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Happy 55th Wedding Anniversary Mom & Dad!

Updated July 30, 2020 Today my parents celebrate 55 years of marriage.  And like any other celebration in the middle of a pandemic, this celebration will look different than five or ten years ago.  I jokingly asked my parents, who've been self-quarantining since the end of...

Chandeliers, Silk Charmeuse & Chaka-More Childhood Trauma

May 23, 2014 Days like this in AZ always trigger my childhood PTSD #LandOfTheLost #Chaka #Sleestak noise https://t.co/qw5nEgyN5u pic.twitter.com/xl9zjcaIjC — KillingMyCareer (@MelaynaLokosky) April 30, 2016 Johnson & Johnson's Pathological History of Unethical and Illegal Behavior It’s no secret my life has drastically changed over the last three years and...

Taking Care of A Toddler: Killing My Career Turns Two

February 1, 2016Killing My Career is celebrating its second anniversary today, which also happens to coincide with my 44th birthday. One a toddler and the other in a self-created mid-life career crisis of sorts, well at least at the start of it all; and, some...

Creating a Memorable Holiday Experience for Customers: A Lost Art

November 27, 2015   #Marketing #Fail by @BestBuy for trying to start #BlackFriday sales on a #Tuesday 3 weeks before #Thanksgiving #Nope pic.twitter.com/OeQemSCVPe — Melayna Lokosky (@MelaynaLokosky) November 10, 2015 Waking from the turkey coma of yesterday's Thanksgiving feast, we're now ready for the full on assault of ads....

Change, Pain, & Growth 25 Years Later

May 1, 2015 If we're fortunate we know when change is occurring; however, there are times when change is thrust upon us and those we love without much warning.  Growth often times requires pain; and, it’s how we choose to use that pain that helps define...

The Shaping of the Shrew

January 13, 2015 Excerpt from Killing My Career: Chapter 1: The Shaping of the Shrew Incorporated 1894 I grew up in a very small town about 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania named after steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie.  And if you grew up in Carnegie it is not...

Public Assault vs. Girls who can’t High Five

UPDATED: January 11, 2015 Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are #Sisters, in theaters Christmas 2015 April 12, 2014 One drunk girl is obnoxious and a group of drunk girls is like watching babies who just discovered for the first time their arms move and if they scream loudly...

Vintage CHANEL: Fashion Week Special

September 5, 2014 Many years before I killed my career I was the Chanel Ready-to-Wear Specialist at Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix. It was at the time my dream job.  It was my second job where I had a base salary and a commission structure attached, although...