While, as I said previously, I’m not in love with going back to restaurant work, I think I’ve stumbled upon a winner of a company to work for. Imagine working for a company whose philosophy is first and foremost to make its associates (workers) happy. In fact, associates come even before customers (because the workers are there everyday, customers come and go). The idea is that by investing in workers, fostering a great and positive environment and culture for them, encouraging them, giving them flexibility and helping them have fun, then they in turn will take good care of the customers (guests), so that everyone wins. (Management essentially seeking to serve the workers, sounds like a complete reversal from my previous job…)
Also – I have largely tried to steer clear of politics the last several months, and continue to do so. But several months ago, before the last election, I predicted that Mitt Romney of MA would be the Republican nominee for president next time around. Here’s an article about his stand, controversial in the state, against cloning.
The Oscars came and went last night. Whoopty doo. (Is that a correct spelling?) I must admit that I have not seen any of the films nominated in any of the major categories, though I would like to see a couple of them – like Hotel Rwanda and Finding Neverland. Anyway, the film Million Dollar Baby was the big winner. I’ve never seen it, but have read and heard others describe it as largely an infomercial for assisted suicide. The interesting thing is that it is marketed and sold as a boxing movie, an underdog story that people can really get into… but the boxing is all, as I understand it, a subtext for the right to die message promulgated. I can’t speak for the film’s artistic merits – it may be technically great. (And no, I’m not one of these people who is all uptight about The Passion not winning… there’s really no sour grapes here.)
Done for now. I don’t have time for this stuff!!!