Showing posts from April, 2012

Generation Y

I went to a retreat recently and there was a presentation about working with different age groups, which were broken down into generations that we could analyze to our hearts content! It was a pretty light-hearted session and for the most part, I could understand some of the generalizations they were making about the different age groups. That was until they got to MY age group, the Millennials or Generation Y.

They started by saying we value our lives outside of work, which I agree with 100 percent. They also said we would leave a job if it didn't allow us the life-work balance that we expect. I was still with them there. We also enjoy flexibility in our schedules, which I also agree with. However, they lost me when they said the majority of our generation expects employers not to have an issue with us showing up at 10:30 after our yoga class and that we find nothing odd about having 4 jobs in one year. What the heck! Either I am totally disconnected from my generation or that i…

The Mondays

Today I had a pretty bad case of the Mondays. That's probably because I worked from the office over 15 hours this weekend! That is the first time I've ever had to do that, and I'm so thankful. Time away allows you to charge your batteries and enjoy what life is all about. Not getting that is draining. I can't complain too much because that was definitely rare. The past few weekends have been GLORIOUS. I thought a lot about them as I sat at my desk on Saturday afternoon.

I took Friday off a few weeks ago to go shopping with Mom, Stacy and Lisa. We went to the "new" outlet mall in OKC. I'd never been before, and I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't have high expectations going in, so it didn't have to deliver much to satisfy me. Shopping for myself is something I rarely do. I really enjoy buying things for the house, so if I have money to spend, that's usually what I go for. That has definitely caught up with me, though. My wardrobe was getting …