Is it mating season? – Why yes it is. The birds are doing their courting songs and looking for nesting material. I love this time of year. Such sweet singing.
The last repair – There was a problem with our four-year-old range. The oven light wouldn’t go off unless we turned off the circuit breaker. We had four service trips. The first two guys were clueless. They were looking for computer panel issues. The third guy came in, opened the door, and flicked the button sensor a few times. It took him less than two minutes to find the mechanical issue. A sticking button sensor. No fancy panel problem. He came back this week to install a new sensor button. Between both trips, he didn’t spend more than ten minutes here. It took four trips to fix a simple mechanical problem. Good thing it was under warranty.
Muscle memory (for bloggers) – Maybe it’s just me but when I use the reader to comment in WordPress I’ve noticed they have switched the buttons around. The spam button is where the like button used to be. I have to be very careful because my finger wants to spam everything!
Speaking of all things computer – I’ve been doing ancestry research using several websites. Back in the old days (not all that long ago) I used one search engine – Internet Explorer – for everything. Then I had some issues and had to use Chrome for my banking website. Microsoft pushed Edge so I tried that. Now when I pull up a site I get a message that it’s not compatible with this one or that one. I have the three search engines bookmarked so I can easily switch. I plan on downloading Firefox which many people rave about. When did it happen that you had to use different search engines for different websites? Each one is a little different so there is stuff to learn and your history isn’t always available. Bleah!
For egalitarians! – When I started work with my last company, it was definitely an “old boys’ club.” Every meeting was started with a wasted 30 minute discussion of last night’s game du jour. I called it the cocktail hour (no real cocktails were served). I tried to get out of it as often as possible. I had real work to do. Tuesday afternoons were dedicated to golfing (for execs only) without using vacation time. Perks like Super Bowl and World Series tickets abounded (for the execs). The company tanked. In fairness, the industry tanked but the exec team wasn’t nimble enough to adjust to a different business environment. They didn’t have a vision for anything except what was. They all read “Who Moved My Cheese” (or said they did) but didn’t really get the concept. During a takeover the exec team was ousted and the secondary team composed of mostly women took over. They changed the business plan and created a fair working environment. No free vacations or golf days. This past week for the third (or maybe fourth) year in a row, the company was awarded top place to work in the area. I wonder if the old execs saw it and what they thought. It’s a different world today.
So how was your week?