Tag: corporate boobishness

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In Homer’s Odyssey, Penelope fends off the many suitors wishing to marry her while Odysseus is away by telling them that she will not choose a new husband until she had completed weaving a new shroud for her dead father-in-law, Laërtes. All day, she toils away at her loom, but still, the shroud never gets […]

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The Near Side of Space

 

“This is really important. I need this at the top of your list.”

The boss-man looks haggard. He’s definitely not been getting enough sleep. And, judging by the look in his eye, he knows exactly how silly of a request he’s making. He’s still gotta make it. He and I aren’t the only ones on this call, and the boss-man has boss-men of his own to appease. That’s life.

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As we learned in my first post about the hazards of the internet, social media is a minefield http://ricochet.com/584254/from-information-superhighway-to-duckface-selfies/. You can embarrass yourself irreparably or even ruin your life. But if you think only millennials making duckface selfies in bathrooms are susceptible, think again. The professional world is rife with embarrassing faux pas, and celebrities […]

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Dear Santander, I am pissed off at your “Happy Holidays!” e-mail.  Not offended.  Pissed-off.  Your e-mail is a cluttered and jittery palette of benign, anodyne, presumptively positive nouns and adjectives.  But there is nothing to suggest Christmas, not a tree, not a star, not an angel heard on high, not a crèche, not a “Puer […]

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