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Gossip and Cooler Talk - How far can you take it?

“No man is an island” is a popular and well known line from a John Donne poem. We take it as meaning that, in general, humans can’t live in complete isolation. Although as individuals we have our set of values and beliefs, we certainly influence each other -even those values and beliefs were built on influencing factors (parents, society, etc.).

What hobbies/activities make you a better move manager/coordinator?

You may have a degree in Business, Logistics, or Supply Chain, but everyone working in the moving industry knows that to deal with customers, to manage and coordinate their moves door to door, takes more than some college courses.
Working on this industry requires some fine tuning of special skills that may not have been learned at a formal setting (university), but that our own lives may have provided to us.
I have a natural talent for organization and that has helped me a lot in throughout my career in move management. You should see my

You may make it to the top, but your salary won’t

By Fatima Calderon

According to a recent survey, 41 percent of women aged 20 to 35 believe that one day they will reach the top of their careers. Millennials certainly have the attitude, as 83 percent of those surveyed said that they seek out employers with “a strong record on diversity and equality”.
Ambition and talent might take the next generation of professional women to the top of their careers, but will their salaries reflect that achievement?

Should you be a Jill of All Trades

Should you be a Jill of all Trades?  By Fatima Calderon
I do a little bit of (almost) everything myself: business development,  sales,  marketing,  content writing (such as this one), customer service,  accounting,  and even a bit of graphic design.                      The truth is that in today's world it is wise and it pays to know more than one skill or to be knowledgeable in more than one area. The trouble lies in thinking that you can/should be doing or trying to do everything really well.  Concentrate on your core areas and hire people to manage other aspects of your business. Even if you still want to be involved in those areas, don't take over the project,  just constructively contribute. DELEGATING will let you excel in what you're good at. It will save from headaches and a heart attack (sometimes literally: stress kills).

Should we expect support from female bosses?

By Fatima Calderon
I mean this post as an actual question to (any) readers.
In a former job I asked my female boss to let me work more from home. She gave me a resounding no. This is a job where I had been consistently improving sales performance for the whole company during the previous five years. My bosses had frequently praised me for my work and productivity.
And this was a boss who herself had taken A LOT of time off and had worked from home too