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nelking
Portland, Oregon
Early Stage Startup Talent Manager
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Quirks. One of my favorite recruiting terms.
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Pops. Cool
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2011 on Pops schools a weasel at Laid-Off Dad
Welcome to the club! I'm at the point now where I want to be all gray.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2010 on Coming out at finslippy
I'm sending this to my boys, one off to college in September and the other one, not far behind. This is perfect!
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2010 on 10 more at Laid-Off Dad
nelking is now following Steve Martin
Jun 24, 2010
The whole explaining the deductible thing? When are doctors going to start training their staff about how lousy most healthy insurance is and how they should keep their shock to themselves? It's like they think we must be stupid to have a deductible so high and yeah, if they knew the monthly premium amount we pay? Their heads would explode. Don't get me started Hot coffee on a hot day? What the hell? Great post!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2010 on An adventure at finslippy
no one ever said a blog post had to be wordy, or for that matter words at all You'll make it work.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2010 on Weeknight knackered at Laid-Off Dad
GO GO LOD!
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2010 on Lucky seven at Laid-Off Dad
Okay, now I got it. Dr. Demento. This is where my father picked it up from. For my very Catholic Republican parents they loved Dr. Demento. Forbidden Zone is on my list now to see.
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Mar 30, 2010
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Mar 15, 2010
I am you. Can't do small talk chit chat,or work a room but can easily get up in front of many people and talk their ears off. Selective introversion. What I've realized now is that well, everyone else needs to get over it. Buddying up with a "room worker" can be good, but I get it, at some point you have to take a break, soak it in, process and recharge. My advice stop beating yourself up, others in that room are just like you.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2010 on Back from Texas at finslippy
Proud that it's from Portland's own W+K. We do pretty well up here walking that fine line. And yes, I laugh every time "I'm on a horse"
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This is why TAL is so compelling. I listened to this story while working out a few weeks ago. Now that I know that a writer whose blog a read regularly knows Jason, it just brings it closer in an odd sort of way. FYI, love the new banner. A little Oregon is always good.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2010 on You think you know somebody. at Laid-Off Dad
I think this is true for everyone. I can do this self defeating talk about almost anything and then I push through and realize I'm very good at what I do, my ideas have merit and those that say I can't or I'm wrong are the truly fearful ones.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2010 on A few words about fear at finslippy
Asha is right. My oldest was the same way as Henry. In middle school though, he took Band. In middle school they get to pick fun classes so he chose the Band route and chose trumpet, or as he describes it, he was given the trumpet. With varied teachers and classes he found inspiration, new friends that thought like he did. He is now a Senior, plays three instruments, helps all of his friends make and edit their films for class projects and joined the speech and debate club. He is himself. He's going to Central Washington University next year to pursue music. That said, I know how hard it is to watch because you are absolutely sure, if he just tried something he'd never regret it. Keep suggesting, keep showing him but wait until he takes the initiative. If they own it fully and are not pushed, the family is happier all the way around.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2010 on A confession at finslippy
Thanks Jennifer. Thanks for checking out the site too!
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2010 on Try Work/Life Congruence at Nancy King Search
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Thanks Michael! and thanks for the RT too:)
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2010 on Try Work/Life Congruence at Nancy King Search
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Dropbox is the answer for everything.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2010 on Getting down to work at finslippy
Exactly what I do, just hadn't given it the pyramid shape. Interesting you talk about compensation at the bottom... more support for being prepared to share compensation up front. Biggest mistake is not knowing early what it's going to take to get to yes. You might be interested in this guy www.chipconley.com He runs his company with Maslow's pyramids and helps others do the same. (and the hotels are great :))
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Yep. Some of us are lucky to do what they love and it's much easier.
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2009 on Try Work/Life Congruence at Nancy King Search
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Glad you think so!
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Thanks for the visit! I'll be right over to visit your blog.
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I follow people I know, people who are informative, funny, and smart. I block people I don't know if I cant' figure out why they'd even want to follow me. If I could set up rules to auto block people, that would be great. To manage my twitter stream, I don't use twitter. Right now I'm using the beta version of www.brizzly.com I can create groups and I can monitor the stream in small, related chunks. Twitter needs to control spam, but I'm finding the good tools to manage the stream are elsewhere.
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Interesting question Alice. I haven't made a study of that, but my initial reaction is it's usually those who don't have much work experience include their GPA. That's not a bad thing, but I am still going to dig into what they did, what they accomplished beyond just the grade. Those who after 5 years work experience are still pointing to their GPA still value the grade measurment. Resumes never paint the whole picture of a person, just like grade don't paint the whole picture of a student.
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