♪♫ “Hello DOLI! Well, hello DOLI! It’s so nice to have you back where you belong.” ♬♩ Not the Carol Channing Broadway version you were expecting, was it? This week’s post is on the new Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) emergency standard that focuses on COVID-19 protections that must be implemented by employers… Continue reading New State Mandated COVID Guidelines for Virginia Business
Category: Ask the Disaster Lady
Cyber Hygiene: Is there funk up all in your business?
When you talk to your team about cyber security, do you get that not-so-fresh feeling? When you have a date with your executives or stakeholders, are you afraid of things going too far and that they might find out that your business isn’t clean? If so, it’s time to clean up the cyber funk in… Continue reading Cyber Hygiene: Is there funk up all in your business?
The top 3 things you should make sure you are doing to protect your company today!
The pandemic has changed the way that we will operate our companies forever. In a Gallup Poll taken in the week of March 30 – April 2 of this year, sixty-two percent of employed Americans currently say they have worked from home during the crisis. That number was double what it was just two weeks prior. “As… Continue reading The top 3 things you should make sure you are doing to protect your company today!
What is going on with 2020? The Necessity of Disasters
It has been a hell of a year and we are barely in June. I am personally done with 2020. I am not going to put on the polished face and make out like everything is okay. It isn’t. I have been pissed. Like, “I want to tar and feather the village idiot that opened up… Continue reading What is going on with 2020? The Necessity of Disasters
Love Gloves and Zorro
Several localities around the United States have moved into the first phase of reopening their economies and trying to get to what we will begin to know as our new normal. My stylist has over 200 appointments that she needs to catch up on and people are anxious for her to do with their hair… Continue reading Love Gloves and Zorro
To Pay, or Not to Pay, That is the Question.
New PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidelines Broken Down There are many businesses out there that have either received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans during the first round of funding for the CARES Act or are slated to receive it during the second round. As mentioned in my previous post about the PPP loans, a recipient can apply for… Continue reading To Pay, or Not to Pay, That is the Question.
Intimate Love in the Time of Quarantine: Love during a disaster.
There was a movie in 2007 called Love in the Time of Cholera. It starred a young Javier Bardem as a man who falls in love with a girl after seeing her through a shop window. It takes place during the Plague Year (as they called it) sometime at the beginning of the 20th century. It… Continue reading Intimate Love in the Time of Quarantine: Love during a disaster.
Part 2 of “Is your baby ugly?” Getting lean without cutting bone!
If you haven’t read Part 1, click here. Believe it or not, there is one blessing out of the disaster that is COVID-19. It provides business leaders with the opportunity to take a moment, step back, look at the long term viability of our business, and take stock of its strengths and weaknesses. It allows us… Continue reading Part 2 of “Is your baby ugly?” Getting lean without cutting bone!
Is Your Baby Ugly? Staying Agile During a Disaster
Years ago, when I started out with my first company, one of the best pieces of advice I received was to always make sure you could tell if your baby was ugly. Now, that doesn’t mean our human or fur babies (because those babies are cute and to call one ugly means that person is… Continue reading Is Your Baby Ugly? Staying Agile During a Disaster
“Who do I want to be during COVID-19?”
Dear Cool Cats and Kittens – Oh how I have been waiting to use that from the Tiger King! How are you guys managing? A lot of us are working, taking care of kids, and watching TV. Speaking of watching TV and working from home and otherwise trying to stay sane; I found this great chart posted by Beverly Schulz… Continue reading “Who do I want to be during COVID-19?”