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  1. #27665
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    Andy and I this week start swimming
    went 2 day 1 day we swam 4 day in a course of 1 hour and walk side to side in the 4 ft.

    No fall risk and keeps me from getting over heated
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    That's a good way to keep fit! As for that admin assistant.. Imagine if she's handling a patient's scrips! Not just about time and money, but lives could be put at risk. Who knows, she might not have a culture of proper record-keeping instilled in her and some additional training might pound it into her skull.. I've met some people who made mistakes that would make me wonder how they're able to put on their pants but with a bit of gentle guidance, they took interest in their job, asked questions and made a 180 degree turn. Later on, I found out it's the training program (or lack thereof) at that company that created some SERIOUS skills gaps.

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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    That's a good way to keep fit! As for that admin assistant.. Imagine if she's handling a patient's scrips! Not just about time and money, but lives could be put at risk. Who knows, she might not have a culture of proper record-keeping instilled in her and some additional training might pound it into her skull.. I've met some people who made mistakes that would make me wonder how they're able to put on their pants but with a bit of gentle guidance, they took interest in their job, asked questions and made a 180 degree turn. Later on, I found out it's the training program (or lack thereof) at that company that created some SERIOUS skills gaps.
    I always say...."when you hire somebody and they possess not even one nominal skill set to be able to 'start learning' their job....don't blame them, go find their parents and slap them up side the head."
    Remember that MR, when you have kids.....it's not the school or the daycare or the government that raises your kids......it's you. Look at JP and Bret and the skill sets their boys have ........ and I don't mean the embedded knowledge but the common sense, organizational skills, ability to follow and take initiative.......their compassion for others, respect for others and the environment/nature......that's what you call leading by example; rather than promotion......
    I'll put the soap box away.....
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    'Morning Bret and everyone. Doug, I was fortunate to have jobs that required detailed record-keeping early in my career so I developed those habits pretty early.. Too many people start off with work along the lines of "screw the paperwork, just git'ur dun!" and never develop appreciation for good records. If they're thrown into a position where good records have to be maintained but aren't even shown how to do it (a lot of that stuff is computerized and many of those CRM's are JUNK), they can slip up and get shoddy. The ones with potential will take the advice of people who know what they're doing (assuming the place is hiring such and that those have enough spare time to give their coworkers a hand up) and get good. The rest will keep doing shoddy work until they move on or get fired.

    With that being said, I agree with you that JP and Bret are giving their kids a HUGE head start on the rest of the kids out there. They will be starting out with a lot of knowledge/skills/attitudes that some of us have had to learn in the school of hard knocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    'Morning Bret and everyone. Doug, I was fortunate to have jobs that required detailed record-keeping early in my career so I developed those habits pretty early.. Too many people start off with work along the lines of "screw the paperwork, just git'ur dun!" and never develop appreciation for good records. If they're thrown into a position where good records have to be maintained but aren't even shown how to do it (a lot of that stuff is computerized and many of those CRM's are JUNK), they can slip up and get shoddy. The ones with potential will take the advice of people who know what they're doing (assuming the place is hiring such and that those have enough spare time to give their coworkers a hand up) and get good. The rest will keep doing shoddy work until they move on or get fired.

    With that being said, I agree with you that JP and Bret are giving their kids a HUGE head start on the rest of the kids out there. They will be starting out with a lot of knowledge/skills/attitudes that some of us have had to learn in the school of hard knocks.
    MR,
    The last 10 'youngins' I hired were all shown the successful, time proven way to keep track of jobs, customers, parts, project progress, etc, etc and they all elected to 'whatever it'....
    I have not been fortunate enough to hire someone like yourself out here in the land of fruit, nuts and flakes for 10 years.....way to go......
    How's it in TO?
    SLOWER than I've seen it in 36 years here......it's brutal........not sure what we are going to do....
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Afternoon Bret & Happy Father's Day to you & all of you guy's !!! Very relaxing day today , somewhat...need to get the tractor up and running. Had to pop over to our local John Deere dealer and get another part for my mower. Spring was busted. This winter I'm going to make sure my blades are sharp before next season. Then I treated hubby to a nice Mexican lunch. Hope all is well in y'all's neck of the woods.
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    I went to lunch with my father. I hope I look as good as he does when I'm his age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I went to lunch with my father. I hope I look as good as he does when I'm his age.
    I am extremely jealous Art.......
    At this point in my life, I'd give all my worldly possessions for one more day with my Dad. It must be unbelievably enriching to your week (he11..year) to be able to sit and share the wisdom and guidance of 'Dad' while breaking bread. With the talk of 'Dad'......and the consideration of what guys like JP and Bret accomplish......it makes old fossils like me very jealous and reminiscent....
    All those that can.....enjoy and spend time with Dads and Kids......
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Good morning, Bret and everyone.
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    My Father's day gift from my boys was their completion of a 13 mile road hiking route yesterday.

    They, at 10 and 12, were able to keep up with the 2 17 year old scouts that were with us for the entire route, laughing, chatting and generally having a great time.

    Towards the end of the hike, as Dear Ol' Dad was doing his dead-level best to motivate the stragglers that were the better part of a half a mile behind the leaders, they called me for permission, then just took off and completed the hike to meet the waiting parents at the pick-up point as I toddled, trudged and plodded along, shouting encouragement to the four straggling hikers that ran a solid 30 minutes behind our "schedule"

    All hikers completed the route, despite chafing, blisters, sore legs, sore knees, limps and tears.

    After the hike, my little one came up and showed me a picture he'd found on the internet.

    It said, in effect: "my dad doesn't play football, baseball, basketball, hockey etc, but he's still a Professional. A Professional Dad."

    My heart almost exploded with how awesome my little guy is, and I TOLD him so.


    Hope that Father's Day find you well, Bret and the rest of the fathers here.

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    Happy Fathers Day Guy's !
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    Happy Father's Day.....
    Had a 4.5 hour killer mtn bike ride.....with my daughter Serena from Calgary....
    JP, ya gotta quit putting them posts up.......ya make a cranky old Canuck cry first thing in the morning.....
    Man you are a blessed man JP.....way to go to you and your 'better half'....


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