Alec Baldwin

Star Struck

There’s hope for us hopeless romantics out there. Whether you’re shorting stocks on the floor or shaking it up behind the counter, your true love may be hidden in the stars. Literally. These 10 celebrities decided to reach down from their stardom and pluck one of us “ordinary” people from the drone of civilian life. You never know. Your soul mate might just be crunching down on those onion rings you served.

Bartender

Matt Damon and former bartender Luciana Barroso

Matt Damon

Hairdresser

Patrick Dempsey and hairdresser Jillian Fink

Patrick Dempsey

Waitress

Jeff Bridges and former waitress Susan Geston

Jeff Bridges

Nicolas Cage and former waitress Alice Kim

Nick Cage

Real Estate Agent

Vince Vaughn and real estate agent Kyla Weber

Vince Vaughn

Teacher

Chris O’Donnell and elementary school teacher Caroline Fentress

Chris O'Donnell

Stockbroker

Marcia Cross and stockbroker Tom Mahoney

Marcia Cross

Sculptor

Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer

Meryl Streep

Jewelry Designer

Anne Hathaway and jewelry designer Adam Shulman

Anne Hathaway

Yoga Instructor

Alec Baldwin and former yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas

Alec Baldwin
Jason Statham

Before They Were Famous – Jason Statham

It’s movie month here at Sutherland, and I thought I would share a bit about one of my favorite action movie stars, Jason Statham.

While he is primarily known for the Transporter and Expendables film series, his big break came in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.  Both films rank amongst his best, with Statham playing a gritty, witty street seller. Surprisingly, Statham never pursued an acting career. Instead, his first acting job stemmed from a chance encounter with Ritchie, who casts both genuine streetwise characters and established actors.

Back in the early 80’s, Statham’s first passion and first success was diving. He perfected his technique daily, and was a member of Britain’s National Diving Squad for twelve years. He enthusiastically competed in the Commonwealth Games and placed 12th at the World Championships. Of course, even the best athletes have their fail moments…

Jason Statham

Professional diving doesn’t exactly pay the bills, and Statham had to find other ways to earn income. He took on a modeling job for a high-end clothing store, French Connection. He also pursued the duck n’ dive business of hustling dodgy wares – knock-off perfumes and jewelry – to shoppers on some of London’s busiest streets. “It didn’t fall off the back of a lorry,” he told Jay Leno. “Someone pushed them and I caught them. We made thousands!”

While working for French Connection, Statham met Guy Ritchie who was casting a part in his upcoming film. Statham’s “audition” came in the form of persuading the director to buy a piece of fake jewelry. Ritchie walked away with some goods, while Statham left with an acting gig and Ritchie’s cash jingling in his pocket.

The rest is movie history. Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels became a cult hit. Ritchie and Statham’s second collaboration, Snatch, would become a critical and financial success, propelling Jason Statham to stardom. Of course, he still has time to do a small commercial here and there…

Clothes

Five Times Celebrity Children Dressed Better Than Their Parents

For the most part, celebrities dress pretty dang well. Is it their ability to fund personal stylists? Are they natural Fashionistas with the money to support a fashion-forward lifestyle? Regardless of the circumstance, we are constantly being exposed to pictures and tabloids displaying the on-point trends of these high-profile celebs. But let’s take a step back and focus on the children of these infamous characters. Here are five times the offspring sprang ahead of their parents in the fashion category:

1. Few can come close to out-styling Victoria Beckham, besides her children. Look at this well-dressed clan on what looks like an ordinary Sunday stroll. Nothing tops a vintage Nirvana t-shirt, skinny black jeans, and an open plaid button-up. Victoria, your boys are showing you up!

Victoria Beckham

2. Let’s take a look at Beyoncé and her daughter, Blue Ivy. Baby Carter is not only killing it in the jacket department, but is owning the hair category. That stealthy black outfit and hairdo are stealing the cameras away from superstar Mom.

3. Moving on to Brad, Angelina, and their son, Maddox. Although this picture is rather old, it perfectly captures a moment when Jolie-Pitt stole the spotlight. Standing next to his plainly dressed parents, Maddox takes it away with the fedora/scarf combo.

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4. The Stiller kids are killing it at our #4 spot. Once again with the help of some color. Also, it appears Ben is going the black and navy route. Although this is becoming more acceptable these days, I am not a fan. The kids are bringing it home here with their shades of green.

5. Last but not least, the cutest of the bunch, little Mason. There’s no doubt this Disick/Kardashian combo was gifted with some good genes, but also with some nice threads. I’m sorry Scott, your son’s Burberry sweater blows away your sweater-around-the-neck look. As if small children in designer sweaters isn’t cute enough, those sunglasses complete this exceptional look.

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Empathy

Empathy

Put your date to the test – the kindness test. Get them to talk to a customer service representative, and you’ll see what (s)he’s really made of.

According to psychologist, author, and speaker, Guy Winch, the extent to which we are kind to a customer service agent is indicative of how kind we are as a person, and potentially (hopefully), as a significant other.

It’s easy to take our annoyance and frustration out on someone we don’t know, someone we can’t see. We forget the voice on the other end is attached to feelings, hopes, and dreams.

And a modest paycheck.

However, what both sides need – whether it’s to be a decent human being, or an effective employee, or both – is empathy.

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings, perspectives, and realities of another. In his article, Jayson Boyers contends that empathy is “the force that moves business forward.” Empathy is what enables a call service agent to deescalate situations and gently guide the customer back to the real issue. It keeps the customer from bullying and verbally abusing the agent, which empowers the latter to do their job, which brings about customer satisfaction, which contributes to employee well-being. The cycle of kindness, respect, and all that is good and wholesome in this world then continues.

So how does one go about developing and improving their ability to empathize? Follow these three steps to build fulfilling and fruitful relationships:

  1. Be present. Meaning, don’t think about that half-written email on your desktop, your to-do list, or what you ate for breakfast. More importantly, don’t think about what you plan on saying or what your opinion is on the situation.
  2. Simply listen. Listen with your ears – to the tone, timbre, and pitch of the other person’s voice; with your eyes – to interpret the stance, demeanor, and movements of the other person’s body; with your heart – to relate to the other person’s feelings and perspective.
  3. Then validate. In this big wide world where most of us spend the majority of our lives searching for our place and purpose, being heard and validated is a key piece in sustaining our humanity and will to live. If you make room for and acknowledge the worth of another person besides yourself, you will have already won.

It’s human nature. The time and effort you take to be present, to listen, and to validate helps others trust you. With trust, all kinds of doors open.

Although, if you’re a guy, you may still want to get that door for your lady friend, especially if you failed the initial kindness test.

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The $150,000 Second

While Russell Wilson was throwing away a second consecutive Super Bowl victory, literally, many big corporations were throwing away something else: money. This year’s 30-second Super Bowl ad spot came with a $4.5 million price tag; that’s $150,000 per second. I am not going to break down specific commercials, I am simply going to touch on how obnoxious it is to spend that much money on something far less than epic.

If you’ve got the money to advertise during the most-watched American television broadcast of the year, you definitely have the means to produce. I’m talking lights, cameras, advertising masterminds, celebrity endorsers – you name it. As an ad enthusiast, it pains me to watch big name companies utilize so much to produce so little.

Don’t get me wrong, companies do sometimes get it right. Many legendary ad campaigns got their start during the Super Bowl. It just seems that as the price of this coveted airtime rises, the creativity and originality it takes to occupy this window of opportunity for all its worth is diminishing. Are audiences being taken for granted? In reality, how long will a cute dog be the only thing needed to propel a company’s advertising efforts to success?

It is essential for corporations to understand the power of Super Bowl viewership, and realize that one failed, or even lame, commercial can lead to lost respect and rebellion. All successful advertising requires strategy, but this one specific day takes a lot more than the basic approach. It’s all about identifying the target market, knowing the target market, and realizing that the entire target market is watching. It also helps to understand who influences the target market, and know that they are watching too.

So my message to corporations is this, either produce or gather your millions and get out of this elite advertising pool. No excuses.

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Top Celebrities Who Started Out at the Bottom

At some point in our lives, most of us have worked at a not-so-glamorous job.  Our favorite movie stars are no exception. Good for them as they were able to move past these jobs and continue on to great success.  Good for us as we’re able to share in and have a good laugh at their humble beginnings.

Robin Williams

The late, great, Robin Williams has always been known for his over-the-top antics and gestures.  His unique talents came in handy during his days as a street mime.

Johnny Depp

Before he became our beloved Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp perfected his swoon-worthy smooth talk as a phone salesmen selling pens. Yes, PENS!

Bill Murray

We all know the value of higher education, but it doesn’t always work out the way we hope.  The beloved Bill Murray worked for two years after college selling Chestnuts outside a Chicago grocery store.

Even the most successful actors in Hollywood started out quite ordinary – working the streets, pushing pens, and selling nuts.  So, the next time you’re having a bad day at work, remember to hold on to your dreams and keep going. You never know where you might end up!

Emotional Marketing

World’s Toughest Job – Proves the Power of Emotional Marketing

I was moseying through Facebook the other day and came across the most delightful, heart-warming advertisement I’ve seen since that Super Bowl commercial with the dog and the horse.  If you have not seen this American Greeting advertisement, I suggest you take a look:

Being an advertising enthusiast, I often admire how companies go about using those different terms I learned in college.  In this case the term being, Emotional Marketing.

This form of marketing is somewhat subtle, yet extremely effective.  Emotions are something that most of us cannot ignore, and even if we think we can, most of the time we are still subconsciously affected in some way.  The best part about successfully accomplishing this form of marketing is that the consumer is affected long after viewing a simple piece.  It is a direct gateway into the consumer’s head – not in a creepy and possessive way, but warm and fuzzy.

There are many different ways to inject emotion into advertising, one of the most common being nostalgia.  Donald Draper of Mad Men, one of the best characters to ever grace cable television, goes off on a brilliant tangent during a pitch to Kodak regarding the Carousel slide projector.  “Nostalgia – it’s delicate, but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek nostalgia literally means ‘the pain from an old wound.’ It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called the wheel, it’s called the Carousel. It lets us travel the way a child travels – around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved.”  Well said, Don!  Nostalgia takes a consumer on a glorious journey through the past, while leaving them wanting your product/service in the present.

Let’s do a 180 here and direct our attention to the American Greeting advertisement I referenced earlier.  Yup, this article on Emotional Marketing is now turning into a lesson on video interviews.  Direct your attention to the fella who first shows up at 0:53.  Rule number one, two, and three when participating in a video interview – go somewhere quiet and professional looking, dress the part, and make sure your technology is up to date.  This guy fails to follow every one of these crucial rules.  I know this is off topic, but I could not stop myself from commenting on this man’s attempt.

ANYWAYS – Emotional Marketing, if executed correctly, can do wonders for your brand and your campaign.  The best way to go about creating a message that will truly resonate with your consumer is to know your consumer.  If you can pinpoint your target market, and understand when and why your product/service is being purchased, you will be able to create a marketing piece that will pull your consumer’s strings at exactly the right angles.

Disney Heroes Part 1

A Dozen Disney Heroes: What They Teach Us About Leadership, Determination, And Courage Part 1

Whether you are a parent or simply grew up watching these characters on the big screen, you’re probably quite familiar with most Disney movies and the beloved characters featured in the films. As children we wanted to emulate them, playing dress-up and reenacting our favorite scenes. They were our heroes, and they taught us about love, loss, friendship, and singing. Lots. Of. Singing. Watching their struggles and triumphs has taught us important life lessons that can be applied to adulthood, as well.

Let’s take a closer look at what we can learn from these heroic fictional characters.

12. Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas – The “Pumpkin King” grows tired of celebrating Halloween endlessly – crazy talk, right? Halloween brings out the inner child in all of us, but apparently Jack had his fill of tricks and treats. After stumbling upon Christmas Town, Jack becomes fixated on bringing Christmas to Halloween Town. Not fully understanding the true spirit of Christmas, Jack takes his vision a little too far and alienates himself from the other townsfolk. Jack has a dream, and nothing is going to stand in his way. While he may have been a bit impulsive and reckless, Jack’s intentions were never malicious. Although he fails to bring his vision completely to fruition, that failure does not defeat him. He redeems himself in the end, and emerges as a leader of stop motion characters men. Lesson Learned: Often, our biggest achievements in life follow our biggest failures. Don’t give up on your dreams, and don’t let failure knock you down. Also, don’t kidnap Santa Claus.

11. Simba, The Lion King – After experiencing the tragic loss of his father, the brave lion cub is banished from his home. In an instant, his life changes irrevocably. Admit it, you cried when Mufasa died. Simba is adopted by a meerkat and a warthog, and becomes somewhat of a hippie – you know, hakuna matata and living off of beetles. It takes some coaxing from feisty lioness Nala to make him come to his senses and let go of the past. Ultimately, he realizes that he needs to return home, take his rightful place in the pride, and save his family from crazy Uncle Scar. Lesson Learned: You can run from circumstances but you can’t run from the past. Simba made a new life for himself, but once he reconnected with Nala he knew what he had to do. He bravely returned home despite being afraid and uncertain of what awaited him. It took guts to go home in spite of everything, but he bravely faced his uncle and that crazy monkey with the stick. Accept the past, learn from your mistakes, and move on.

10. Alice, Alice in Wonderland – Hands down my favorite movie and favorite Disney character of all time, don’t judge me. Alice is charming, a bit prissy, inquisitive, and has “real life” traits that many other female Disney characters are lacking. For example, Alice is a bit clumsy, gets annoyed, can be disagreeable, speaks her mind, and doesn’t have any trouble talking back to adults. Characters such as Snow White and Cinderella are quite demure, graceful, and exceedingly sweet. After falling down the rabbit hole and into a fantastical world full of outrageous characters (I’m looking at you, Mad Hatter!), Alice adapts quickly to ever-changing circumstances. Quick on her feet, she manages to escape from more than a few tricky situations. Of course, it is all just a dream, but it is still an awesome movie! Lesson Learned: Alice literally grew and shrank in order to fit through a doorway, simply because she was curious about where that rabbit with the pocket watch was going. Allow yourself the freedom to be curious about the world – explore your options, make mistakes, and then learn from them. Oh, and don’t eat the mushrooms!

9. Mulan, Mulan – This chick is bad. The good kind of bad. At first, she attempts to behave in a “socially acceptable” manner by stuffing herself inside a stereotypical box. As we all know, this doesn’t last very long. A hero from the beginning, Mulan leads her life with passion and courage, eschewing tradition and straddling gender roles with ease. She saves the day, and proves that girls can be brave soldiers, too! Lesson Learned: No matter what, don’t let society dictate your life. Mulan fought for her beliefs and risked everything to save her father. While it’s important to cherish your heritage and family traditions, allowing others to tell you how to live is a road that leads only to disappointment and unhappiness. Take risks, follow your heart, chop your hair off, and get a really cool sword. Having an annoying talking pet dragon wouldn’t hurt either; just don’t bring him to dinner parties!

Check back soon for Parts II and III!

Theodore Roosevelt

Great Hires in History – Theodore Roosevelt Hires Candido Rondon

In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was defeated in an election for a third term as President of the United States. Depressed and despondent, as he always was after a major defeat, Roosevelt set out to seek his next great adventure. Originally set to be a simple speaking tour in Brazil and Argentina, the plan quickly changed after Roosevelt heard of a mysterious, uncharted river – The River of Doubt.

Roosevelt would not be alone on his new adventure to explore and map the territory, some of the last still uncharted at the time. He would be joined by 19 others including Father John Zahn, naturalist George Cherrie, and Kermit Roosevelt, his son. The American Museum of Natural History, which was sponsoring the expedition, plead with Roosevelt to consider a safer, well-explored river. However, Roosevelt had no intention of deterring from what he considered “a delightful holiday” with “just the right amount of adventure.”

While the Brazilian Government was excited to have Roosevelt in their country, they were less excited about the possibility of the former U.S. President dying on their soil. They offered Roosevelt the services of Candido Rondon, a Brazilian explorer with close ties and distinguished experience with the Amazonian wilderness.  Rondon had successfully traversed other unexplored rivers, developing ties with Native tribes that had previously killed all westerners they came in contact with. Roosevelt instantly took to Rondon who, like him, possessed both a strong character and the will to lead. Because of this Roosevelt wisely accepted Rondon into the expedition and heeded his advice on the journey, a decision that likely saved his life.

The River of Doubt would be the hardest test of Roosevelt’s and Rondon’s already accomplished lives. The river itself was a complete mystery with its length, course, and destination totally unknown. The party faced multiple rapids and waterfalls, forcing them to cut paths through the heavy jungle to proceed. They shared the territory with deadly predators such as alligators, snakes, poisonous frogs, and piranha. Disease-carrying insects constantly harassed the party. Most members of the expedition caught malaria, leaving them with fevers and constant sickness. The Natives, previously untouched by modern culture, shadowed them constantly, and could have wiped out the expedition at anytime (the fate of many future expeditions).

The dangers of the trip were intensified by the incompetence of Father Zahn, who provided inadequate medical supplies, rations, and boats. During the 400-mile trip across the Amazon wilderness toward The River of Doubt, it became clear to both Roosevelt and Rondon that Father Zahn would not have the ability or character to survive the trip. He, along with several others, were sent home along a safer route.

Shortly into the expedition Roosevelt suffered a leg wound that, while minor, meant possible death for the former President. Roosevelt’s condition worsened over several days, while the supplies continued to dwindle. Worse still, the expedition was simply not traveling fast enough. It was Rondon and his reliable, hardworking men, called Camaradas, who were able to ensure the group pushed on. The Camaradas cut their way through the jungle, traversed rapids, and scrounged for any food they could find, all while suffering from malaria and malnutrition. When men of lesser character would have deserted or panicked, Rondon and his men led the way, sometimes at great cost. Three of the Camaradas lost their lives on the river.

The expedition stopped when it was clear that further travel would mean Roosevelt’s death. The group’s doctor performed surgery, removing the dead flesh and cleaning the wound. With little medical equipment and no medication available, Roosevelt, with a 105 degree fever, felt every cut of the knife. The surgery would save his life. Not long afterward the expedition saw its first sign of civilization in the form of Rubber Tappers, who were able to provide them with vital supplies.

Starting in February and ending in late April, 1914, the expedition had traveled a total of 950 miles. The River of Doubt was renamed Rio Roosevelt in the former President’s honor. But without Candido Rondon and his Camaradas, it would have most certainly been his grave.

For more information on this thrilling history please read the book “The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey”, by Candice Miller.

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The New Guy Blog

So you got the job?  How exciting!  Your nerves from the interview phase have calmed, but now the real nerves begin.  What am I going to wear?  What if my co-workers don’t like me?  What if I’m not such a great fit after all?  These thoughts are common, and healthy to a degree, but calm down.  It will be okay!

Almost every adolescent/adult has experienced being the “new guy” in some sort of workplace type setting – the fear, the excitement, the unknown.  Believe me, I am well aware of all of the newbie cycles, as I sit here a month into my new position at Sutherland Global Services.  This isn’t my first rodeo either, but I still find myself shakin’ in my boots the night before the first day.

It’s easy to let nerves and emotions take control, but I’ve found a few simple tricks to overcome the stress and progress to success. (Trick #1: the comic relief of a tongue twister – just kidding)

1.)    REGAIN YOUR CONFIDENCE – Not only should you regain confidence in yourself, but have a bit of confidence in who hired you.  Understand that they saw something special in you, and trust their decision to add you to their team.

2.)    TURN THE STRESS INTO EXCITEMENT – You should be celebrating!  This is a new chapter, and a fresh start means fresh opportunities.  You have beat out others fighting for this spot, and you deserve to feel proud.

3.)    FOCUS YOUR ENERGY ON MAKING AN IMPACT – Don’t sit around twiddling your thumbs, thinking about what could possibly go wrong.  Get pumped up, and prepare to make a name for yourself!  In this day and age, new career opportunities are few and far between.  Don’t look at this in “the pressure is on” type of way, but turn it into the fuel that drives you to give it all you’ve got.

4.)    UNDERSTAND YOU’RE NOT ALONE – This may be the best way to calm your jitters.  Walk into your new office knowing that everyone around you was once in your position.  Your co-workers are there to help you get acclimated.  Take advantage of the support around you, and soon enough you’ll feel at ease.

Everyone has their own personal ways of overcoming stress.  These are just a few points that help me through the new job jitters.  I have to say that the unsteady feelings have long passed, and I am extremely content with my new position here at Sutherland!  There is nothing better than doing something you love around supportive people you admire.

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Office Horror Stories That Are Completely True

Have you ever experienced something in the workplace setting you could not believe? An employee talking on a cell phone about personal information? Tell you about some personal issues best left to a shrink? These or something similar to these stories have probably happened to all of us. I was given this article recently and you won’t believe the stories and examples of “office horror stories” I am about to share with you.

I’m sure everyone has experienced or heard some crazy stories, but the following might be some of the most bizarre:

  1. Employee was blowing bubbles in sub-zero weather to see if the bubbles would freeze and break.

Really? Are we 10 years old again? I’ll admit I have done some questionable actions in my life but most of those happened before I was a teenager. I guess when you live in arctic-like conditions there isn’t much to do!

  1. Employee was shaving her legs in the women’s restroom.

I have heard horror stories of people doing things like this at public gyms in public showers, but at work? Someone must have been hibernating for winter if this was such an importance.

  1. Employees were having a wrestling match.

I am all about employees enjoying the work setting, maybe having some friendly competition to promote the business and drive result. However, when it turns into old school WWE competition and people are leaving work bloody and battered, something is wrong.

  1. Employee was taking selfies in the bathroom.

This is something every company or organization can be guilty of. People have become so vain that we have to be snapping photos at all times, no matter where and when. Even it includes the most private place you could be.

  1. Employee was changing clothes in a cubicle.

Ok, we’ve already had shaving legs and selfies in the bathroom. Is there any ounce of privacy left? This could easily be a product of social media where “nothing” is really private anymore. I have a simple solution for this: use a bathroom. Wow.

After reviewing some of these, I’ve realized in my personal setting I haven’t seen the worst. I’ve experienced people slacking, water wars, pranks and others. However, this takes it to a new level. I would love to hear what you have experienced as some work place horror stories.

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Orange is the New Black Meets The Office

As I look around at my team I see 14 unique individuals, each with their own personalities, talents, and aspirations.  We work, we laugh, we collaborate, and at the end of the day we each do our part to reach a common set of goals.  It’s our differences that make us successful.  Think, what good is a bunch of the exact same people working together?  Unless you’re place of employment happens to be a factory, and your “team” consists of everyone on the assembly line, this instance would surely pump out the same, boring, uncreative, uninspired work.

The return of Orange is the New Black has got me thinking, what if I compared the characters of OITNB to those of The Office?  Let’s be real, both shows contain some pretty eccentric individuals, but each with their own purpose.  Let’s see where this goes…

Piper – The main character.  Although sometimes things do not seem to go her way, this only makes her stronger.  She is easily influenced, but can take charge when necessary.  Although she may be the most educated of the bunch on paper, her street smarts aren’t always up to par.

  • Pam Beesly – Both women start off shy and timid.  Over time the two begin to become more comfortable in their settings.  Taking risks and speaking their minds soon becomes normal.

 

Alex – The businesswoman.  She likes to make money, and she likes to be noticed.  There is something about her personality that attracts people to her.  She is extremely persuasive, and can be quite the smooth talker.

  • Ryan Howard – Both of these characters are used to being “obsessed with.”  They have also both shared the antagonist role.  Their hunger for wealth has left them both behind bars.

 

Crazy Eyes – The unpredictable one.  The way her brain works is a mystery, but what she contributes to the group is unlike anything else.  She is one unique individual, and she takes “thinking out of the box” to a whole new level.

  • Dwight Schrute – This gullible and naïve pair longs to be needed.  Their actions are often unpredictable, and usually unwarranted.  Both characters definitely take some getting used to, but bring a unique sense of spontaneity and entertainment.

 

Red – The mother figure.  She cares deeply about her co-workers, and will do just about anything for the greater good.  Although her concept of “family” can sometimes get quite Soprano like, she does have a large heart.  She is really good at what she does, and has a lot of passion for her work.

  • Michael Scott – Red and Michael both value the concept of family.  Although this concept may be misconstrued at times, it is never an issue of caring.

 

Bennett – The gentle, charismatic one.  Although in a position of authority, he is the opposite of power-hungry.  He has the strong notion to always do the right thing, and can be counted on to do so.

  • Jim Halpert – Both Bennett and Jim are kindhearted, intelligent, and trustworthy men.  They both fall in love with another character in the show, and both endure struggles because of it.

 

What character are you?  Possibly one I haven’t listed (for the sake of your interest, and my own to-do list, I stopped after five).  Or maybe you’ve never watched either of these shows.  In this case, I suggest you get at it!  There is no limit to what a diverse group of people can achieve.  Input from all directions can produce something glorious.

Sutherland Global Services

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the Sutherland Global Services Careers blog!  Sutherland Global Services is the leader in integrated Business Process Outsourcing.  Since opening our doors in 1986, we have grown to over 30,000+ employees globally.  You can learn more about us here.

Over the coming weeks, months, and hopefully years, our goals are to provide unique insights into not only the BPO industry but also a multitude of topics which we find near and dear to us.  Some of these topics include Social Recruitment; Tips, Tricks, and Advice on Resume Writing and Interviewing; Leadership; Professional Development; and Social Media Optimization.  We are also going to be giving you a glimpse into what it’s like working for Sutherland Global Services by spotlighting a Day in the Life of a Sutherland Employee.  We will be highlighting our Platinum Performers by sharing interviews with them, as well as connecting you with some of our newest employees to see what their experiences have been like.  We will even be diving into some fun and random topics that really showcase our  writers’ (meet them below!) crazy and imaginative side, so keep an eye out for those!

We encourage you to engage with us in the comments below each of our blog posts or through one of our many social media platforms.  Whether you agree with us or not, we want to hear from you! Too shy to post a public comment?  Not a problem!  You can always reach out to us by email at Hive@SutherlandGlobal.com.

Meet the Writers:

Tom Castronova

Tom Castronova

Matthew Futter

Matthew Futter

Ruth Bachman

Ruth Bachman

Matthew Weinrich

Matthew Weinrich

Jessica Hilaire

Jessica Hilaire

Michelle DeNero

Michelle DeNero

Jonathan Hostetter

Jonathan Hostetter

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Danielle Doucette

Danielle Doucette

Celina Amaro

Celina Amaro