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Poem Friday on Thursday – 09/03/2015 – Happy Birthday Jono I Know You Will Have a Good Day

Jono and Kerry

Jono and Kerry

Happy Birthday Jono I know you will Have a Good Day
Author – Me His Mom

It was 41 years ago my boy was born
The fact that those years just swept away is something I do mourn

From boy to man that went way to fast
Mostly fun and adventure in those years passed

He has found the love of his life
And next year round March she will be his wife

Pretty well suited I am beginning to think
life for them both seems to be in the pink

Jono is kind, Loyal and strong, I did a good job
I love that he is having fun riding my Fat Bob

I really don’t know what else to say
Except, Love you, Happy Birthday Jono I know you will have a good day

Jono, kerry, Mika and me

Jono, kerry, Mika and me

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Umm – Not For Me

Pirelli, an amazing walk on Christ The Redeemer

I have an aversion to heights so even watching this makes me dizzy. But just imagine if you had the confidence these guys have, how you would enjoy such a gorgeous view. I am in Awe of their courage and being fearless in their job.

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Back On The Job Again

So sorry that I have been so neglectful of my Blog Site. On my way back from Australia I called into New Zealand to stay with my Mum and Charlie (the Dog) for three weeks. All my time taken up. Will catch up with a few photo’s when I get settled. I am now at the Sydney Airport waiting for my flight to Dallas. Love Texas. This trip I will be riding a new Harley which is the same model as ‘Bobby’. I have named this one ‘Robert’. Cant wait to get bum on seat and test it on the road. Bobby arrived in Australia safely and only had a chance to ride it twice and the rest of the time it rained so was a little uncomfortable to be riding on those roads in the rain.

Talking about weather I was sent this the other day. Thought it was quite funny


This was also sent to me which I thought was rather apt. I have come to the conclusion that it is too much bother to be chasing organic and for what? So you can pay higher prices and feel good about it.

Non-organic vs. organic food

Well that’s it for me for now as I am about to partake in a class of wine. It is 12 o’clock somewhere in the world

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5 more tips

This is an excellent idea especially with theatre tickets or even flight tickets so you are not dealing with bits of paper.

This is also a very wise suggestion.  It saves face if you never have to explain why  you did not get a job. If no one knows you have nothing to tell.

I never really lock my bike as I figure most thieves are to lazy to ride a bike and bikes are so cheap to buy these days why would they want to steal it. Unless it is one of those fancy bikes then you would probably want to keep it thief proof but if it is why would you want to even ride it to a place where you would have to lock it.

You would have to be a bit desperate to use doritos but sometimes there may be a call for desperate measures especially if it is cold.

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World’s Scariest Job

This makes my stomach turn just watching it.

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Your Job: 7 ways To Be The Best You Can Be

“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” —Oscar Wilde

Your job is an important subject, because “no job, no money”. There are a lot of people out of work in both Canada and the United States and unemployment can be devastating to a family.
If you lose your job you could lose your home, car, and your children may have to be taken out of the college they are attending. When things are going well we tend to take a lot for granted. However, in the current state of the economy you can no longer take anything for granted.
I don’t want to sound too negative, but, honestly in this economy, everything could be in jeopardy, including your job. On the other hand, if you do lose your job, try to have  the attitude that it is the best thing that has happened to you. You may end up doing something that you have been dreaming of doing, but were too afraid to leave your regular job because of comfort and commitments.You may find your passion.

Right now though, if you still have your job, you need to be making a special effort to keep it—you have to be the most valuable employee. If you are good at what you do, then you are a valuable asset. Maybe even the indispensible one!

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
—Jim Rohn

Become the Most Valuable Person at your company:

1. Be the best you can be! Right now in this economy be thankful you have a job, as many don’t. You may not like what you are doing, but do your best. If you are making sales when no one else is, you are a valuable employee and your company needs you right now.

2. Sales – Treat every customer like they are precious because they are. Always appear happy and try to remember names if they are a regular client. Go the extra mile for them. A smile can be “heard” in your voice.

3. Be helpfull to the colleagues you work with. Remember what goes round comes round.

4. A thank you note – Clients and fellow employees appreciate a well-deserved thank you. Give a thankyou note to a client for giving you the opportunity to serve and a workmate who did something special for you.

5. Find solutions to problems at work. Make positive suggestions.

6. Work on your public speaking. The toastmaster organization is very good for that.

7. Take courses, read books, and listen to recordings that help you develop your people skills.

“Eighty-five percent of the reason you get a job, keep that job, and move ahead in that job has to do with your people skills and people knowledge.” —Cavett Robert

Have a plan if all else fails:

If you think your job is on the line—no matter what—be prepared. Have a great resume organized. If you need it, get a professional to help you create a “killer” resume. Start looking for another job just in case. Better to be prepared than not. Go to this

website for reports on resume building:

10 Things that Define a Killer Resume http://www.squawkfox.com/2008/11/17/10-

SOURCE:   Simply Fantastic – Living Better On Less

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Who Needs a PhD? – Four Jobs That Pay Well Without a Degree

This is not my article. It is an article from Divine Caroline website. It is written by By: Molly Mann
I think this is an excellent subject as it makes us think out of the box. She also writes with humour. Enjoy.

Out one night recently, I got swept up in the mood and hopped behind the bar. There I was, slinging gin and tonics, beers, and vodka-cranberries, and having a blast. Who knew I’d be cut out for that kind of job—and who knew I’d make so much money in tips? My flirtation with life as a barmaid got me thinking: what other “laid-back labor” jobs offer hefty pay?

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure
According to a 2010 update of Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis, Seattle trash collectors make an annual salary of $109,553. This number varies from city to city across the United States, but municipal workers are generally paid very well for doing the dirty work. In New York City, the Department of Sanitation reports that the current starting salary for a sanitation worker is $31,200 per year, with a labor agreement in place that provides for periodic increases to a maximum of $67,141 after five and a half years. In addition to the basic annual wages, New York City sanitation workers may also earn differential payments based on their specific assignment and the overtime they work.

Gas in the Tank, Money in the Bank
My dad always warned me that mechanics would charge me an arm and a leg. I’m sure he was just being paranoid, and that most mechanics are honest and professional workers, but compared with others at their education level, they do rake in the dough. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mechanics make a mean hourly wage of $18.05 ($10.80 more than the national minimum wage) and a mean annual wage of $37,450. The job requires, at most, a vocational or associate’s degree from a community college; mechanics learn most of the precise skills of their trade on the job.

Knock on Wood
I would have married Johnny Cash no matter what he did for a living. If he had been a carpenter, I probably wouldn’t have had to settle for less, since carpenters bring home a nice wad of cash: on average, $20.64 per hour and $42,940 per year, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2010–2011. Their wages vary by industry, with residential building construction employees earning the most money, and industrial employees the least.

Cold, Hard Cash
I used to date a guy who worked for his uncle’s air-conditioning-installation company. That sounds like menial labor, but my man was able to wine and dine me in style with his paycheck. The company was located near Napa, California, where air-conditioner installers can expect to make about $33.33 per hour and $69,330 per year, based on figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Across the country, workers in this field make a mean hourly wage of $20.31 and a mean annual wage of $42,240—not bad for a job that requires only a trade-school education or apprenticeship.

School’s Out
In these times of rising college tuitions and student-loan scandals, it’s nice to know that there are relatively high-paying jobs that don’t require post-secondary education. So if the mood strikes me some other night and I decide to hop behind that bar again, I’ll have a lot more incentive to learn how to mix those drinks like a professional.

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