Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




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Email: acvermen@yahoo.com
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What to Say and When!

This morning I had a funny gaffe...
We have a couple of new people on my team and they are under 30,
They have the most innovative, creative, fresh minds, and I love it,,,
Our office is known for being innovators and ship-shapers, and ahead of the curve,
But many of us have been in this office for years, so doing what we do is second nature,
We truly needed newness...
So, Ms. Politically Correct,
Yelled out, 'Thanks for fresh new minds!"
Woo Hoo...
There were immediately a couple of responses,
And a few faces that were, well let's say not smiling,
I of course stood by what I was saying, being in the older group,
I felt I could...
And I stand on point to say, that when we compliment other people,
That in no way does it take away from anyone else,
For the past couple years we have all been burdened with so many extra tasks,
And it is so awesome to have fresh, young eager minds...
That is what we need, when we are done, to have these young folks step into our roles,
Without skipping a beat,
Much as it should be in families,
Each generation sharper than the previous,
So there I had to say it,
And the when was now...

Love and Blessings!
angelia

7 comments:

JC Martin said...

I love learning from other people. Seeing through their eyes. I don't ever feel like I'm not doing my all unless I am wrong and someone shows me how I'm wrong. And you know what? I am still learning. So I accept it.

Angelia... said...

I feel ya, but it is hard for expersts to admit that the newbies, got it going on like that...I am so okay with it...cause Mama is retiring one day...

Praises!

Yasmin said...

FRESH...YOUNG...CHANGE...are you feeling me. ;)
xoxo

Angelia... said...

Indeed I am, Sister Yas, indeed I am...

angelia

Gwyneth Bolton said...

LOL. I've been in this situation before. It an odd place... on the one had you don't want to discount the folks that are there and have been there in the trenches with you, and you're not doing that... But when you offer the "big ups" and praise for the new energy and new blood, you run the risk of folks feeling slighted... Hey, if they know you, they know you meant no harm...

Gwyneth

Angelia... said...

Lady G,
some do, a few don't but they should they are both on my team and I am the oldster...

angelia

Anonymous said...

Ha! I can only imagine their faces when you said that. Tell them to read 'Who Moved My Cheese' and get with it...lol

Love it and U!

G-Nice