A First for Mom

This afternoon, my mom will be boarding a plane heading to Brazil for a business trip.  As a 35+ year employee of John Deere, they felt that Mom should go on this trip before she retires early next year, not just for the work, but also for the experience.  Deere has a plant in Horizontina,…

A Safe Arrival and A Story to Tell

A few days ago, I told you about Paul Yeager and his family.  His wife, Amy, was stuck in Holland with her co-workers from John Deere, thanks to the Icelandic volcanoes. I’m happy to report that Amy made it home safely on Thursday and the second installment of Yeager Boys Home Alone has a happy…

The Mockery of a Review/Wishing Amy Home

How effective are “performance reviews”?  Do these reviews give you a clear indication of how well you are doing at work?  Is it another way for your boss to find ways not to reward you with a raise, or is it merely taking little incidents, and building them up as a way to run you…