Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Won't You Be My Neighbor? When Your New Co-Worker Rocks!

I don't want to "jinx" it, but I'm always talking about "toxic people in the workplace," let's hear it for the co-workers who are just plain normal and nice.

I recently got a new cube-mate and I must say, after my last situation, it makes coming to work so much better.

Employers always talk about hiring "the right fit," and "a good match," but so often, what comes out in the interview process doesn't translate to the actual work situation.

After having a "grumpy gills" to spend at least 8 hours with, it's such a pleasure to have someone that I can actually feel comfortable around.

I don't know what the future holds, but I'm going to do my part.  And isn't that also important?  Trying to be the best co-worker we can be?

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sunday Selection: "The Ex" by Alafair Burke

You never really know people, or do you?  And that applies especially to your "ex."

And although Alafair Burke's newest novel, "The Ex" is about an ex-fiancĂ©, I  think that rule can apply to ex-friends, ex-co-workers, ex-neighbors and the like.

It's no secret that I'm just a tad bit partial to her novels.

So, I had high hopes for "The Ex" and the author did not disappoint.

Honestly, every time I thought I'd "figured it out," I was wrong.   

I hope that this is the beginning of many more to come with criminal defense attorney "Olivia Randall."  I really, really like her.

"Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night’s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter. Days later, that same beautiful stranger responds and invites Jack to meet her in person at the waterfront. That’s when Jack’s world falls apart.
 Olivia Randall is one of New York City’s best criminal defense lawyers. When she hears that her former fiancĂ©, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide—and that one of the victims was connected to his wife’s murder—there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is who would go to such great lengths to frame him—and why?"  ("The Ex" by Alafair Burke)