• Thank you for schooling me on the error of my ways … and at such length. 1 year, 3 months ago

  • Undergrad English Lit & Political Science major > terrible LSAT scores led me to (wisely) reconsider law > various low paying wage slave jobs > grad school in international relations (yes, seriously, what was I thinking — although I loved it) > various temp jobs in DC until a wonderful VP at a wonderful place said, “What are you doing here at 7…[Read more]

  • My first eyebrow raise was that the poster had to convince a Chief Financial Officer about continuous improvement, not a Chief Executive Officer.  We have a CFO here at my job — he’s a CPA who manages the company’s finances, financial record-keeping and financial risks.  He does not have a say in the processes.  Run away!  Just get your res…[Read more]

  • I agree with everyone’s opinions on the “utility” of your “utilization” project (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun). However, knowing how bosses are, sometimes you have to do what’s been asked of you. I’d say that it depends on the type of industry you’re in. If you’re a call center, there’s a ton of data on utilization rates — too much,…[Read more]