My "Frankenstein" quip and how I ended up in the Star Tribune

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Aaron Blumer's picture


There's a whole lot of grace in that story. Thanks for sharing.

(and as a certain relative of mine would say "Hey, you're a cereblity!")

Jim's picture

I invited the Star Trib photographer to our site. I have sign in authority so I didn't think that would be an issue.

A manager friend of mine advised me that it violated our team member handbook to have photographs taken of our workspaces.

I looked it up in the team member handbook and it is a fireable offense. So I had to scramble. I contacted my manager who is in Texas and she didn't want to deal with granting me permission (she promised to get back to me the next day (and I still have not heard back!)). Local HR was a bit upset because I had not contacted them in advance about the interview and the pictures. 

Finally corporate communications bailed me out. But they had to send a representative to oversee everything. 

My desk had to be cleaned off ... everything was moved off the desk except my computer, my phone, a radio, pictures of my kids, and my 20 year award. And the camera guy had to stay on the far side of my computer monitor (I found this all very silly). I tried the "I'm 65 years old and I can handle this by myself" but corporate communications had to be there nevertheless. 


Ed Vasicek's picture

God bless you my brother!  Good to read.


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