Saturday, October 30, 2010

Become a Dynamo Using A Dymo

I recently asked a group of people who know me very well, 'If there was one word that you would use to describe me, what would it be?' Some said, 'beautiful,' 'talented', 'dynamic,' and a 'dynamo.' The 'dynamo' response got me intrigued, so I asked 'Why?' The answer was because I am so organized and efficient. I was very flattered, but I couldn't take all the credit, I have help. The Dymo LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo is a contributor to my success.

When I was asked to "try out" the Dymo LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo and keep it in exchange for writing a product review, I was very excited. I wanted to test the efficiency of the product because of its dual sides, which has the capability to print labels and stamps at the same time. That's the first thing that attracted me. Second, was the quick setup – plug it into the USB and download the software – 5 minutes! Third, I am able to print labels for envelopes and stamps in a matter of seconds! The other day, I printed 17 labels and stamps in 1 minute! My co-worker was amazed at how fast I was done with the task. Her words were, "Dewoun, you're a dynamo!" I thanked her and said, "It was the Dymo!"

10 Scary Excuses to Give Your Boss for Missing a Deadline

  1. "You didn't remind me."
  2. "Why bother with a deadline? You're going to give it back to me with corrections anyway?"
  3. "I need an extension."
  4. "My dog ate the final draft."
  5. "I accidentally shredded it."
  6. "My break lasted longer than I anticipated."
  7. "When was the deadline?"
  8. "What project?"
  9. "I got really busy and lost track of time."
  10. "I didn't have time."

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Boss’s Day! Top 5 Gifts you can give your Boss on Boss’s Day

Boss’s Day is on October 16 and I have heard a lot of buzz about suggestions for gifts for those great bosses. Flowers, candy, ties, and other materialistic items are a wonderful way to show your appreciation to the individual who serves as a model of leadership in your organization, but why not give your boss something that lasts longer than the shelf life of a bouquet of flowers? Here are 5 gifts you can give your boss that will make a lasting impression:

1. Your Presence

I was talking with a good friend and when I asked her what she was getting her boss for Boss’s Day she said, “My presence is his gift.” Then I thought about it, she is right, in a weird, roundabout way, but I need to expand on that thought. The fact that you come to work and do your best each day is a gift that reaps massive awards, most importantly a paycheck, as well as respect and accomplishment from your supervisor and peers.

2. A Break
Everyone is not perfect, try not to harp or reflect on your boss’s flaws. Give your boss an opportunity and a chance to be a good leader. Be open to their leadership style.

3. The Benefit of the Doubt
Believe that there is something good about your supervisor, rather than something bad. There is a little good in all of us!

4. One good reason why you are the best for the job
There are a line of people outside waiting for you to leave that job; it’s called the unemployment line. Be grateful that you have a job and show your boss your gratitude each day. Remember the rewards!

5. Peace of Mind
Give your boss the comfort in knowing that you are a team player and can accomplish daily tasks and projects with no problems.

Giving your boss a ‘thank you’ gift is a great way to show your appreciation, but giving gifts that last a longtime, mentally and emotionally, will build positive relationships and make your work environment more pleasant than the sweet smell of flowers that are going to die in a week.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Worklife Line Chat Monday, October 4 - "Rules in the first 90-Days of New Employment"

Join Worklife Line Chat Monday, October 4 at 7 p.m. CST.

Topic: Rules in the first 90-Days of New Employment
We will be dicussing the 5 rules you will neeed to set the course for success in the first 90-days at a new job

Dial-in: 712-432-3030
Conference Code: 1511