Dwight Lieb, the owner of the well-known La Fogata restaurant, makes the point I was addressing in my post about CPS. Happy workers make better workers. He asks what are "happy" workers? Happy workers are those employees who derive some satisfaction from their job and feel empowered to realize professional goals at their jobs.  See San

If there is one thread common to employment lawsuits, it is poor or no training for managers. Training helps instill values. It builds a culture of excellence. It is that culture of excellence which is missing from Child Protective Services. See San Antonio Express News report. The report discusses the missed opportunities by social

The ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) forces capture northern Iraq and some 2 million U.S. veterans look with dismay. See CBS news report. I spent a lot of time traveling north form Tikrit, through the oil fields and the critical bridge over the Tigris River. Now, it is in the hands of

In this day of increased appreciation for service members, we are hearing a lot of negative news about Bowe Bergdahl, now that he has been freed. It makes sense to me that we have this discussion after he has been freed. I am happy that he is free of his captors. The Taliban are not

I do not understand the criticism of the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange. Republicans leaders express concern that five Taliban leaders were released. These persons may cause harm to Americans. Pres. Obama mentioned that Sgt Bergdahl’s health was beginning to worsen. Today, Sen. Saxty Chambliss, R-Ga., suggested there was nothing wrong with his health. See CBS

Shoppers at the Wal-Mart in Toronto can now purchase a will for $99. Notarized documents cost $25, a second notarized document would cost $19. The two lawyer partners say their busiest times are between 5 and 8 pm on weekdays and on Saturdays and Sundays. The lawyers admit up front that they only accept simple

So, Jonathan Martin is traded to the San Fransisco Forty-Niners, a team where he wanted to play.  He is friends with the head coach of the Forty-Niners, Jim Harbaugh.  And, so ends the bullying fiasco at the Miami Dolphins. See CBS News report. Two of his main harassers, Richie Incognito and John Jerry have been

Tesoro Corporation has sustained a second acid spill at the same refinery.  I wrote about the first acid spill here.  It appears that the first acid spill was worse than Tesoro first suggested.  The Chemical Safety Board described the latest information about the first spill as "eye-opening."  See San Jose Mercury News report.

Way back when, I worked in a warehouse.  Safety was not a major concern, since we had never had an accent to my knowledge.  But, safety was emphasized.  I was always gratified when I would hear management remind us to be safe and not to take chances climbing shelving or tossing boxes.  And, before the

According to a recent Washington Post news report, KBR and Halliburton required its contract employees in Iraq and Afghanistan to not report fraud or waste.   They required contract employees to sign confidentiality agreements.  To any veteran of the two wars, that requirement is offensive.  We received many of our support services from KBR (owned