What Did Your Grandfather’s Father Do for a Living? Need Evidence on An Occupation?

Reading Time: 5 minutes My mother Ann Dodge Prochnow, researched a book titled “Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County, Massachusetts 1629-1894” authored by John Thompson Dodge Ph.D. Dr. Dodge was born in 1850 in Vermont. Dr. Dodge was a railway civil engineer. And he’s directly related to my mom! My mom read the book (Ann’s brother Gerry… Continue reading What Did Your Grandfather’s Father Do for a Living? Need Evidence on An Occupation?

Employability, Hireability and Placeability ~ Got Ability? Need Proof?

Reading Time: 5 minutes To continue on with my post on getting level during divorce, I’m offering working definitions of 3 of my favorite ability descriptors which are: Employability, Hireability and Placeability Although my vocational assessment and evaluation assignments span a variety of jurisdictions and are designed to meet referral needs, the concepts of Employability, Hireability and Placeability remain… Continue reading Employability, Hireability and Placeability ~ Got Ability? Need Proof?

Happy Rehabilitation Counselor Appreciation Day!

Reading Time: 4 minutes March 22 of each year is designated as a Happy Day to Celebrate Rehabilitation Counseling!    A bouquet of pink roses, along with dark chocolate layer cake with vanilla bean ice cream help make the day turn even happier! My career choice is Rehabilitation Counseling, a unique job for high-energy people who want to make a… Continue reading Happy Rehabilitation Counselor Appreciation Day!

Hello My Attorney Reader! Want to Buy Some TIME from Me … a Consultant and an Educator?

Reading Time: 3 minutes You’re a good attorney, and you care about the people you represent. You’re busy working on cases and spend a lot of time on time. In fact, you even buy TIME! I’m writing to help you make a more comfortable TIME purchase from me, a consultant who is also an educator! I fully realize attorneys… Continue reading Hello My Attorney Reader! Want to Buy Some TIME from Me … a Consultant and an Educator?

Why Do You Do Your Work? You May Be in Love!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hi, thank you for stopping by to read my blog post. What day and time is it? If you are “at work” or “on the clock”, I want to know something right now that’s rather personal. Do you love your job? Was that an easy answer? Let me ask again, do you love what you… Continue reading Why Do You Do Your Work? You May Be in Love!

Get Level During the Divorce Process With an Earning Capacity Evaluation!

Reading Time: 4 minutes As an Attorney, do you work with divorcing couples? If so, have you utilized vocational expertise to help level out the uncharted territory for your client?  My company, Vocational Resources Plus LLC, offers vocational consulting services, and specifically, an earning capacity evaluation will benefit parties in a divorce in many ways. Whether employed, unemployed or… Continue reading Get Level During the Divorce Process With an Earning Capacity Evaluation!

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ~ Thank Our City Workers!

Reading Time: 3 minutes A few years back, Des Moines Public Schools had planned to use Martin Luther King, Jr day as a snow make up day, but it was overturned by the school board based on good speaking and listening skills of many people. Since then, MLK’s Monday is for all of us to celebrate what he helped… Continue reading Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ~ Thank Our City Workers!

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?

People and Their Pets…Got Cat? A Good Vocational Assessment Question to Ask

Reading Time: 5 minutes Originally published on: Dec 17, 2012/updated Dec 17, 2019 and posted again today! When I meet with an individual to perform a vocational assessment, I ask questions to gather information about their work and life background. One question I ask, underlying other questions regarding psycho-social factors, is about pet ownership. Asking about pet ownership during… Continue reading People and Their Pets…Got Cat? A Good Vocational Assessment Question to Ask

Dam! Need Help on a Case? I’ll Search Until I Find It!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Some days do you feel weird because part of your daily routine has changed? It happens quite regularly with me. Yes both, feeling weird and not having a typical day! Time that follows after finishing work on an in-depth legal case can feel unusual. How about the time after you’ve completed a project or a… Continue reading Dam! Need Help on a Case? I’ll Search Until I Find It!