After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

October 2010

The key to a more interesting life: Helping a Marine help a kid.

10/26/10

The key to a more interesting life: Helping a Marine help a kid.

Psst. Hey you, you in the workplace. You sitting in an office wishing your life had more oomph. More passion. More meaning. Think beyond the romantic, can't-think-of-anything-else kind of passion (I really can't help you with that) to the soul stirring, inspiration kind achieved when you know you are making a difference in the world by being part of something bigger than you could manage alone.

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Vaccinations: Guess who doesn't think 80% employee compliance is necessary?

10/19/10

Vaccinations: Guess who doesn't think 80% employee compliance is necessary?

If doctors, nurses, and (more importantly), hospital administrators don't practice what health care professionals preach regarding vaccinations, why should you get a flu shot or get your child immunized? Seriously ... if health care workers don't think they need a flu vaccination, do you? Do they know something we don't about vaccinations? Or, if it's truly just a personal choice issue, do you want the unvaccinated folks responsible for your care if you're hospitalized during the influenza season? Or do you want them caring for your frail elderly parent?

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Undercover Boss: What it reveals.

10/12/10

Undercover Boss: What it reveals.

Did you see (Great Wolf Resorts CEO) Kim Schaefer's recent television debut on Undercover Boss, when she agreed to go "undercover" for CBS for a week to pose as Chris Miller, a new employee of Great Wolf Lodge? She first went to the location in Grapevine, Texas versus her closer-to-home spot in Wisconsin Dells, where she'd be recognized, with a tale of being a stay-at-home mom re-entering the workplace.

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Social Networking: Child's Play or Russian Roulette?

10/05/10

Social Networking: Child's Play or Russian Roulette?

I once worked as supervisor of a Colorado child abuse and neglect intake unit, directing the activities of about 30 caseworkers — and for that and other reasons, I'm now the "Safe From Harm" trainer for the Salvation Army. So I've been putting together more recent news clips about child protection for that mission, and doing so, learned about a huge cyber-threat to the children you love — one that you might want to know about, too.

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IB Publisher Emeritus Jody Glynn Patrick blends work and life in this very clear departure from her other writing for In Business magazine. Awarded national recognition for both her previous work as a newspaper columnist and her journalistic leadership at IB, she brings us all back "Closer to Home" with her insights and remembrances. A nice place to be "After Hours." Check back often!

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