Too sick for work can be a subjective term.
I must admit I’ve pushed the limits and found myself exiled
from the office on more than one occasion for coming to work when I should
legitimately be at home.
I would say my average yearly sick days would even out
around 3 or 4 maybe.
Which puts me well below recent statistics that say
government employees are averaging in at 12.2 days lost per year.
The modern hotel concept sprung up in Europe around 1768.
Before hotels, travelers pitted in at coaching inns which
tended to the needs of the traveller and their livestock.
Travel was considerably less common due to restriction of
time and distance prior to the proliferation of the railway system.
But with advances in travel came the need for short term
To say we’ve advanced past seeking a place to lay our head,
however, is understatement.
Inspired after watching a TEDx video this spring by Chris Bailey, I was determined to unplug during my summer vacation.
Here’s my experience after just having returned from that time away.
It isn’t a summer music festival unless you’re trudging
around in mud. At least that’s what Craven organizers over the years have led us
But what if I told you that isn’t the case everywhere?
What if a festival site was thoughtfully designed with drainage,
sound control and amenities that could serve up to 65,000 people?
Montreal’s redesign of Parc Jean Drapeau has achieved just
The vibrancy of a city’s core creates the fabric of the
community. A safe downtown gathering place provides an ambiance that
reverberates throughout the city.
Who decides the definition of “safe”?
It’s a subjective word that may have different meaning to different people. I have my own translation and believe that “safe” is achievable.
speaking, it depends on where you live on this earth.
Globally there are
still approximately 2.7 billion women restricted from doing the same jobs as
But that’s not
necessarily true in North America, right?
Okay, how about this
more relatable fact: only 5 per cent of the Fortune 500 companies have female
When we look at the
general workforce, approximately 63 per cent of women (aged 25-54) participate
in the labour market; that compares to 94 per cent of men in the same age category.
The statistic doesn’t
tell us where those 37 per cent of women are or why they aren’t participating
but it certainly highlights the imbalance between genders.
So it’s agreed, there
is still some work to do.
regularly reminds me to slow down and be careful.
He loves me
and wants to see me safe. To be fair, he’s justified in that he’s watched me
trip, fall and maim myself too many times to mention.
was he a few weeks ago when I landed on my pride and broke my wrist?!
I am often accused of twisted thinking when I voice this inner paradigm and am therefore going to use this space to convert you to this liberated view of our Saskatchewan winters.
Awakening early to an announcement on my radio alarm that
the temperature is forecast to stay below 30C for the next week is for me, the
equivalent of consuming my favorite comfort food.
As an aside comment, I seldom step away from posting business content. This however happens to be the fifth anniversary of the launch of our blog and therefore feel justified straying from the norm.
Looking back on those first posts, it seems like only a couple of years since they were written.
On the first day of Christmas my broker sent to me
A qualified tenant for occupancy
Today’s communication tools include email, voicemail, social media, text and electronic messaging services, video and audio conference calls and more recently, telepresence robots.
All of these can be useful, however there are times when they just cannot replace a “belly to belly” meeting.