05.24.12 The Morning Buzz



Call for RSVPs: Economist Dr. Thomas Potiowsky, June 13 – ELGL is hosting a luncheon with former State Economist and current Chair of the Portland State Economics Department, Dr. Thomas Potiowsky. The discussion will be on the US recovery and the new economic environment. This information will be relevant to long-term local government revenues and anyone interested in budgeting.

City of Wilsonville : Economic Development Advisory Committee – The City of Wilsonville is hosting an “Economic Development Summit” on Thursday, May 31, 6:00–8:30 p.m., at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. All residents, business owners/managers and employees of Wilsonville and other members of the public interested in helping to shape the City’s future economic-development policies are welcome to attend.

Nominate the Next Public Official of the Year – Tell us about an outstanding state, city or county leader who has shown true courage, innovation, creativity and excellence in his or her job.


Clackamas County’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year includes $250,000 of “placeholder” money as part of the first payment toward its $25 million contribution to TriMet.

Beaverton Budget Committee hears first round of proposals to $170 million budget, including possible water fee increase – The $170 million budget proposed for fiscal year 2012-13 will see more improvement projects for water lines and related infrastructure.


Avoid A ‘Take This Job And Shove It!’ Resignation! If you happen to be one of the millions of people who are expected to leave their current jobs to take new ones in the near future, then of course you will be involved in the resignation process. No matter how angry you might be with your current employer, or how very dissatisfied you may be with the way you’ve been treated during the last several years, when it comes time to resign, you must avoid—at all costs!—the temptation to adopt the attitude so brazenly and foolishly  expressed by the late Country singer Johnny Paycheck in his “Take this job and shove it!”

Generation X and the Narrowing Career Path – Melissa, a talented Gen X’er, is given a promotion that puts her in direct contention for a key senior spot. Although her Boomer colleagues are offering their congratulations, Melissa finds herself feeling vaguely uneasy. She is reaching a point in her career where the path seems to be narrowing suddenly and precipitously. There look to be very few options for the next possible step. Her enthusiastic and supportive Boomer boss has presented the promotion as the next step on an inevitable path — her “final hurdle” before taking on his job.

Use Social Media to Boost Your Job Search – More and more people are finding jobs via Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites. These media aren’t changing how we look for jobs, they are simply rebooting the traditional habits of successful job hunters and making them easier.

5 Reasons People Retire Unexpectedly Early – Early retirement is the dream of many people working nine to five. But the reality is that a significant portion of the population will involuntarily retire early before the official retirement age.

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