I Still Don’t Have TSA Pre-Check! Why Procrastination Blinds You From The Basics.

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice

I usually travel about 10 times a year. Not enough times to earn me a cocktail in the super-secret, velvet-rope sky lounge, but all-in-all, a lot of times. So, get this. I still don’t have TSA pre-check. I suck. My husband, who flies for work maybe once a year, got pre-check last year.  He does not suck. Today my husband …

Job Transition > Enjoy Limbo While You Wait For Your “McRib”

Dawn Burke Career Advice, Dawn Burke

I am currently in a job transition.  However, this time, before I jump back into the fold, I’ve decided to take a breather from corporate HR.  It’s been a new and enlightening experience for me.  This is the first time since 1996 I’ve had the opportunity to take time between full-time jobs.  That’s a mighty, mighty long time. Interestingly, although …

Develop Your HR Philosophy

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, FOT Reads, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Laurie Ruettimann

I’m a natural cynic, which means that I don’t buy the hype around anything from pony rides to human resources conferences. If people are having fun, I’m skeptical. There’s a term for how I view the world. I’m a defensive pessimist. I try to figure out what can go wrong so I can prevent sorrow and chaos. Believe it or …

Crazy is Crazy

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Culture, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Personal Brand, Pop Culture, William Tincup

A few weeks ago my neighbor decided to cut down about 20 established trees in his front and back yard. Established trees. Red Oaks, Live Oaks, Pines, a gorgeous Magnolia, etc. I'm assuming some of these trees were here 50-75 years ago. His entire plot of land was covered in one huge canopy of shade. A rare sight in the …