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You Are What You Wear

You Are What You Wear

If I had my way, broken in t-shirts with super soft sweatpants would be my daily wardrobe of choice for office wear.  How sweet it would be to file, field phone calls, create spreadsheets and come up with brilliant, innovative ideas, all while wearing my crazy awesome...
Hope in Rejection

Hope in Rejection

So, you’ve made the decision to no longer be “wooed to sleep” as writer Jon Acuff puts it, by your current job.  You have opted to leap out of your comfort zone and into possible employment opportunities that scare and excite you at the same time. You scroll through...
All About The Family Medical Leave Act

All About The Family Medical Leave Act

What is FMLA?  How do I know if I qualify for it? Great question!  Let’s start with defining FMLA.  On February 5, 1993, FMLA or Family Medical Leave Act became law to provide protection for employees who needed to take leave from work for a family/medical emergency...
Navigating Conflict Resolution in the Work Place

Navigating Conflict Resolution in the Work Place

Welcome to our very first edition of “Corralling the Ocean” a Human Resources blog designed to inform, encourage and empower both employers and employees.   Here is my first question: “I work in a very small office without a true ‘HR’ person. How should I...
Diary of A DownEast Girl – Wrap Up

Diary of A DownEast Girl – Wrap Up

I spent a little over three and a half years with Dollar General Corporation serving as a customer service representative, then transferring to human resources.   During my tenure there, the company had a tuition reimbursement plan which meant they would more or less...