Jacob Allison
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Q: How do you tell your boss you have too much to do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael L Feb 24, 2013. 9 Replies

Turning 21 - Recommendations & Advice Please?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Benjamin Gaheris Pointer Mar 13, 2010. 39 Replies

A pleasure to be here

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob Allison Jul 17, 2009. 13 Replies

 

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Jacob Allison replied to Ron Bailey's discussion Recommendations on travel camera in the group AoM PhotoGroup
"If you're in the market for new gear, the Olympus OMD EM-1 is a beautiful peice of micro 4/3rds kit. I had the chance to use it at a photo show recently and it's everything the OM-D EM-5 should have been in a barely bigger package! For…"
Nov 6, 2013
Michael L replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Q: How do you tell your boss you have too much to do?
"Exactly. Priorities is the key word here. Saying you have too much work will screw you over, royally."
Feb 24, 2013
David F. replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Q: How do you tell your boss you have too much to do?
"Those inherited new tasks?  Why are they yours?  Can you train a insubordinate to do them and report on it?  Are they something someone else can do and give you to review and sign?  If you don't have…"
Feb 20, 2013
Jacob Allison replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Q: How do you tell your boss you have too much to do?
"Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I'm going to havea sit-down with my boss and talk it over."
Feb 20, 2013
Jacob Allison replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Q: How do you tell your boss you have too much to do?
"Actually, my MC1 is sort of the problem -- he's getting out soonish (next 6 months), and has short timer syndrome, which means he's passing a lot of his duties to me when I'm not capable or qualified to do them!"
Feb 20, 2013
Nick H replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Q: How do you tell your boss you have too much to do?
""if everything is a priority, nothing is a priority" I like that one."
Feb 19, 2013
Jirby replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Q: How do you tell your boss you have too much to do?
"Oh God, you're an MC in the Navy? Good luck. This is a blessing and a curse in that while the military doesn't work like a normal job, they can't really fire you either. I was Combat Correspondent in the Marines and worked…"
Feb 19, 2013
Steve Dallas replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Q: How do you tell your boss you have too much to do?
"Probably the best way to do it is to have a meeting with them and ask that you get priorities spelled out. The last thing you want to do is to tell them you have too much. If you can get the priorities placed out in where they want them, you will…"
Feb 19, 2013
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Feb 19, 2013
Jacob Allison posted a discussion

Q: How do you tel your boss you have too much to do?

Hopefully I can get some good advice here before I either lose it and blow up at my boss or go crazy trying to do everything.I was recently promoted, to a paygrade where my pay finally matched my responsibilities. However, I've also inherited a bunch of new taskings. The biggest problem I'm having is that these new responsibilities are taking time away from a huge, long-term project where I've been the only one working on it for the past 6 months.The deadline for this big project has come and…See More
Feb 19, 2013
Benjamin Gaheris Pointer replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Turning 21 - Recommendations & Advice Please?
"I like cough syrup! ... I'll shut up now"
Mar 13, 2010
Salt replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Turning 21 - Recommendations & Advice Please?
"In college I always used to put cab money in left pocket and drink money in the right. I'm a righty so that worked out for me. When the right pocket was empty, it was time to go."
Mar 13, 2010
Salt replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Turning 21 - Recommendations & Advice Please?
"Agreed with Patron, whole different animal. Jager only tastes good to me after the 3rd/4th shot. After that I don't seem to recall...."
Mar 13, 2010
John Clanton replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Turning 21 - Recommendations & Advice Please?
"Never claimed to be doing it right. Although... Patron tastes way better than cheap tequilas."
Mar 13, 2010
Shane replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Turning 21 - Recommendations & Advice Please?
"If you taste the shot you're doing it wrong."
Mar 13, 2010
John Clanton replied to Jacob Allison's discussion Turning 21 - Recommendations & Advice Please?
"Touche. Just saying, as a pure shot, it tastes better than most."
Mar 12, 2010

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At 5:55pm on March 10, 2010, thehuhman said…
Hope you had an awesome Birthday, today, man!

At 12:07pm on July 12, 2009, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community and the PhotoGroup, Jacob!
...btw, if you haven't already, you may want to visit the introductions page too. Here's a LINK>
 
 
 

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Michael D. Denny replied to Jai Chipperfield's discussion What to wear to a vineyard
"Outdoors tasting: Dress shoes, stylish blue jeans, a polo style shirt and semi casual sport jacket is fine.   If the tasting is indoors, dress one step up from that.   If the tasting is in a restaurant, dress one more step up…"
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Steve Dallas replied to Jai Chipperfield's discussion What to wear to a vineyard
"Where are you at? If you were in the Texas Hill Country for one of the many vineyards on the 290 trail, I would say nice jeans with cowboy boots and a nice button up if you are also there to network. Would say the same for the Sonoita wine area…"
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Rebekah replied to Jai Chipperfield's discussion What to wear to a vineyard
"In Napa, nice jeans, non-shiny leather shoes, belt to match shoes, long-sleeve button-down, sport coat, no tie Don't know about other wine-growing regions"
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Josh Williams posted a discussion

The issue of height

I am a rather average man of height standing at a regular height of 5'10. I would like to be taller because I feel it would increase my confidence and level out the playing field that is dating. Does anyone mind sharing their height and discussing how it has affected their life? Please share. Thank you.See More
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Jai Chipperfield posted a discussion

What to wear to a vineyard

I'm going to a wine tasting and vineyard tour event. There's also a bit of networking opportunities to be had. Any ideas of what to wear? My natural instinct always leads me to a waistcoat. Maybe a suit. Maybe a tweed jacket. But if I'm touring a vineyard, there's a possibility it could be muddy. Then there's the wine tasting and networking with possible future employees, I still need to be on top form with my clothes. Any ideas?See More
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"Also Mike clearly we're different.  Betcha I've seen more of your side of the fence than you've seen mine, huh?"
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"Walter, the troll here is you. As is generally the case. "
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