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Traci Dossett

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The SEP Foundation – Why Would We Do That?

SEP has a long history of giving to charitable causes. In our early days, we had three major shareholders, each of whom earmarked a set amount to give to a charity of their choice. Clean water in Africa, global adoption organizations and various educational initiatives were all causes dear to our founders’ hearts. While this […]
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Get Out of My Gmail – Using Google Docs for Work

​So you want to use Google Docs, huh?  Seems it’s what all the cool kids are doing these days. ???? But if you’re like me there’s a greatness to work/home balance but not so much wonderfulness to commingling of the information. And if you’re also like me you get invites to collaborate on Google Docs.  Which is […]
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Stand Up, Sit Down, Do the Hokey Pokey

Recently there’s been quite a bit of interest in SEP adding standing desks to our workspaces.  Many have cited the potential benefits of standing while working.  There are also suggestions that the benefits aren’t as great as they were originally advertised to be.  For now, let’s remove the scientific argument until scientists can agree and we’ll […]
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2012 Corporate Giving Infographic

The Community Involvement initiative kick started by the four officers at SEP was a chance to put into action the goodwill SEP spreads among its employees and their families. Through programs such as Pay-It-Forward as well as fundraising and supply collection, SEP has encouraged its staff to become active members of the community through multiple […]
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How to Fail (The Working Mom Version)

SEP Blog Battle 500 starts with writing about How to Fail. Great! Something we can all relate to! So I bring to you “How to Fail (The Working Mom Version)”, also known as “How to NOT Do This Whole Work and Procreate Thing”. Let’s start from the beginning… Pick a life partner that expects a […]
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Lessons From 2nd Grade Math Homework

Second graders are awesome (as is proven by this picture).  It was truly an odd moment of inspiration when I saw his homework.  Instead of my usual no-nonsense approach to homework (and too often life), I took a moment to appreciate that my youngest son had turned the mundane into something cool looking.  Double bonus […]
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Well Now You’ve Done It

Way to go.  You broke it.  You didn’t follow the directions.  I told you that would happen. How are you feeling now, my customer?  My co-worker?  My son?  My husband?  Not so great, huh?  So now you feel bad AND it’s still broken.  And I’m sure you thought it was my fault already and now […]
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Pay It Forward…for Introverts

Sing it with me… It’s the most wonderful time of the year….it’s the hap-happiest season of all... Really Traci, Christmas songs already? No my friends, I’m talking about the season of giving and thankfulness and specifically Pay It Forward Month! Yep, it’s one of my personal favorite things we do at SEP! Here’s the skinny […]
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Community Involvement Update

SEP launched our new Community Involvement Program this year.  We really do aim to make the world a better place…even if it’s one good deed at a time. We’re half way thru the year and off to a good start.  We’ve been able to impact some great organizations with our money and our time while […]
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