Employment Storytelling

  • Great idea for a group, Jennifer. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about where I can find positive examples of design company policies/experiences and I’m eager to hear them, as well as creative, constructive discussion about ways to improve the bad ones. 
    I’d like to offer a positive story so I’ll have to reach beyond my design office experience,…[Read more]

  • so, since we’re sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly here’s my contribution.
    Last summer we had a pretty significant weather event. EVERYTHING in the city government shut down, schools closed, highways closed, the mayor declared a weather emergency. On the news they kept telling people STAY OFF THE ROADS; it’s not safe. On the morning of the…[Read more]

  • I remembered another company policy I heard about. There is a company that has a pre-review meeting about 3 months before the employee’s annual review. Someone who is a superior (but not everyone involved in the formal review process) discusses the employee’s strengths and weaknesses with him/her and offers suggestions for improvement. Three…[Read more]

  • I do think that certain comments in this group could be dangerous – I suggest that if someone has a story to tell that could get them in trouble that they ask a friend to post it for them or post it as though they heard it somewhere else. My intent is to illuminate both sides for the benefit of all.

    On that note, I will share a few company…[Read more]

  • This could be dangerous but I’ll have a go….LOL
    The first thing that comes to mind is very general but I think it affects every studio: the technology generation gap. From an employee point of view I am disheartened that I see my career path suffer because of the gap. All members of a studio should know the the basic tools of our trade including…[Read more]

  • Awesome idea, Jennifer!

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