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Ancient secret......

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

  
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DEEGIRL50 1/4/2012 10:39PM

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ELLENIRENE 1/4/2012 6:30AM

    That's going to be hung up at my house!! Thanks

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MOM4RENT 1/4/2012 6:17AM

    I like that. Thanks for sharing.

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VICIOUS421 1/4/2012 2:56AM

    LOL I Like That!!!!!
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MSLZZY 1/3/2012 11:51PM

    Good point! HUGS!

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Great!

Sunday, January 01, 2012



Things to inspire you until I have time to write!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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AMBERZADE 1/1/2012 7:55PM

    I really love Zig Ziglar.... thanks!!

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POSITIVELY_EB 1/1/2012 3:59PM

    Love it! As a matter of fact, love it so much I snagged it! emoticon Happy New Year!!

HUGS!

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ID_VANDAL 1/1/2012 1:05PM

    What a great way to start my day! Those are words to live by.

I also liked your last blog - just sorry I wasn't able to get to it until now!

Good wishes to you in 2012!

Vandal

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NANCY- 1/1/2012 9:08AM

    Love it!!!
Hope you get to write soon.

Happy 2012!!!
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MZPEPPER 1/1/2012 4:21AM

    Happy New Year!

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MSLZZY 1/1/2012 1:06AM

    Happy New Year!

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DEEGIRL50 1/1/2012 1:00AM

    emoticon I'm inspired!

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Hang in there!

Monday, December 26, 2011

  
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SUNNY1432 12/30/2011 11:14AM

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NANCY- 12/28/2011 7:50AM

    Love it!!!
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I have been thinking along this line, the only way to fail is by giving up.
So I repeat to myself: "don't give up"

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ARTJAC 12/28/2011 12:19AM

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DEEGIRL50 12/26/2011 8:01PM

    Key to happiness. Key to success. Key to the treasure chest of life's best riches. Key to friendship.

Your key ring will look like one of those bigs ones that janitors carry around!

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MSLZZY 12/26/2011 6:08PM

    Hope all is well with you and that you had a Merry Christmas. Your situation being what it was and probably still is, it
will get better. HUGS!

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SKINNYMINNIE25 12/26/2011 5:54PM

    So true.

Skinny

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Change....

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

  
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POSITIVELY_EB 12/23/2011 2:07PM

    AMEN!!!!!

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 12/22/2011 9:11PM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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ID_VANDAL 12/22/2011 1:51PM

    Good one!!

Hope things are going well for you! I know they are because you are the type of person to change something when it needs to change.

Take care!

Vandal

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NANCY- 12/22/2011 7:03AM

    Excellent!
This applies to not only physical location but also to mindset.
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TRAVELGRRL 12/21/2011 4:22PM

    What a great sentiment! I love this. Thanks for sharing!

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How it's going.....

Monday, December 05, 2011

Ginilee4 asked me a question the other day that I have been trying not to answer. But since she asked, I decided that I would put the answer in my blog. She asked how my job was going and if I was still enamored with it.

Here's my answer.....I'm sorry but it's going to be a somewhat lengthy one....

I have about 20 year in HR. I have been a manager for at least 10 years of that time. Now one of the things that is well documented is what is called a "Honeymoon" stage. A Honeymoon stage is usually an employee's first 90 days. The employee is generally on their best behavior. It's after that first 90 days when you find out just what that employee stands for.

For me, the honeymoon phase is over for the company.....and I'm quite sad about it.

We are a new business and we have a sister property. Needless to say, we are compared with that company and can't do anything they didn't do. It has become a very demotivating situation.

My boss is great! She could find a silver lining in any situation. But it sometimes appears like she gets kicked in the face and asks for more. And maybe that's a bad analogy but sometimes I think she gets treated badly by the powers that be.

The event that took the bloom off the rose for me will sound silly but I want to explain it to you.

The are having a Manager/Supervisor luncheon on Thursday to show appreciation for all their hard work....like a Christmas gift. These employees also get a $200 gift card. Now I was hired as a manager/supervisor, wear the appropriate uniform, made the invitations, and then was told I wouldn't be going....nor would I be getting a gift card. Now keep in mind that our department coaches the supervisor/managers......we do training.....and lots of other things. Because we don't have direct reports....we are not worth of a stupid lunch, appreciation, or a $200 gift card. What a slap in the face......So while all our peers are enjoying a lunch and getting told how much they are appreciated, we get to go eat lunch in the employee dining room and pay for it.

Now I know this seems like such a little thing.....but it screams DISRESPECT to me. And when asked why we would not be included....because those people don't go to the sister company's luncheon.......it sure has put me in the disengaged employee category. It brings back haunting memories of what I went through before I came here.

I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm not ready to give up on this place, I see some unrealized potential here.....but this disrespect kinda eats me alive. I'm not sleeping....I'm stressed and all the while preparing for an employee party that I can only work at not participate in....like the company picnic....health fair...and halloween party.

I'm hoping the feeling passes. I can live with the ugly man suits and the gross cafeteria food; but handling disrespect is a little harder for me to swallow. It's nothing I can discuss with the General Manager. She is part of the problem. She's the kind who comes into your office and gives you standard greetings that are so insincere that there are so many jokes and imitations of it around the office.

I was so hoping this was going to be different. The people are so great....but I guess at the end of the day it's not unique like I thought....it's a power play and people who have no regard for others feelings.

Any suggestions on what I should do? (Pull up my big girls pants and suck it up?)

Hugs,

Keri


  
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MOMFAN 12/8/2011 5:37PM

    emoticonTake it to the Lord and ask Him what he would have you do in this situation. Sometimes He uses things we least expect to draw us closer to Him or something else He may have for you to learn.

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FORMYDARLINGS 12/6/2011 4:15PM

    Oh Keri. Now I feel terrible for bringing up this topic. I was hoping you would still be in love. SOmetimes it seems that in the corporate world there is no such thing as fair or respect. You are another cog in the wheel. Every time I worked for a "company" I faced the same sort of dilemma. Perhaps not for me but for someone else. Business is cutthroat and there is no way around it.
When I was working, I tried to find jobs that I liked to do and ignored the office politics. I just did my job and had a good time doing it and let the powers that be play statuing.
Time for you to settle down and just enjoy your works and let the movers and shakers do their thing. Enjoy your work. Do a really good job and feel like you have earned what you get. Expect no more and if there is to be more, accept it graciously.
Sometimes a fight just isn't worth all the headache and heartache, especially when you know, nothing is going to change. That's just the way it is.

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NANCY- 12/6/2011 6:33AM

    I sort of like the idea of a "This Sucks" party at the cafe. It seems that no matter where one is there are always people who make things suck for others. A little respect, be valued and appreciated goes a long way. Hope things improve for you.
The only place I have NOT found this to be true is here at SP.
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DEEGIRL50 12/6/2011 4:55AM

    I understand and have been through it myself. I found this quote the other day...

You don't have the power to make life "Fair", but you do have the power to make life Joyful." ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Maybe you could throw your own party to show appreciation for your manager and co-workers. Making someone else feel good might give you a needed lift.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/5/2011 11:06PM

    I have been through so many places like this and never have had this type of situation get any better. For me, it shows the writing on the wall. Hope you can resolve it for yourself so that it doesn't eat you alive. Yikes! Good luck.

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SUNNY1432 12/5/2011 10:38PM

    That just stinks! I really hope that things get better for you. emoticon

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MSLZZY 12/5/2011 9:30PM

    I have no easy answers for you. That the people in charge are so dense as to not see what is going on, much less care is beyond me. Your place of employment should be judged on it's own merits-not what the sister company is doing. These are separate entities. I guess someone thinks upper management knows best but I hardly think so. Maybe it is best to give it more time but I know that will not
heal feelings of hurt and disrespect. I'll be thinking of you. HUGS!

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