Posts tagged work success
Dateline: The Mon Ami Gabi Restaurant in the Paris, Las Vegas. On a break from horseraces nearby and now stressed like crazy. How did that happen? Well, the hostess here in Mon Ami Gabi has jumped inside my head and made my body go into a stress reaction. Here’s what she did to cause my stress. Okay, I’ll admit I don’t fit the slinky evening gown glamour that used to be Vegas, but the young lady didn’t have to frown as I stepped up to the hostess stand dragging my computer More >
Set-up: After buying supplies (Must read Nutjob, Part 1, to know exactly the list.) I stop at the end of the checkers counter and prepare to re-bag my groceries. You do that, right?
Because, you know how willy-nilly these baggers can be with their youth and devil-may-care attitude. Kids today.
That’s okay though. I don’t mind re-doing the job at the end of the counter next to the real bagger guy who isn’t, at this point, exactly my friend. (I think it had something to do More >
Madrid Death March, Episode 5, The Spanish Stress Crawl
To appreciate the misery of the Spanish Crawl, you must first read, Episode I, Episode 2, Episode 3: One Wrong Decision Can Cost You Your Life!, and Episode 4: Lost in the Underworld.
I survived intact off the train at the transfer point. I only wish I’d gotten off at the right station. Now what? I locate another map and reroute my journey. Lucky me, I could reach the correct transfer center through the pedestrian tunnel. Lucky me there were several two and three level changes, but there were escalators. Lots of escalators.I only wish More >
Dateline: Left hand on one phone tree limb…Right hand gripping another tree limb…oops.
Hour Three in Phone Tree Stress
Now I’m bumped up to Level Three Customer Service since my request is apparently too complicated for the first two levels. Level Three Customer Service Guy thanks me for choosing Dell and asks me to give him all my information again. He assures me he will solve the problem. I let out a More >
Dealing with the stolen luggage was nothing compared to the day I spent working for Dell.
I have a dream.
One day, I will take my seat on a plane and the person who plops down next to me will be the pathologically cheerful woman who makes all the sugar-laced phone tree recordings. She’ll say, “Welcome! Thank you sitting next to Time Warner, Dell, Hilton, American Airlines, Southern European Sushi.”
I cannot in a pubic medium give you the exact words I will choose. But my first sentence will begin with “Please choose from the following options…” And none of the More >
What does the great leader of the Aztecs, Moctezuma have to do with the togetherness force and the individuality force? Well, he did lose touch with what he believed…when he was awed by the horses, the guns, and the facial hair of Hernán Cortés. Some kind of rock star worship, I guess. Allowing the conqueror to take over his More >
“Which is more important? The world that exists? Or the one created by ADVERTISING?”
A frequent Mysteryshrink statement in the official Home Branch Office: Each of us makes decisions about how we spend our TIME, our ENERGY, our MONEY, and our LOVE.
Our love isn’t limited, in fact the more we give away, the more we have. Not so with money, time, and energy. Our money, time, and energy have limits…and there’s a great big, better paid, and highly motivated industry out there trying to decide FOR you on how to More >