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Old 12-13-2011, 11:54 AM   #651
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Timothy - I do the same thing as your niece, but for a large company that cranks out tons of reports. But not so many today............
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:25 PM   #652
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Timothy - I do the same thing as your niece, but for a large company that cranks out tons of reports. But not so many today............
My niece went from working as the only chef in KA's test kitchens, to editing tech pubs. Quite a change of work! She seems to enjoy what she does now, so more power to her! I hope you enjoy that type of work.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:14 PM   #653
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Yes, that sounds like a 180-degree turn. Not sure I'm familiar w/KA - stands for??

yeah, I do enjoy most of it, and I'm good at at. As long as engineers and scientists are required to write reports, I will have a job.

p.s. finally heard from the guy in Calif - turned out he didn't need my help after all. Shows you why I'm not excited about emergency deadlines....
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:54 PM   #654
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Yes, that sounds like a 180-degree turn. Not sure I'm familiar w/KA - stands for??

yeah, I do enjoy most of it, and I'm good at at. As long as engineers and scientists are required to write reports, I will have a job.

p.s. finally heard from the guy in Calif - turned out he didn't need my help after all. Shows you why I'm not excited about emergency deadlines....
KA is "The King Arthur Flour Company".

Pretty famous for their products. They switched to a Totally owned by the employees" stance a few years ago and according to my niece, thier quality control dropped considerably.

Only a few of the most senior executives positioned themselves to buy the vast majority of the company stock, so the floor employees own only a tiny amount of the company.

The company is run by these owners/executives and again, according to my niece, not running it as well as prior to the change in ownership.

She was unhappy enough to leave the company. She said they went from a policy of 100% of all products being tested in the test kitchen to very little being tested prior to sale. As the senior test chef, this disappointed her greatly.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:56 PM   #655
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:25 PM   #656
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waiting for gas and electric repairman. hopefully he will be able to fix oven today. still have one load of laundry to fold. it is gloomy and rainy. the next chore is to sit in front of little electric heater in my sun room and knit.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:56 PM   #657
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I did my Christmas/birthday thing today with my family. Very informal.
I also bought three more old guns... after I renewed my license, which apparently expires the day after your birthday. Coulda sworn I had to the end of the month...
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:01 PM   #658
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I did my Christmas/birthday thing today with my family. Very informal.
I also bought three more old guns... after I renewed my license, which apparently expires the day after your birthday. Coulda sworn I had to the end of the month...

I'm guessing you have quite a collection of guns. Does it center around a particular era?
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:06 PM   #660
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This afternoon I installed a new fluorescent fixture under the kitchen cabinet to illuminate my primary work surface. Boy is it bright! Seems like everything takes longer and has more complications than ever before. Not sure why.
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