Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Boss Style

Prompt: Describe a former boss you have had, or your current boss.  Did you learn anything from them?  What type of management style did they have?

A former boss that I had was great, but very passive. She would go about her day-to-day business, and the only thing that mattered was that you complete your daily tasks. We, in the department, did that, plus more. However, our extra efforts were never acknowledged. We always went beyond performing responsibilities that were never a part of our job descriptions. It was always recognized, but never appreciated. Upper management filled her ears with what they felt was right. When it came to supporting her staff, she always sided with what the boss wanted because, from our eyes, she believed that was the right way to go. It became frustrating towards the latter months of my employment that my efforts to be the best employee I could be diminished.

I have had my share of voicing my opinion since Day 1. I truly believe in having a constructive atmosphere to work in, but I always felt that management ought to deliver positivity in the office. A company should always value their team. Therefore, when expressing my "concerns" to my boss, it always felt that I, as she has specified previously, was not a "family" thing to do.  A complaint of discomfort with an employee's conduct towards me was deemed yet one more issue for them to deal with. In the end, it became, to some degree, a matter tucked away given that I was now branded as trouble.

Ultimately, I no longer work for the company.  This supervisor shall resume finding success, along with upper management, with the team they have built.  I am on a continued journey to discover my place in the workforce.  Overall, what I take from this knowledge is that I should never doubt myself to regain happiness.  I devoted the last two years at this establishment deeming myself worthless and unaccomplished on a daily basis because I had lost confidence as a person, and not an employee.  For me, the lesson I walk away is that family supports each other.  She wanted us to be a family, but support was never there.  It is a two-way street...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Music - A Quiz Thing (Part 5)

Opening Credits: Maneater - Nelly Furtado
Waking Up: Say You Do - Dierks Bentley
First Day of School: Apologize - One Republic
Falling in Love: Please Don't Leave Me - P!no
Fight Song: To Love You More - Celine Dion
Breaking Up: Sounds of Summer - Dierks Bentley
Prom: Run To You - Whitney Houston
College Life: Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
Mental Breakdown: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Getting Back Together: Take Your Time - Sam Hunt
Wedding: Changes - 2Pac
Birth of a Child: Work - Rihanna
Final Battle: Someone to Watch Over Me: WordHarmonie
Funeral Song: Lose Yourself - Eminem
Ending Credit: Roses - The Chainsmokers

Sunday, June 19, 2016

"Paint The Night" Fam Bam Date Night ~ 06.04.16

Video clip of the Fam Bam Date Night at Disneyland

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Time Capsule

Prompt: You must pack a time capsule to be opened 100 years from today.  What would be in it?  Also, leave a note to the recipient telling them something they wouldn't already know.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Four Things About Me

Four Names I Go By:
  • Rissa
  • Issa
  • Midge
  • Babe
Four Places I've Lived:
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Baldwin Park, CA
  • Fullerton, CA
  • Nashville, TN

Four Things I Love to Watch on TV:
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • The Originals
  • Once Upon a Time
Four Places I Have Visited:
  • Portland, OR
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dublin, Ireland
Four Things I Love to Eat:
  • Sushi
  • Beef Shawarma
  • ANY kind of Jimmy John's sandwich that doesn't have turkey
  • Pancit palabok
Four Favorite Drinks:
  • Any kind of latte (as long as it's sugar free)
  • Coke Zero
  • Bloody Mary
  • Not Your Daddy's Root Beer
Four Favorite Things to Do:
  • Photography
  • Blogging
  • Baking
  • Gaming with The Hubs

Now here is what you're supposed to do.  Please don't spoil the fun... copy and paste this and update it with your responses.

Friday, June 10, 2016

500 Writing Prompts

As you know, my writing has diminished through the years. I've lived a pretty uneventful life since my mom has passed away, and have lived the same cycle of life.

I came across a series of books today at Barnes & Noble. Each book had a theme ... Art/drawing, journaling, and the book in the picture. Many of these prompts are rather interesting. So, every week, I'll pick a prompt and write about it. It could be a paragraph, it could be more. Completely depends on how my creative writing flows...