quirky

it’s the only word to describe it

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Wisconsin is full of strange things, but here’s an article that was shared with me from a coworker about quirky and hardworking family business owners. The article from Slate tells you about Carl Corey and his family business. Corey began meeting family business owners while documenting Wisconsin bars for his book, Tavern League: Portraits of Wisconsin Bars. Inspired by the experience, Corey decided to seek out family businesses all over Wisconsin, from hardware stores to bakeries to organ builders. Corey’s new book, For Love and Money: Portraits of Wisconsin Family Businesses, comprises portraits of single families who’ve owned their business for at least 50 years.

After a coworker showed this to a fellow Wisconsinite and me, she decided to buy the book. I really excited to see it. In addition to her buying the book, she told us all of the places she has to check off her list…and let me tell you she’s doing a well!

 

work hours

is there a time limit?

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I thought it was a silly question to ask if there was a time limit on working hours, until yesterday. France is making it possible to enforce non-working hours. What a concept, eh? French labor unions have signed a law requiring employees to shut off their smartphones at exactly 6PM, preventing bosses from hounding workers after they have fulfilled the hours they are responsible for.

Out of the country’s total workforce of about 40 million, the agreement currently affects only 1 million workers, including those working in the French arms of Google, Facebook, Deloitte and PwC. But those who favor the law say that the model can be extended to other sectors as well.

It’s pretty interesting to see how France works so differently than the United States. Currently, working for a French company, maybe this will change the impact of my company, too.

What are your thoughts on clocking out at 6PM and really meaning it?

what we want

the millennial edt

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If it hasn’t been evident before, I hope it is now– I am a proud Millennial. I am an advocate for Millennials. Unfortunately, Millennials get a bad reputation but I am sure that is that case with most rising-star generations. Being a Millennial is tough work, everyone is always downplaying your abilities and shooing you to the wayside. To make an impact, we need to focus on the positives. An article written by Global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmastu Limited, Barry Slazberg, recently wrote an article about Millenials. To be honest, going into the article I was skeptical, however, after reading the article I was pleasantly surprised.

Their findings in a nutshell

Millennials are ready to go their own way

Millennials want to make a difference

Millennials want to be leaders

Millennials want to be innovative

Millennials expect businesses to care

I support all of these findings. As a Millennial, I find it hard to stick with things that have always been. I want to pave my own path and create my own future. Sure, it’s not going to be easy to create my own path, but then again who said life was easy?