Marco Rogers on Twitter: "Humans are conditioned to operate from a place of scarcity and fear. Under a capitalistic society, the amount of money you can personally lay claim to translates directly to your ability to meet basic needs for yourself and your
Humans are conditioned to operate from a place of scarcity and fear. Under a capitalistic society, the amount of money you can personally lay claim to translates directly to your ability to meet basic needs for yourself and your family. Money is life.
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There are at least two traditions of racism in American life — the flagrant and the insidious.

Racism with a hood,…
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- Content moderato…
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I always laugh when ppl talk abt being gay isn't a choice bc why would you choose it, but have these ppl looked at…
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Ingrid Burrington on Twitter: ""what's your creative process"… "
"what's your creative process"

we turn monsters into gemstones, we then turn the gemstones into magic eggs, we then turn those magic eggs into rats. so when you ask what exactly it is i do here what you should be doing is leaving me alone.
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Liam Stack on Twitter: "A New Zealand man brought an emotional support clown to a meeting where he knew he’d be fired. The clown blew up balloons and folded them into a series of animals throughout the meeting, then mimed crying when the man was handed
A New Zealand man brought an emotional support clown to a meeting where he knew he’d be fired. The clown blew up balloons and folded them into a series of animals throughout the meeting, then mimed crying when the man was handed a pink slip.
humor  career  newzealand  clowns 
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Amaryah S. Armstrong on Twitter: "I always laugh when ppl talk abt being gay isn't a choice bc why would you choose it, but have these ppl looked at heterosexuality lately? All the work that goes into compulsory heterosexuality makes sense bc how else wou
I always laugh when ppl talk abt being gay isn't a choice bc why would you choose it, but have these ppl looked at heterosexuality lately? All the work that goes into compulsory heterosexuality makes sense bc how else would you get ppl to be straight? lmaoooo
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Jeffrey Melnick on Twitter: "A few have asked what a "breakup review" is (and I'm delighted to learn that some of you have avoided this in your lives): it is that list that your soon-to-be-Ex shares of all your faults that you thought they had been findin
A few have asked what a "breakup review" is (and I'm delighted to learn that some of you have avoided this in your lives): it is that list that your soon-to-be-Ex shares of all your faults that you thought they had been finding particularly cute about you all along.
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stacy-marie ishmael on Twitter: "I’ve spent a lot of time — in fact my entire career and the whole of undergrad — in spaces dominated by people so wealthy that they have never had to check a bank balance for any reason. This perspective, or lack of
I’ve spent a lot of time — in fact my entire career and the whole of undergrad — in spaces dominated by people so wealthy that they have never had to check a bank balance for any reason. This perspective, or lack of it, determines how you think about people who “need money”.
wealth  privilege  career  techculture  twitterthread  by:stacymarieishmael 
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Lindsey Kopacz (she/her) on Twitter: "There's a huge difference between being nice and being kind. Calling people out (because you know they can be better): Kind Educating people in the way they prefer because it makes them feel better about the harm they
There's a huge difference between being nice and being kind.

Calling people out (because you know they can be better): Kind

Educating people in the way they prefer because it makes them feel better about the harm they caused:
Nice
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B I have an important message for you. His name is Petey.
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(THREAD) BATMAN RETURNS (1992) is a movie about Catwoman before it's time. Evidence:

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Why don’t dogs like to bite clowns? Cuz they taste funny
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Ursula K. Le Guin's writing schedule = best writing schedule
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Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.
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Dudes who weren’t born yet when I started writing code think I don’t know what it’s like to answer n00b questions 🙄
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Employee Rights | NLRB | Public Website
Union Activity

Employees have the right to attempt to form a union where none currently exists, or to decertify a union that has lost the support of employees.

Examples of employee rights include:

Forming, or attempting to form, a union in your workplace;
Joining a union whether the union is recognized by your employer or not;
Assisting a union in organizing your fellow employees;
Refusing to do any or all of these things.
To be fairly represented by a union
Activity Outside a Union

Employees who are not represented by a union also have rights under the NLRA. Specifically, the National Labor Relations Board protects the rights of employees to engage in “concerted activity”, which is when two or more employees take action for their mutual aid or protection regarding terms and conditions of employment. A single employee may also engage in protected concerted activity if he or she is acting on the authority of other employees, bringing group complaints to the employer’s attention, trying to induce group action, or seeking to prepare for group action.

A few examples of protected concerted activities are:

Two or more employees addressing their employer about improving their pay.
Two or more employees discussing work-related issues beyond pay, such as safety concerns, with each other.
An employee speaking to an employer on behalf of one or more co-workers about improving workplace conditions.
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found it!! it is the fantastic "The Bacchae" by !

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Mekka Okereke on Twitter: "If you: 1. Work at a company that has written performance reviews 2. Care about making that review process as equitable as possible 3. Manage people Here's a free tip for you, in the area of language used in reviews..."
If you:
1. Work at a company that has written performance reviews
2. Care about making that review process as equitable as possible
3. Manage people

Here's a free tip for you, in the area of language used in reviews...
Imagine collecting all of the text used in upcoming performance reviews, for everyone on your team. All peer feedback, your assessment, everything.

Then imagine creating a map of word frequencies used, for each person on your team.
If N counts make sense, and you have folks' permission, imagine inspecting frequency maps sliced by different interesting dimensions.

What are the dude-iest words?

What are the blackest words?

Is the language used to describe the work of various cohorts... different?
More importantly, do you want the same language to be used to describe the same work?

This isn't about trying to change your worldview. This is about *you* confirming to *yourself* that the world on your team really is as you want it to be.
One level deeper...

Imagine making a similar map for feedback that *you* have given to your peers.

Do you describe the work of your peers differently based on their cohort? Again, more importantly, do you want to? Or do you want to use the same language to describe work?
What if, for example, you noticed that you were much more likely to use the words, "communication" or "presence" when you were giving feedback about non-US born co-workers?

How would you convince yourself (or disprove!) that in your specific context, that this is OK?
Even deeper. N-grams.

"assertive" vs "too assertive"

"ready" vs "not ready for"

"launched" vs "helped launch"

"works really hard"

"needs to"

"not approachable"

"not helpful"

"show initiative"

"lacks complexity"

"she didn't"
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Myleik Teele on Twitter: "ATTENTION TO DETAIL. Here are some things I've done over the years to become super thorough and incredibly detail oriented. A THREAD (I think)."
ATTENTION TO DETAIL. Here are some things I've done over the years to become super thorough and incredibly detail oriented. A THREAD (I think).

1. PICK UP THE PHONE: Too many of us rely on email and text to communicate. I use that as the starting point. If we've got business and you send an email, I'm scheduling a call. This cuts down on 80% of the misunderstandings.
1a. Scheduling phone calls gives you a sense of the person's style and tone. By speaking to them you'll instantly know what they mean when they email. You'll also find out what preferences work for them AND people ALWAYS FORGET to say SOMETHING in the email. THIS IS A FACT.
2. DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING: You can do this super quick. If there's an address, give it a quick Google and make sure the company hasn't moved. If you're unsure about the location, call and ask for what you need. No silly questions. You're in it to win it.
3. ASSUME THE WORST: I know. I hate doing this but you have to assume everything is going to fall apart. Start running some back up plans in the back of your mind so that you can move quickly. If you finish the task quickly, spend a few minutes on a back up plan.
4. CONFIRM EVERYTHING: If you schedule something for next week, CONFIRM it the day before. PEOPLE FORGET.
5. KEEP A LIST OF THINGS YOU MAY NEED SOME DAY: I keep an excessive amount of notes on my phone for all kinds of things and I type up a couple of key words so that I can quickly search them.
6. GET ORGANIZED + STAY ORGANIZED: Make a LIST. DATE the list. Use the LIST. Cross off the LIST. KEEP THE LIST. I used to always look back on old lists. I'd go back to the month and there it was.
7. GET GANGSTER WITH YOUR CALENDAR: The calendar is by far my best friend. I LIVE by the calendar. If it's not on the calendar, it's not happening.
8. IMMEDIATELY APOLOGIZE: If you mess up. Admit it. Correct it. Do your BEST not to let it happen again.
9. UNDERSTAND THE ORDER: Too many of us have our egos tied up in the work. When I'm working for a client, my JOB is to ensure the client is happy vs. trying to convince them that I'm right.
10. KEEP LEARNING: Most of being intimidated is about not KNOWING. Read. Take classes. Take courses. Ask around.
11. KEEP A DIVERSE NETWORK: I can get to and find out ANYTHING because of my network. Don't get obsessed with trying to hang around the same type of people. You win when you can make a phone call and things happen.
twitterthread  organization  communication  career  by:myleikteele 
10 days ago
An Introduction to Content Ecosystem Maps
Tell me if any of these sound familiar:

“I’m just trying to get my head around what all we’re doing with content.”
“I don’t know how many domains we have.”
“Our content teams are all in silos and nobody knows what anybody else is doing.”
“There’s so much happening with content and we’re not sure where to even start.”
If so, consider creating a content ecosystem map. Content ecosystem maps are my preferred tool for understanding and documenting an organization’s content reality. They can be quick little diagrams made in an afternoon or part of a robust, multi-week discovery and documentation process.
contentstrategy  by:scottkubie  via:kristinahalvorson  contentecosystemmap  content 
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