Recently this article ended up coming across my social media feeds – an article about dealing with negative emotions at work, which I think is a really good read. I know as a manager, figuring out how to deal with employees who are dealing with something negative – outside or inside of work is one that is a tricky thing for me. Potentially more when it’s outside, because then it’s out of my control other than as a support mechanism. So the article, I really appreciated for that reason.
Tomorrow I am interviewing people for our most recent coop position. When talking about the whole process of interviewing with some friends led to a discussion of ‘worst interview stories’ (as the interviewee).
I have a tattoo of a teacup on my arm. This tends to confuse people (unless they’ve seen how much tea I drink). There is HTML code on this teacup – deprecated, incomplete code on an already broken teacup. This probably adds to the confusion, though no one has called me on the incomplete nature (no one code reviews appendages I guess!).
Telecommuting/working remotely is one of those old yet new things. I’ve worked remotely for years doing freelancing, and on top of that I’ve been working with remote staff – both managing & just working with – for over 5 years now (I’m lucky enough that I have an employer that chooses people over location).