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Here they are: 12 local, very deserving charities nominated by BAAG teammates for this year's BAAG Brackets! We are tremendously excited for all the interest shown. Now the voting begins! CLICK HERE to vote. VOTING CLOSES AT 6:00AM FRIDAY, FEB. 5.
If you want to check them out first, here are links to each charity's website. Please note that for any national charity, we will deal directly with the local chapter, and the funds raised will stay right here in Iowa:
Animal Rescue League of Iowa www.arl-iowa.org
Blank Children’s Hospital www.blankchildrens.org
Boys and Girls Club www.bgcci.org
Children’s Cancer Connection www.childrenscancerconnection.org
Des Moines Area Van Ministry (feeding needy and homeless) http://www.imsda.org/article/572/ministries/des-moines-area-van-ministry
Furry Friends Refuge (animal rescue) www.furryfriendsrefuge.org
Make a Wish Iowa www.iowa.wish.org
Orchard Place (child mental health services) www.orchardplace.org
Ronald McDonald House www.rmhdesmoines.org
Royal Family Kids (services for children of abuse) www.royalfamilykids.org
Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center http://polk.ia.networkofcare.org/mh/services/agency.aspx?pid=SalvationArmyAdultRehabilitationCenter_222_2_0
YESS Shelter (Youth Emergency Services & Shelter) www.yessiowa.org
One of the top things on people’s minds these days seems to be, “how is the transition going?” meaning to the 5-day production schedule. I would have to say that it’s going fairly well. There are some things to work through—some non-essential production actions like scheduling vacations—but things are pretty solid and there have been no production stoppers.
I know we are only a couple weeks in, but thought I would pass on what comments have been made so far. As you can see from the comments below, there is some read across on items both positive and negative. Most of the people I talked with asked what it would take to switch back to 12-hour shifts, and when that might occur. My answer to that question is it depends on the daily/monthly ticket. When the 5-day schedule can no longer support customer demand, we will look at going back to a 7-day schedule.
As always, my door is always open, and I look forward to your comments and questions.
Get to see my family more
8 hours go by quick
We get 40 hours
I have a lot of time during the day to do stuff
No job moves
Work 5 days a week
Drive in 5 days a week
No time off in middle of week
Only get 1 day off
Too many builders in the plant
I can go workout after work.
Easier to get some additional errands done (Bank, shop, mow, etc.) before it gets dark)
More family time
5 days a week
Drive in daily
No days off middle of week
No long weekend
Schedules not ready start of shift
Home with the family every night
Paid for 40 hours a week
Not laid off
Not pushed to another job
It’s easier to come to work every afternoon in the winter; once it turns nice out, it will be more difficult
Not enough time with my family
I would rather have stayed on 6 days a week with Sundays out
Click below to view the complete plant winterization plan.
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a counseling and consultation service. EAPs generally provide assistance and counseling for marital and family problems, alcoholism, drug dependency, financial and credit concerns, legal issues and questions, emotional problems, stress, child care, eldercare, interpersonal conflicts and situational life problems.
Services are free and confidential, and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
To talk to a counselor, simply call the toll-free number 800-678-2212.