Marc Plooster

About Marc Plooster

Marc Plooster is an Accountant for the County of Ottawa, MI. Prior to joining Ottawa County, he worked for the City of Grand Rapids, MI in multiple roles including as a John H. Logie Fellow. Marc was the Grand Valley State University 2014 Most outstanding Public and Nonprofit Administration Student and earned a double major in political science. Currently Marc is a graduate student at Grand Valley State University and expects to earn his Master of Science in Accounting in December 2017.

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Workplace Culture

Workplace Culture

There is something important to consider when selecting a job, key to remaining happy in a job, and part of many decisions to stay or leave a job. I am, of course, talking about workplace culture.

A Brief History of Fringe Benefits

A Brief History of Fringe Benefits

A Brief History of Fringe Benefits MARC PLOOSTER Marc Plooster is an Accountant for the County of Ottawa, MI. Prior to joining Ottawa County, he worked for the City of Grand Rapids, MI in multiple roles including as a John H. Logie Fellow. Let’s talk about fringe...
Career Inertia

Career Inertia

As stated in Newton’s first law of motion: an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a net force. If a career, a noun, can be connected to an object, also a noun, a career that is either stopped or stalled...
Politics Is Local and National

Politics Is Local and National

Despite being fatigued from the recent conclusion of the 2016 general elections that have dominated news for more than a year, we need to not forget about the impact of the most recent elections on the future. No, I am not talking about the hundreds of future PhDs...
Workplace Etiquette and Manners

Workplace Etiquette and Manners

From the little I have been able to piece together, workplace etiquette and manners are held as a priori – especially when it comes to analyzing situations with our stereotypical glasses. There is an assumption in our education and to a greater extent our public...
Pick Your Own Career Adventure

Pick Your Own Career Adventure

A number of the employees at the city where I work are retiring. These events do a few things: they confirm what has been told to me repeatedly and they make me question what position I will be when – more like if – I retire. The apparent number of retirements confirm...
Rethinking Your Next Job Search

Rethinking Your Next Job Search

A Job Is Like Transportation If a personal car is transportation of choice, one vehicle generally does not last forever. I acknowledge there are cars whose owner remains the original driver. A one owner classic car may be like a family business which sounds like a...

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