HOW TO LOOK BUSY - Here`s the Scoop
HOW TO LOOK BUSY - Here`s the Scoop
HOW TO LOOK BUSY Generally, this will not be a concern until you are promoted to an executive position. But once you've created the illusion that you serve even the slightest purpose at your place of "business," there's no telling how far you'll go. In the real working world, productivity is all a matter of appearances. Appearance: You are furiously taking notes while conducting an important telephone marketing survey. Reality: You are pretending to take notes while talking to your friend who has called collect from Bulgaria. Appearance: You are on the phone with a client in New York and you have said, "Yes sirree! That stock is about to shoot through the roof, now's a great time to buy, I tell ya!" Reality: You are on the phone with a friend in Guam and you have said, "Yeah, this job is terrible, and my boss is such a pushy whining... Yes sirree! That stock is about to shoot through the roof, now's a great time to buy, I tell ya!" Appearance: You are at your computer writing a serious business memorandum to your department supervisor. Reality: You are at your computer telling Belinda Strahnach / Ty Domi jokes to your e-mail correspondent in Toronto. Appearance: You are urgently plugging numbers into a complicated spreadsheet. Reality: You are playing Tetris. Appearance: You are tapping away on calculator keys, helping out the accounting department. Reality: You are paying your electric bill. Appearance: You are reading the DOS manual. Reality: You are reading the TV guide you placed in the DOS manual. Page 25 Happy 5th Anniversary Here’s the Scoop! Your heart understands what your head cannot yet conceive; trust your heart. Kyla’s Work Smarter NOT Harder!! NOW ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS!! Beginners & Advanced 10yrs old+ welcome! Classes are at Airdrie United Church Hall at #204 - 1st Avenue in Airdrie on Tues & Thurs nights at 7 pm. Family rates are available. Classes are taught by Sensei Tim DUNLAP (5th Degree Black Belt) For more info on schedules & class rates, please call: "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ ∗Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of glass - the fibers catch the tiny ones you can't see! ∗If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture inside the handle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof who owns the bike. ∗To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings. ∗Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and viola - static is gone. ∗Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out. ∗Need organization in he bathroom: hang a shoe organizer on the back of the closet door to hold soaps, lotions, brushes, and such. ∗Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair! Have a secret for working smarter NOT harder? Send it to Kyla at [email protected] Home & Apartment Insurance Fire Insurance Property Estimate Evaluations Just give us a call! 948-5411 213 Main Street North, Airdrie, AB T4B 2B5 email: [email protected] website: www.air-alta.com 24 Hour Claim Service Toll Free 1-888-948-5411 My mind is like a steel traprusty and illegal in 9 provinces. (Alberta Only) Happy 5th Anniversary Here’s the Scoop! Page 26 By: Kyla Morris Here’s The Scoop is taking the Job Market and This & That Section a step further in offering you, our loyal readers, some valuable information on job hunting. This will continue throughout the weeks as we progress through the entire employment process ~ preparation, resumes, interviews, and landing the job! Do have a well-developed plan for making your career change. And don’t rush into a career change until you have thought it out and developed a strategy. Whether you are actively job-hunting, or considering the possibility, to be effective you should prepare yourself by understanding your motives in looking for a new position. If you are unemployed, this may seem quite simple. However if you are currently employed, the reasons may be something deeper than the obvious. Either way, understanding your motives in seeking new employment will help to prepare you for any awkward questions that will probably arise as your applications progress further. “What has made you look for employment with us at this particular time?” Could you answer that honestly to a potential employer? Could you give an answer that is truly genuine; enticing the interviewer to further your application? Some of the most commonly used answers, while all hold validity, most are just plain old excuses for not changing one’s own attitude. Here’s a 151 COOPERS CLOSE Bright, open, 2 storey, 1800sf, 3 bdrms, 2½ baths, master bdrm includes walk-in closet, soaker tub & separate shower. The kitchen features oak cabinets, tile backsplash, black appliances with stainless fridge & island with sink. Huge rear raised, professionally finished, deck overlooking the back yard. Living room has gas fireplace & upgraded underlay & Berber carpets. Extremely well kept home with great curb appeal! look at the top 5 most common reasons for wanting to change jobs; No Advancement/Progression, Boredom, Not feeling Challenged, Personality Clash, and Money. 1. No Advancement/Progression: What does this mean in your situation? Is it that you are in the highest position of advancement with nowhere else to go in the company? Is it your own insecurities that have you feeling like you will never be promoted? Are you contributing all that you can to your position now – are you willing to go above and beyond your listed job responsibilities? Is there a threat of redundancy with your current position? Do you really want that promotion and all it’s duties? To be cont. Nov. 9. 215 CANOE DR SW Very well kept 2 storey, 1800 sq ft, 3 bdrms, 2½ baths including large en-suite off the master with soaker tub, separate shower & walk-in closet. Main floor features hardwood floors, office/ den, gas fireplace in living room & huge kitchen w/ island, maple cabinets & separate eating area. Boot room from attached garage. Main floor laundry. Rear south facing deck is accessible from the kitchen & overlooks the huge back yard. This huge lot 75'x100' will easily store an R.V & has two entrance gates •New build-to-suit contemporary condo bays •High profile location in Airdrie’s Newest Industrial Park •Well planned site with ample parking and designed for efficient flow Castlewood Agencies (1997) Ltd. Happy 5th Anniversary Here’s the Scoop! Page 27 JOB MARKET COME EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE WE NEED Now Hiring for 3 Crossfield Locations Engineers, Tradespeople, Skilled and Unskilled Labour ENVELOPE STUFFERS Send Resumes to: Fax: (403) 946-5790 or E-Mail: [email protected] This is a job all ages can do!! For more information on a great fund-raising opportunity call Lois at 948-5529 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SANTA CLAUS PARADE 25 Adult Volunteers needed for Barricade Supervision - Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 9am to 11am Help the Chamber in this fun, family orientated event, with only a 2 hour commitment Call Lorna Hunt 948-4412. Get a little exercise, have fun, and make money… all at the same time!! Please call Lois at 948.5529 Where Business is Going Bring your resume & references! $1500 retention bonus; $1500 tuition reimbursement; $1000 referral bonus 30 Aero Drive N.E., Calgary (Take Deerfoot N. to 64 E. past Deerfoot Outlet Mall. Take a left at the T intersection onto 11 Street and follow to the top of the hill and turn right.) Positions/Start rate: Sorters ($12.81/hr) Clerical/Retail Reps ($12.50/hr) Couriers ($12.65) Shifts: Full-time/Part-time/Casual/Maternity Leaves/Seasonal Monday – Saturday; Positions available from 12:00am – 10:00pm Experience preferred, but not required. All candidates must be a minimum of 17 years of age, physically fit and able to lift up to 70 lbs. unaided. We offer training for all positions. Purolator Courier Ltd. values diversity and encourages qualified individuals from all sectors of our population to apply for positions. JOB MARKET Your group could make a minimum of $1500 / month!! FOR SALE: White Maytag Stove - $300. White Fridgidaire Dishwasher - $150. White Allure Hoodfan - $75. All one year old, and in great condition. Two Cockateils, male and female, cage and accessories - $200. - to good home, and to stay together, have to get rid of due to allergies. Baby Backpack carrier - blue - $20. Call 945-9530. 02/09 FOR SALE: Vari Kennel, large size, $50, OBO; and L shaped computer desk, with a two drawer pedestal, and shelf $75 OBO. Call 948-0557 after 5 pm. FOR SALE: 3-piece set of Coffee and End tables. Good condition asking $75. Phone 948-6676. 02/09 FOR SALE: Chesterfield, loveseat & large chair, very plush, soft Italian leather, light peach / pink colour.$750. Coffee table & 2 end tables, oval, cherry wood excellent condition $250. Eliptical machine almost new. Built in fan, CD player & personal trainer on CD. Heart rate monitor - $650. Call 948-1073. FOR SALE: 2004 Chevy Cavalier, 5 sp. manual transmission, 59000 kms, air conditioning, silver in colour. $11500 OBO. Call 921-1348 or 948-7038. FOR SALE: LESAGE piano & bench, mahogany finish – great condition! Asking $1450 OBO. Call 836-1399. 02/09 FOR SALE: Cute kitties for sale. Very tame. Litter trained. Ready to go the beginning of November. $20.00 o.b.o. Call 226-7872. 02/09 FOR SALE: A pair of beige second row captains chairs to use in place of a bench seat for a 1995 or older Dodge Caravan. Asking $80 for the pair. Call 945-3541 02/09 FOR SALE: Commercial Treadmills. Price range $800 to $4800. Just serviced and running great! Call Penny at 912-9300. 02/09 FOR SALE: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7. Leather, tint package, power windows/bucketseats/doors. Digital display, good tires, runs good. Asking $1000 OBO. 519-6656. 26/02 FOR SALE: 155 gallon curved fish tank. Refinished base to light natural wood. Complete set up for salt water fish included. Can deliver to the Calgary and Airdrie area. Asking $1500 OBO. 912-4031 26/02 FOR SALE: One owner, 1989 Chrysler Dynasty. Well maintained, 178 000 km. Asking $1200. Call 948-4030. 26/02 FOR SALE: Grey jet tub. Asking $100 OBO. Call 912-4031. 26/02 FOR SALE: White Washer and Dryer, very good condition, $200/pair. Call Shelly at 912-3566 during the day or 945-0043 in the evening. 26/02 FOR SALE: Kid Stuff - Little Tykes Desk and art centre, Fisher Price Musical ball coaster, Little Tykes ride on talking Pooh train, soft ride on/rocker talking Pooh Bear, Safety 1st Bed rail, Fairytale Dora Princess, FP Rock 'n' roll guitar/violin, LT doll centre - swing, bath, cradle, highchair, Big box of Mega blocks, Discovery Toys Zip Track, DT Dress-a-pillar, Barbie airplane and acc including 7 Barbies All items between $5 - $20 Tricia 912-2759. 26/02 FOR SALE: Canadian Military Cold Weather Parker, Mens size medium, German Military Cold Weather Pants, Mens size medium, Size 10 Leather Field/Combat Boots, Webbing. $175 OBO. Call Shelly at 912-3566 daytime or 945-0043 evenings. 26/02 FOR SALE: Size 7 Airwalk Snowboard Boots, used very little. $40, One Snowboard Helmet, used very little $50. Call Shelly at 912-3566 daytime or 945-0043 evenings. 26/02 Page 28 Happy 5th Anniversary Here’s the Scoop!