Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lessons

Day 23, Thursday: Things you've learned that school won't teach you

1) Politicking at work. Sadly, work performance isn't the end-all, be-all. Soft skills matter. A lot.

2) Filing taxes. I was ecstatic when my brother decided to major in finance. Coming from a technical background, I figured he can now do my taxes because finance = business = taxes. WRONG. He said something about taking classes that only dealt with taxes at the corporate level. To this day, I still dread preparing my own taxes.

Apparently school taught me everything else in life because nothing else comes to mind. Just kidding. I'm still slowly waking up with coffee.
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scarf as headband: Anthropologie (similar)
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
dress: Forever 21 tie waist shirtdress (similar)
belt: Forever 21 skinny braided (similar)
ring: Forever 21 (similar)
bag: H&M (similar)
shoes: LOFT Vaughn t-strap sandals (sold here)

10 comments:

  1. loving the headscarf on you -- so cute and really adds to the whole outfit! xo

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    1. I figured I'd give headbands a try before I chop off a good chunk of my hair ;)

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  2. I could not agree more with you on point #1. It astonishes me that some people just don't "get" it. You have to play the game if you want to win!

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    1. It's funny because I can sympathize. I certainly know of my shortcomings and I'm sure I was one of those delusional people at the start of my career. Like with anything else in life, you gotta adapt and improve yourself!

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  3. sadly #1 is too true. and doing taxes is never fun. :)

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  4. i've never heard the term "soft skills." hopefully that doesn't mean i'm totally lacking. hrmmmm. oh, and i looooove doing taxes. its like a game. that i lose.

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    1. Lol! You're a doc, so probably have more soft skills than others (like me). I usually hate generalization, but most times it's true ;)

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  5. After reading this short post of yours, I'd definitely be so interested to hear more about your work experiences what what you've learned!

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    1. Mainly that I'm not cut out for office politics =/

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