One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
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January, 2006

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    If Someone at Alaska Airlines Likes Your "Butt", They Might Just Let You Know

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    When I was heading off to Vegas and mentioned that I'd let you know about anything "newsworthy", this isn't really what I had in mind. I am going to blog about one of the weirder and possibly the creepiest thing that has ever happened to me (and I used...
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    More on my Alaska Airlines Situation

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    I've spoken with several people from Alaska Airlines. What I've learned, the person on the front lines (the main reservation number) can generally get you in touch with the right person...eventually. So I had to make a call to "customer care" and "central...
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    I Wish I Were an American Express Superstar

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    I love the American Express advertisements . You know, the ones that make you want to be BFF with Kate Winslet, play cards at the breakfast table with Ellen Degeneres and her dog, admire the beauty of Ken Watanabe (come on, I'm not alone..admit it). The...
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    If you are going to have a "contact" link on your site, answering your e-mail would be appropriate

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    Someone owes me a bottle of wine (you know who you are); a nice one. Since the person has to ship it to me anyway, I thought I'd try something different and do some research. I've bought from wine.com before. So I do some searches and nothing jumps out...
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    I'm going to the gym...it might be the end of the world as we know it

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    No, it's not a new year resolution (told you, I don't do that). The open enrollment for our health club benefit makes the new memberships start in January (there's no charge for employees). I have a treadmill at home but thought I would be more motivated...
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    Own Bill Gates' Car

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    I used to have the same car and nobody cared when I sold it. But I admit that I thought it was cool that Bill and I were driving around in the same model. The transition to a Rav 4 would not have happened but for one large dog and a sense of unease when...
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    Resignation timing

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    Ian's (Being Bold Blog) got a great post today about resignation timing relative to bonus pay out . It's definitely another reason that this time of year can be quite busy in the staffing industry. A lifetime ago, I did delay a resignation so that I could...
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    Anti Flu Campaign

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    Last night, as I was trying to fall asleep, Oprah had a guest on talking about avian flu. I really shouldn't watch such things at night because often, the subjects occupy my dreams. The guest painted a picture of what life would be like should the avian...
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    Server Platforms Networking Event in the Silicon Valley

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    We are planning another networking event in our Mountain View office. Here's the announcement. Feel free to contact me if you are interested! Microsoft’s Server Platform Business Marketing Organization (BMO) is hosting an invitational networking event...
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    What do I need to know about where I am going to be?

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    I just realized that I booked myself a trip a month over the next 5 months. That's a lot for a goofy home-body like me. Next week: an offsite in Las Vegas February: Silicon Valley recruiting trip with the BMO March: On a panel at the ERE in San...
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    What a relief, I'm not a geek

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    Just a poser. via Neville Hobson
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    Rain, tornadoes, earthquakes...take your pick

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    So you may have heard about our (almost) "record rainfall" here and wonder to yourself "Self, I thought it rains in Seattle all the time...what's the big deal?". The big deal is that we usually get a day off. After 27 straight days of rain, we got that...
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    Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

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    We have come so far as human beings and citizens of the world and have further yet to go. That's not a quote. Just me thinking about how the actions of the brave have impacted all of us. Here's to progress and remembering.
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    Peter Weddle on How to Work with Recruiters

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    Peter Weddle, well known in the Staffing industry offers some advice on working with recruiters .
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    Welcome SeekWeek Webinar Participants!

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    I'm on a webinar panel for TheLadders SeekWeek (right this very minute). Welcome to any webinar participants checking out my blog ; ) I'm happy to take any lingering questions from the presentation here. For those new to blogging, click on the word...
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    Transparency, Mike Nash Style

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    I supported Mike Nash's marketing organization a while back. Before someone mentions the fact that I always say that when I link to people, I've supported marketing needs in about all of our businesses except Business Solutions and Information Worker...
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    Off to Vegas

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    Well, I am off to Vegas for a organization offsite. The group I am a part of right now is significantly field-based (mostly the sales and consulting recruiting teams), so they get together in exotic (OK, at least warm and sunny) locations for meetings...
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    Proof that I had fun in Vegas

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    Truth be told, I'm not really a "Vegas gal". Smoke bothers me and I don't like to lose money. The things I like to do in Vegas I can do in other places (see shows, eat at nice restaurants), but I have to say that Las Vegas is truly growing on me. Because...
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    Microsoft Blogging Policy

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    I was a little scared by the headline (could they be telling me what to blog about), but I should have known better. The blogging policy addresses blog posts deemed illegal by the country they appear in. According to Infoworld. It was something that...
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    See, I'm on to you, dog.

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    I'd like to think that my dog is smarter than average...we all would, right? He was already an adult when I got him so I didn't ever go through that sweet, laugh-at-your-puppy-goofiness-because-he-has-a-lot-to-learn stage (like, ooops, the kitchen floor...
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    You can try IE7 Beta 2

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    Looks like it just went live today. /. has the scoop with links to the tour and download pages as well as the IE team blog. For those of you that can't resist being an early adopter.
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