Saturday, June 17, 2023

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Why Companies NEED People Back In The Office

I don't believe that work from home is better. The only motivation for the employee is a less coercive environment. People claim that they want to work at their own pace, but they really just want to work less. For example, people claim that working at home lets them spend more time with their family, i.e. less lime working.

Home is full of distractions to an overwhelming level. I need a focused environment to stay focused. And it helps to be around coworkers and management all focused on the same goal.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Canadian Tire | Jim Gaffigan

I worked from September 1991 to January 1993 for a new business called Auto Source which was a subdivision of Canadian Tire.

"The second time, during the early 1990s, Canadian Tire decided to try to open a specialized auto parts chain called Auto Source that tried to have more than 25,000 different parts on the shelf in each store, more than its competitors. The first Auto Source was opened in Indianapolis in 1991.[25] Unlike the previous attempt, the Auto Source concept was built from scratch.[26] During the next three years, Canadian Tire had opened two Auto Source stores each in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus and Louisville for a total of ten stores before abruptly closing the money-losing chain in 1995.[27][28][29] Some of the stores, were sold to Pep Boys.[30]

Although the Auto Source lost nearly CA$60 million during its four years of existence, a scaled down version was used in Canada under the PartSource brand."

Killing time at the hospital

Friday, June 2, 2023

British Thunderstorms Ain't Got Nothing on America

I grew up in Indiana and came back to retire.  I have been somewhat close to a tornado three times.  A town that I lived in just 5 years ago just recently suffered major tornado damage.