Jun
04
2014

Removing a negative influence

We all want our employees to have a good attitude. We do much to encourage that. We pay as much as we can, offer as many benefits as possible, bear with them when they “can’t make it in today,” make sure they get plenty of breaks and generally try to be good employers. (Read More…)

May
28
2014

My father’s face

My recent post on retiring (or not) produced a fairly high number of replies. It is interesting to note that all of them were from older readers. The youth segment was conspicuously unrepresented. (Read More…)

May
23
2014

Work to live?

I have never had a problem with working. Being a fairly high-strung type, it’s always been hard for me to sit still for any length of time. (Read More…)

May
20
2014

Not the retiring kind

There have been many times when I’ve thought, “This is not good”. One was when we stopped referring to people as people and started calling them consumers. Another is when we began to call the older members of our society senior citizens. (Read More…)

May
14
2014

When to walk away

The other day I heard that song from the 70′s, “The Gambler.” There’s that great line, “Know when to walk away, know when to run.” (Read More…)

May
05
2014

Minimum wage and the middle class

The other day I was listening to a radio report about Congress voting down a national minimum wage hike. This was followed by some comments from the president to the effect that Congress had stuck it to the middle class. (Read More…)

Apr
24
2014

Need vs. want

I have heard it said many times that people do not buy what they need. They buy what they want. (Read More…)

Apr
18
2014

Damage control

I’ve had my share of shipping nightmares. One incident, in particular, stands out. (Read More…)

Apr
15
2014

Price vs. value

I was reading an interesting bit on the difference between price and value and how these are defined. (Read More…)

Apr
04
2014

Enrichment

We often think of “enrichment” as meaning that we get more money. But, as makers, enrichment can have an entirely different meaning. (Read More…)