Some federal employees work on the side, sometimes with their own business. However, federal workers must be careful before starting a venture as feds may have more restrictions than some in private industry. These are some tips to help those who may be exploring the possibility of setting up their own side business.
The author says that when we write, it’s important to be active and take command of the words we write to make them our own. He illustrates this point with some examples of passive statements designed to deflect blame from the individuals making them.
Many people struggle with achieving a balance between work and their personal lives. The author explains why she believes this struggle exists.
The author says that sacrifice is the one thing that is not needed, or even wanted, from federal employees. She explains what she means and what she thinks is a better approach in terms of motivating federal workers.
The author says he gets frustrated by the excessive reliance on Powerpoint in business presentations. However, he recounts two recent experiences he had while attending presentations that gave him newfound hope for seeing people break out of the Powerpoint cycle.
Federal employees work in many different fields and enjoy a variety of benefits as part of the work they do. The author presents several tips for federal workers to help strengthen their personal financial situations as they progress through their careers and work towards retirement.
The author recounts his experience teaching writing skills to some new employees at the Energy Department. He found that stressing the importance of the use of details helped them to overcome their problems with writing effectively.