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…

Marathon Monday: Wish List

It’s week 9 of my marathon training. This round has been easy peasy.  I am a little tired from all the travel, but running is simple. I am barely sore. It’s amazing how your body can adjust to smart and consistent training initiatives. I have great friends who keep offering to buy stuff for my marathon. I…

On Compensation

Most Americans aren’t comfortable talking about money. You look rude if you talk about your salary or how much you spend on big-ticket items. But years ago, I worked for a woman who told me how much she earned for a living. Then she told me that, when possible, I should share my salary with…