Ask Mike: Salary expectations.
May30

Ask Mike: Salary expectations.

Dear Mike, I’m applying for jobs, but they keep wanting to know my salary expectations. How do I answer them? – Not Good at Negotiating Dear Really Awful Negotiator, I’ve been in that position before. At my last job I accidentally lowballed myself. I thought we were just saying random numbers out loud so I yelled “12!” And that became my salary. Not $12,000 … $12. To be fair, that was a lot more...

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#Hashtag Horoscopes
May27

#Hashtag Horoscopes

Have you ever wondered what your #hashtag says about you? You’re not alone. There are at least three people in our office wondering too. So, for all four of you, here we go… Hashtag overkill You use every Hashtag known to man because you have #way #too #much #time #on #your #hands. And because you’re probably super #lonely. #swag Our prediction is that you’ve got none, and that you also always have less than a...

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Ask Mike: Cake or pie?
May23

Ask Mike: Cake or pie?

Dear Mike, Cake or pie? I need to make a decision by my birthday. – Starvin’ in Stilwell Dear pie guy, Pie is an easier word to say than cake, which you’d think would make it a clear choice. Unequal frosting distribution is also a huge problem with cake, unless you’re one of those psychopaths who actually enjoys the corner pieces. Pies are more versatile in general. I mean, have you ever heard of a cake chart?...

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Memorial Day Staycations
May22

Memorial Day Staycations

Ah, Memorial Day Weekend – a time to honor the brave American soldiers who gave their lives to protect this country. And, for a lot of us, a time to book it to the nearest body of water so we can crack open a few cold ones and show off our American flag Speedos. While this holiday weekend is seen as a perfect opportunity to go on a short vacay, there are a significant number of people who opt out of the congested highways and pricey...

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JA in a Day: Mazumans in Shawnee Edition
May20

JA in a Day: Mazumans in Shawnee Edition

After some training (and we promise that they were well-trained!), a team of Mazumans was unleashed into the wilds of Eastern Shawnee to teach students at Nieman Elementary about economics, working hard and how what they do in school all day will actually one day help them in their careers. Second graders were treated to a series of five programs about Our Community.* The purpose of the curriculum is to teach the students about the...

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