Why recruiters should learn to read

Original content by
Jeannette Marshall
Posted on Linked In
(c) Copyright

Good afternoon Jeannette,
I hope this message finds you well.
I am reaching out to see whether you might be interested in an Escalation Manager opportunity.
 I have included a brief job description below. Let me know if you are interested and we can speak about this opportunity further. If you are not interested, it would still be great to hear from you to get an update on what you are working on at the moment.
 Lastly, if you know anyone in your network who might be interested in this opportunity, please feel free to pass on my details.
 Look forward to hearing from you and have a great day!
 Best,
**********
Technical Recruiter
Interesting. Perhaps not.
Firstly, I have never heard of this person or been in touch with the organization she works for before.
Secondly, I did call her back, as per the normal manners should anyone call you, even a head hunter, recruiter or your favorite job description for this role.
She referenced my resume being in their “data base” from quite a while ago [how she came to reach out to me].
Thirdly, I wonder: “isn’t there was a rule that was going to be enforced that does not allow employment agencies to approach people unsolicited, without your permission. Especially by email?”
Well, the main point of sharing this is because the company she was calling on behalf of is an employer. It may indicate that the sender had not reviewed who the letter was being sent to, never mind reviewed my resume?
If I were the client engaging this organization, they may wonder how they research the candidates they may put forward. [In my case, not an option].
She was kind enough to forward the job description, which is really a nice touch.
******** Manager
On behalf of our client, actively seeking an Escalation Manager who will perform incident management duties on high-severity troubles for our client’s partners as well as end customer sales fulfillment escalations.
Escalation Manager Job Details
  • Assess, monitor and escalate resolution activities
  • Communicate status and impact on issues/escalations
  • Assess and prioritize issues and the inherent risks
  • Coordinate resolution activities as required
  • Ensure implementation or restoral of service operation or resolution of issue as quickly as possible with minimal disruptions to our customers
  • Develop and maintain meaningful records
  • Maintain and enhance the NGM issues and risks management system
  • Communicate incident status and progress in a timely manner to all concerned parties
  • Assist in the relationship management between resolving groups, service management and the customer key contacts
  • Ensure the best resource utilization in supporting the business and the customer
  • Become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for E2E Service Assurance and/or Fulfillment process
  • Work collaboratively with others across the organization and build strong inter/intra departmental relationships
  • Provide coaching back to team members across the organization to drive accountability and learning
  • Be a process champion consistently looking for better solutions
  • Make recommendations to enhance or simply process, and metrics to monitor process performance.
  • Own and revise as needed our commercial and residential RACI charts
  • Facilitate meetings with a cross section of internal stakeholders
Escalation Manager Mandatory Skills 
  • Experience with Salesforce, Domo, Jira
  • Knowledge of Wireless and Wireline products and services
  • Solid problem solving skills with the ability to think creatively
  • Excellent customer service in fast-paced, high stress environment
  • Strong sense of ownership (customer-focus)
  • Facilitate meetings with a cross section of industry players
Location 
Vancouver/Edmonton/Calgary
Start Date
Immediately 
Jeannette is a familiar social media personality as @optioneerJM – she blogs and writes as she learns and shares what she learns. She lives in Calgary, Alberta CANADA and is an unofficial ambassador for the city she loves.

via Blogger http://ift.tt/2zq4OIs

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Why recruiters should learn to read

Original content by
Jeannette Marshall
Posted on Linked In
(c) Copyright

Good afternoon Jeannette,
I hope this message finds you well.
I am reaching out to see whether you might be interested in an Escalation Manager opportunity.
 I have included a brief job description below. Let me know if you are interested and we can speak about this opportunity further. If you are not interested, it would still be great to hear from you to get an update on what you are working on at the moment.
 Lastly, if you know anyone in your network who might be interested in this opportunity, please feel free to pass on my details.
 Look forward to hearing from you and have a great day!
 Best,
**********
Technical Recruiter
Interesting. Perhaps not.
Firstly, I have never heard of this person or been in touch with the organization she works for before.
Secondly, I did call her back, as per the normal manners should anyone call you, even a head hunter, recruiter or your favorite job description for this role.
She referenced my resume being in their “data base” from quite a while ago [how she came to reach out to me].
Thirdly, I wonder: “isn’t there was a rule that was going to be enforced that does not allow employment agencies to approach people unsolicited, without your permission. Especially by email?”
Well, the main point of sharing this is because the company she was calling on behalf of is an employer. It may indicate that the sender had not reviewed who the letter was being sent to, never mind reviewed my resume?
If I were the client engaging this organization, they may wonder how they research the candidates they may put forward. [In my case, not an option].
She was kind enough to forward the job description, which is really a nice touch.
******** Manager
On behalf of our client, actively seeking an Escalation Manager who will perform incident management duties on high-severity troubles for our client’s partners as well as end customer sales fulfillment escalations.
Escalation Manager Job Details
  • Assess, monitor and escalate resolution activities
  • Communicate status and impact on issues/escalations
  • Assess and prioritize issues and the inherent risks
  • Coordinate resolution activities as required
  • Ensure implementation or restoral of service operation or resolution of issue as quickly as possible with minimal disruptions to our customers
  • Develop and maintain meaningful records
  • Maintain and enhance the NGM issues and risks management system
  • Communicate incident status and progress in a timely manner to all concerned parties
  • Assist in the relationship management between resolving groups, service management and the customer key contacts
  • Ensure the best resource utilization in supporting the business and the customer
  • Become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for E2E Service Assurance and/or Fulfillment process
  • Work collaboratively with others across the organization and build strong inter/intra departmental relationships
  • Provide coaching back to team members across the organization to drive accountability and learning
  • Be a process champion consistently looking for better solutions
  • Make recommendations to enhance or simply process, and metrics to monitor process performance.
  • Own and revise as needed our commercial and residential RACI charts
  • Facilitate meetings with a cross section of internal stakeholders
Escalation Manager Mandatory Skills 
  • Experience with Salesforce, Domo, Jira
  • Knowledge of Wireless and Wireline products and services
  • Solid problem solving skills with the ability to think creatively
  • Excellent customer service in fast-paced, high stress environment
  • Strong sense of ownership (customer-focus)
  • Facilitate meetings with a cross section of industry players
Location 
Vancouver/Edmonton/Calgary
Start Date
Immediately 
Jeannette is a familiar social media personality as @optioneerJM – she blogs and writes as she learns and shares what she learns. She lives in Calgary, Alberta CANADA and is an unofficial ambassador for the city she loves.

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Why recruiters should learn to read

Original content by
Jeannette Marshall
Posted on Linked In
(c) Copyright

Good afternoon Jeannette,
I hope this message finds you well.
I am reaching out to see whether you might be interested in an Escalation Manager opportunity.
 I have included a brief job description below. Let me know if you are interested and we can speak about this opportunity further. If you are not interested, it would still be great to hear from you to get an update on what you are working on at the moment.
 Lastly, if you know anyone in your network who might be interested in this opportunity, please feel free to pass on my details.
 Look forward to hearing from you and have a great day!
 Best,
**********
Technical Recruiter
Interesting. Perhaps not.
Firstly, I have never heard of this person or been in touch with the organization she works for before.
Secondly, I did call her back, as per the normal manners should anyone call you, even a head hunter, recruiter or your favorite job description for this role.
She referenced my resume being in their “data base” from quite a while ago [how she came to reach out to me].
Thirdly, I wonder: “isn’t there was a rule that was going to be enforced that does not allow employment agencies to approach people unsolicited, without your permission. Especially by email?”
Well, the main point of sharing this is because the company she was calling on behalf of is an employer. It may indicate that the sender had not reviewed who the letter was being sent to, never mind reviewed my resume?
If I were the client engaging this organization, they may wonder how they research the candidates they may put forward. [In my case, not an option].
She was kind enough to forward the job description, which is really a nice touch.
******** Manager
On behalf of our client, actively seeking an Escalation Manager who will perform incident management duties on high-severity troubles for our client’s partners as well as end customer sales fulfillment escalations.
Escalation Manager Job Details
  • Assess, monitor and escalate resolution activities
  • Communicate status and impact on issues/escalations
  • Assess and prioritize issues and the inherent risks
  • Coordinate resolution activities as required
  • Ensure implementation or restoral of service operation or resolution of issue as quickly as possible with minimal disruptions to our customers
  • Develop and maintain meaningful records
  • Maintain and enhance the NGM issues and risks management system
  • Communicate incident status and progress in a timely manner to all concerned parties
  • Assist in the relationship management between resolving groups, service management and the customer key contacts
  • Ensure the best resource utilization in supporting the business and the customer
  • Become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for E2E Service Assurance and/or Fulfillment process
  • Work collaboratively with others across the organization and build strong inter/intra departmental relationships
  • Provide coaching back to team members across the organization to drive accountability and learning
  • Be a process champion consistently looking for better solutions
  • Make recommendations to enhance or simply process, and metrics to monitor process performance.
  • Own and revise as needed our commercial and residential RACI charts
  • Facilitate meetings with a cross section of internal stakeholders
Escalation Manager Mandatory Skills 
  • Experience with Salesforce, Domo, Jira
  • Knowledge of Wireless and Wireline products and services
  • Solid problem solving skills with the ability to think creatively
  • Excellent customer service in fast-paced, high stress environment
  • Strong sense of ownership (customer-focus)
  • Facilitate meetings with a cross section of industry players
Location 
Vancouver/Edmonton/Calgary
Start Date
Immediately 
Jeannette is a familiar social media personality as @optioneerJM – she blogs and writes as she learns and shares what she learns. She lives in Calgary, Alberta CANADA and is an unofficial ambassador for the city she loves.

via Blogger http://ift.tt/2zq4OIs

Why recruiters should learn to read

Original content by
Jeannette Marshall
Posted on Linked In
(c) Copyright

Good afternoon Jeannette,
I hope this message finds you well.
I am reaching out to see whether you might be interested in an Escalation Manager opportunity.
 I have included a brief job description below. Let me know if you are interested and we can speak about this opportunity further. If you are not interested, it would still be great to hear from you to get an update on what you are working on at the moment.
 Lastly, if you know anyone in your network who might be interested in this opportunity, please feel free to pass on my details.
 Look forward to hearing from you and have a great day!
 Best,
**********
Technical Recruiter
Interesting. Perhaps not.
Firstly, I have never heard of this person or been in touch with the organization she works for before.
Secondly, I did call her back, as per the normal manners should anyone call you, even a head hunter, recruiter or your favorite job description for this role.
She referenced my resume being in their “data base” from quite a while ago [how she came to reach out to me].
Thirdly, I wonder: “isn’t there was a rule that was going to be enforced that does not allow employment agencies to approach people unsolicited, without your permission. Especially by email?”
Well, the main point of sharing this is because the company she was calling on behalf of is an employer. It may indicate that the sender had not reviewed who the letter was being sent to, never mind reviewed my resume?
If I were the client engaging this organization, they may wonder how they research the candidates they may put forward. [In my case, not an option].
She was kind enough to forward the job description, which is really a nice touch.
******** Manager
On behalf of our client, actively seeking an Escalation Manager who will perform incident management duties on high-severity troubles for our client’s partners as well as end customer sales fulfillment escalations.
Escalation Manager Job Details
  • Assess, monitor and escalate resolution activities
  • Communicate status and impact on issues/escalations
  • Assess and prioritize issues and the inherent risks
  • Coordinate resolution activities as required
  • Ensure implementation or restoral of service operation or resolution of issue as quickly as possible with minimal disruptions to our customers
  • Develop and maintain meaningful records
  • Maintain and enhance the NGM issues and risks management system
  • Communicate incident status and progress in a timely manner to all concerned parties
  • Assist in the relationship management between resolving groups, service management and the customer key contacts
  • Ensure the best resource utilization in supporting the business and the customer
  • Become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for E2E Service Assurance and/or Fulfillment process
  • Work collaboratively with others across the organization and build strong inter/intra departmental relationships
  • Provide coaching back to team members across the organization to drive accountability and learning
  • Be a process champion consistently looking for better solutions
  • Make recommendations to enhance or simply process, and metrics to monitor process performance.
  • Own and revise as needed our commercial and residential RACI charts
  • Facilitate meetings with a cross section of internal stakeholders
Escalation Manager Mandatory Skills 
  • Experience with Salesforce, Domo, Jira
  • Knowledge of Wireless and Wireline products and services
  • Solid problem solving skills with the ability to think creatively
  • Excellent customer service in fast-paced, high stress environment
  • Strong sense of ownership (customer-focus)
  • Facilitate meetings with a cross section of industry players
Location 
Vancouver/Edmonton/Calgary
Start Date
Immediately 
Jeannette is a familiar social media personality as @optioneerJM – she blogs and writes as she learns and shares what she learns. She lives in Calgary, Alberta CANADA and is an unofficial ambassador for the city she loves.

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A blog worth following: Sudip Das

Have a look at this video.  It was posted on a real savvy social media guru who has been in my sphere of influence for quite some time.  Flittering across my clicks and points from time to time.  Sudip has always had his finger on the pulse.  Setting the vibe of what people want to look at, like a disc jockey is for radio, or a news anchor on television, they set the beat of what listeners hear or views see.

Social media is different.  Ya think?

 

 

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via Envisioning Chemistry: Chemical Garden II by Beauty of Science — Sudip Das’s Blog

 

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: influencers or fraudsters?

 
 
 
Jeannette Marshall
studied Marketing & Management at Business

GREAT question: Why do some “social media influencers” resort to shady practices (i.e. buy followers/likes/comments) instead of growing genuine engagement?
Let me answer both questions — hopefully, you will consider them adequate.
First and foremost, the same principles apply when you network using social networking.
Some earn the right to be referenced as an influencer because they fly in the same speed and altitude as many, perhaps spending more time cultivating their connections from a blip on the screen to an everlasting true connection (direct interaction between two members on the same platform is commonly deemed “influencers”).
Secondly, some say “ I am, therefore, am deemed so” (ref to an online influence). They could be transparently sharing the known measurement stick as others, i.e. Klout | Be Known For What You Love or Home.Kred.
Thirdly, those third party algorithm experts are tracking a combination of a potpourri of attributes, to rise up above the crowd and establish her or his self as a topic expert.
Usually, there are tools developed that provide that information about their social media users or engagers. These people use the substantiation of the 3rd parties to pull out the person of having an online “expertise”.
The aforementioned circulate around the name, engage with those with similar interests, by introduction to others who have taken the time to build their skill set in such a way they can provide some knowledge and circulate around many options.
Twitter and Klout show remarkable transparency that allow questions to be answered like:
  • what is the chance someone becomes familiar with a champion of a topic or share content consistently on a particular topic that interests others? As you increase posting while others click your posts – leave to go read it, sometimes leading a comment on the linked page that has become a weighty topic; Like how Tump and his communications team run it similiar to business as usual, while he, himself, very specifically isolates a situation and then Tweets on what is wrong, with others usually, his tweets are expressive on his reponses to a headline or communicate his opinion.
  • there is only you. you have a pseudonym name that you piggy pack of with your real name, linked to a specific hashtag that seems to go along with the message in 140 characters or less.
  • The trend to follow or “like one can change abruptly, usually by a jump in audience numbers. am effective consistency in message, which it be a political standpoint, a philosophical perspective. The spike in followers can come right after.
  • Some truly are gurus on the path or journey they are, passionate about, or welfare or concern that they take personal interest in: i.e. anti-bullying right across the board to local important happenings
  • Others can be deemed Brand Ambassador. That is a lot greater attempt at being sincere and communicating or expressing their voice, maybe accompanied by a cool article they sourced (reference to the source is standard best practice.
  • Online reputation management can be a larger scope by a big major entity that reigns over a specific space: i.e. comedy, art, photography, updates, tribe-filled groups who are supporting that person, brand or identity.
  • What you click any where, any time, the likelihood being you are seeking justification on your stand on a topic, express yourself creatively that places you steadily in a certain lane (i.e.education may be the topic classification while the material you post may be dedicated to making education an important topic that others may want to speak to (or Tweet or Facebook post or Pinterest board.
  • Kinship. Some groups of individuals are formed that focus on a specific topic, discussed accordingly by following and using the appropriate #Hashtag that it relates to. Lots of “How to’s” and information abounds while remaining consistent under the umbrella of opinion.
Slowly, steady, consistent content is THE BEST way to hail a tribe and start being considered an authority on certain topics. Simply buying followers is not doing anyone any good. You are far better off growing your following steadily and measured, tracked, shown, information or data starts to produce numbers that satisfy the anointment of being considered an expert.
I use a couple of tools, like KRED and KLOUT, that evens the playing field across the board while it emphasizing the topic or communication stream that is easily identified by your profile, your posts and your actions.
For authenticity and credibility, one cannot merely have a blanket statement on their profile that they cannot substantiate. Others participate in online #chats in Twitter that show the hashtag title and falls under “MOMENTS” on Twitter if it explodes with activity, clicks, brand new posts, using brand new features (i.e. GIFs instead of an image) to beat the same drum over and over again.
In summary, there is definitely fun to be had, discussions to become consumed with, information that is identified.
The best guideline: be as honest as safety allows by what you post online. Stay away from controversial topics, unless you get charged up to have a healthy debate on something you feel passionate about.
Finally, as you circulate and engage directly with followers, you discover what information folks gravitate towards hearing from you about. A reward for your diligence leaves you with a road map on what areas appeal to you, varied and situational reactions.
The easiest part is uncovering lots of tools, opinions, quotes, recommendations that you particularly show an interest in.
All this information is available at your fingertips. All the social media sites and business networking sites can help you with fact checking (avoid misleading or untrue interpretations), researching and becoming invested in reading those numbers that will tell you a story::… expunge information for you to tap into and help guide you or lead the way to an area or topic that people react favorably to.
Avoid experts. They say that are an expert at something. You just now need to become more familiar with those third party algorithm genius who prove the beacon to shine on you to be enlightened from. An expert, in my opinion, is when you have steadily grown your reputation and consistently circulate around specific topics or with those who appear to be knowledgeable about it.
 
 

About the Author

Jeannette Marshall

Jeannette Marshall

BUZZveloper @optioneerJM blogHER+MOST VIEWED Business Development Writer: QUORA

 

Worked at E-jeannette

 

Studied Marketing & Management at Business

 

Lives in Calgary, AB

 

192.6k answer views6.9k this month

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: influencer or fraudster?

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: influencers or fraudsters?

Jeannette Marshall
studied Marketing & Management at Business

GREAT question: Why do some “social media influencers” resort to shady practices (i.e. buy followers/likes/comments) instead of growing genuine engagement?
Let me answer both questions — hopefully, you will consider them adequate.
First and foremost, the same principles apply when you network using social networking.
Some earn the right to be referenced as an influencer because they fly in the same speed and altitude as many, perhaps spending more time cultivating their connections from a blip on the screen to an everlasting true connection (direct interaction between two members on the same platform is commonly deemed “influencers”.
Secondly, some say “ I am, therefore, am deemed so” (ref to an online influence). They could be transparently sharing the known measurement stick as others, i.e. Klout | Be Known For What You Love or Home.Kred.
Thirdly, those third party algorithm experts are tracking a combination of a potpourri of attributes, to rise up above the crowd and establish her or his self as a topic expert.
Usually, there are tools developed that provide that information about their social media users or engagers. These people use the substantiation of the 3rd parties to pull out the person of having an online “expertise”.
The aforementioned circulate around the name, engage with those with similar interests, by introduction to others who have taken the time to build their skill set in such a way they can provide some knowledge and circulate around many options.
Twitter and Klout show remarkable transparency that allow questions to be answered like:
  • what is the chance someone becomes familiar with a champion of a topic or share content consistently on a particular topic that interests others? As you increase posting while others click your posts – leave to go read it, sometimes leading a comment on the linked page that has become a weighty topic; Like how Tump and his communications team run it similiar to business as usual, while he, himself, very specifically isolates a situation and then Tweets on what is wrong, with others usually, his tweets are expressive on his reponses to a headline or communicate his opinion.
  • there is only you. you have a pseudonym name that you piggy pack of with your real name, linked to a specific hashtag that seems to go along with the message in 140 characters or less.
  • The trend to follow or “like one can change abruptly, usually by a jump in audience numbers. am effective consistency in message, which it be a political standpoint, a philosophical perspective. The spike in followers can come right after.
  • Some truly are gurus on the path or journey they are, passionate about, or welfare or concern that they take personal interest in: i.e. anti-bullying right across the board to local important happenings
  • Others can be deemed Brand Ambassador. That is a lot greater attempt at being sincere and communicating or expressing their voice, maybe accompanied by a cool article they sourced (reference to the source is standard best practice.
  • Online reputation management can be a larger scope by a big major entity that reigns over a specific space: i.e. comedy, art, photography, updates, tribe-filled groups who are supporting that person, brand or identity.
  • What you click any where, any time, the likelihood being you are seeking justification on your stand on a topic, express yourself creatively that places you steadily in a certain lane (i.e.education may be the topic classification while the material you post may be dedicated to making education an important topic that others may want to speak to (or Tweet or Facebook post or Pinterest board.
  • Kinship. Some groups of individuals are formed that focus on a specific topic, discussed accordingly by following and using the appropriate #Hashtag that it relates to. Lots of “How to’s” and information abounds while remaining consistent under the umbrella of opinion.

Slowly, steady, consistent content is THE BEST way to hail a tribe and start being considered an authority on certain topics. Simply buying followers is not doing anyone any good. You are far better off growing your following steadily and measured, tracked, shown, information or data starts to produce numbers that satisfy the anointment of being considered an expert.


I use a couple of tools, like KRED and KLOUT, that evens the playing field across the board while it emphasizing the topic or communication stream that is easily identified by your profile, your posts and your actions.
For authenticity and credibility, one cannot merely have a blanket statement on their profile that they cannot substantiate. Others participate in online #chats in Twitter that show the hashtag title and falls under “MOMENTS” on Twitter if it explodes with activity, clicks, brand new posts, using brand new features (i.e. GIFs instead of an image) to beat the same drum over and over again.
In summary, there is definitely fun to be had, discussions to become consumed with, information that is identified.


The best guideline: be as honest as safety allows by what you post online. Stay away from controversial topics, unless you get charged up to have a healthy debate on something you feel passionate about.
Finally, as you circulate and engage directly with followers, you discover what information folks gravitate towards hearing from you about. A reward for your diligence leaves you with a road map on what areas appeal to you, varied and situational reactions.
The easiest part is uncovering lots of tools, opinions, quotes, recommendations that you particularly show an interest in.
All this information is available at your fingertips. All the social media sites and business networking sites can help you with fact checking (avoid misleading or untrue interpretations), researching and becoming invested in reading those numbers that will tell you a story::… expunge information for you to tap into and help guide you or lead the way to an area or topic that people react favorably to.
Avoid experts. They say that are an expert at something. You just now need to become more familiar with those third party algorithm genius who prove the beacon to shine on you to be enlightened from. An expert, in my opinion, is when you have steadily grown your reputation and consistently circulate around specific topics or with those who appear to be knowledgeable about it.

About the Author

Jeannette Marshall

Jeannette Marshall

BUZZveloper @optioneerJM blogHER+MOST VIEWED Business Development Writer: QUORA

Worked at E-jeannette

Studied Marketing & Management at Business

Lives in Calgary, AB

192.6k answer views6.9k this month

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Want to know what it means to get the PINK slip?

Original content by:*
Jeannette Marshall
optioneerJM+
aboutME.com



If you’re around my age [ 50 on a good day or 56 on a bad one ] and you have a daughter or niece or granddaughter around the millennial set (is this the Y? Generation? ] fact check [ ) –> i first called it the Y Generation on one of my first INbeTWEENers blog [ via #WordPress ] aka now as YUPPYdom > target audience & readers born 1960 or later, but before the Millennial (otherwise known separately as The Baby Boomers :: those born of the Elvis and 50s era and vibe, became adults of GENX which is sandwiched [aka squeezed] between the Baby Boomers, inBETWEENers (1960-1969) & what I like to  I call the war babies (those babies born after either World War I ] fact check [date when WWI ended?].


Phew, what a mouthful, eh?  Sometimes I get multiple thoughts that run like a freight train, full speed ahead.  It drives a lot of people crazy [the Hunkster Hubster in particular] ::…. sometimes I am telling him something and 2/3 of the way through, I go “um ah” multiple times until he barks at me:  “Um uh!  You didn’t finish!  


Luckily for me, and the loyal few, I sometimes take the time to capture some cool moments.  Or, not so cool moments.





The PINK SLIP?


It is when you mess up with your Millennial daughter and she goes ape shit all over you.  If that isn’t suffice, she goes into IGNORE mode, and often BLOCK mode.  Thus is the PINK SLIP.


It doesn’t seem fair that father’s rarely, if ever, get the PINK SLIP.  It seems a
blessing in disguise when the ticked off goes into overdrive.  It is a process.
It is quite inevitable, particularly if you’re the “Mother”.    Sometimes it can actually be funny, payback for when 2 PINK GIRLS change the Alpha Pink Girl’s status under family that “she is adopted”.  


That is the distinction between the battle hardy inBETWEENers:  we’ve been pushing water up hill all our lives [ saying credit to Wade Sparks, former boss and President of a SMB:  Small Medium Business; selling to very BIG companies and running a branch ].


What obstacles don’t 1960 to 1965 in particular share with Millennials?  A-LOT!  Remember we were the original hipsters, aka Yuppies, adulting in the 80s [ exact same age as they are in my case – 27(Kyle) etc.  My girls are wise beyond their years and really have some great attributes that I envy if I could only have known back at the same age, how magnificent everything would be.  





YUPPIES:  Eternal optimists
What would this world really be like, if Yuppies weren’t born [ other than cult culture of the 1980s skippy high bangs and big hoops and slouch socks with tights, ankle runners, big oversized sweaters, perms galore, fresh eyed trusters after being abolished and quietened by our very loud Baby Boomer siblings [ brother or sister ].   Being the object of teasing at the edge of tormenting their younger, devoted sibling who iconized their every move [ except thinking he is Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin with his electric guitar and amp turned up to the max, “WAHW…. wahwm …. WAHW” be still my pounding ears:  no wonder I don’t like waking up and jumping out of beg:  clear bad memory of when having to do so ].


Yuppies had to prop each other up and really boost each other’s morale.  We were either in college or at our first REAL job(s) in the 1980s.  Amidst recessions, world war threats between the US and Russia, joblessness skyrocketed with the increasing temperature of world affairs.  Just graduating from high school, we were surrounded about hostages, capture, and hijacks and we only had the radio or television where we were likely to get our news.  [ Others would say newspapers, but some of us gal Yuppies didn’t like how the ink came off on our fingers so we weren’t a fan of newspapers but we were the dawn of capitalism in the 1980s, with greed on most corporate executive’s manifesto.  Today, layoffs, downsizing, let go, fired, laid off, work force reduction, reorganization, restructuring are more the norm.  


Loyalty has left the atmosphere.  Neither company nor employee get what they want out of the deal and their is a parting of ways.  The Pink Slip was probably coined in the 1980s ] FACT CHECK [.  Another tie in to the nifty headline I was particularly impressed with ( pat on back to Jeannette ).


Another characteristic of those arriving at adulthood, parenthood in that decade is that Yuppies really like recognition.  More sore than any other generation, simply because being sounded out by our louder siblings, who took credit for a clean car [ trick:  ask younger sibling to help wash car and he would drive them around town for “a while”; so you help them and they take you for a drive to main street and back [ in my life, never really that far:: walkable ]. 


So having a Millennial child is about setting and understanding boundaries.  A familiar song we sang as parents coming back full circle upon our ears.  From that really smart child who snaps it up and snaps it out, except louder.  Probably because we likely seethed but didn’t shout in anger, or clenched our teeth akin to biting our tongue.  We were born of the parents who believed that how you dressed {stylish and polished} and how you behaved [ impeccable manners ] were a direct mirror into their inner soul.  


Ask a War Baby what it means to go without (ahem, attention Yuppies and Millennials, take note here)?  You better sit down and grab that cup of coffee anyhow because their answer is going to take a while.  What is amazing is when you actually recognize the sacrifice that War Babies had both as children, growing up and as adults, parents:  having to make do with very little.  Appreciating value over squandering money, which Yuppies and Millennials are apt to do.


Wanting to climb the ladder?  
There’s a big leap between The Baby Boomers who are retiring to the tipping point beginning of the Millennial leaders, pioneers.  Yuppies and GEN-X likely skipped over.  Why not?  More educated, Millennials can bring fresh ideas, latest technological improvements [ which is a HOAX by GenXers letting others think that Yuppies aren’t technologically inclined ].


Ask yourself, when was the birth of the computer?  Technically, it began a long long time ago, before Yuppies were even born.  What I mean is the birth of the personal computer?  Some of us went to school in 1979 to have hands on computer in our post secondary, either by instinct or natural survival mode.  If you want to have someone project manage something to perfection, you would be wise to consider a Yuppy:  they’ve been coming up with solutions and fixing problems by the time The Beatles broke up (a long long time ago).

Since I’m already in trouble and she doesn’t read my blog * giggles *





So I apologized to my daughter.  Fingers crossed the PINK slip won’t last long.  I will try to continue to be optimistic that she’ll reconsider her reaction (ah-hem scale 1-10 ticked off:  9.5 degrees out of 10.)   


Maybe the next Millennial will read this, think about their mom mostly, or their dad if it happens, tone down the reaction and embrace the differences between you, with the added value of life experience that COULD spare them a lot of grief.  Knowing that rarely is advice heeded.  Swash-buckling their way to their future in their own brave style.





You have to remember, that your Yuppy mom or Yuppy dad, are prone to recognize how well you are doing.  Driving you crazy for posting about an accomplishment or re-sharing a picture, simply because you thought it was beautiful, unconsciously unaware that so many would agree.  They see the inner beauty paired with the outer strikingness as a formidable force, into the stratosphere when it is blended with intelligence and street smarts, common sense.  With a twist of humor, knowing that laughing at one’s self is the biggest show of humility.

Even more if they are a Millennial 

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