So it's been awhile since I posted. I've been working nonstop, studying and having to put up with the perpetual problems of Covid-19 wrecking havoc on the world around me. With that said, my favorite haunt of old has been horribly affected by the virus and the neighborhood changes as a result of demographics and … Continue reading The death blows of American Culture
So this weekend I went to see my family at their house. Knowing that there was construction on the highway I decided to run Google Maps for the journey. So I enter the destination and my location: the software immediately gives me b.s. suggestions to take a route that is 3x longer than necessary. All … Continue reading No Google, I will ignore your Map advice..
As I sit here on a wonderful 3 day weekend I wonder about the little things in life that one can enjoy cheaply and simply. For those of you not in the loop, this marks the 1 week time period since I signed the contract on my house purchase. Sure the place is a mess, … Continue reading The simple pleasures in life.
I consider this to be a public service announcement. So take this as it is and if you are guilty of this, change your behavior because it reflects poorly on you. I speak of any employee in any industry. Do not have another person make the phone call for you if you are sick. Especially … Continue reading Calling out as an employee…
Let me start by saying how much I detest red tape and poor lending decisions. Now gather around as I tell you a tale of how I am trying ( for quite a while now ) to close on my home and get this paperwork finished. I have been working with this particular lender for … Continue reading Home Buying Frustrations
Hello dear readers. I write this post to rant about the difficulty I had the other day trying to watch a movie that is about 40 years old. That movie is the original Conan the Barbarian with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not to be confused with that horrendous pile of trash remake they did recently. Nope, I … Continue reading Old movies and Wokesters
Today, the Philadelphia area is experiencing a series of very hot days. When I say hot, I mean hot, like 90-100° F days. Perfect weather for doing some gardening and drying out the shadier parts of the city, thus killing some mosquitos and other critters. As I planted flowers and moved some pots around, I … Continue reading Meeting a neighbor..
Hello fellow readers, writers, bloggers, vloggers, netizens and whatnot. Today's post is one about a simple acronym that I came up with (though at some point, I am sure it's come up before) and tell associates, coworkers, and others about during my coaching. When you think about what an employer/management wants from their subordinates, especially … Continue reading When in doubt, get the app..
So I have a bit of good news to share with you all. I've finally entered into negotiations to buy a house! I've been extremely busy working to save money for closing costs and expenses and so finally it looks like it will pay off! I have the financing, the agreement of sale, ordered the … Continue reading Good News Everyone!
I write this post in a reflective mood. Oftentimes as a low-mid level manager I receive orders to enforce policies that are needed for security, safety, or both. Naturally I have no issues with this, as many companies have pretty standard and commonsense rules designed for workers have existed for millenia. The issue I do … Continue reading On Corporate Leadership