On Flyers in Janesville oppose meter transmission
Aren't those the new digital meters that were installed in Janesville a few years ago? After they installed ours, our bills went down. The savings was a really pleasant surprise.
On What not to wear
"Does it really matter if my choice of cloths are jeans and a tee shirt if I'm applying at a construction site or for a landscaping job I think not".Years ago, my husband interviewed for a construction job in suit pants and a tie. The boss commented that he was the only applicant to show up in a tie and took that as a sign that my husband was more mature and serious about the job than the others. That tie and a positive attitude got him the job.
On Are we failing to teach common courtesy?
"I think that manners are lacking all around. In the kids as much as the adults.".Ditto. At my son's band concert last spring, it was packed and many of us had to stand because the bleachers/chairs were full. One couple in the bleachers(probably mid-forties) actually refused to move their feet from the row below so an elderly woman could sit down. They claimed they were saving those seats for someone and waved her away. Turns out, they were saving the seats for a pair of teenagers, who wandered in to the packed gymnasium about twenty minutes late and spent the entire concert fiddling with their cell phones. Very obnoxious, all the way around.
On Schools prepare for a year of living with less
The teachers' comments all sounded fairly positive to me. No matter what industry you work in, changes and cutbacks create uncertainty. People who respond with a positive, can-do attitude tend to roll with the punches better than those who give up. I would much rather have my child in a classroom led by a can-do personality than someone who met a challenge with a scowl and gave up.
On School board still wants to see list of cuts
"Scott Feldt argued that waiting would give the board more information for a decision".I like the idea of the school board using the most current, relevant information to make these decisions. When they have more accurate information for the coming school year, if they review a list of cuts that would be required to balance the budget and find that those cuts would be too detrimental, then I have no problem paying that extra $54 dollars a year. I would feel confident that my extra contribution was the result of a valid need, not the result of careless budgeting and/or spending.
On What will lure you to the 4-H fair?
"The Walworth Fair offers a vastly larger space with far more food venders, exhibits, rides for the kids. Their grandstand activities are more exciting - we all love the harness racing and the demolition derby.".We skip Rock Cty and go to Walworth Cty for this reason too. I would gladly go to both, but the Rock Cty fair is just too small. My kids love to spend all day at the Walworth Cty fair but at Rock Cty, we're all bored within 20-30 minutes.
On Great job interview but no offer? Here's why...
"I didn't know a question so after the interview I went home, researched the answer and emailed the boss.".My husband did that too! They asked some random question to see how he would react. The boss told him later that they were impressed with his honest answer, "I don't know. I'll have to look that up," and even more impressed when he followed up later that day with an answer. He was the only applicant (out of nearly 100) who made the effort..I would also recommend having a very clear understanding of your skill set and strengths. Everyone says they're detail oriented, good with people, punctual, etc. Highlight more specific things you excel at and provide brief examples. If these skills aren't obviously related to the position you are applying for, be prepared to explain why these skills are relevant.
On Addressing childhood obesity
"show me a kid that will willingly eat peas, brussel sprouts, etc. and I will show you an abnormal kid.".I prefer to think of my kids as good kids, not, "abnormal kids." Their meals have always included fruit and veggies so it's no big surprise when they find peas, carrots, etc. on their plates. It doesn't seem like a big deal to them because they've always eaten these things.
On Full time working mothers are amazing!
"How about those dads that vacuum, mow the lawn, do laundry, change the oil in the cars, dress the kids and take them to daycare, paint the house, do the landscaping, cook supper, fix the bikes and get up early to make the lunches?".My husband does a lot of the above. We split the chores up according to who is home when, and who is better at each task. He has to be to work very early, so I handle the morning routine of getting the kids ready, packing lunches, etc. He gets home before I do, so he picks the kids up, runs errands to business that close before I get home, etc. He hates cooking, so I do it, and then he does the dishes. I hate hauling eleventy-million pounds of laundry up and down the basement stairs, so he handles that, while I pick up the house. .Neither one of us can complain that we work harder than the other because we're both working our fannies off. At least with both of us handling things, we get done faster and have more free time left over at the end of the day.
On Because getting there is half the fun
We limit the car time to 10hrs or less per day, bring snacks, listen to books on CD, and have a picnic lunch/dinner somewhere the kids can run around and play for a bit.
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