One Louder

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

August, 2009

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    We are all getting dumber, one task at a time.

    I'm not a fan of multi-tasking. And I think that an interview question designed to assess whether someone has this golden skill is ridiculous. I will admit that I have absolutely no skills in that area. Seriously, none. Like to the extreme. For example...
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    I have been thinking about how I use visualization in my life. I wish I could master it at work as well as I have elsewhere, but I am still working on that. There's really no physical finish line to cross or trophy to win at work. So the visualization...
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    A study in customer service or lack thereof

    Subtitle: JobFox has a customer service manager? I am not a vindictive person, despite being ignored. But I have 2 reasons to go down the path of documenting my disappointment in JobFox's lack of response when I tell them that they are spamming me...
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    Worthy of the effort it took to can them?

    You decide.
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    He who has the largest external talent pool to fish from wins

    Or perhaps better put, "what's my motivation again for not recruiting your employees?" From what I understand about Steve Jobs, it's all about him. All. About. Him. From the mouths of his employees, I heard this. But wouldn't one, when asking to...
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    Our flash mob is mobbier than your flash mob

    Sometimes I am reminded why I love Seattle (sorry to steal your line Mike P., but I am right there with you!). Specifically, our flash mobs don't look like professional dancers...none of them do. And also, in a very crowded Pike Place Market, people will...
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    RIP John Hughes, the voice of my generation

    Saturday, March 24,1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to...
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    Google gets their clams out of cans

    I just watched the Top Chef episode last night. Can I help it if her corporate provenance makes it even funnier to me? I mean, for a chef?
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    We are totally a search engine company.

    I can't imagine what this feels like for a developer at Yahoo! I always felt that the perception of Yahoo! as more of a media company always like an assessment of how well they did in the content space, relative to the search space. I mean, when you saw...
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