Did the pandemic cause the great resignation?

Experts call it the Great Resignation. The last 18 months has revealed "pandemic burnout" - a collective reassessment about priorities and what matters most. Workers, fed up with long commutes, office politics and toxic workplaces, are saying "f*** this shit" and searching for better opportunities. In April 2021, more people left their jobs than any … Continue reading Did the pandemic cause the great resignation?

“Radium Girls” story led to health and safety standards

I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading Radium Girls: The dark history of America's shining women. I've been trying to expand my reading genres, and this sounded like a look back into history from a working woman's perspective. There's really two stories at play. The traumatic, gruesome and somber story of deceit … Continue reading “Radium Girls” story led to health and safety standards

#FailFolder

I keep a #failfolder. It's a file with screenshots of other organization's marketing and communication mistakes. Is that bad? I do it to keep my mistakes in perspective. The screenshots here are just a couple that I have gathered over the years. If you are a communication or marketing professional, you have made public mistakes. … Continue reading #FailFolder

Summer jobs in 2020

We embarrassed our kids last year by showing up at their summer job or posting their volunteer work. Why stop now? Our youngest works at McAlister's deli in the kitchen, assembling sides, spuds and salads, and scooping up soups. Masks, gloves and non-slip shoes required, plus a temperature check when you arrive for your shift. … Continue reading Summer jobs in 2020

Chief Consistency Officer?

I was intrigued by this Forbe's post Chief Consistency Officer: How Today's CCO Unites A Company's Stakeholders and it got me thinking... Much of a communicator's role is to maintain the consistency of their brand across all audiences. This could include internal staff, board of directors, members, customers, vendors, lawmakers or media. We ensure all … Continue reading Chief Consistency Officer?