To Hustle is to Fail

The Great Recession morphed our language, but I still don’t know when it became cool to call yourself a hustler and to encourage a life of hustle. In my life, hustlers are always struggling. They are broke. There is no long-term vision for their lives. Things move quickly for them because there’s no time to pause…

Roy Lichtenstein Girl with Hair Ribbon, 1965

Awesome HR Tech

It’s weird how nobody cares about awesome HR tech. The only time anybody outside of my industry gets excited about work-related software is when it’s rebranded as something else — CLOUD BASED PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE! — and is written about by an underpaid millennial “content manager” who does freelance work at Fast Company or Forbes. (Yes, I’m cynical.) Even though it…

Unlimited PTO is a Lie

A few years ago, I worked for a marketing and consulting firm that hired me as a Director to build a big book of business. Since it was a smaller firm, the cash compensation was on the lower end of the spectrum; however, they offered a competitive commission package and unlimited PTO. I told my…

Marathon Monday: Golf

I’ve known my husband for a long time. He likes to golf. After he golfs, he likes to tell me about all 18 holes. Every. Single. Hole. The stories have a consistent theme, and they go like this. “My short game fell apart, today.” “I crushed a monster drive over 300 yards.” “It was a…

How I Do #hrtechconf

Every year, I attend the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo. People ask me about what parties I’m attending. This year, my answer is simple. “I don’t know.” At the end of the night, it’s usually me and a bunch of friends sitting around eating pizza and talking about life. HR Tech is a big deal…

Jealousy

My grandmother once told me, “My sister is one of the most jealous people in the world. I know this because I don’t have a jealous bone in my body, but I can see it in people.” “Okay, Gramma. Of course you’re not the jealous type. Not. At. All.” I still laugh when I think…