I'm not a fan of letting companies automatically debit my account every cycle. This article is one reason why, the other is that getting them to stop can be a problem too. Lastly I want something that will fail and cause the vendor to call me and say I'm overdue instead of letting them be paid and having to argue… » 12/04/14 6:13pm 12/04/14 6:13pm

After close to 20 years of managing staff I've learned that one way isn't never the right way for everyone. You'll learn to look at a team as individuals and vary YOUR approach and style when dealing with them. For the person that wants little oversight - work with that. But someone may want more so YOU need to… » 12/03/14 6:38pm 12/03/14 6:38pm

I carry an army (not sure whose army) folding shovel in the winter. Plastic snow shovels are great for digging out fluffy snow but if a plough has gone by you're in trouble. Because it's small I'm not likely to use it somewhere else so it'll stay in the car for when I need it. » 12/03/14 6:24pm 12/03/14 6:24pm

My next phones won't be bought through our carrier. We're on an old set of plans - $30 for 6Gb and our 'voice' costs are basically $20 on top of that. The newer plans start at $70/month and limit you to 1Gb of data. If you want a hardware subsidy you have to move to the new plans. » 10/10/14 11:48am 10/10/14 11:48am