Two Weeks Until Vacation – The Law of Relativity Takes Over

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I am no physicist, but I do know that objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.  I hope this goes for my long awaited vacation to New Zealand as well.  The Love Slave, our children and I are departing two weeks from tomorrow.  So how come the vacation still seems so far away?

Well, for one thing it’s a THREE WEEK VACATION.  I feel practically European about it.  We’ve talked about this vacation since the first Lord of the Rings movie came out in 2001.  Our then 11 and 13 year old children were entranced.  The Love Slave and I had never been there.  We told the kids that if we could afford it after college was paid for, we would go.  And now, 12 years later, we’re going.

And preparing for going is a herculean task, kind of like Sam carrying Frodo up that mountain.   I’ll be whining, I mean blogging, about getting ready over the next two weeks.

What do you do to ensure you can relax on vacation?

What we’re reading this week:

Are you a media mesher or a media stacker?  Does anybody do one thing at a time any more?

10 Ways to Use Big Data to Get to Know Your Customers Better http://ow.ly/npOKc via @WiredInsights

Encouraging new #workforce data about surging local #govt hiring in US: http://ow.ly/nskSa Great article by @mrmmpeters & @sbanchero!

Weak Employee Engagement Affects Six Out of Ten Large Firms http://ow.ly/nuJF6 via @TalentMgtMag

The Lost Art of Walking Around http://ow.ly/nuKwF via @hrbartender

At Work, On Vacation http://ow.ly/nxdy2 via @HRExecMag

Retaining the Hourly Employee http://ow.ly/neEkK via @blogging4jobs

RT @MBTwebsite: Increase Profit Margins With Precise Labor Costing Technology http://ow.ly/nfn8e

RT @williamtincup: RT Getting reacquainted with the nightmare that is commuting http://ow.ly/nlEOz @SteveBoese

Finding Home Among Change http://ow.ly/nhjXe via @Ray_anne @blogging4jobs

Flexing the workforce in 2013 http://ow.ly/njgfO via @TheManufacturer

Working from Home: A Work in Progress http://ow.ly/njhgB via @HarvardBiz

The Elements of (Employee) Attraction http://ow.ly/njhzt via @HRExecMag

How Do You Measure Love (Or Employee Engagement)? http://ow.ly/njkCk via @Forbes

Kronites are talking about:

New Time Well Spent #Cartoon: http://ow.ly/npNZt #bigdata

Brooksby Village, Employee Engagement and National Dance Day http://ow.ly/nsiNb via @WF_Institute

Don’t be afraid of the #cloud http://ow.ly/nsjcv via @SmarterCafe

New car or #HCM: The salespeople matter http://ow.ly/nuKgg via @SmarterCafe

Is Public Sector Spending On HR Too High? Government Insist Centralisation Is The Way Forward. http://ow.ly/nwZUH via @simonmacpherson

A Funny thing happened on the way to the (LA) Forum http://ow.ly/nzo1v via @SmarterCafe

Save $200 on your KronosWorks registration http://ow.ly/npOPM #KW2013

Pay or Play? Determining Your Company’s Best Solution to the #AffordableCareAct http://ow.ly/npORX #ACA

Kronos customers – Go to the portal & register your fav products, you’ll have a chance to win an AMEX gift card! http://ow.ly/npP5W

RT @MBTwebsite: Increase Profit Margins With Precise Labor Costing Technology http://ow.ly/nfn8e by @GreggLean!

 

 

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