Here is what I have saved for you from the Internet: The 40-year slump. It’s a long read — but well worth it for understanding how income inequality started…back in 1974. “The steady stream of Watergate revelations, President Richard Nixon’s twists and turns to fend off disclosures, the impeachment hearings, and finally an unprecedented resignation—all […]
Here’s what I’ve been saving for you from the Internet: Job Search Depression, Job Search and Your Marriage, Job Search and Religion… And Simple Discouragement in a Long-Term Job Search. Jason Alba answers a question in a comment on one of his favorite (and relevant) blog posts: I Smell Blood. Typical Boomer Retirement Modest Compared […]
There are some under currents in my writing about working for corporations. Attitudes that lurk in the background before taking on the transformation needed to become a Cubicle Warrior. But I haven’t explicitly stated them. I have more. But these twelve are a good start to help you see the assumptions — the Cube Rules, if […]
“Stack Ranking” is back in the news because Microsoft stopped doing it — and Yahoo! started it. To get us all on the same page, stack ranking means that if a manager has 14 employees, those employees are ranked from one to fourteen in order. Not just having the “exceeds expectations” or “satisfactory” ratings, […]
You probably didn’t notice, but things have been pretty quiet on Cube Rules this year. It’s because my Mom died. She visited Kate and I in December of 2012 — a tough visit — and then quickly deteriorated from then until April 14th, when she passed away peacefully in her sleep from heart failure the same […]
Let me ask you a simple, yet complicated, question. Have you ever received work goals from your manager that you thought you could attain? Goals that were reasonable, measurable, and were able to be attained from your own work? Looking back on a (very) long career, I’d say no. Or very rare. When I was […]
Employment Security trumps job security. This video shows why job security is fools gold and introduces the employment security hierarchy. Future videos will break down each of the employment security platforms.