Tag Archives: Gen Y

8 Tips For Working From Home for the First Time

For those of us who still have jobs, this new normal requires many of us to work from home for the very first time.

Which is something to be grateful for. Not needing to risk our health, being free to exercise our civic duty to slow the spread, all while getting a paycheck….is a wonderful thing.

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I stare at computers all day. Here’s how I protect my eyes.

Story time, gang!

I’m a millennial whose been using laptops consistently since age 14. My screen time has only increased since, thanks to modern employment and the death of flip phones. Now that I’m in a tech role, things are only going downhill for me.

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My team doesn’t know what I do.

I sort of got in trouble at work recently.

Don’t worry – nothing actually offensive took place on my part. My job isn’t in jeopardy, I’m not on probation, or anything like that! But I had an exchange with one of my directors, and as far as I’m concerned, I’ve definitely made a mistake in my role. Let’s dive in.

Anyone who manages a database knows that the job has it’s less-than-glamorous moments. Not that anyone would call this work glamorous…which is precisely why I love it.

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The Self-Care Diaries: My Visit to Eastern State Penitentiary

Note: Eastern State Penitentiary has no clue I’m writing this review about my experience. Just in case you were wondering!

Sooo I’m veering away from my typical advice-y posts, to tell you about this awesome thing you must do on your next trip to Philly.

And if you had zero plans to visit Philadelphia, welp, I’m about to change your mind.

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11 Tech Tools to Better Manage Requests

How do you organize your work requests? Have you got your system down?

I’ll be honest: when it comes to task management, I’ve started, abandoned and restarted systems. It’s easy to let ourselves get disorganized when things get chaotic!

But for requests that involve staff (or other constituents), it’s never a good idea to let this slide. You need to proactively capture those needs, stakeholders, and project updates. Otherwise, details slip through the cracks and communication breaks down across teams.

A good process keeps us covered here. We know how to build a framework that guides us in executing requests. We’ve also figured out how our colleagues should reach out to us. Now it’s accountability time: how do we document and manage that process from start to finish?

Grab a coffee. Let’s talk systems.

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4 Options for Creating an Intake Process for Staff Requests

Have you ever spent unnecessary time on a request, all because you & your colleagues weren’t on the same page? *raises hand*

It’s not a great feeling! But that’s what happens when you don’t organize requests early on. If you write content for your org, create reports, build lists, or do anything that requires even the slightest bit of niche expertise….let’s chat.

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