When the Going Gets Tough at Work, Sometimes All You Can Do Is … Laugh

Posted on September 1, 2015. Filed under: Work Issues |

team29One of our client members contacted me the other day to tell me about a project he is running at his Fortune 500. The company made a big push last year to take on more of a “startup vibe” (aka…everyone now wears jeans to work…lol). Because I asked him to keep me up-to-date on how things were working out with this new vibe, he called to tell me about what he was experiencing in trying to get approval for his project initiatives.

Let’s just say it wasn’t too unlike the cartoon above, except that instead of sitting at a desk, they were all sipping lattes on video conferencing (and going round and round and round and round). 🙂

Anyway, I thought I would share his story as I know my client is not alone in facing some of this corporate goo. As my client said, “Stephen, if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.”

If you are feeling that way too, hopefully, this cartoon gives you something to chuckle at today.

Stephen Van VreedeAbout Stephen—-

Stephen Van Vreede is not your average IT/technical résumé writer. He provides career strategy and concierge job search solutions for senior (15+ years) (ITtechExec) and up-and-coming (NoddlePlace) (5-15 years) tech and technical operations leaders. Stephen and his team focus on building simplified, targeted, and certain career move campaigns, be it an external search or an internal promotion. He is co-author of UNcommon with career development leader Brian Tracy (out June 11, 2015). Contact Stephen directly at Stephen@ittechexec.com or send him an invite at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenvanvreede. To see whether Stephen and his team are a good fit for you, take their free (and anonymous) 1-minute compatibility quiz, Is the ITtechExec Approach a Good Match for You? Also, feel free to take his complimentary resume self-assessment quiz, How Certain Can You Be About Your Technical Resume? You might be surprised by what you find out!

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