The immediacy provided by emails and messaging apps is wonderful, except when it isn’t.
It’s a normal Friday night: Occupancy is high, the lobby bar is buzzing, and, in the ballroom, a party is just getting started. A deejay has set up his sound system at one end of the room, the F&B manager set up a portable bar at the other, and servers have started circulating among the guests with platters of appetizers.
Topics: Employee Development
“We’re going to the zoo.”
The lament that “there’s nothing good on TV” doesn’t deter me from wanting to be able to watch the tube whenever I want. If the cable company takes the system offline for ten minutes at 2:50 a.m. on Sunday morning, it’s a good bet that I’ll be in nocturnal mode and want to watch something at just that time.
I’m no handyman, and I have to admit that I don’t do much around the house. I leave most of that to my wife, Natalie. There are, however, a couple small jobs that I am trusted with – like taking out the trash.
I’ll warn you: I’m a reader. Like Sesame Street’s Count (a Muppet obsessed with counting everything in his path), I read everything from the small print on soap wrappers to the large print on bus advertising.
The government agency that operates San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge has a dedicated team of more than 30 full-time painters engaged in a never-ending effort to keep the bridge protected. If you’re a painter assigned to the Golden Gate, it would seem that you have a job for life helping keep this national treasure from the corrosive impact of saltwater, marine air and pollution.