Office Worker – Servers Under The Sun http://serversunderthesun.com/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 18:37:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://serversunderthesun.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5.png Office Worker – Servers Under The Sun http://serversunderthesun.com/ 32 32 San Antonio’s work to save ‘Bungalow Colony’ focuses on recycling https://serversunderthesun.com/san-antonios-work-to-save-bungalow-colony-focuses-on-recycling/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 17:41:24 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/san-antonios-work-to-save-bungalow-colony-focuses-on-recycling/ Steve Quillian thinks the 1920s homes in Port San Antonio’s historic bungalow colony have the best windows ever built.

“These windows were born out of a struggle” for efficiency and durability, said Quillian, a wood window craftsman. “For century-old windows, they are in remarkably good condition.”

Quillian, leading a restoration workshop this week across the Living Heritage Professions Academysaid the craftsmanship combines woodworking with mechanical and protective finishing work – disciplines used in almost every facet of the rehabilitation of former commanders’ houses in nationally and locally designated areas. Kelly Field Historic District. The six out of six windows in Building 108, the former home of the base commander, exhibit craftsmanship not fully appreciated today, he said.

“In the golden age of construction, in the 1920s, given all the windows they could have imagined for every house across America, Canada, Mexico, Europe, in which window did they put? This one. They thought it was the best window in the world,” Quillian said.

City officials believe that restoring the windows, used extensively in the design of large one-story bungalows to provide natural light, is a good first step in saving structures that are unlike any other military housing in the city. world and an important connection to San Antonio’s ties to early military aviation.

Kevin Gremillion works on a window of the bungalow colony in the historic Kelly Field neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas on August 23, 2022. The city’s Office of Historic Preservation is working with Port San Antonio to restore the 15 large homes of 1920s bungalows, once used as officers’ quarters. The work begins with repairing the houses’ distinctive windows through the city’s Living Trades Academy, in classes taught by window expert Steve Quillian.

Josie Norris, San Antonio Express-News/Staff Photographer

The bungalow colony – consisting of 15 houses, nurses’ quarters and several independent garages – seems an anachronism today. It is surrounded by industrial buildings and offices of Port San Antonio, a privatized former Air Force base and a 1,900-acre aerospace and technology campus. But the houses were once the center of activity for commanders at Kelly Field after the open lands on the southwest side were chosen as the army’s air base in 1916.

Wood from sturdy crates used to transport World War I biplanes was recycled as building material in the one-story houses – an architectural deviation from the Victorian two-story officers’ quarters at Fort Sam Houston. Now, the city’s Office of Historic Preservation is focusing on reuse and recycling while helping to revive the Old Quarter.

The Preservation Office plans to convert a large 1920s garage near the houses into its Material Innovation Center to store an inventory of doors, cabinets, framing materials and other items from local demolitions and renovations . Although many unused items are already being acquired by salvage stores, the city is working to make the reuse process more robust and to keep old wood materials out of a landfill.

On September 8, the city council is due to consider a deconstruction ordinance that would formalize recycling efforts, beginning with city-initiated demolitions ordered by the Building Standards Board. The preservation office is also working on a rescue program to provide “kits” for homeowners to build secondary suites and “pave the way for more affordable housing options,” office director Shanon Shea Miller said. .

His office plans to use one of the bungalows as a “community tool library,” where San Anton residents doing home repairs can look up tools for home improvement projects. It also has a $25,000 grant from the Texas Historical Commission to develop a bungalow preservation plan in coordination with Port San Antonio.

The Bungalow Colony in the historic Kelly Field neighborhood of San Antonio, TX, seen August 23, 2022. The city's Office of Historic Preservation is working with Port San Antonio to restore the 15 grand 1920s bungalow homes once used as officers' quarters.  The work begins with repairing the houses' distinctive windows through the city's Living Trades Academy, in classes taught by window expert Steve Quillian.

The Bungalow Colony in the historic Kelly Field neighborhood of San Antonio, TX, seen August 23, 2022. The city’s Office of Historic Preservation is working with Port San Antonio to restore the 15 grand 1920s bungalow homes once used as officers’ quarters. The work begins with repairing the houses’ distinctive windows through the city’s Living Trades Academy, in classes taught by window expert Steve Quillian.

Josie Norris, San Antonio Express-News/Staff Photographer

Anyone driving on Robins Drive through the oak-lined, L-shaped neighborhood can see that many once-elegant homes with screened porches and rock columns now have peeling paint, weathered roofs and sagging wood siding. The Preservation Plan will help the Harbor Authority set funding priorities for interior restoration and finishing work. Although some have suggested that the houses could be restored and rented out as a conference center or for receptions, their end use has not been determined.

the association power of preservation The group will hold their next big fundraiser, a 1940s-themed street party, at the Bungalow Colony on October 27. Profits will help restore old houses and train people in restoration.

“One of the things that I find really interesting about the bungalow colony is that every house is different,” Miller said. “They’re very well built and it’s a great lab for students to learn how to rehabilitate these old houses.”

The city’s trades academy provided 16 apprentices with a 10-week course this year. Quillian, who now teaches his third window workshop at the old air base, said wood windows last longer than vinyl, aluminum or fiberglass units.

Donovan Harris scrapes layers of paint from a window of a bungalow in the historic Kelly Field neighborhood in San Antonio, TX on August 23, 2022. The city's Office of Historic Preservation is working with Port San Antonio to restore the 15 large, 1920's single storey houses, once used as officers quarters.  The work begins with repairing the houses' distinctive windows through the city's Living Trades Academy, in classes taught by window expert Steve Quillian.

Donovan Harris scrapes layers of paint from a window of a bungalow in the historic Kelly Field neighborhood in San Antonio, TX on August 23, 2022. The city’s Office of Historic Preservation is working with Port San Antonio to restore the 15 large, 1920’s single storey houses, once used as officers quarters. The work begins with repairing the houses’ distinctive windows through the city’s Living Trades Academy, in classes taught by window expert Steve Quillian.

Josie Norris, San Antonio Express-News/Staff Photographer

“Artisans like us are slowly being driven out. So it is very important that we push back. Because without us, things like this really wouldn’t exist,” he said.

shuddleston@express-news.net

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4 ways to get people to visit your website https://serversunderthesun.com/4-ways-to-get-people-to-visit-your-website/ Mon, 22 Aug 2022 09:09:33 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/4-ways-to-get-people-to-visit-your-website/

Have you spent time and money launching your business website, but your analytics still look a little lackluster?

Do not be discouraged ! Here, we’ll break down three ways to get people to your website without having to empty the bank on paid advertising.

First, put your dots on the i’s and cross your t’s

First, make sure your bases are covered when it comes to basic SEO needs so your site shows up when the right prospect searches. Make sure your pages have correct meta descriptions and you’ve fixed any broken links. Dive deeper into SEO best practices when it comes to building a real estate business here.

Once you’ve covered the basics of helping search engines find your site, you can focus on how to help potential customers find your site.

Provide value through permanent content

It is essential to have a digital footprint for your business. If you don’t exist online, you might as well not be in business.

But establishing a digital footprint is so easy these days, and you can do more than just create a site. You can establish yourself as a thought leader and expert. The more quality content you have online, the more opportunities you have to generate leads for your business.

Like everything in business, the secret to success is providing value to customers, and creating valuable content is no different.

Evergreen content is versatile content that can stay fresh and alive forever. It is always valuable and useful to your audience, no matter where they are in their buying or selling journey.

This is a very effective type of content for generating leads because it won’t age over time like most other trends or topics. Creating permanent content may take more effort initially, but it’s worth it in the long run because you won’t have to continually create new content.

What type of persistent content should you create? Well, as a realtor, that would be looking at the markets you serve and creating landing pages, video content, blog posts, and more. on topics that buyers in your area are looking for, such as reviews of local schools, parks and recreation areas, cafes, theaters, and more.

Our keep it real episode with Bob McCraine is a great deep dive into how Bob created substantial lead traffic to his site and business using these exact methods.

Use video whenever possible

If you’re looking for a way to drive traffic to your real estate website, consider using video. Videos are an extremely powerful marketing tool, and they can be used in many ways to drive traffic to your site.

YouTube is the second largest search engine on the internet, potential customers can find you there and get to know your business better.
Nearly 85% of the content consumed these days is video, as more and more people prefer watching articles rather than reading them; that is why it is essential to have a YouTube channel.

When using videos to generate leads and traffic, you want to make sure they’re effective. They should be attractive, informative and properly edited. Make sure your videos are also placed in the right places on your website so that they can be easily found by potential customers.

To keep your content as effective as possible, be sure to create videos discussing the details of the real estate services you market and ensure that the video content is always up to date.

It is also useful to create a frequently asked questions page on your website and record a video answering these questions. This will definitely lead to increased website traffic and engagement.

Create a social media content calendar and stick to it!

Consistency is the key. Many believe that the only way to get substantial reach on social platforms is to pay out of pocket for promoted posts. But you risk failing if you can’t commit to a consistent social media posting schedule.

Use a social media posting tool like Buffer to schedule posts in advance. Then, share more improvised posts here and there.

Show up and be sure to minimize zero days. Release something on every platform daily.

This can be achieved easily by recycling your evergreen content and mixing it with timely and trending content. Put yourself in the shoes of the average Internet user.

Many people browse their feeds while commuting to work, waiting in line, or in a waiting room at the doctor’s office. By consistently delivering a mix of persistent and trending content, you’ll be sure you’re showing up on someone’s feed and that’s half the battle.

Showing up is the most important part of content marketing. Many will feel a bit embarrassed to post at such a high volume, but this usually comes down to people thinking that users are just watching your stream, which is rarely the case.

Be creative and present yourself on alternative platforms as well. The social media landscape is constantly changing, new platforms appear and others stagnate and die. Make sure you’re visible to a wide range of audiences and constantly assess where you can expand your reach.

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Explore Landon Slaggert’s office on the net https://serversunderthesun.com/explore-landon-slaggerts-office-on-the-net/ Sat, 20 Aug 2022 16:15:00 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/explore-landon-slaggerts-office-on-the-net/

If you’re like me, you’ve spent the better part of the past two years yelling at your TV (or the ice if you were at the United Center) begging someone to come into the net zone to create traffic. and/or scoring rebounds.

After a strong showing at the Blackhawks’ development camp in early July, Landon Slaggert followed that up with a strong tournament for the United States at the World Juniors. He finished with two goals and four assists in five games, but played his game exactly where fans want to see someone: making life miserable for the opposing keeper.

The new Blackhawks front office explained how they want the team to play. Heading into his junior season at Notre Dame, Slaggert’s stock is growing with the organization because he’s willing to put in the hard work in the dirty areas to make things happen.

Slaggert was the Blackhawks’ third-round pick (79th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft and joined his brother, Graham, at Notre Dame. He won Rookie of the Year honors after his debut campaign for the Irish in which he scored eight goals with 14 assists in 25 games.

Slaggert continued that performance with 12 goals and 14 assists in 40 games, earning All-Big Ten honorable mentions.

He was named alternate captain for the United States both in December when the World Junior Championships began and again in August when they resumed. His leadership showed during the tournament; he was used as one of the best penalty killers throughout the United States roster.

But how was it – and, more importantly, where — Slaggert has set up its “office” which has made an impression.

Let’s take a look at some of Slaggert’s actions from the WJC.

Here is the first goal he scored in the tournament:

Slaggert fights around the net, makes himself available. Shooting from the goal line is not easy; frankly, it’s a terrible goal for Germany to give up. But where Slaggert worked is remarkable.

Here he is in the preliminary match against the Czech Republic. Again, note where it is on the ice.

Right. In. Front. From. The. Report.

On this goal, he is back in what has become his “office” during the tournament. He redirects a shot from Blackhawks prospect Wyatt Kaiser to score another goal.

Against the Swiss? Same story. Slaggert in net, battling. On this goal, he offers a nice screen in front of the goalkeeper. Although he did not collect a point on the play, the goal is scored because the goalkeeper never saw the puck.

This time he gets the puck loose and finds a teammate in the back for an easy score.

Finally, here’s a great look from Slaggert that didn’t end up on the net. But, again, note where he works.

Watching him at World Juniors over the past two weeks, Slaggert’s game reminded me of a former Blackhawks first-round pick: Ryan Hartman. He puts good pressure on the puck and plays under contract. Watch this clip from last season at Notre Dame:

Again, he wins a board battle, attacks space in front of the net, and makes a good pass through traffic to find an available teammate (in this case, his brother). And, surprise surprise! Here he is back in February depositing loose change for the Irish.

Indications are that the Blackhawks will be looking to sign Slaggert after his junior season. His good performances at development camp and at the World Juniors should only reinforce the Blackhawks’ desire to sign him and integrate him into the organization to continue his development.

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Redding – Cal/OSHA reminds employers to follow the California Wildfire Smoke Protection Standard, which requires them to take steps to protect their workers from the unhealthy air caused by wildfire smoke. Harmful air quality from wildfire smoke is currently affecting Northern California and can occur anywhere in the state on short notice.

The Protection from Wildfire Smoke standard applies to most work sites where the air cannot be filtered and where the air quality index for PM2.5 is 151 or higher due to forest fire smoke. To help employers prepare and support their workers, Cal/OSHA has created an informational webpage with all the requirements and free documents hosted at www.WildfireSmokeCalifornia.org and www.HumodeIncendios.org.

When smoke from a wildfire may affect a workplace, employers should monitor the Air Quality Index (AQI) for PM2.5 before and throughout the shift. It’s easy to track the AQI using websites like the US EPA AirNow Where local air quality management district websites. Employers may also use their own instruments to measure PM2.5 on a job site per Cal/OSHA requirements.

If the air is unhealthy due to smoke from wildfires, employers should provide appropriate respiratory protection, such as voluntary N95 respirators, if work cannot be moved to an area where the air is not is not harmful. If employers cannot move operations to areas where the air is properly filtered and they do not have access to respiratory protection, they may have to halt operations until the air quality exterior is improving. This includes outdoor job sites and indoor locations where air is not filtered or doors are kept open, such as warehouses, packaging facilities, manufacturing, distribution, etc.

Workers need to be educated about the health effects of wildfire smoke. Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health. The greatest danger comes from breathing in fine particles in the air (called PM2.5), which can reduce lung function, worsen asthma or other existing heart and lung conditions, and cause coughing, breathing wheezing and breathing difficulties.

If the AQI for PM2.5 is 151 or higher, employers should take these steps to protect employees:

  • Communication – Inform employees of the AQI for PM2.5 and the protective measures available to them.
  • Training and Instruction – Provide effective training and instruction to all employees on the information in Section 5141.1 Appendix B.
  • Modifications – Implement modifications to the workplace, if possible, to reduce exposure. Examples include providing enclosed structures or vehicles for employees to work in, where the air is filtered.
  • Changes – Implement practical changes to procedures or work schedules. Examples include changing employee locations or reducing the time they work outdoors or are exposed to unfiltered outdoor air.
  • Respiratory Protection – Provide appropriate respiratory protective equipment, such as disposable respirators, for voluntary use.
    • To filter fine particles, respirators should be labeled N-95, N-99, N-100, R-95, P-95, P-99, or P-100, and must be labeled as approved by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

If the AQI for PM2.5 exceeds 500 due to wildfire smoke, the use of a respirator is required. Employers must ensure employees use respirators and implement a respiratory protection program as required by the California Respiratory Standard. For information or assistance in developing a respiratory protection program, see Cal/OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Fact Sheet.

Guidance for employers and workers on wildfire smoke, cleanup, and other hazards is available on the Cal/OSHA webpage along with frequently asked questions about N95 respirators. Cal/OSHA training academy offers free courses in English and Spanish on wildfire risk and the proper use of N95 respirators. Information on wildfire smoke requirements and free training materials can be requested in English and Spanish at www.WildfireSmokeCalifornia.org and www.HumodeIncendios.org.

Cal/OSHA helps protect workers from occupational health and safety hazards in nearly every California workplace. Cal/OSHA’s Consulting Services Branch provides free, voluntary assistance to employers to improve their health and safety programs. Workers who have questions about smoke hazards and wildfire protections can call 833-579-0927 to speak with a Cal/OSHA representative during regular business hours. Complaints regarding occupational safety and health hazards may be filed confidentially with Cal/OSHA district offices.

Media Contact: Communications@dir.ca.gov (510) 286-1161

Employers with questions about the requirements can contact: InfoCons@dir.ca.gov, or call your local Cal/OSHA consultation office












The California Department of Industrial Relations, established in 1927, protects and enhances the health, safety and economic well-being of more than 18 million workers and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR is housed within the Labor and Workforce Development Agency





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The Lake District is known for its outdoor activities in terms of recreation, but there are even a few career opportunities that still allow you to enjoy the wonders of the outdoors in the area.

For new Crosslake Area Conservation Officer Calie Kunst, a job with the Department of Natural Resources was an easy choice.

“From my senior year of high school, I knew I wanted to be in law enforcement, but I didn’t really know where I wanted to work,” Kunst said. “I ended up doing an internship at the Conservation Office in Duluth, and I fell in love with it.”

The Duluth native grew up outdoors, spending a lot of time camping and fishing. Naturally, a career in these activities made perfect sense.

“I like the fact that I can be outdoors,” she said. “Most of the work is done outdoors on boats and ATVs, and during hunting seasons we are outdoors a lot. I just like not being stuck in an office. Every day is a different adventure and you can never predict what the day will bring.

Kunst has worked with the DNR since 2018, serving at Remer before taking over at Crosslake in April. During her brief stay in the Lake District, she said the work she did and the people she got to meet gave her a very rewarding work experience.

“People here have been very friendly and they seem to really respect law enforcement which I love. All of my contacts have been positive throughout the few months I’ve been here. I get a lot of thanks when I’m on the water, which is always a good feeling.

“I really like working on the Whitefish channel. There were lots of people to talk to and good relationships to make.

Of course, she hasn’t yet worked in Crosslake during the winter, when the town’s population is significantly lower. That said, she doesn’t expect her workload to decrease as the temperature does the same.

“There are still a lot of snowmobile trails here that people use and a lot of people ice fishing,” she said. “I think I’ll stay just as busy.”

Kunst’s future is, of course, in flux – she’s getting married next week – but if she can help it, she said she wouldn’t mind putting down her roots in the Crosslake area.

“I think I’ll be in the Brainerd Lakes area for a while – probably five to ten years, if not longer,” she said. “We can move around the state, but I like being up north and I don’t really feel like going anywhere.”

Dan Determan, Sports Writer/Personal Writer, can be reached at 218-855-5879 or dan.determan@pineandlakes.com. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter at

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Notice of Closure of County Clerk’s Office During Primary Election, August 16 | Regional News https://serversunderthesun.com/notice-of-closure-of-county-clerks-office-during-primary-election-august-16-regional-news/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 22:47:00 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/notice-of-closure-of-county-clerks-office-during-primary-election-august-16-regional-news/






The Clerk’s Office will receive mail-in ballots delivered until 7:00 p.m. election day

Laramie County Clerk’s Officeswith the exception of Real Estate and Registration,will be closed for business on Tu es., August. 16, due to Primary Election. The reason for the closure is that sstaff will manage and support electoral judges to vote cbetween during the Primary Election.

Desks close it Primary election day are V-engineEhicular Titles, Marriage Licenses, Administration, Finance and Archives Center.

The Clerk andpolling station will answer voters’ questions about election day, and The Desk will be continue to receive postal ballots until 7 a.m. pm on on election day. Voters can also to pay their absentee ballots in the official ballot box located outside the Laramie County Government Complex on Carey Avenue between 19e and 20 St. The drop box will close at 7 p.m. on Election Day. Absentee ballots delivered after the 7:00 p.m. deadline on Election Day will not be counted.

voters with election day questions may call 633-4242.

Normal opening hours for all offices from the county clerk will beresume the Wednesday August 17.

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County Clerk’s Office extends hours for ceremonies https://serversunderthesun.com/county-clerks-office-extends-hours-for-ceremonies/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 05:17:26 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/county-clerks-office-extends-hours-for-ceremonies/

SAN DIEGO — The wedding bells rang a little longer outside the San Diego County Administrative Center on Wednesday.

Some couples can now get married there at the registry in the evening. More than 80 lovely couples walked into the county clerk’s office, got married and walked out with their marriage certificates at a time that was a little more convenient for them.

The love at the county clerk’s office continued after hours Wednesday, as the couples said their “I do” after work.

“It’s definitely a huge help with the workload I have. We both live hand to mouth. For San Diego, being open after hours is certainly a big help. It couldn’t be like this,” newlywed Samuel Thorne said.

The County Clerk’s Office said he realized most couples book their weddings there during his last office hours. Thus, for the first time, it allows couples to get married from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“A lot of our couples wanted to get married in the evening, especially our military couples. People who couldn’t get off between 9am and 5pm. So we thought we had to do more. We need to bring love after hours,” Jordan Marks of the County Clerk’s Office.

Getting married in the county administration building also makes more economic sense, as the cost of venues, food, labor, and supplies have increased due to inflation.

“Things have gone up so much and couples are seeing a big jump from a $30,000 wedding all the way up to a $60,000 wedding,” said Suher Haidar, wedding planner of Refined Forever Events.

Haidar says she sees clients cutting back or delaying their weddings in response.

“We just decided to do it here. Very soon, but eventually we will do something bigger,” newlywed Angel Oliveras said.

The cost of a marriage license and ceremony at the county administration building is only $158.

“$30,000, $60,000, whatever against coming here. It’s like a beautiful place and being able to do that. More sentimental. It was about us. Not the great hall. Not everybody. It was just us here, doing what we wanted and that’s what made it more special than ever,” newlyweds Samuel and Gabby Thorne said.

If you missed your chance to get married on Wednesday, the Clerk’s Office will offer another “Love After Hours Wedding Services” opportunity on September 17 at offices across the county.

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The home office is where good ideas die https://serversunderthesun.com/the-home-office-is-where-good-ideas-die/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 09:00:12 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/the-home-office-is-where-good-ideas-die/

There’s a room in our house that I’ve called my “home office” since we moved in. I had no good reason for the name – other than an “office” is what people conventionally call a room where work is supposed to be Done.

But in my mind, an “office” is where good ideas go to die. An office conjures up images of cubicles, mind-numbing conversations with water coolers, personal attacks, half-empty cups of dreadful coffee, and headache-inducing fluorescent lights.

Creativity, in other words, hates offices.

So instead of calling my bedroom an office, I started calling it a think tank. A think tank is where innovative ideas are born. A think tank involves experimentation. A laboratory of ideas is made for dreaming. I love my think tank (and I hated my office).

You might be wondering: what’s in a name? Who cares about the name of a room?

Names matter, more than you think. This is called priming. The simple exposure to a word or an image can have a strong influence on the way you think.

And the importance of naming extends far beyond your desk.

Don’t call it a “status meeting.” Call it something that inspires attendees to show up in a way that will move the needle — a vision lab, collaboration cave, or idea incubator.

Don’t call him the senior operations manager. Call it “responsible for preparing moonshots for the real world” (which was my friend Obi Felten’s real title when she worked at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory).

Don’t call it a “to do list”. When I hear “to do list”, I want to run, as far and as fast as possible. Call it a playlist or design list – a title that will delight and entice you.

Don’t call your staff “employees”. The word “employee” reinforces the notion of a top-down bureaucratic system where the employer tells the employees – the cogs in the machine – what to do. Instead, follow the example of Brasilata, a can-making company that is at the forefront of innovation in Brazil. There are no employees in Brasilata. There are only inventors – the title given to all staff. When they join the company, inventors sign an “innovation contract”. Brasilata then reinforces those names by actively encouraging its employees – sorry, inventors – to take ownership of their work and submit original ideas.

The idea is simple: if you give it a conventional name, you’ll get conventional results.

But if you want unconventional results, pick an unconventional name that prepares you for what you’re trying to accomplish.

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Corn voter explains confusion at polling station https://serversunderthesun.com/corn-voter-explains-confusion-at-polling-station/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 00:36:00 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/corn-voter-explains-confusion-at-polling-station/

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – With unprecedented turnout in Tuesday’s Kansas primary, some polling stations saw long lines that cast their ballots more than two hours after polls closed at 7 p.m. and caused trouble. confusion with at least one voting site. The rule is that anyone in line at 7 p.m. has the right to vote, no matter how long they wait, but they can’t go anywhere else to do so.

In an apparent attempt to alleviate the long-waiting situation, the Sedgwick County Elections Office admitted that election officials at a polling place in Maize had made a mistake. It’s a situation that raised a lot of questions on Tuesday night.

Although there was no starting order, about 20 minutes before the polls closed, two poll workers at the Maize Leisure Center falsely told voters waiting in line that they could go to another nearby polling station.

Eyewitness News spoke to a few people who were online when the misstatement occurred. Voters at the Maize polling station said they did not believe the workers were intentionally trying to confuse people.

“[The worker] says, ‘our systems are running slowly. If you want to go, you can go to Life Church and vote there, or you can keep waiting here, but I don’t know how quickly we can get you through,” voter Jessica Beal recalled. “There were a few people who were quite upset. Some people left, a lot of people stayed, and people kept coming after that too.

Sedgwick County Elections Commissioner Angela Caudillo said after receiving misinformation from two election officials, about 70 voters chose to walk down the street to Life Church and vote provisionally.

“That decision was wrong. We have spoken to election workers and will consider this an internal employment matter,” Caudillo said.

A Sedgwick County spokesperson sent the following statement in response to what happened Tuesday night in Maize:

“The Electoral Office is just as concerned as the general public about fair elections and wants to do thorough work on this issue. For this reason, we don’t want to rush to judge or post incomplete information, as we are still continuing to review. We ask for the public’s patience as we give this matter the scrutiny it deserves.

Beal said election workers were trying to get everyone to safety, an effort voters appreciated.

“It was good that they let people in. Just kind of a wish they would have made earlier, but that was okay. It helped other people,” she said.

The Sedgwick County Electoral Office employed between 500 and 600 poll workers for the county’s 81 polling stations. Voters, including Beal, said their location was understaffed.

“I hope people can be nice to each other, maybe go out and volunteer on Election Day so there are more people, there are more hands on deck,” he said. said Caudillo. “If they have problems, more people can help them.”

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CCC asked an employee to search the boss’s office https://serversunderthesun.com/ccc-asked-an-employee-to-search-the-bosss-office/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 07:55:00 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/ccc-asked-an-employee-to-search-the-bosss-office/

An employee searched her boss’ office for evidence in an investigation into an alleged nepotism scandal at the request of Queensland’s corruption watchdog, a court has heard.

In September 2014, the chief executive of the state’s largest public hospital service, Malcolm Frederick Stamp, was removed from his post amid allegations that he dishonestly arranged a job for his daughter Katy.

During their investigation, the Crime and Corruption Commission asked an employee of Metro North Hospital and Health Services to search Stamp’s office without any supervision, a committal hearing heard.

Four years after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Stamp, 69, arrived from the UK for the Brisbane Magistrates’ Court hearing which was adjourned until October.

Stamp’s defense team is expected to ask the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to drop the corruption charges after the last witness in the hearing – former CCC investigator Wayne Michael Steinhardt – appeared on Wednesday.

Senior Detective Sergeant Steinhardt – now with Queensland Police – said he believed Stamp’s office had been secured and relevant documents had been gathered for the CCC investigation.

But he said the unsupervised MNHHS employee was the only one who searched Stamp’s office after being questioned by the CCC.

“Did you or anyone under your direction actually enter the office and see if it remained secure?” asked defense attorney Saul Holt.

“No,” replied Detective Sergeant Steinhardt, who oversaw the CCC investigation.

“So the search of the office and securing of documents was done entirely by the Metro North civilian?” asked Mr. Holt.

“Correct,” said Detective Sergeant Steinhardt.

Stamp kept “old school” documentation as CEO of Metro North in A4 notepads containing handwritten notes, the court heard.

Det Sen Sgt Steinhardt agreed that they were “the kind of notes you want” for a CCC investigation.

But he said he was unaware of or involved in any effort to find any notepads in Stamp’s office or to check to see if the employee had missed any.

He was also unaware that two of Stamp’s notebooks that had originally been retrieved by the employee were now missing.

Det Sen Sgt Steinhardt was also reprimanded for telling the DPP that Stamp did not want to be interviewed by the CCC.

He was shown correspondence documentation indicating a willingness to cooperate with CCC from Stamp’s lawyers over the next few years, including a 24-page letter sent in November 2014.

“My understanding, based on the … letter, was that Mr. Stamp was not prepared to participate in a face-to-face interview with me,” Detective Sen Sgt Steinhardt said.

“The letter … was written in such a way that it acted as a face-to-face interview (and) any questions I had were to be emailed to his attorney.”

However, he confirmed that he had sent correspondence to Stamp’s attorneys in response to the letter and again in December 2014 indicating that he could arrange an interview.

He had no further contact with Stamp’s lawyers before leaving the CCC unit in July 2016.

Det Sen Sgt Steinhardt agreed that lawyers stayed in touch telling him that Stamp had to return to the UK in January 2015 due to visa dramas after he was sacked by Metro North.

Mr Holt questioned why newspapers were reporting that Stamp had fled the country and was a ‘fugitive’.

“He tells you he’s leaving the country, that’s the antithesis of running away isn’t it?” he said.

“When the media started reporting this nonsense, what did the CCC do about it?”

“It wasn’t my problem,” Detective Sergeant Steinhardt said.

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