NAAAPing and other updates

I know previously I’ve talked about taking a lot of naps with the days I have off. But the title isn’t a typo. One of the things I wanted to do prior to leaving P&G was to establish a network outside of P&G. It’s hard, with P&G being such a large and well connected cult company. So, from the “there is life after P&G” category, I joined the local chapter of NAAAP, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (not to be confused with the NAACP, which I really think needs an updated name). It’s been a great way to meet people in different walks of life, and I got more than I bargained for when I went to a NAAAP leadership conference in beautiful and warm cold and rainy San Diego last week. It was great to represent the Cincinnati chapter nationally, and it was great to meet Asian-American¬†Professionals from all over the country! read more

And on to the new job…

One of the best pieces of advice I got about leaving a job was to burn it to the ground because they took your red stapler be ready to go that instant if need be. If you feel compelled to give a notice, give them 2 weeks and be ready to go that minute. That obviously came true in my case, but the other shoe didn’t drop until a couple days later when I found out I wasn’t going to get paid up to my date of resignation. Luckily, I was in a position where I could start at OneCare earlier and I got to skip out of some boring meetings. In other words, if you know you’re going to be gone in like 2 months, don’t feel like you should be generous and let them know 2 months in advance. You might be gone that minute and have no pay for 2 months. read more

More on the last day

It’s always a little awkward when one second you’re a P&G employee and another second you’re almost public enemy number one. As I mentioned previously, I wasn’t expecting to be walked out of the office since I didn’t think OneCare was considered a competitor. In fact, after I called to tell them I could start earlier than I expected because I was let go early, they asked “Really? Why?” read more

Should the Brewers be more aggressive on the bases?

I just saw an article by Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on how the new Brewers manager will be more aggressive on the bases… I find it interesting that new managers always say that (kinda like new basketball managers saying they’re going to focus on defense, Scott Skiles). Anyways, I always thought that getting thrown out on the bases was really bad because you not only lose the runner on base, but you add another out to the inning (totally against Moneyball). Since I’ve been reading a lot of Advanced NFL stats (I love constantly looking back at win probability chart of the Superbowl and seeing the “100% win probability for the Pack at the end of it), and since I’ve been trying to fill the football void, I decided to try to figure out being more aggressive was the right move or not for baseball. read more

The second page of the next chapter

I had a couple of P&G friends send me this screenshot of their Communicator IM. Just adds to the mystery of it all, doesn’t it? Thanks to my two good friends everyone for reading the first post! It’s kinda like opening day at the ballpark is always sold out, and the 2nd game is always less than 20,000 (although this year, I’m going to opening day for the Reds as they’re playing the Brewers!). So thanks if you’re reading on to post #2. read more