Woops – I think I just conformed…

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It’s a tough road sometimes. Sticking to your principles, often going against the “norm”. We’re all bound to make mistakes, in fact I made a small one just today. Gift giving in the workplace is a tricky subject.  CF touched on this issue in a post back before we transitioned to the new site and I really agree that gifts are to be ‘freely given’. That is, they are...

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Is university the answer?

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With just over four months to go until my student loan is paid off, I can’t help but wonder – was my university education worth it? The idea of a university degree has an element of romance about it and “higher education” has an indisputable lure to it. But does it pay off?   Photo Credit: Xiaobo Song via Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skobo/4345704586/) The university...

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I want to start a business

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Is it possible to be motivated by your own site? CF had a great post (if I do say so myself) earlier this week about living your dream. I’ve realized, that while I’m happy and somewhat complacent in my current position, I do not have a basic enthusiasm for the subject matter or have any personal investment in the results of my labour. Nevertheless, I am grateful to be employed; a family...

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Live your dream – so you don’t end up like this guy…

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There’s a guy at my work who takes care of all the computer-related stuff for the lab.  Let’s call him Jack, short for Jackass. Jack’s in his late thirties or early forties, has two young kids and recently made the manager “manager” level.  So he gets paid about 50-55k per year, but he does get a gold plated pension and benefit package thanks to working for the university. ...

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