To be fair, everybody embellishes things on his or her resume, right? Not me, of course. But this is mainly due to the fact that I don’t send out resumes because I am self employed.
Does anybody else always have to think of Austin Powers when he hears the word “mole”? And is anybody else amazed sometimes when he looks up how old that movie already is that feels like you’ve watched it five years ago? Austin Powers was released in 1997, I just looked it up. Now I feel old.
I don’t know how many bosses understand that productivity doesn’t necessarily rise when you watch your employees. I guess it’s necessary in some jobs with repetitive work, and especially if you don’t pay them enough. All I know is that I’m happy to a) be self employed and b) sit in my own office without anybody watching me.
Those are all great suggestions, if you ask me! By the way: We also have our suggestion box, namely our contact form. Let me take this opportunity to thank everybody who’s writing in! We love getting feedback from our readers and we also love it if you have an idea for a comic strip. We sometimes take a little long to reply, but we try to really get back to everyone. And we can’t always turn your idea into a comic (usually because it would need too much build-up to fit into one strip), but we really appreciate every idea. Sometimes it sets us off into a completely different direction. You never know!
Well, that seems to conclude this strange series of events. It figures that Hans is the one who spoils the fun again. Anyway, it will be a relief for all those people out there who already bought a Virgin Galactic ticket!
By the way, everytime we draw a mini series and the publish it on our website, we get so many great ideas what could happen next and how to take the storyline into different directions. It actually made me think: Maybe we should start an open-ended story and let you guys decide what should happen next by letting you vote or give feedback in our forum or our Facebook page. But we’d have to wait for a time when I don’t have a hundred other things keeping my busy and know that I’ll have enough time to draw the strips quickly enough. And Mike has to be available too, which isn’t that easy, since he’s always flying around the country. But I kinda like the idea. I’m sure we’ll make it happen!
Whoopsie! Somehow it didn’t feel like Friday today, that’s why I totally forgot to upload today’s strip this morning! I apologize sincerely! When you’re self employed and working from home, and consider weekends more or less normal workdays, like I do, it seens it’s easy to lose track of time sometimes.
My wife is an occupational therapist and said that asking the date and weekday is one of the most basic cognitive tests. I think I would very easily be diagnosed with temporal disorientation, because I rarely know exactly which date it is.
Anyway, to stay with the subject: When I announced yesterday that I’ll be attending the Air Expo in Zell am See next weekend, I got the date right, but the weekdays mixed up. So, it’s Saturday and Sunday, September 7-8! Hope to see some of you at our Chicken Wings booth there!!
Like Mike wrote last Tuesday, we’re really a bit bummed that we can’t make it to Oshkosh this year. I hope you’re all having a great time there! Don’t forget to take pictures and share them in our facebook group our our forum!! We want to see what we’re missing!
Yesterday was the start of AirVenture 2013 and I am writing this blog with a heavy heart since we weren’t able to make it there this year. We have had so much fun in the previous years that we can’t help but being a little bummed about missing this one. Some “real life” items like jobs and family, even though they were all happy events, got in the way this year. But maybe we can only skip one and be a part of AirVenture 2014 next year.
The ones of you who made it please take lots of pictures and write us lots of stories! OSH is such a great place for more Chicken Wings material!
And I’m still not sure why Hans just doesn’t seem to be picking up this aviation thing. It’s been almost 10 years and he still is lost every day …
It’s important to find the right balance between trusting somebody and verifying their actions. And it’s not that easy. Exert too much control and you frustrate your employees and reduce productivity, trust too much and verify too little, and you end up with what can be seen in politics around the globe.
While the customer is king in many businesses, it seems that at Roost Air cash is king, and the customer is only king by association to said cash. I’m sure they’re not alone with that business philosophy. But to be honest, with that mindset, they’re still ahead of the amazingly high number of businesses who won’t even let the fact that you pay them money deter them from treating you with absolute indifference.
Fun fact: In Japanese, the phrase actually goes “the customer is god”. Although one has to keep in mind that the Japanese have a different concept of god or gods. They certainly don’t mean Yahwe with that expression!