Lifting at Work and the Power of an Ant! Need a Job Analysis?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the past I’ve blogged about when my father managed a Culligan Soft Water branch. I remember watching the workers (like Gary and Big John!) move the 150# water softener tanks from the regeneration area onto the big trucks for the next step which is to drive to their customers’ locations. Growing up, we (my… Continue reading Lifting at Work and the Power of an Ant! Need a Job Analysis?

Job Analysis ~ It’s All About the Job, Not the Person, Dummy!

Reading Time: 3 minutes A job analysis is a process that will identify and determine in detail the particular job functions and activities, interactions within the physical environment, work conditions, requirements for a particular job, expected or desired productivity, vocational qualities, and the relative importance of all these factors combined. Whew!  To continue on, the process of a job… Continue reading Job Analysis ~ It’s All About the Job, Not the Person, Dummy!

Working on a Litigated Case Involving Work & Disability? A Job Analysis Can Help!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you working on a litigated case involving work and disability? If so, I believe a job analysis can help you and your client, and in many ways!  A job analysis involves the process of gathering and recording objective data about a specific job.   Capturing what the job is all about helps to evaluate what… Continue reading Working on a Litigated Case Involving Work & Disability? A Job Analysis Can Help!

Client or Customer? Both are Equally Valuable!

Reading Time: 3 minutes I consider the individual as the client, and the business entity (eg: an employer,  or a service provider, or a law firm) as the customer. In the case of providing job placement services, the client typically is a person who has already worked for a number of years in the workforce and is now on… Continue reading Client or Customer? Both are Equally Valuable!

A Job Analysis Would Help You Win a Prize!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you been to the Williamson Pumpkin Paradise? We visited on a beautiful October Sunday afternoon and I was in awe at the creative produce! After wandering around in the fields for a time and looking at plenty a pumpkin looking for a home, we selected one. As I’m writing this, I realize I’m not knowledgeable about… Continue reading A Job Analysis Would Help You Win a Prize!

The Husker, Wag’s, Perkins, Garcia’s and More….on Work Ethic

Reading Time: 3 minutes Okay, in the 1980s Randy worked at a restaurant called The Husker; and later Wag’s when it was located in Merle Hay Mall. Anybody remember these places? He pretty much did whatever needed to be done to help operate the restaurants. Here’s a business card I found! Okay, time went by and because Randy refuses… Continue reading The Husker, Wag’s, Perkins, Garcia’s and More….on Work Ethic

Can You Make Money? Save Money? Solve Problems? Yes! Then You’re Hired!

Reading Time: 3 minutes When I stay out of town or I can tell in a second if the water I’m showering in or drinking is hard. Hard water feels different (icky) and tastes different (ucky). When the quality of your water is soft, the soap you use in your bathtub, shower, sink, washing machine, dishwasher, and on your… Continue reading Can You Make Money? Save Money? Solve Problems? Yes! Then You’re Hired!

Chicagoland….My Birthday….and the Riot Fest! What a weekend!

Reading Time: 3 minutes We returned from Chicago early this morning, say like 2AM… and I suppose Randy is a bit tired from driving, basically, since Friday morning when we left our hotel at 6AM for other activities! But I’m sure he’s enjoying teaching today! We went to Downtown Chicago on Friday and checked out the sites. I always… Continue reading Chicagoland….My Birthday….and the Riot Fest! What a weekend!

My Dad and His Work. Happy Fathers Day!

Reading Time: 3 minutes When I was growing up my dad, Dick Prochnow, continued his career with Culligan Soft Water that began in 1959 in Northbrook, Illinois.  Here’s the link to my original post on How did I get into Rehab Counseling? Dad started as a material handler in the plant, doing prepackaging as well as painting work, and supervising a… Continue reading My Dad and His Work. Happy Fathers Day!