Thursday February 27, 2014
A story recently ran on CBC about the strain being placed on workloads for Doctors issuing sick notes for short term illnesses.
Physician says local MDs are 'drowning in paperwork' because of requests for sick notes http://t.co/6Dv1Rhnu8y
2/27/2014, 6:50 AM
It certainly elicited a lot of comment on social media. Certainly, there have been stories written in the past about the amount of sick leave taken/accumulated in certain government departments/agencies. Ignoring the whole debate around union benefits/collective bargaining, and the inflexibility this may cause, I think there is some perspective most small and medium-sized businesses can take around this.
Thursday January 9, 2014
Now that there is perceived stability in our power supply once again, the fall-out from the last week’s event is clear. We've had Government order a review of the operation and management of our electrical system, phone-in radio shows are jammed with consumers complaining and social media is ablaze with political pundits of every stripe with their take on the situation and arguing over whether or not we experienced a crisis.
Monday December 16, 2013
The complaining has begun. It’s a tradition in Newfoundland to talk about the weather. Common statements this time of the year include:
“Winter’s early this year.”
“It’s some slippery out.”
“The sidewalks are like ice.”
Wednesday November 20, 2013
Tis’ the season for Holiday Cheer! While we all look forward to enjoying a few beverages over the Holidays with friends, co-workers and loved ones, there are certain risks that we face in doing so that most people aren't aware of.
Friday November 15, 2013
Email has got my goat this week. I’ve wasted a lot of time cleaning up my inbox, moving emails to folders and unsubscribing from all the useless email newsletters that I either subscribed to in the past because they had a really good article once, or that I was just automatically subscribed onto by someone I have never done business with. Isn’t that illegal?