Archive for 2014

Immigration reform

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Since most of the people working in shops and on construction sites (from my perspective in California) are of Spanish speaking decent, the immigration issue is one that affects employers deeply. (more…)

How long does learning take?

Friday, November 21st, 2014

We all know that skills must be acquired. No one is born with them. It’s a learning process. (more…)

Gridlock revisited (What? Already?)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

My take on the recent election is that people have become exhausted with the apparent inability of government to actually accomplish anything. (more…)

Take me to your leader

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The recent election has got me thinking about the need for strong leadership, It’s obvious that the country is desperate for strong leaders who can pull the warring factions together. (more…)

Better mousetrap?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

There is an old saying that if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door. In reality, nothing could be farther from the truth. (more…)

Done deal

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Well, it’s done. My father-in-law’s funeral turned out to be the best crappy day of my life. (more…)

End of an era

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

My father-in-law passed away last week. He was 96 and pretty much stayed active right up to the end. (more…)

That guy Bob and OSHA

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Remember “Bob”? They guy I had to let go? Well, I mentioned that he was upset when I fired him. (more…)

Imagine that

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

It’s funny how employees get to thinking they are irreplaceable. I have had this happen on several occasions and it’s never a good thing. (more…)

Who ya’ gonna call?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

There was this one project we had that was in bird’s-eye maple. It was a completely over-the-top project with a lot of very large pieces, embellished with built up moldings. And curves, lots of curves. (more…)