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02/05/14
Watch-outs 52. Tee-ups, BYOD unintended consequences and employment data
Filed under: Networking, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 2:51 pm

At a recent event I attended a representative spoke
to an attendee starting off with, “I don’t know if you
know, but….”  Then launched in to a polite attack
that was probably uncomfortable, unless she knew
what was coming and how to deal with it deftly.
Tee-ups are a term used to describe these.
In many circumstances now, positions are taken
where we BYOD (bring your own device) and it
can have unanticipated consequences.
An interesting global view of jobs and STEM job
locations
, as if October 2013, has recently been
published.

TEE-UPS AND WATCH-OUT
SOURCE.  E. Bernstein, WSJ 1-21-2014, p. D3
What verbal tics may be saying about us
‘But don’t take this the wrong way…’ ;‘Can I be
 ____
(insert: ‘frank’, ‘direct’, ‘honest’)?’, and
many others.  These phrases may seem harmless,
formal, even polite.  Coming before another statement
they are intended to harm, be dishonest or lie.
James Pennebaker has studied these qualifiers,
performatives, or tee-up terms.  They are yellow lights.
proceed with caution.  When you listen to someone,
choose your time and timing and plan what you will
respond without letting it be at all offensive.  Remain
totally professional, looking the person in the eye
and lean in to a squared up, confident position.

BYOD CONSEQUENCES
SOURCE:  L. Weber. WSJ 1-22-14, p. B7
Leaving a job?  Better watch your cellphone.
As more companies allow or encourage employees
to use their own phone and portable devices for
work, as well as home, unexpected consequences
can arise.  Their devices can be wiped clean.

This is appearing as the separation between home
life and worklife become blurred.

Read your user agreement statements and contracts
carefully before the “I agree” button is clicked.

WHERE THE JOBS ARE NOW
SOURCE:  H. Rudzinsky, Photonics Spectra Jan. 2014, p. 60
Where the Jobs are Now.
This is a ‘finger on the pulse’ article on jobs that offers
a clear view and perhaps some optimism on the job market.
The last segment offers some appropriate advice for
job seekers.  It links to a Brookings Report.

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