How I Met My Company (Part 1)

How I Met My Company (Part 1)

In October 1977, Jimmy Carter is into his 10th month in office. With 33 home runs, Steve Garvey leads the Dodgers into the World Series against the Yankees, and the most popular shows on TV are “Laverne & Shirley” and “Happy Days.”...
Things that make you go “Hmmmm”

Things that make you go “Hmmmm”

While Marilyn is busily escorting her happy travelers around beautiful Croatia, those of us in the office are filling in on this week’s blog. A common pastime of ours in the office is sharing funny memes or signs that we see on social media. We realized that in our...
Dead bodies, glitter baths, and pink toilet seats…

Dead bodies, glitter baths, and pink toilet seats…

(Ellen here filling in for Marilyn as she leads a group of WOWees on a Croatian cruise and post-trip to Slovenia (so jealous!!).) I did my stint as a motel maid (that’s what we were called back then) in the summer of 1977. I had just turned 14 and was excited to start...
Now THAT’S a Good Idea!

Now THAT’S a Good Idea!

I love a good idea. Especially when it’s a fresh re-think of an established, long-held – but not necessarily logical – concept or practice. For example . . . Check-in/check-out times. Almost without exception, hotels require you to check out at...
The best-laid plans…

The best-laid plans…

We were headed to the village of Imlil, high in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. We’d been on the road for about 90 minutes, traveling from Marrakech in a convoy of four-wheel-drive vehicles. Every bend of the road provided a fabulous mountain vista. A couple of...
He aint no saint, but was definitely an angel sent from above

He aint no saint, but was definitely an angel sent from above

It was January 26, 2000 when I had a lunch appointment with a prospective new hire. I’d already scheduled two in-person interviews, checked references, provided my references (since employment is a two-way relationship) and had the prospect complete a Personal...