Techempage (techempage) wrote,

Good Morning

Welcome Back
Welcome back to ne, elsibeth. mary_wroth and dydan. It's good to see so many friends back on my list.

So little to do, so much time...
No wait, strike that, reverse it. I've got so many things I want to do. Much of it is stuff I keep putting off, due to the fact that I've been working so much. I've got a list of books that are used in the management philosophy for the Star, so I'd like to get my hands on copies and sit down and read those. A couple of spreadsheets I want to build for the Star as well. I think there are serious problems with our pricing on alcohol, which is keeping our bar costs above corprate spec. (I mean, they've raised food prices twice in the past two years, but alcohol hasn't budged.) Another thing, I'm hoping to work on today is getting folks excited to work. I think the management is hitting the right notes, but on the wrong instrument. They're pushing stuff, good ideas, but it's more like "You need to do this." I think it needs to be turned around, get the staff fired up to work, show them how it affects their bottom line, get them believing that if they give exceptional service, business will build and they will make more money. I asked if I could give our pre-shift round up tonight, hopefully I can inspire a couple of people. I also want to see if I can get a list of admin assistants throughout the university, to see if I can build some sales through pick-up orders. Or maybe a catering function or two.

Then there's the personal life stuff. I need to get statements for our medical expenses for last year, so I can file for a refund through the reimbursement account. I need to do some research so I can build that tax liability spreadsheet I want to make. (Which seems like it's going to be one of the most ambitious endevors I've done in a while, thanks to the complexity of our tax code.) And I really need to take some time off to help my wife dig out of the mess that is post-Christmas at my house, I can see where that is probably very overwhelming to her and probably part of the issues. And my best friend needs some help with computer repair.

Plus, I've got another OT Saturday coming up at the day job and probably need to work late a couple nights, just to catch up with the avalanche that is sitting in front of me.

I guess that's it for now...
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