Archive for January, 2019

I hope Andy Cohen sees this.

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Friday Night Art

I spent a good portion of Friday evening hanging out with Mai Wyn and Stephanie at Mai Wyn’s Gallery. I had a great time talking about art with these wonderful women. Here are a few selections from the group show currently on display at Mai Wyn Fine Art.

Katharine McGuinness, Black Poppies, litho ink and spray paint on panel, 48 x 48, $3,600.
Fawn Atencio, Constructed Territories #3, Graphite, gouache, and litho ink on panel, 12 x 12, $350.
Sharon Strasburg, Meandering, laser cut monotypes on panel, 12 x 12, $1,000.
Mai Wyn Schantz, Witness, oil on stainless steel, 48 x 42, $6,500.

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A Non-existent Work Ethic

One of the consultants at work, who happens to be a millennial, is getting fired. His manager informed one of my team members, who, in turn, told me. His manager, who is a woman known for getting the job done, described the millennial’s work ethic as “non-existent”.

The millennial was an employee who quit to pursue his dream job in another country. When that job didn’t work out, he returned to the states and tried to get his old job back. He was hired as a contractor on another team, as his former peers did not want him returning to their team. He was known for doing little and seldom followed through on commitments. The man I work for recommend the millennial to woman who is firing him. Clearly, the man I work for has lost credibility.

He’s only been in his current position less than three months and he’s getting the boot. He recently moved out of his parent’s house into a new apartment. Guess who will probably be moving home again?

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A Collective Sadness

Upon my return to work today, I received an email advising of an employee’s tragic death on December 23rd. A memorial service was held this morning. Sadly, the man committed suicide. He left behind his second wife and four children. A work friend informed me the marriage had failed.

Most of my team is sad today. I’m sad by association. The suicide is the dominate topic of conversation today. I didn’t know the man but had been on a few conference calls with him and had seen emails from him regarding some of my projects. I never had direct communications with him. I feel for his children who will forever have a reminder of their father’s suicide two days before Christmas.

I suspect things will return to normal tomorrow.

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