News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories and this volume is chock full of stories from an upside down political world…
Brief 1: The Keystone State (Pennsylvania) has recently announced that they are making changes to their appliance rebate program. Pennsylvania budget deficit projects are not good so you would expect that a rebate program might be on the chopping block. Not in Pennsylvania’s upside down world. It was announced that the rebates are actually INCREASING, some by more than 100%. In all fairness this is “stimulus” money (federal tax dollars versus state tax dollars).
I have a dream job…unfortunately it is still in my mind, but the job that I have now has that potential. Reading books like Rework fuel my desire for a better working environment. I can work my butt off all day and sometimes by 4:00 I am spent. I have given my all for that day, but really don’t feel comfortable leaving before 5:00. Starting a new project would be rather pointless as I am not at my freshest.
“Workaholics make the people who don’t stay late feel inadequate for ‘merely’ working reasonable hours. That leads to guilt and poor morale all around and leads to ass-in-seat mentality.” [see my above comments]