How Do YOU Say Thank You?

Repost With the 2019 graduation season in full swing, it’s a great time to share thoughts regarding acceptable ways of expressing thanks to those who generously give, either in person or by sending gifts, to graduating family and friends.  I was taught that it was not only appropriate, but necessary to send a handwritten thank …

How My Appearance Affects My Daily Commute

Like it or not, every day we are judged by how we look, how we dress, how we carry ourselves. I’m a Millennial living and working in New York for just over a year.  I make the commute from Long Island to Manhattan every day and a large portion of my time and paycheck is …

Generational Shifts Have Helped Fuel Global Conversations About Sexual Harassment

It has become a movement! We are hearing more and more women speaking out about sexual harassment.  This genie is not going back into the bottle!  I'm feeling excited that  Generation X and Millennial women are leading the way, feeling empowered to stand up and speak out against this full blown epidemic. Sexual harassment has …

Live Chat, Social Media Or Phone? Which Do You Prefer For Customer Support?

I'm not normally an impatient person, but I can't think of anything that can be more of a time suck than being placed on hold by a company's customer support department for long periods of time, often leading to my disconnecting because I have run out of time and patience.  You know you are in …

Hire Women Your Mom’s Age – The New York Times 

There’s something haywire about how women are expected to crunch our most celebrated achievements into a timetable that frequently lasts fewer than 20 years. Find a partner. Raise some chicks. Zoom to the top of your field. Check each box by 50. We may mistake this Acela for our life until it whooshes past, stranding …

Generation Z Goes To College

It's back to school time, and my youngest nephew is among the thousands of young people heading off to college.  My nephew was born in 1999, a year that conjures up great memories for me, including our family vacation to Disney World, and Prince's popular song lyrics.  It had never occurred to me until recently that …

Props To Generation X for Quietly Changing Society

Are you a member of Generation X?  If not, I'm sure they are among your co-workers, friends, and family.  Look around you. Gen X'ers are turning 50 in large numbers, and they are celebrating big time with extravagant birthday parties and lots of friends.  While this small generation ( born between 1965 and 1981) has …

Want To Stay Employable? Stay Relevant. [Sharing My Journey]

Boomers: Do you want or need to stay in the job market a while longer?  Whether you plan to work full-time, part-time, free-lance, or have other workplace related goals, staying relevant is the key to being competitive with Millennials. No matter the industry, workers can demonstrate their value by staying up-to-date on relevant advances, not …