11 Lessons Learned for being an Effective Database Admin

Gang. I’ve learned a ton working as a database admin.

Obviously, there’s the technical stuff I never thought I’d ever know. Like what it takes to build a Salesforce flow, the difference between coding languages (ish), and even how an API works.

Not that I could tell you what API actually stands for.

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

I didn’t consider the impact my job could be having on my eyes, until some weird stuff started happening.

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

Because visiting a possibly-haunted, centuries old prison ruin is how every nonprofit employee wants to spend their vacation time.

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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7 PTO Tips For Those Who Struggle with Vacation Time

How to be more organized and intentional with your paid-time off (PTO) time at work. From someone who historically wasn’t.

It’s time for me to come clean, gang. For the longest time, I was not good about paid-time off (PTO).

It’s not like I don’t take my time. In fact, I’ve never let a single day expire. I’ve just been so disorganized about this in the past, that it was stressful even figuring out what to do with the time when I finally did take it.

If I haven’t said this yet, I believe all of us should use every last hour of our vacation time. For one, us workaholics need that time away to relax and reset. But more importantly, that’s time we’ve earned. This is part of our compensation, ‘money’ we’d be throwing down the toilet if we didn’t use that time!

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26 Easy Ways to Practice Self-Care While You’re On the Clock

Self care doesn’t just happen when we’re off the clock! Check out these tips for how you can practice self-care at work today.

When you work for a nonprofit, self-care is a must.

In a sector ripe with burn-out, it’s no wonder there are zillions of articles practically screaming for us to relax! This line of work gets hard, especially when you’re a well-intentioned professional who just wants to save the world.

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10 Project Management Skills To Apply To Your Personal Life

Organize two birds with one skill stone.

Work projects help us grow in our careers. Many of the skills I rely on for my role — like prioritization & managing deadlines — continue to be honed because of the projects I get to work on at my org.

So if these skills make us better at our jobs, why not adopt them when we’re off the clock too?

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