Stories by Virgina Robbins

Nice folks really do finish first

A friend recently spent five hours in the emergency room. Now, I've never found the emergency room a pleasant experience. What do you expect when people in crisis bump up against a rigid bureaucracy? But my friend decided that while she was there, she was going to be nice to everyone she dealt with.

Three rules for hiring entry-level workers

What could be easier than filling an entry-level job opening? You just match the skills you need, narrow the candidates down to those you click with in the interview and then go with a youngster ? someone who might stick around for years. After all, you have real work to do.