I have a colleague who has, on multiple occasions, asked me what secrets I’ve found to working with other of our colleagues. This person is at a level of management where one would think she’s encountered many different types of people. None of the people she has asked me about are particularly difficult to work … More Is it really that hard?
Recently, Coffee was on some turnout time in the arena. My mother went to bring him in, and he was watching calmly from the corner; but, when she neared the gate, he galloped a small circle, threw in a buck, and stood looking at her expectantly. He was clearly asking, “Come play with me?” … More “Come play with me?”
I work in the public sector – a place where “civil servants” are well known for arriving exactly at their start time, taking an immediate coffee break, working their day, and staying not a minute past their eight hours. Though I don’t fit that mold, my job has typically adhered more or less to a forty hour … More Scratches in the dark