DIY and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang kinda Sunday

So today I decided to tackle one of my drawers which was on the verge of falling apart. Considering I only bought this drawer about seven to eight months ago, I’m not at all impressed that it’s already caving in :'(. Frankly speaking, DIY is the last thing I want to be doing right now given that I’ve had my share fill of it earlier this year! I never thought I’d ever learn to paint a ceiling let alone skirting boards, who even knew what that was?! And yet I’ve found myself doing all of those things and much more! I even now own an electric screwdriver for pete’s sake! 😮 I’ve certainly come a long way in the DIY department. I just about need a man’s tool box to complete my foray into the building/handyman industry.

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Attention readers! I Need your help…

Dear readers & fellow bloggers,

Some of you by now may know that I work in technology if you’ve read some of my previous posts. If you haven’t, feel free to check these out:

http://myscarletthread.com/2014/08/13/pulling-my-hair-out/

http://myscarletthread.com/2014/09/18/the-ten-dos-and-donts-of-a-professional-working-life/

To recap – I’m a “minority” female working in a very male dominated environment in a global financial firm, with an average of about 1 woman to every 10 men in my department! As you can imagine, it provides for a glaringly stark gender imbalance, which has plagued some major organisations in a world where gender equality is the order of the day. Continue reading “Attention readers! I Need your help…”

The Ten Do’s and Don’ts of a Professional Working Life

Ten things I’ve observed/learned in my professional working life, which can also be applied to every area of life (in no particular order):

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Professional worker caricature

1. It’s okay to say “I don’t know” when I really don’t know something. It’s more credible to say “I will get back to you on that” than to fumble about talking gibberish and losing credibility.

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Round pegs in square holes

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day (let’s just call him Bob – cliche I know!) and we got into a conversation about creativity (can’t remember how we got there!). Bob started telling me about how he’s noticed that he generally isn’t creative with anything! In summary, he feels that he hasn’t got a single creative bone in his body and instead he tends to create things out of other people’s work. So his m.o. is to take the best out of each piece of work done by someone else and use that to create his own…hmm. He also said that in times past, he has tried to be creative and delve more into himself to outwardly express that in whatever form he can think of but it felt forced and he couldn’t continue. In essence, creativity isn’t something that comes naturally to him. Continue reading “Round pegs in square holes”