First Draft of the Grammar Book is Here!

July 11, 2010

This past Spring I started and finished a small grammar book for a handful of students. Due to requests from other students I am making it available for download. It has been checked and rechecked, but until my grammar instructor can take a look, I am not making it available on Amazon. From the download […]

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Thinking about Retirement Income?

July 5, 2010

It’s been a rough couple of year, but those of us hanging on to jobs of some form may be looking at our savings and investments and wondering, What have you done for me lately . . . If you are someone else’s employee, there isn’t much you can do. But, if you have your […]

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Give Us Names

June 27, 2010

When I was in b-school many moons ago, I had the opportunity to do a project with the UN High Commission on Refugees. But, the UN being rather UN-y meant delays, shifting of focus and other shenanigans for which I have zero patience. So . . . our group of 4 did what any group […]

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Dating Advice

April 28, 2010

I recently connected with John McPherson, the creator of Close to Home and he has been kind enough to share a great dating cartoon with Miss Mentor readers. This one displayed in March 2010 and I just about spewed my tea when I saw it – I had that very weekend had a totally obnoxious […]

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iPad + Barbie + Career = Awesomely Pink

April 13, 2010

Barbie digs the iPad too! Watch out Windows, this Barbie is a Mac. “That is not an iPad carry case.” -the fake Steve Jobs Fueling suspicions of a Barbie and Steve Jobs collaboration, Apple remains decidedly quiet on the question, “Is that an iPad carry case in Barbie’s hand and did she get it before […]

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Ask Miss Mentor

April 5, 2010

It’s here! Miss Mentor is back to answer your questions. After a “brief” vacation (work-over-whlem with her consulting practice) Miss Mentor is available again to help you sort through career and personal finance questions. How should you ask your boss for a raise? How should you tell your boyfriend to pick up his socks? To […]

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Passive? Aggressively Not!

March 30, 2010

Employees tend to wait for some catalyst before expressing the need for a pay raise. Unfortunately that ends up looking more like passive aggressive behavior (not attractive) than “logical” though the hope is that explaining to the boss you need a pay raise because – choose any: baby is coming, getting married, buying house –  […]

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Office Party Etiquette: Cinderella Situation

December 18, 2009

So given the title you may be thinking there will be a magical prince popping out of the woodwork to take you dancing through the night. My apologies, no. This little tale is about how to arrive at the Office Holiday Party. The concept of Fashionably Late . . . So the party starts at […]

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Office Party Etiquette: Drinking Like a Fish

December 17, 2009

Today we continue advising you poor souls still walking the corporate halls on how to nail office party etiquette. Sad, but true, you must get along with your co-workers and you must wear more than a bathrobe to work. I feel for you, I really do…. So . . . you’re known to enjoy a […]

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Office Party Etiquette: Holidays

December 16, 2009

Is your company one of the few holding a Holiday Party this year? Seems like many have cut back drastically, but based on a few questions from readers, I’ll throw this into the mix for those of you celebrating with co-workers this holiday season. There are two main flavors of the Office Party – during […]

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