Good News for Bad References

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"Picture this scenario: you've been seeking new employment at a company, but without success. Your employment credentials are excellent and while you've been able to land the interviews – sometimes more than one with a prospective employer — that job for which you're well qualified, continues to elude you. Even more ominous, you may have been assured that the job is virtually yours and that completing the hiring process is a mere formality, and then… the trail goes cold, and the call-backs cease."

5 Ways Your Boss Is Killing Your Company Culture

I agree. And a big reason for this, I believe, is that hiring managers hire based on likability, enthusiasm, and an applicant's degree (no matter what that degree is in) rather than on experience and intelligence.

So, the people who end up running things often have no real idea what they're doing, but, darn it, they're enthusiastic and likable! </sarcasm>

via 5 Ways Your Boss Is Killing Your Company Culture

"Less than a quarter of those surveyed feel that upper management truly has the best interests of most of their employees at heart, while less than half think that these executives are committed to the company's vision."

I lost my tomato plants

We had a freeze TUESDAY night, so I lost my tomato plants and probably my cucumbers. 🙁

I replaced those original tomato plants, adding cherry tomatoes, and might have lost those too because even though I hadn't planted them yet I screwed up and left them outside one night when it got below freezing. So, those along with a NEW batch of tomato plants are now side by side in the dirt. I'm hopeful that two out the three freeze-damaged plants will recover.