Feel like you’re underpaid? When to ask for a raise?

Throughout the workforce, every single employee wants to be paid their fair share. Ultimately, different workers will value themselves at different levels. Some employees feel that a pay increase is a guarantee after so many months or years at the company, while others believe it's based on their work performance. There are several variables to... Continue Reading →

Should you wait for illness, or take care of your health now?

In America, unhealthy habits are just a short drive around the corner (pretty much to any chain store or restaurant people frequent regularly). That's not to say other countries are the gold standard of health either, but I wouldn't know first hand. The staggering statistic is that 6 out of 10 Americans has a chronic... Continue Reading →

Abrasive Finishing Explained

It really depends on who is being asked the question, but generally if all employees of a metal fabrication shop are polled to see which department is the "worst", there will likely be a lot of votes for grinding/deburr department. While their reason may vary dramatically, it really comes down to one (or all) of... Continue Reading →

Train Your Replacement!

When it comes to "on the job training", how do you treat new hires as a manager? This can be a touchy subject depending on the mentality of the manager or supervisor; there's really only two ways to feel about new hires. "THEY WANT TO TAKE MY JOB" In my experience, this feeling is buried... Continue Reading →

Don’t Plan Without Follow-Through

One thing that has plagued mankind for eternity is underestimating the usefulness of a "well-laid plan". I'm certainly not alone in experiencing pain during a time when I naively thought all would follow a plan that seemed perfect in every way. This leads to lower self-confidence, less fulfillment and hesitation when making decisions in the... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday America!

I wanted to make a (very very short) extra post this week with a few lines in the spirit of America's 243rd Birthday on July 4th, 2019. Though I realize a lot of people take it for granted, but the greatest country on earth (in this bloggers opinion) is the USA. Waking up in America... Continue Reading →

Enjoying the summer

So, now that summer has begun, I'm certain most people are excited for the cool nights spent by a campfire, surrounded by friends and family! I'm going to go over a few things that could help make this summer the best one yet. One of the more important aspects of a cookout is organization. There's... Continue Reading →

Don’t let the heat melt your summer projects

Naturally, the ideal summer would be spent traveling for 60 full days without a care in the world. But for most of us, that's not exactly possible, and so I typically turn to small projects, short day trips and time at the park.

Don’t be late for work!

Picture this! You roll over in bed, see your alarm clock but don't actually focus on it. You close your eyes for a split second, then... BAM! Your eye lids slingshot back open. "Oh ****, I'm going to be late for work" You slept through your alarm (or more likely, hit snooze or shut it... Continue Reading →

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