Monthly Archives: June 2009

I Missed A Lot

By | FYI | No Comments

This weekend was supposed to be an awesome time with family, but Mother Nature had to come along and change that. I made it from AUS to ORD almost incident-free. There was about a twenty-minute delay at takeoff due to the weather surrounding the Chicago area. The pilot claimed that the weather was subsiding – not the case at all. We landed in what can only be described as the eye of the storm and as I stepped off the plane, I noted how crazy/busy Chicago’s O’Hare Airport seemed. I had about ninety minutes before my next flight from ORD to ROA, so I leisurely made my way from gate to gate, stopping for an airport-priced Cobb Salad on the way. As I approached the hallway housing my destination gate, I felt a gust of hot air and smelled the indoor campground that were the F and G gates. With about an hour to spare, I took a seat among…

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By | Peeks | No Comments

Boisterous laughter heard between nine and five from the face in front of the monitor is 99% of the time related to something unrelated to work. For this reason, it is not healthy job etiquette to engage in such activities [while at work] especially if you have three to four sets of ass cheeks above you on the corporate ladder. Note-to-all: It is never a good idea to look up the corporate ladder – only look at the top. In any work environment a laughter is healthy and can commonly be attributed to something a co-worker said or a client did; but, when expressed “out loud” in a manner similar to an overweight mountain goat, it most often is not related to work. With the exception of the constant all-pages that occur during the typical weekday and the half of the conversation you get to hear between salesperson and client, the majority of professional office buildings are somewhat quiet. My…

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