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Not Getting Sued

May 11, 2009 by


My non-market business environment class tonight is talking about how companies respond to bad publicity, which can be driven by either the media or by special interest groups. During the discussion, one of my classmates talked about a friend of his who is a doctor. The doctor had told him that when malpractice suits are […]

The Value of Swearing

April 20, 2009 by


I don’t swear. I don’t like to hear swearing. In fact, I was going to write a different post, about how swearing is the most convenient (and perhaps purest) verbal expression of negative energy. But that’s not this post. Over the last few days at work, I’ve been trying to implement some new systems — […]

The Pre-Meeting Video

February 26, 2009 by


At church, work, and school, I’ve had the opportunity to [be compelled to] attend training meetings. Thursday last week, I got a call from our high council representative that the stake wanted all priesthood leadership to attend a training meeting after church on Sunday. Since the meeting was organized on short notice, I figured that […]

A Finding-Job Job

February 17, 2009 by


So I’ve solved unemployment. The problem with looking for a job is that it’s hard to stay motivated, especially after a few rejections. There are a lot of hard-working unemployed people who just need the structure that a work environment provides. So here’s what the unemployment office should do–instead of providing job-finding resources, they should […]

Why I’m the Smartest Man in the World

September 13, 2008 by


Heather stopped by to pick me up after work yesterday. She had her passport handy, so that I could make a photocopy of it (as is usually recommended to travellers) for her upcoming adventure. While she got busy loading her cool new MP3 player (thanks all who advised, especially Canon — good to be reminded […]

Short Work Day

August 27, 2008 by


I carpool to work with my father-in-law. He drives, and I help pay for gas. This setup means that I often don’t have control over my work departure and arrival times. For example, he prefers working from 8:00 to 4:30, which means taking a half-hour lunch. I’d rather work till 5:00 and get the full […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

August 21, 2008 by


Yesterday was my birthday — the big two-nine. Heather came by work with balloons, chocolates, and our kids. I got to show off my family and my treats to the office. Alanna and Asher are always excited to see my little cubicle. They like to watch the screensavers on my computer. It reminds me of […]