Unfortunately tonight’s game was a reminder of the old sales adage that you are only as good as your last win. This is not 2012. We are not in the Grand Final. We are not lighting up the field with our dominating displays of strength and athletic abilities, we are not the talk of the town when it comes to harmony, passion and loyalty.
We are 1 from 5.
Our only win has been against a terrible Parramatta Eels side, and in all fairness, we should have lost this game.
The silver lining as I’ve seen it has been that we have lost to some of the best teams in the comp, and the teams that will be in the top 8 come finals time.
- Melbourne Storm
- North Queensland Cowboys
- Manly Sea Eagles
- South Sydney Rabbitohs
These games were always close on paper. Our attack was weak, and our defence kept us in the game.
However tonight, it didn’t, and now we add the Sydney City Roosters to the list.
Bulldogs fans are entitled to be frustrated. Tonight’s game wasn’t close, on the field, on the board, or on paper.
Our team seems confused. Our team seems disjointed. Our team seems unhappy.
Our club plays best when our players are having fun.
Maybe it is the unique blend of injuries and suspensions that is leaving us lacking depth. Maybe it is the fact the we have many of our star players not signed to a new contract for the coming years.
I don’t know what it is, but as a passionate Bulldogs supporter, I want to see our team turn it around, the sooner the better. When our team loses, we lose.
Mr Greenberg, Des, Coaching staff, and our talented team, lets get together and work as a team. The pillars of excellence in the Centre of Excellence needs to inspire the team again. If someone isn’t abiding by them, they should learn to embrace them.
Your fans want… nay, need results. We are here to help! Tell us what we can do.
April 12, 2013 | Categories: Canterbury Bulldogs, NRL, Random Rant, Uncategorized | Tags: #NRLSydCby, #proudtobeabulldog, Bulldogs, Doggies, employer branding, NRL, Relationships, Rugby League, social media etiquette, sports, twitter, Values | Leave a comment
I was very fortunate to secure myself a ticket to #SOSU12 in Sydney earlier this year, and what an awesome event it was…
We started the morning over a cup of coffee and some light food and were sharing war stories with other internal recruiters from small businesses and global corporates, which put a huge smile on my face. The ability to network with other geeky recruiters and talent acquisition professionals is a rarity, and this event allowed me to do this.
I was chatting with great sourcing minds like Dan Nuroo, Christian Le Leoux and Mark Reilly, Recruiters with awesome personalities like Nathan Wong and Rod Ko and the up and coming divas of sourcing Vanessa Duke and Danielle Arabi
AND this was all before the event officially kicked off!
The piece de resistance was by far Irina Shimaeva , softly spoken and extremely witty, Irina shows you how “basic searches” can bring you sensational results. If you are an advanced user of Boolean search strings, then come with your questions ready.
I’m doing my best to get to Perth to see Mas Bianchi speak, this is a lady who has worked for some of the largest mining companies globally in a sourcing capacity, and I am wondering what wonderful tricks she has up her sleeve to share with #SOSU12.
There are still a few seats left remaining so if you want to network with your fellow Sourcing Pros from Western Australia and beyond, and learn some innovative tips from abroad, Register yourself NOW!!!
November 14, 2012 | Categories: Random Rant, recruitment, Uncategorized | Tags: blogging, recruitment agency, recruitment101, social media etiquette, SOSU12, strategic sourcing, talent, talent manager, twitter | Leave a comment
I love videos like these… it’s great to see that companies are looking for ways to beat the skills shortage whilst treating every candidate equally!
October 23, 2012 | Categories: IBM, recruitment, Uncategorized | Tags: Building a Smarter Planet, employer branding, Ethics, evp, IBM, jobseeker, Recruitment, recruitment agency, recruitment101, skills shortage, social media etiquette, strategic sourcing, talent, talent acquisition, talent management, talent manager | Leave a comment
Wow!!! I am continually surprised, infuriated and just plain gobsmacked by the ridiculous things people post on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram etc etc.
Most recently, I’ve seen the body of a young baby boy, just over a year old who had recently passed away, being placed in his coffin, and prepared with family, prior to the funeral taking place. This is just unbelievable!!!
I’m not sure what would lead a person to think that posting a dead body on a social media site is a good thing to do… Or why the hell the person who posted the image would then tag the child’s mother!
Let’s not forget the people who like the image… HOW THE HECK can you like an image of a dead child! In my humble opinion, this image and many like it should be reported to Facebook or other said sites and removed. Posting a photo online of a dead body is no different to sending the picture framed and signed to the parents! It is just bad bloody taste!
On the topic of deceased people, one thing you should never do is tag someone in a post…. For example, posting something like, “Can’t believe it has been a year since @ThePersonWhoDied passed away… We miss you!” is fine. Checking yourself in to a cemetery and posting “Having a smoke with @ThePersonWhoDied” is just ridiculous, if you have done this, you should give yourself an uppercut!
Aside from the fact that it is just weird to be checking yourself into a cemetery, don’t forget that you should have respect for the dead. They are meant to be at peace. Posting something like this makes a mockery of them, and also makes you look like a fruit-loop!
The one thing that I find very sketchy when it comes to social media is cursing… Swearing! There is a fine line with what you post to social media. It depends who your friends are and which social network you use. Facebook tends to be free flowing, as you generally only add people you know to Facebook, people who you are happy to expose to your ignorance (yes this is a tongue in cheek comment!)
Twitter is the social network that you should always be mindful of. Everything you post is a representation of your brand. If you curse, you will lose followers as your message loses its power, unless you are a gangsta rapper trying to win street cred, however, I am a bit old school, and the rappers I listen to solved their problems with guns, not words on a social media site.
So… what have we learnt??? Something I hope!