I have an insatiable sweet tooth so when I am trying to eat healthy, this becomes my biggest obstacle. I had to find things that would fill the craving but not ruin my clean eating. Enter: Greek Yogurt Banana Bread. It is delicious and is much healthier than regular banana bread because it has no butter or oil in the ingredients. The Greek Yogurt replaces the butter and oil that most breads have but still leave the bread moist and delicious, with less calories.
Today I was on a job site and I was thinking to myself, I really don’t think that I have ever experienced any prejudice from male construction workers or engineers. So then I started to think that maybe its not that men in male dominated fields like construction or engineering are prejudice, its that women act a certain way that warrants the prejudice and judgment. They could come off as ditzy because they think that’s how they have to act or like they know everything because they are afraid that men will maybe see a weakness and exploit it. There may have been a prejudice towards women in male dominated fields before, but I don’t think that is the case anymore.
We all had the resume when we first entered college that had our high school graduation on there. It’s hard to know what to put on a resume when you don’t have much job experience. The resume can look boring and like its not enough. News flash, no one wants to read a three page single-spaced resume that talk about every job you’ve ever had since you were sixteen years old. There is a balance between having enough and having too much. I read resumes all the time and trust me when I say I only want to see what is relevant to the job you are applying for. My favorite resumes to look at are the ones that are concise and highlight the most important parts of your career. Here are some resume tips from someone who reads a lot of resumes, often.
Just because you don’t have tons of extra cash, doesn’t mean that you can’t travel. There are so many companies out there that make it so easy for you to travel on a budget. And don’t even get me started on all of the reasons that you should be taking a little time off to enjoy yourself. From increased productivity levels to lower stress levels; I told you not to get me started. So now that we’ve established why you should travel, let’s talk about how to do this when funds are limited.
I am not a morning person whatsoever. Sleep is high on my priority list and I get upset if I miss out on even ten minutes of it. Needless to say, waking up in the morning for work was a problem. I have to be to work by 8 and I was getting up at 7:30. Ten minutes to make myself look presentable, five minutes to change and feed the dog, five minutes to get breakfast and lunch ready, thirteen minutes to get to work. I’m pretty good at math so let me tell you that my little schedule was not getting me to work by 8, more like 8:03 which became 8:05 and eventually 8:07. By the time I got to work crises had already ensued and people were asking for answers. It was stressful.
It’s always hard being the new guy, especially at work. There are people you have to impress, people you have to not piss off, and people you need to respect you. It’s hard finding a balance that is all three. For many companies, culture is a huge part of your success or failure. I work a lot with contractors, and construction has a very specific culture. And if you don’t fit in, good luck. While I think that you should never sacrifice who you are and your values, there are some ways to better find how you fit in your new company. I have watched people come and go at my work and I think I’ve found some very useful tips for how to ease the transition from new outsider to seasoned employee.
Fair warning: this is taco salad minus the taco part. Sad, I know, but a lot healthier. This meal is great for lunch or dinner, but you should probably have a microwave available at work since it should be eaten warm. Or eat it cold, to each their own. This is my new favorite meal prep. It’s fresh and delicious, yet able to eat on the go.