The Chore You Hate Most

What’s the one hate choreschore you just despise?

J.R. writes… There’s nothing that will set my wife off quicker than coming home from work to a mountain range of dishes piled up in the sink. She despises washing sippy cups and dried out Tupperware cause it is tedious. Honestly I don’t mind hand washing dishes.  For me it’s bathing my toddlers cause they ALWAYS get me soaked!

Jobs Available

The Lufkin location of East Texas-based E-tech is looking to hire 150 new workers. E-tech’s Director of Recruiting says one of their clients is growing and needs new workers to support the expansion.

“We’re just blessed we truly are E-tech has so many positive things going for it that our customers understand that the economy is just doing very well for them and consequently they’re increasing the amount of business they’re giving us,” said Roby Summerford, Etech’s Director of Recruiting.

E-tech expects another round of hiring again next month to meet the needs of their clients. The company says the open positions are not seasonal, but stable entry-level jobs with benefits.

Etech Job Application

Dogs or Cats, 4 More Tips on Job Searching Continued, Court Closed, PluggedIn Movie Review

The Good Friends Question of the Day: Dogs or Cats?
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Part 2 How to find a job during a recession : If you are getting ready for a job search during troubled times, here are some tips from the experts. (CNN Money

  1. Role play: Practice your answers to interview questions — especially the one that explains why you aren’t working, recommends J.T. O’Donnell, a nationally syndicated workplace columnist. “If you were fired, or part of a layoff, you most likely are struggling to deal with this adversity. Role play with someone so you can get comfortable with your answer,” she proposes. “Confidence is key. You’ll need to be able to explain the situation in a way that is authentic and sincere without sounding bitter or defeated. Try to stay positive and share what you’ve learned from the experience — employers hire folks with good attitudes and the ability to handle adversity.”
  2. Polish your brand and market it: “How you choose to market yourself will directly impact how long it will take to find a new job,” O’Donnell declares. “Identify your strengths and put together the best possible personal brand.” You can do this with a flawless résumé, customized and compelling cover letters, and articulate and engaging networking. You should be prepared, professional and do the work for the interviewer,” Morgan says. “Don’t make them guess or imagine how you could fit in — that is your job … If you can’t make yourself relevant, your résumé will quickly be on the bottom of the pile.”
  3. Find opportunity in your current position: “New skills can come from a small part of your job that you most enjoy doing,” Morgan declares. Ask your current employer to send you to a conference, pay membership dues or join an association. You can also leverage dreaded tasks by seeking out ones that match a future interest, Morgan adds. “If you dream of running a nonprofit but are an operations manager, volunteer to run the community day for your company.
  4. Be realistic: “Get real about the time it will take to find a new job,” O’Donnell asserts. “In this current job market, I tell clients to expect it to take at least three months to find a job that pays $40,000. Add one month for every $10,000 more you want in salary. In other words, if you are looking for $80,000 a year, expect it to take at least seven months to find a new job.”

The City of Nacogdoches Municipal Court will be closed TODAY from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to attend the funeral of Nacogdoches Police Department Bailiff/Warrant Officer Kenneth Jackson.  Municipal Court will re-open at 1 p.m. for regular business.

What’s New At The Movies: Horrible Bosses & Zoo Keeper – How family-friendly are they – not so much – Bob reviews both this morning – Click to hear the latest review.

Or go to Plugged In Caution: some reviews on the Plugged In site may contain mature or graphic content.

Life Measured, Eating Cookies, Buy American, Hospice Extreme Makeover Continues

Power Thoughts:

  • “Life is not measured by the # of breathes we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
  • “Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of God no matter what the conflict.”
  • “It is never too late in fiction or in life to revise!

Question of the Day: Mmmm, cookies… How do you eat your cookie? Please comment, like or share your answer… or call 800-944-8443.

Tips on how to eat Oreo Cookies: Al Ross style. I have to admit it I did not come by all of these by myself, my kids and friends have help with this find tune art of Eating an Oreo. Oh it works with Chocolate Chips too…

  1. Dip your Oreo in ice cold milk. This will soften the cookie outside so that when you bite a piece off, the whole thing will dissolve quickly in your mouth. Some people cannot resist the temptation to properly dunk an Oreo cookie. It even works well with Silk Milk.
  2. Twist it gently to open it, and hold the two pieces in your hands. Eat them in any manner that you would like.
    1. Lick the creamy insides with your tongue, one side at a time. Savor it as you eat, then crunch on the cookie itself.
    2. Lick or rake the creamy filling off with your teeth, allowing it to dissolve in your mouth. This will fill your mouth with a sweet, pleasant sensation.
    3. Pull off one of the cookies, lick out the filling, then put the cookies back together and eat them. You can do this with multiple cookies and make a tall stack out of it.
    4. Pull off both the top and bottom cookie. Eat them both, then eat the icing alone. This method works better with double stuffed Oreo’s.
  3. Eat it with ice cream. Nuf said…
  4. Smash the Oreo cookies up into crumbs or mini pieces. Make an Oreo pie. You can use Oreo crumbs as the crust. hmmmm
  5. Like my Grandson and Cookies Monster – crammed in and gobble gobble.
  6. Eat it normally… (Oreo Cookies WikiHow)

Hospice Extreme Makeover Continues

  1. The response has been awesome. yet, volunteers and funds still needed for Deep East Texas Association of Builders Extreme Makeover for Hospice.
  2. When: Demolition started Saturday, April 30 and continues until the ribbon cutting on May 13th
  3. Where -Hospice in the Pines, (former Community Medical Equipment) on Frank Street near Hill Street, Lufkin
  4. Contact: Brandy Terry, (936)875-3000 for more information.

Seven Hot Jobs From Home, Ride Out The Heat Waves

Our youngest turns 18 today!!!! Happy Birthday Jessica Michelle!

Are you tired of the Job Hunt: Here are seven hot Work-From-Home Jobs. Increasing Numbers of Unemployed Start Their Own Businesses.
1. Business analyst/consultant
2. Graphic designer
3. Free Lance Public relations/writers
4. Personal chef or caterer
5. Virtual Assistant.
6. Customer service representative
7. Business/Life Coach
(Go here for more details ABC News)

Be Careful: How to ride out dangerous heat waves.
* Schedule outdoor activities for early morning or early evening.
* Take regular breaks in shady areas or indoors so that your body’s thermostat has a chance to recover.
* Avoid direct sunlight whenever possible. Always use sunscreen to reduce the heat your body absorbs and to limit moisture loss. Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide-brimmed hat. People who work in the sun should take frequent breaks and not push themselves too hard.
* Drink plenty of fluids and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. If you’re doing heavy exercise in the heat, drink two to four glasses of cool fluids each hour. Even when you’re swimming, you need to drink plenty of water.
* Don’t eat a heavy or hot meal before going outside in hot weather. Doing so will heat your body faster.
(More from HealthDay News)