Nov 27

Cell phone uses yesterday

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Here were my cell phone/Blackberry uses yesterday that didn’t make sense: Riding on the silent bus into downtown this morning with one lady loudly speaking with friends. The cell phone in the men’s room. Somehow, the thought of taking a leak while on a cell phone just doesn’t do it for me. Answering the cell […]

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Nov 26

No Tech Support Required

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

On the back of Money Magazine’s December, 2007, issue is a full back cover advertisement in one of the continuing series of “a diamond is forever.” Usually promoting diamonds through some emotional pull, this one shows beautiful diamonds with the simple caption: No Tech Support Required. I’m in the tech business, so I chuckled at […]

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Nov 15

To Stay or Leave — Part Two

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Chalk it up to smug satisfaction or something, but when I found Jack and Suzy Welch’s article on the four questions to ask to decide “To Stay or Leave,” I thought I had the definitive answer for analyzing when to leave your current position. Until the next morning. Then I started having that brain thing […]

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Nov 13

E-mail Trumps Productivity

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

While all of us know that e-mail is the communications method of choice for much of Corporate Earth, we also know that, perhaps next to meetings, e-mail is the biggest time wasting tool on the planet. There are countless articles out there that tell us tips on managing our e-mail, including this great one from […]

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Nov 12

To Stay or Leave?

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

I’m not a big fan of Jack Welch of GE CEO fame. Too much corporate rah-rah, nose to the grindstone, and 10% of you are gone every year whether you are a solid contributor or not. But I have to agree with the commentary in this week’s Business Week on “Should you stay or should […]

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