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Women are the frontline
posted on Apr 23 2020

While reading this article the following stats jumped out…

  • 1 in 3 jobs held by women are essential
  • Women represent 90% of nursing and nursing assistant jobs, most respiratory therapists, the majority of pharmacists and the overwhelming majority of pharmacy aides and technicians
  • 66%+ of supermarket and fast food workers are women
  • Nonwhite women are more likely to be performing essential jobs than any other group

  • Working Less = Being Productive (Unless You’re Just Being Lazy)
    posted on Jun 19 2012

    I want to take this article… print copies with big text on large, durable sheets… turn those sheets into a hot air balloon… and drift around the office building of my old company in Seattle because there are 4 manager in-particular who need to read it, again and again.

    “…when managers judge their employees’ work by the time they spend at the office, they impede the development of productive habits. By focusing on hours worked instead of results produced, they let professionals avoid answering the most critical question: “Am I currently using my time in the best possible way?” As a result, professionals often use their time inefficiently.”

    I feel sorry for people who have to put up with stuff like that. (I used to be one of those people.)

    The 5 hardest jobs to fill in 2012, and why you need to call me if you fit #1
    posted on Dec 27 2011

    The new year is upon us, you guys and gals. For many folks, new jobs are in the near future, especially for those in the arena of software development.

    FastCompany posted an article surrounding the 5 hardest jobs to fill in 2012… and #1 is undeniably true.

    Software Engineers and Web Developers
    The demand for top-tier engineering talent sharply outweighs the supply in almost every market especially in San Francisco, New York, and Boston. This is a major, major pain point and problem that almost every company is facing, regardless of the technology “stack” their engineers are working on.

    We (by “we” I mean Doozer) are hiring. A lot. Here’s the list. The overwhelming majority of jobs posted are for our customers throughout Birmingham and Alabama.

    If you’re interested please reach out via the website and/or myself: lhowell at doozer dot com.

    Learning to travel better
    posted on Mar 14 2011

    I’ll be traveling more than normal in 2011, therefore I’m doing my darndest to travel better.

    “Better” is defined as:
    – lighter suitcase
    – smaller suitcase
    – faster through security
    – faster at packing
    – faster at repacking
    – activity learning and practicing airport security tips/tricks

    Sound cheesy? I agree… until one has to get from DFW’s Terminal A to Terminal E in 16 minutes.

    To assist in my efforts I’ve been reading up on what others have to say about the ins and outs of business and personal travel.

    One of my particular favorites was this blog post, and the following snippets.

    I am very minimal when I travel.
    I never check luggage. I refuse to check luggage. I look down at people who check luggage. When I get on the plane I have a backpack with my laptop and a carry-on—that’s it.

    If you’re going to check luggage…
    you basically should just get back in your car, go home and not fly anywhere.


    When you fly: don’t wear sweatpants.
    Wearing sweatpants on a plane is like wearing a fanny-pack walking around Paris. It’s pretty much the same thing.


    I was on a plane once that lost all cabin pressure.
    We had to make an emergency landing in Buffalo. My nose started bleeding because there was no air-pressure…and then we realized that the only thing worse than crashing and dying was landing in Buffalo.


    One time I sat on a plane next to Britney Spears’ mom.
    That was hilarious. We talked about Britney for two and a half hours.

    And you thought you had a bad day at the office
    posted on Apr 20 2010

    By now you’ve heard about the Apple iPhone leak. Now, hear how it happened.

    Apple would like it’s phone back, please.

    Hear Me Now?
    posted on Jul 8 2008

    Deadliest job in America: Working on cell phone towers

    The Grass Isn’t Always Greener
    posted on Jul 7 2008

    Even the almighty workplace at Google isn’t perfect.

    One dude has left the 1,000-resumes-a-day office of Google Seattle to go back to Microsoft, and he’s telling everyone about it on his blog.

    Obama Hates Women
    posted on Jul 1 2008
      On average, women working in Obama’s Senate office were paid at least $6,000 below the average man working for the Illinois senator.

    5 Jobs with Surprisingly High Salaries
    posted on May 30 2008

    Very interesting…

    Flight Attendants
    Top 10% earn $102,660 a year
    Average annual salary: $62,880

    Farm, Ranch and Other Agricultural Managers
    Top 10% earn $103,660 a year
    Average annual salary: $61,030

    Gaming Managers
    Top 10% earn $106,220 a year
    Average annual salary: $69,600

    Air Traffic Controllers
    Top 10% earn $141,860
    Average annual salary: $107,780

    Database Administrator
    Top 10% earn $106,860 a year
    Average annual salary: $70,260

    Gundy… This Job Is For You
    posted on Nov 29 2007

    This challenge is for one of our favorite blog commenters, Justin Gundy. Please apply for the head coaching position at Michigan: Here is the official job posting.

    Apply for the job. Await a response. Report the result.