Scope it, as in Horoscope: You might want to hold off on that full-fledged move to your cubicle or new workspace. Does pushy come to mind? And when you make those new employee demands, remember, many are still without work. Be confident but not cocky.
Bonehead Tip of the Day: When you get that job, try to be best friends with the boss and change all the schedules, so those who have been entrenched will want to party with you. Just because they go out on weekdays does not mean you have to do the same. When they join something, you do not have to join. To be an individual, show it and do not be part of the herd – – all the time.
Trivia: Marvin Wernick was a jeweler who liked colors. In fact, he loved many different colors. One day he was reading a story about liquid crystal that was being used in cancer research. This crystal would change color when the temperature changed. You with me so far? Read that again and then guess what happened next – – he invented the Mood Ring.
Closer: I was in the newsroom working on my magazine’s annual edition of the Emmys when that second plane struck the tower. I turned and said we have been attacked. I did not redo the magazine, just put cancelled on it and went into overdrive with news, research, interviews and chaos. I do not do anything on Sept. 11. I can’t. I simply can’t.