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The Accordion Player Who Didn’t Get It

No matter who you are or what you do (even if you’re an accordion player), it’s all about customer service. I used to work for an auto-parts store chain in their IT department. It was my first real job out of college. The pay was questionable and they were...

Time Management Tips from Drug Addicts

“You really need to look into getting a morning ritual in place” said the slender man with bad teeth. He was mixing up another batch of drywall mud for the job I had hired him to do. He was a nice guy who needed a break. A few weeks after I hired him I...

How to Recover from Perfectionism

I’ve never been involved in trench warfare, but I did once work the grill behind the line at a diner. They hired me despite my lack of any real experience in food service beyond work-study at my minuscule college. I didn’t misrepresent myself, but chopping...