With only 1 year into my first ever big girl professional job I think it’s important to take the time to review a couple of first time reactions and feelings that I believe are all experienced by entry level n00bs.
Trying to follow the in-office terminology and lingo in a meeting with higher- ups:
The response you get when trying to suggest a solution to a problem that you know far superior than what everyone else who’s been there longer is suggesting:
Re-reading an email you just sent to multiple higher-ups and noticing typo’s:
Trying to act smooth and hold any kind of conversation during “social” networking events:
What I do when I send someone an email who is sitting in my direct line of sight:
When I get a vote of confidence from my director in a meeting with people who don’t think I know what I’m talking about:
When I realize that I am no longer a freshman to the working world I’m having but then I remember I have about 40 more years of this…..
Tuesday April 16,20132:42 a.m.
Thursday, October 04, 2012 Elyse N. Ryan
DENVER, CO.- After weeks of much anticipated across the nation for what was thought to be a super bowl like presidential debate, viewers are left this morning asking, ‘what the he!@ was that?’
Last night was the first, of three, presidential debates. After watching the candidates throw harsh criticism at one another on the campaign trail, the debate was expected to be an all-out verbal assault. A verbal assault it was not.
Sharing a friendly handshake at the opening of the debate, Mitt Romney and President Obama answered the first questions about how to create jobs by wondering off topic; Obama talking taxes and education while also defending his record saying, “Over the last 30 months, we’ve seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created.”
Romney also danced around the question on how to create jobs telling another story of someone he met on the campaign trail. Romney laid out his plan to create jobs listing in numerical bulleted order, “My plan has five basic parts. One, get us energy independent, North America energy independent. That creates about 4 million jobs…open up more trade…make sure our people have the skills they need…get us on a balanced budget…and champion small business.”
Both candidates seemed as though they couldn’t organize their statements enough to make a solid argument at first.
As the debate continued, however, Romney showed enthusiasm discussing points and proposals for tax reform and even mentioning he would cut funding for PBS despite his ‘love for Big Bird.’
Obama seemed flat, making weak points and poor rebuttals with a lackluster attitude. It became more apparent as the debate continued that President Obama was tired and somewhat ineffective in his arguments.
It was no surprise that Romney won this debate, leaving the Obama camp to go back to the drawing board for the next debate.
Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012 Elyse N. Ryan 9:41 a.m.
LIBYA- The anti-Islam film that has been the cause of protests around the middle east had “nothing to do with” the attack in the Libya that left four Americans dead including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens according to the President of Libya.
In an NBC interview, Libyan president Mohammad Magarief explained that the video that was released on youtube months earlier was not the cause of the attacks stating, “reactions should have been, if it was genuine, should have been six months earlier…”
Magarief also noted that the attacks were carried through with such accuracy, that he believes the attackers were trained and had experience using weapons that included the rockets used in the assault.
The Libyan president added that these attackers were not a representation of the Libyan people and that they consider the U.S. a strong friend who stood with them in a moment of need.
Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012 Elyse N. Ryan
BRAZIL- A Brazilian judge has ordered the arrest of Google’s President of Operations for not removing videos on youtube.com that criticized a mayoral candidate.
Judge Flario Peren issued an order for the arrest of Fabio Coelho on Monday after Coelho refused, after being order, to take down two videos from youtube.com that contained disparaging remarks against Alcides Bernal, a candidate running for mayor of the city of Campo Grande.
Judge Peren also ordered a 24 hour suspension of Google’s video sharing site when he ordered the removal of the videos.
Google issued a statement saying they planned to appeal the orders for the arrest and that they were not responsible for the content that is posted.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2012 11:44 p.m. Elyse N. Ryan
BOSTON, MA- Staffers for the Scott Brown campaign were caught on camera chanting Indian war cries and making ‘tomahawk chops’ at a rally for the Massachusetts Republican Senator this week.
In a video posted on Youtube.com, the Brown staffers Deputy Chief of Staff, Greg Casey, Constituent Service Counsel, Jack Richard and GOP operative, Brad Garrett are seen making blatent Indian symbols, in reference to Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Cherokee heritage.
The Massachusetts race for Senate between Scott Brown (R) and Elizabeth Warren (D) has been one of much bantor. The Brown Campaign released TV ads this week featuring Warren’s claims of Native American heritage while the Warren Campaign has been critical of Scott Browns “Big Corporation” support.
The Warren Campaign has yet to comment on the video.
Elyse N. Ryan Tuesday, September 18, 2012 8:49 a.m.
A very candidate Mitt Romney was taped at a private reception for donors, making claims in response to a question, that 47% of Americans are “dependent on the government” and see themselves as “victims” who feel “entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.”
The release of this video that was taken unbeknownst to Romney has left the Romney camp scrambling to correct the error, calling a news conference last night after 10 p.m. During the press conference former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney made no apologies saying that his remarks were “not elegantly stated.”
Romney continued to support what he said, much like not apologizing for his inappropriate criticism of the handling of the Libyan Attacks that took the life of four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Some believe Romney’s refusal to back-paddle, or apologize is a tactic to seem stable after receiving much criticism for being a “Flip-flopper” on his policies throughout the campaign.
Romney did say he supports all those how have suffered from the ‘Obama economics’ Monday night during his press conference, but his timing is terrible with only weeks left until the election.
Elyse N. Ryan Sept. 7, 2012 10:21 a.m.
After President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, where he quoted a line from the scripture and Mitt Romney’s speech at the Republican National Convention only a week prior where he mentioned how better the world would be if ‘all children felt the love of god,’ many are wondering; has religion become the new negative ‘trick up the sleeve’ for this year’s election?
Littered with religious rhetoric from start to finish, both Romney’s and President Obama’s campaigns have blurred the lines drawn by America’s founding fathers between religion and politics. With the top of religion being common with republicans, after this past week when the Democratic Party added the word “God” to the party platform, it seems now both parties are creating their own religious and political cocktails, that may not be what the voters are looking for.
According to a study done by the PewResearchCenter, four-in-ten Americans believe there has been too much expression of religious faith and prayer from political leaders, while about 30% of Americans thought there was too little.
What do voters think about the increased mixture of politics and religion? Share your thoughts on twitter with #GodGov.
Elyse N. Ryan Aug 24, 2012 8:00 a.m.
It has often been argued that Generation Y does not fit into the working world. With demands for more responsibility, excitement and movement, it could be that Generation Y is ready to make changes to the work place environment that the world is not ready for.
If going from nap time, recess, field trips, college no Friday class policies, and make your schedule every 4 months is not how the real work world is, than it is no surprise that the Generation Y workers don’t transition smoothly into 40 hours a week of sitting in one spot doing the same repetitive tasks over and over again.
Many of these Gen Y’s are so used to always being on the go and moving at the speed of light with the demands of projects, learning, working and class that when they step into the workforce that only asks them to sit at their desk all day and do one thing at a time, it gets boring in the first 4 hours.
Could it be possible that Gen Y workers not only operate at a faster pace, but have a better way of operating?
Elyse N. Ryan June 1, 2012 9:51 a.m.
It feels like only last year that I was on the docks of Yarmouth Nova Scotia celebrating Canada with a hearty Canadian breakfast of TimBits and coffee.
In the company of the Mountees who are always a pleasure..
Today is Canada’s day to get a little crazy…
And hopefully some of us from America will be good neighbors and part take in the party…
Happy Canada Day!
By Elyse N. Ryan
My dad, the old man, the head of the table…or as I would like to call him “dorkus extrodinarous,” celebrated his birthday only a couple weeks ago and now will be celebrating father’s day in a tiny little town in northern New Hampshire that has the romantic stench of cow shit.
More stressed about his daughter being in the big city of Boston than I am, today I will call him continuously for a change to say “Old man, thanks for letting me turn your brown hair grey!”
The relationship that stemmed from a first meeting during the most unsettling time in my life (adolescence) has become a true father daughter relationship that has given me a foundation that was missing all the years prior.
First there was trying to accept the fact that I was going to be sitting directly in the sun wearing a black spandex robe in 80 degree weather for a 3 hour graduation ceremony…..
When we all walked into the middle of the field we were met with applause and we all stood up on our chairs soaking up the attention waving to our parents first then people we didn’t know just to feel important…..
By Elyse N. Ryan May 29,2012
It has only been about 48 hours since I graduated from college and moved back home that I had an interview with a company I had been following for months in Boston.
Getting to Boston from Lancaster, NH in a tiny 2-door car was a site to see with my brother in the front seat on his way to the airport and myself curled up in the back seat, while my mother drove us to our destinations.
After 3 hours in the car and circling the block where my interview was a couple times, the three of us finally arrived in Boston and found a parking spot in an underground parking garage.
“You’re probably going to have to change in the car,” my mom turned to me with a look that you only give when you drop someone’s favorite dish. It didn’t help that my brother burst out into laughter in the front seat knowing full well just the look on my mother’s face.
When the count down began and I realized there were only a few weeks left of college…
And my parents re-assured me that I could move home….
Realizing what it would mean having to live with my parents again I could only have one reaction….
Now that graduation is only 9 days away I’m starting to get in a celebrating mood…
All I know is that on the day of graduation when everyone is there and everything is happening at once I can only feel one thing…..