Human Resources Can Be Inhuman

     This is part of a great article on Lifehacker.  The main part I have below is about HR and how they are not really there for you, they are there to protect the company.   I worked in HR for a couple years as a training manager and witnessed first hand how they view Read More…

Sunday Soapbox: Nobody Here Likes You

A few weeks back I talked about 10 Sentences A Good Manager Should Never Say and there is another one that I need to add to the list.   It came up recently and brought me back to other times I’ve heard it said during my career and the damage that it does. It usually occurs when Read More…

Has Your Manager Checked Out?

  This article is from Forbes and talks about the lack of engagement in managers.  It applies to retail too, my comments are in red.  There are those who can manage inventory, and those who can manage PEOPLE.  Needless to say, the latter are more successful. New Study Shows 51% Of Managers Have ‘Checked Out,’ Read More…

Dreiling Strikes Again!

  So Wal-Mart raises their wages above minimum (and also, I’ve learned, gave a 2% raise across the board to those above the minimum, which is definitely the right thing to do!)  and many companies are following suit but evidently Dollar General is not one of them.  Since CEO Rick Dreiling was famous at Longs Read More…

Rick Dreiling is Hiring!!

In case you miss working for Rick Dreiling, he is looking for a new CFO at Dollar General. Qualifications:  Must like the movie Hoosiers. Must not like scotch tape. GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General announced Thursday that David Tehle, EVP and CFO, will retire from Dollar General effective July 1, 2015.   “David has served Read More…