Category Archives: Work

Staff collaborating on data

More Exacting Than Ever!

It has finally happened. My personal and professional lives have merged and I am now 83.67% more exacting than before! Just kidding on the percentage. I was seconded from my regular library job to work on a data-heavy project that

Staff collaborating on data

More Exacting Than Ever!

It has finally happened. My personal and professional lives have merged and I am now 83.67% more exacting than before! Just kidding on the percentage. I was seconded from my regular library job to work on a data-heavy project that

What Do You Owe Your Employer?

A recent post by Lucinda Sans got me thinking “How much is too much?” when it comes to work. What do we really owe our employers? Most people I know would immediately say, “A good day’s work.” But what does

What Do You Owe Your Employer?

A recent post by Lucinda Sans got me thinking “How much is too much?” when it comes to work. What do we really owe our employers? Most people I know would immediately say, “A good day’s work.” But what does

In and Out of February

Returning, Running (from zombies?) and Another Job Change… The second half of January, I was in Toronto spending time with Link. I was confident they were doing very well when I left. Link has since returned to work on schedule,

In and Out of February

Returning, Running (from zombies?) and Another Job Change… The second half of January, I was in Toronto spending time with Link. I was confident they were doing very well when I left. Link has since returned to work on schedule,

Accounting for: December

Happy 2018! We’ve arrived. Not as exciting as a new decade, but I’m hoping we’re a year closer to a post-Trump political landscape. Although I say I don’t do Christmas real big, it does tend to take over December. For

Accounting for: December

Happy 2018! We’ve arrived. Not as exciting as a new decade, but I’m hoping we’re a year closer to a post-Trump political landscape. Although I say I don’t do Christmas real big, it does tend to take over December. For

Screen Time: The Real Deal

Recently I had an eye exam. When asked “How many hours a day do you spend on the computer?” I jokingly said “24.” The ophthalmologist looked genuinely concerned so I estimated 8. Still the concern! It gave me pause, though. I

Screen Time: The Real Deal

Recently I had an eye exam. When asked “How many hours a day do you spend on the computer?” I jokingly said “24.” The ophthalmologist looked genuinely concerned so I estimated 8. Still the concern! It gave me pause, though. I

Accounting for: March

In March I was: Working I filled in for more than 4 weeks at another work site and only returned to my old job this week. I really enjoyed the change. I had been nervous going back because I had

Accounting for: March

In March I was: Working I filled in for more than 4 weeks at another work site and only returned to my old job this week. I really enjoyed the change. I had been nervous going back because I had

Live to Work or Work to Live?

I love my job; more importantly, I love my profession. More than half of the staff I work with love their jobs and their field of work. It is temporary work for some – they plan to move on to

Live to Work or Work to Live?

I love my job; more importantly, I love my profession. More than half of the staff I work with love their jobs and their field of work. It is temporary work for some – they plan to move on to

Accounting for: February

After the stay-in dark winter of January, February was more active. Including 5 hours shovelling after it snowed for 24 hours! We got two days off work for that one. Making/Doing I made good progress on my recipe collection this

Accounting for: February

After the stay-in dark winter of January, February was more active. Including 5 hours shovelling after it snowed for 24 hours! We got two days off work for that one. Making/Doing I made good progress on my recipe collection this

August: It’s a Wrap!

I have to admit I like working in the summer. I like saving my vacation time for travelling to big cities in the Spring and Fall. So I didn’t take any time off in August, and that suited me fine. We

August: It’s a Wrap!

I have to admit I like working in the summer. I like saving my vacation time for travelling to big cities in the Spring and Fall. So I didn’t take any time off in August, and that suited me fine. We

June: It’s a Wrap!

A big part of June was taken up with putting the house back in order after it was painted. All the furniture is in its place now, and everything is functional, but nothing is on the walls yet. I’m afraid of making

June: It’s a Wrap!

A big part of June was taken up with putting the house back in order after it was painted. All the furniture is in its place now, and everything is functional, but nothing is on the walls yet. I’m afraid of making