New public service dress code a blessing

BY CONNIE MUSISI The recently issued public service dress code made my colleagues and i extremely happy! In the past week I witnessed a scuffle between a student and the security personnel. The truth is that the student was skimpily dressed and was on the erroneous side of the law, which is unlike instances where the security personnel are to blame and act heartlessly to an extent. On being denied entry to the university premises, she snubbed the security personnel and actually abused them in my presence. She said they…

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You are as good as your subordinate

 BY CONNIE MUSISI In my recent visit to one company, I overheard a supervisor complain with colleagues about their subordinates. “Who does she think she is? I would rather supervise 30 men than this one woman,” she whined! She went on with her long list of complaints, “She does not realize that she is incompetent and she always responds with ‘I don’t understand this procedure’ when given a task. Since I did not recruit her, let those who hired her, fire her. Who told her that every Tom, Dick and…

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Chewing gum in church is an unacceptable habit

I once chewed gum at night, for fear of my young brother stealing or hiding it from me by morning. Little did I know what the consequences would be writes CONNIE MUSISI Two weekends ago I was at a local Church service enjoying the sermon of the senior pastor when I caught sight of his associate chewing gum! Minutes later, the senior pastor called him to the pulpit to clarify on a few things, and he did so, still chewing. I kept thinking about his unbecoming manners. What Bible college…

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Why appreciation is the most basic human need at work

BY CONNIE MUSISI Not long ago, I got into a tense debate with some colleagues on this topic. It noticed that I badly wanted to be appreciated for every assignment done whether home or at work, and to me it (appreciation) spoke volumes. During the festive season, I laboured to prepare for visitors a delicious meal – a  buffet dinner. It cost over five hours of concentration in the kitchen as if I was doing a Home Economics practical exam. All I got was an unceremonious “thanks” on their way…

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