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Things Are Good: Focus Less on Work to Improve Everything – Even Your Job

Stressed about not getting enough done at work? Don’t be. It turns out that you can improve how much you get things done at the office by not thinking about it. Turn your attention elsewhere and focus on things that do matter instead.

But, how can performance at work improve with less attention paid to . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Focus Less on Work to Improve Everything – Even Your Job

calgaryliberal.com: I’m with Raj. (Mergers, Kent Hehr, cont.)

Just pointing something out here. Raj Sherman says Kent Hehr can speak his mind on mergers and the very base frustration that the Liberal MLA from Buffalo has with politics as they stand in Alberta. Hehr giving voice to that fundamental frustration is fine and well. People who care deeply about the process are frustrated. . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: I’m with Raj. (Mergers, Kent Hehr, cont.)

knitnut.net: I got a job!

I had the interview on Friday afternoon, and then on Saturday, when I was at Duncan’s vet’s office, I got the call offering me the job. I announced to a waiting room full of strangers “I got the job!” and they all cheered.

It’s not just any job, either – it’s a good job! . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: I got a job!

An individual with opinions.: Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak and party admits Dutch Disease contributes to decline in Ontario jobs.

I was reading through the Ontario Progressive Conservatives White Paper on unions, and I came across a most interesting part. Page 6, emphasis mine,

When the Canadian dollar had a low value relative to the American dollar, many Canadian business were slow to increase productivity. For a time they could afford rigid labour contracts and . . . → Read More: An individual with opinions.: Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak and party admits Dutch Disease contributes to decline in Ontario jobs.

An individual with opinions.: Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak and party admits Dutch Disease contributes to decline in Ontario jobs.

I was reading through the Ontario Progressive Conservatives White Paper on unions, and I came across a most interesting part. Page 6, emphasis mine,When the Canadian dollar had a low value relative to the American dollar, many Canadian business were sl… . . . → Read More: An individual with opinions.: Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak and party admits Dutch Disease contributes to decline in Ontario jobs.

knitnut.net: Wanted

I wonder if Coyote knows his mugshot is plastered all over that new coffee roasting place on Anderson Street? The last thing he needs is a bunch of heavily caffeinated bounty hunters on his tail.

Speaking of bounty hunters, I was thinking about the ways my sister and I used to make money . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Wanted

DeSmogBlog: White House Wants Industry Help To Choose Which Regulations To Kill

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When the Obama White House begins adopting the same talking points as the dirty energy industry, something has gone horribly wrong with our government. But that is exactly what is happening today, with the White House apparently buying into the repeatedly debunked industry talking point that claims that government regulations . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: White House Wants Industry Help To Choose Which Regulations To Kill

The Scott Ross: Conservatives Attack Budget Officer To Defend A Legacy

The Conservative government created the position of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, and now the government is creating its legacy.

After creating the position of Parliamentary Budget Officer in 2006 this Conservative government could have complied to every request for information made by its first and current office holder Kevin Page. With the PBO having . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Conservatives Attack Budget Officer To Defend A Legacy

DeSmogBlog: Media Helps Sell The Myth Of “Job Killing Regulations”

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Repeat something often enough, and it becomes true. That phrase has been a common theme among think tanks and politicians for decades. And sadly, there is a lot of truth behind that statement.

But the claim itself relies on the belief that people will not seek out the truth for . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Media Helps Sell The Myth Of “Job Killing Regulations”

Things Are Good: Work Less for a Better Life and Better Job

The ongoing recession has left a lot of people fearful that they could lose their job any second, which is quite scary. As a result people are willing to work longer hours and brave worsening conditions just so they don’t end up on the dole. This isn’t good for people and it’s bad for companies . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Work Less for a Better Life and Better Job

knitnut.net: New Job

The place I’ve been working since September – Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation – is great. It’s a private non-profit housing organization, and I was a tenant of theirs for years. I’ve always liked the organization, and I couldn’t ask for better colleagues. But, it was always intended to be a temporary job, and it’s . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: New Job