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Being S.M.A.R.T. with Goal 2: Completing the Certified Public Manager® Program

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 My second goal I want to complete as part of my jubilee year is to complete the Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program. This is a national certification program for federal, state, local, and tribal governments and is offered by the State of North Carolina to its middle managers and program managers. ...continue reading

5 Reasons Why Schedules Are Great

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Labor Day. A time to rest. That evening, the sun began setting. A breeze filled the air, and Steve and I started talking about our summer. It’d been a good one, a one to relax and change up the schedule a bit. Then I said it. I was actually looking forward ...continue reading

5 Things I've Learned During My 10 Years as a Supervisor

This month, I celebrate ten years as a supervisor at my job. It’s been a journey, one where I’ve seen my job grow and change and one that has had both challenging and rewarding moments, just like any other job. I still remember where I was when I got the promotion. I was on vacation. ...continue reading

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When It's Time for Radio Silence on Social Media

I cringed as I stared at my calendar for the next few weeks. Writing gig on Monday night. Down night on Tuesday. Host a cookout for colleagues on Wednesday. Starbucks night on Thursday night. Luncheon at work on Friday that required the preparation of a dessert on Thursday night. Rinse and repeat in a similar ...continue reading

Powering Through the Crazy Times

At times I thought I wouldn’t survive. Spring has brought with it both beautiful weather and a myriad of activities. My job has become crazy and requires irregular travel. Steve’s job has required travel and rising at crazy hours sometimes. We have a puppy who, while adorable, has placed us in the middle of housetraining ...continue reading