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Tag Archives: layoffs
Retention: A key to our future
If much of our experienced workforce has found employment in other fields, what chance do we have of attracting them back to the boating business when we need them?Read More »
Do Mercury and Brett Favre have something in common?
Mercury's will-it-or-won't-it decision to move jobs to Oklahoma is starting to resemble the summer saga of another Wisconsin institution: Brett Favre.Read More »
New boats for a new economy
I was driving in the car yesterday when a story came on National Public Radio about Columbia, Ky.-based houseboat builder Majestic Yachts. It's no surprise in this economy that it was a sad story, at least at first. The article began by profiling Faye Womack, a former employee. She was part of a 27-person boat production team until orders stopped ...Read More »
Influence the outcome
Two weeks ago in a martial arts class, I accidentally hurt one of my best friends. Beyond the pain of the injury, it had real potential consequences for her. She was only a few weeks away from one of the many exams required to get her black belt, something she has been working toward for more than three years. I ...Read More »
Pain = gain?
My four-year-old son broke his arm playing in the yard last week. While he was incredibly brave in the hours and days that followed, it has changed him. As the pain has receded, he's begun thinking out loud about how he'll avoid breaking something else, as have his father and I. We want him to go back to having fun ...Read More »