Author Archives: Randy Clark
Do you work with someone who spends too much time and effort worrying about others? They share negative opinions like, “So and so came in late and no one wrote them up.” “I can’t believe SHE got a raise.” “How did they ever make HIM a manager?” They’re seldom happy for others, which makes … (read more)
You hate having someone stand over your shoulder. You find it smothering, even claustrophobic. You want to scream, “Let me do my job and quit micro-managing me!” But… it’s your boss, the manager. “Doesn’t he know he gets in my way and slows me down?” You’re seriously considering taking that other job, even though it’s less pay and not the … (read more)
Have you ever noticed signs that didn’t fit their location or purpose? Signs that were out of place in their surroundings, or inappropriate for the organization? I recall signs used a few years ago for highway rest stops. These rustic wooden style signs may have fit park areas, but looked out of place on the interstate highways where they were … (read more)
There’s been much talk about the trucking industry’s shortage of drivers and what to do about it. However, the continuing shortage of truck mechanics and fleet technicians may negatively impact logistics more than the driver shortage. Like driver shortages, mechanic and technician shortages can affect the transport of goods. But not having enough mechanics and technicians also impacts longevity of equipment and … (read more)
I’ve been taken to the hospital in an ambulance. I’m an adult, and it was scary. I was afraid. If it hadn’t been for the staff, it may have been terrifying. Now imagine what an ambulance ride must be like for a child.
My first impression of the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital critical care transport was — “that’s fun!” It took me a minute … (read more)