12 ridiculous phrases smart people avoid at work

  The article below is from theladders.com and I couldn’t agree more–people are inventing more and more crazy terms to describe things that are very simple.    Years ago I interviewed a guy for Management Trainee at Longs and he had been in finance his entire life.  He really had no clue what working in Read More…

28 Nightmare Stories From Your Workplace

  These are from the readers of Cracked.  They range from the “Ahh, not a big deal” to “You’ve got to be kidding me.”   #25, the boss who had employees do things “Just to see if you’re listening” reminds me of a new COO that took over my company and told everyone to scrape Read More…

Amazon Finds Yet Another Way To Sell You Stuff

     Here goes Amazon with another entry into the grocery business.  After building a store where you don’t need cashiers or to go through a checkout,  they have now put the finishing touches on a store where you can just order online and pick up your groceries without leaving the air-conditioned comfort of your SUV. Read More…

5 Things You Should Not Say at the Pharmacy

          These are from Pharmacy Times, and it’s actually a pretty mellow list compared to some of the things I’ve heard said at my pharmacy, especially the guy who was upset about his prescription not being filled and came out with “I’m going to go home and get my AK-47 and come Read More…

Peeps Dethroned? Say It Ain’t So!

It’s the end of an era.  This article from USA Today  has some interesting facts about Easter this year, including the fact that it will be a record year of spending, some 6% over last year.   But more shocking than that is that according to one survey, Peeps are no longer the #1 favorite Easter Read More…

Just Another Week in Retail

After so many years in retail I am always amazed when I see something that I’ve never seen before.   The other day I had a Hispanic gentleman ask me for some medicine for his COUCH.  It took a while but I figured out he needed cough medicine.  (But I really considered taking him to Read More…