Showing posts from March, 2012

401K you say?

The other day I had a great conversation with a co-worker about the above mentioned topic. She asked what my 401K looked like and if there were any stocks that I thought were appealing, I laughed.  She asked what I thought was so funny and I enlightened her on the fact that I don't have a 401K and I don't invest.  I don't even have a savings account (well not true, I had to open one with my business account, however the balance is the bare minimum).

She looked at me aghast and asked how could I not have one.  She also expressed concerns about my financial future. I assured her that I am okay.  I am not okay in the traditional sense of putting money away, but I am okay.  As many of you know, I am a very in the moment kind of person.  I don't invest and haven't really because I don't have regard for the future.  All I really have in this life is right now.  If I had a dollar for every time someone said, "but you should be putting away for the what-ifs", …

Human decency and all its rights

I had the opportunity to work in Miami this week for a conference that racked every single one of my nerves.  I was seriously pulled in any and every direction possible.  I don't normally rant about anything, but this one was a bear.  Human decency was definitely missing on this one.  I worked very hard and super long hours, down at 6 am done at 11:30 ish.  It was hell on my nerves to say the least.

Fast forward to the last day, I had been managing all the breakout meeting space and trying to keep a handle on the internet.  We had a few glitches here and there.  No program goes 100%. There are always hiccups and things you cant forsee such as weather, or traffic or other people.  We, as event staff, try to minimize the down time.  One of my first bosses told me, "A company doesn't pay you for what goes right, they pay you to manage the problems"  I really feel that is what we do.  We manage problems at their worst and do the best we can with them while appeasing the c…