2015

FOT 2015 Resolutions

Happy NYE, FOT Nation! It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we laid out our resolutions for 2014. Some of the following 2015 resolutions are not so different… Get the Rest

ATS

An ATS Saved My Bacon. No, Seriously.

Today, for Christmas or whatever December-ish holiday you celebrate, I give you the present of a cool sounding but not yet overused buzzword: “System Agility.” Sounds slick, right? We

Nostradamos

Sackadamus Gives His 2015 Predictions

The Annual Sackadamus FOT Predictions have become legendary, primarily for their uncanny accuracy and for the simple fact no one is willing to go out on such a

christmas

Are You Suffering From PTDD?

So, you spent the last few days binge eating turkey, mashed potatoes and (the ever so aptly named) stuffing. You even spent a few hours basking in the glory

human maintenance

The Human Maintenance Manual

Every piece of equipment in your office comes with a document that explains what it does, how it does it and how to trouble shoot it when it

bucket list

Of Bucket Lists and B.S.

I'm not a natural born speaker---I was trained at my alma mater.  More like a trial by fire in a required speech class.  Every day of class you

busy

Sooo Busy?

Sooo busy all the time? You’re weak, incompetent, or insecure. There are people in my life whom I no longer ask, “How are you doing?” Does that seem rude?

what next

Re-Entry Is A Bitch

I’ve been off the blog grid for a long time. Why? These words come to mind: Life. Work. Focus. Depletion. Writer’s block. Fatigue. Apathy. Boredom. Regurgitation. Extra-work. My soul---not

Bad Habits

Top 3 Organizational Bad Habits and How To Break ‘Em

Leaving the toilet seat up (in a house full of women).  Talking with your mouth full. Eating a dozen doughnuts at 2AM. Drinking too much. Sensing a pattern?

Mama Pay

Mama Pay

Oh, boy, here comes Obama again making me pay for other people's choices!  This time around he would like all workers to pay for other workers to stay