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My friend David quit his job recently – right in the middle of a big project with an important deadline. He had been unhappy for quite some time and was trying to do the professional thing – stay until the project was complete. The problem he stated was the “MATH skills” of his boss. Black Swarm ipod “Math skills?” I asked. “Was there a problem with pay, how he was calculating your pay or your hours?” David said his pay was fair, competitive and always delivered on time. He never worked more than a forty hour week. So now I was puzzled and asked him to clarify what he meant by MATH Skills. Management’s A Kes psp ttitude Towards Help he shared with me. Then said some words that I chose not to write here. I love it. MATH SKILLS! So here we go….A short list of MATH Skills that might engage employees, retain employees …

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Some businesses sell you crap; others help you deal with your crap

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Changing Your Mind is a Supervisor's Prerogative

In my post of August 5th you read about the UPS Man and Big Brother. If you haven’t go read that first before continuing. So yesterday afternoon I see the UPS Man backing down the street. As Dave got out of the truck I congratulated him on breaking the rule of no backing up; the rule that he shared with me just two days earlier. Dave just laughed. Well I guess Big Brother (Dave’s Supervisor and/or the Powers That Be at UPS) learned that they were wrong. Dave was told that he is spending too much time out of the truck and it is taking too long to make deliveries. Start backing up again was the new directive. Seemed like a game of Simon Says; or in this case UPS says. UPS says back up. UPS says don’t back. Twee vrouwen release Really!!!!! No kidding! Crystal River video Once again Dave just laughed at the …

How To Recycle Printer Paper; Just in Case You Needed Instructions

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Big Brother REALLY is watching! Well at least he's watching the UPS Man.

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