One Louder

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

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    No more celebrating...I need rest!

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    OK, first of all, Happy Birthday to me! Yay, I'm finally 29! Oh and for that guy that doesn't get sarcasm but totally does get rude comments "<wink><wink><sarcasm>"...happy now? This holiday was definitely busier than most and I have...
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    My key to holiday success

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    My key to holiday success is to get it over with early. If you can get yourself good and sick of it early on, you can get back to your normal life. What I find that this generally requires is one over-the-top holiday-related activity to push you over...
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    Is it too late to give thanks?

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    Over the thanksgiving holiday, I noticed a bunch of blog posts about what people were giving thanks for; family and friends, etc. I decided not to subject you to my own saccharine post. We all have people that are important to us and without you knowing...
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    Lest I forget where I fall in the pecking order

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    Bloggers invited to meet Bill Gates . I was not one of them. Hmpf.
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    Launching a Career with your Blog

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    This Fast Company article should have been titled "How to Launch a Career with your Blog if you are a Writer". And also, there really was no "how" in there; just examples of the fact that you could. If you were already a famous blogger. It would be...
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    I have the power!

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    Good news for me. I have electricity! Phew! Yesterday, I was laying in my office at about 2:30 trying to think of something to do. I didn't want to go shopping or anything (that's saying a lot...just didn't want more stuff to lug around). So I thought...
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    So human...

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    At this very moment, I am procrastinating going to the gym. I am sitting here in my gym clothes trying to think of something that absolutely must get done right now. I just wanted to let you know; in case I ever give the impression of having my act together;...
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    Expecting power...

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    Wednesday or Thursday, optimistically. This weekend at the latest, I hope. Today's goal is to do laundry. I spent plenty of time doing laundry in laundromats when I was younger....ah, memories. Here's an article explaining how the power companies are...
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    Heartstrings: available for the tugging

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    No, this isn't a personal ad. You know me better than that! I already talked about holiday advertisements and how they send me into a total state of selective sensory rejection. Yeah, I just made that up. My point is that I find it necessary sometimes...
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    Update: I'm alright

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    Holy cow. It has been quite a weekend. I'm sure you can tell what's happening around here from the news. Needless to say, I had a hard time sleeping Thursday night. It's really unnerving to see massive trees sway in the wind like they are made out of...
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    This is what passes for advice these days

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    OK, it might be just me. Am I jaded? Or do fame and business overlap on the Venn diagram right where goofy quips, inspirational phrases and obviousness pass for advice? Check this out. To me, there's a difference between that which is meant to inspire...
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    How many voice mail messages is too many?

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    I'm about to sound like the spokesmen for the Hairclub for Men. As a recruiter, I'm not just a staffing professional but a potential candidate for other firms looking to hire in more recruiting folks. Don't worry, boss, I'm not looking : ) Anyway,...
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    Plain Talkin' Texan

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    I couldn't care less about hard drives beyond that fact that my computer has one and it works. I've told you before, I'm less interested in technology itself and more interested in what it can do for people. So it wouldn't be like me to watch Seagate...
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    Its 7:30 AM and there's jackhammering

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    It's 7:30 AM with partially clear skies (somewhere in Seattle, because we have the part with the clouds here in Redmond). I'm well into my cup of coffee this morning and there's jack hammering going on across the street from my house...some kind of underground...
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    Holiday Tag

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    This should be fun given my current state of mind (I'm getting ready to curl up on my office floor and happy to be doing it). John Cass tagged me and here are my answers: tagged me with a little Christmas meme, Here are my answers: 1. Hot Chocolate...
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    Five things you don't know about me

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    Charlene Li tagged me and frankly, I'm flattered to be in such impressive company. The idea behind this game of "tag" is that you share 5 things about yourself; things that are not widely known. Then you tag 5 more people. I have the memory of...um...
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    Is fear of running out of something just a lack or creativity?

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    I hate running out of stuff. Witness the 5 boxes of organic flax seed crackers I bought yesterday at 5 bucks a pop (largest grocery bill ever, by the way). I don't like the idea of wanting something and not having it there (within reason of course...I...
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    Hero

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    Got stink?

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    You know how I feel about smelling stuff. I'm still a little obsessed with the Westin White Tea smell. I was delighted to discover, this weekend, that they also sell it at Nordstrom. So I bought another diffuser. Sniff, sniff. Have you heard about...
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    Great vacations are taken at home

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    I hate to share how excited I am about the idea of spending some vacation time at home. I needed to take about 98 hours or I would lose them. I got close to scheduling all 98 hours. I think I am off by about 2 days. So I am thinking about what I am...
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    Brief glimmer of normalcy

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    As I unloaded the food from my refrigerator into the garbage can (it had begun to smell), I made a list of what I was throwing it out so I could re-stock. It's interesting how something basic, maybe even instinctual, comes into play in unusual circumstances...
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    On a dark and stormy night

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    It looks like we are in for some weather. The meteorologists predict high winds and lots of rain (duh). I've already seen/heard thunder and lightening (which I always associate with a warm front..could we be so lucky, um, I mean fortunate?). I'm not...
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    Podcast interview with Scott Pitasky, Microsoft's Staffing Leader

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    Peter Clayton, over at Total Picture, recently did an interview with Scott Pitasky (the answer to the question "who runs staffing at Microsoft?"). In the interview they cover topics like what makes a good hire at Microsoft and how we view the competitive...
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