Tuesday, February 16, 2016

feb 16 2016
another pet peeve time...  i am doing pretty well  with the "answer the question- don't give me  related stories "
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i am about to try and get rid of  another bit of sloppy living.... the tardy bit....
favorite story-- a newly graduated college student-- racing to catch a plane was heard to say "i was only 2 minutes late"  and a bystander said "wow--- that is a wasted $250,000 education"

there are a few very basic rules in the working world- the very simplest way to impress a boss.. is to be 15 minutes early for a job- "with pencil sharpened"    i drummed this idea into both my children.
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at one point,  my second  job was running animal episodes- which provided animals for print ads/movies/tv  etc-- animals in advertising is often a thankless job-- if a filming is going badly the director ALWAYS says  the problem was the animals--- or often --- the child...-- my entire busiiness of  ?30 years? rested on my reputation-- which i heard said once--"you want mice?  she will show up 30 minutes early  ready to go with a bunch of mice. " 

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 If you are hired for a job  from 9 to 5 - why on earth do you think that means punch the clock  then go get coffee and stand around for 30 minutes talking about last night's events  at a beer joint.   if you are paid from 9-- that means you should be ready to be productive for your employer at 8:55.    that is closely related to  sitting by the punch clock at 4:55 so the minute it turns to 5:00 you can punch out.
to me..... that  looks absolutely foolish......and to me --- it is an alarm.....

what's the big deal about a few minutes? - to arrive  a few minutes late  on the job and say "i hit red lights" 
says to me... "you couldn't get out a few minutes earlier just so you would nt be late?"
Being late is self imposed stress-----if you give yourself an extra 15-20 minutes  , then you are not trying to beat a red light-- or get into traffic a few cars ahead-driving too fast.  and you have to arrive for your job in a better mental state than rushing about and sliding in at the last minute.   that is a stress on the job  that is 100% avoidable...

as an employer-- if  person "A"   is constantly  just a few minutes late    and can't wait to leave at 4:58,  the last thing this person wants to do is work for my company... that will wash over into general performance every time... so i better start looking for  person "B".
that is just how it is....
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so back to the dogs
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and my mattress problems  --- you all must be tired of my mattress discussions... 
i wish  i had a big barker bed to fit my bed... today i just might try and call mr barker.
last night it was so bad that i had grace come and feel teh 4"  foam i bought at costco
you could pound on it like a board... not soft at all...  extremely wierd... but hard as a rock
well, maybe a soft rock.. but hard.

first job today is to get it off my bed and cut it into matts for the dogs on the kuranda beds.
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 long phone call taking  my time-- running
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Now I lay me down to nap 
On this comfy, cozy wrap.
If hunger wakes me far too soon
Someone come with can and spoon.
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 LOVE IT !!
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I DO NOT KNOW OF A HAPPIER DOG THAN GEORGE.  film crew due back here 10 am-- they can' believe how we train///
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Neurology Now magazine February/March issue mentions an SDP dog "Calamity Jane".  Article starts on page 46,  SDP is mentioned on page 54. Not a regular on the chat but wanted to let you know.  Just got my copy of the mag in the mail today and saw SDP reference and it clicked that I watch your cams! BEST WISHES!

1 comment:

  1. Here is a link to the article. Not sure if it is the full piece, but it has the important part.

    http://journals.lww.com/neurologynow/Fulltext/2016/12010/Healing_Tails__Service_and_therapy_dogs_can.23.aspx

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