Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Freedom to be who you are and fulfilling work tend to earn companies on the top lists of best places to work, according to the Harvard Business Review.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Claire Gordon What is the perfect place to work? An office where every employee gets an annual 10 percent raise? And nobody ever gets fired? And the CEO knows everyone's name? And there are free massages and volleyball courts and barrels of candy apples? None of the above. Rob Goffee of London Business School and Gareth Jones of IE Business School have spent three years asking hundreds of executives this exact question. Six qualities stood out, they found, which they revealed in this month's Harvard Business Review. And ultimately they seem to boil down to a single nugget: Make employees feel like they're not just mindless slaves of shareholder value. 1. Let You Do You The best company …
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, or if you would like to share your reaction to what's happened, please reach out to Community Editor Sarah Worthman.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Did Gov. Scott Walker break a campaign promise when he vowed to keep pork out of the state budget?
Some campaign promises build in a bit of wiggle room. The one made by candidate for governor Scott Walker to “Strip policy and pork projects from the state budget” did not. This unequivocal pledge, posted on Walker’s campaign website, committed the candidate to eschewing both parties’ longstanding practice of using the budget to make policy changes and reward special interests. In April 2011, less than four months into Walker’s term, the truth-testers at PolitiFact Wisconsin branded this a broken promise. It noted that the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau had identified dozens of non-fiscal items in the governor’s budget repair bills and first biennial budget. Walker’s latest executive budget, for 2013-15, included what the Fiscal …
According to a report from WISN 12 News, with the detective were two Menomonee Falls officers and one Waukesha police officer.
Updated at 6 p.m. Tuesday: The Waukesha County detective being investigated for drunken driving was operating a county-owned vehicle, according to a Waukesha County Sheriff's Department news release. The internal investigation remains ongoing. Original: A Waukesha County Sheriff’s Detective was arrested in Sparta early Sunday morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Patch's partners at WISN 12 News reported that the detective, Bradley Anderson, was joined in the car by two Menomonee Falls officers and one Waukesha police officer. They were stopped at 2:30 a.m. A press release from the department indicated that Anderson — a 23-year veteran — was off-duty at the time of the arrest. While the department conducts an internal …
The Chargers host the WIAA track and field sectional on Thursday, and will have representation in six events each for the boys and girls competitions.
Drew Patterson and Toney Lock of Hamilton High School won individual track and field championships on Monday in the tough Watertown Regional, the start of the WIAA tournament series. See complete regional results Patterson, a junior, captured the 400 meters in 49.86 seconds, just .12 off the stadium record set in 1999. Lock, also a junior, posted a time of 13.1 seconds in the 100 meters. The top four places in each event qualified for Thursday’s sectional, hosted by Hamilton. Also going through for the Chargers were: Hamilton was sixth in both the boys and girls regionals. Arrowhead easily won the girls side and Oconomowoc edged Germantown on the boys side.
Allison Feix says her mother is tops because she has raised two children while caring for a quadriplegic husband who is also fighting leukemia.
From moms that rock the volunteer scene to moms who always know the right thing to say, dozens of entries into Patch's "Why My Mom is Best" contest warmed our hearts and made us smile. But amid all the spectacular stories was a daughter's touching tale about her mother's battle with cancer while helping a quadriplegic husband with leukemia that stole our hearts. "My mom, Lynn, deserves an escape," Allison Feix wrote about her mother, Lynn Molter. "She's raised two kids and works as a medical technologist, while being the care taker for my father, who has leukemia and has been a quadriplegic for the past twenty seven years. She is a recent breast cancer survivor, who puts the needs of her loved ones before her own. Some time away would be …
So it’s finally starting to warm up in Wisconsin, and suddenly there’s a nudity epidemic. This is our weekly weird crime roundup, OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Can I get a booth by the window with the view of the naked guy? If two officers see a naked guy and then he disappears, was he ever naked? Ten million organized activities, and these kids play “Paranoia” naked. It’s never too late to operate a widespread shoplifting operation. Seems like everything is being recorded nowadays. Everything. _____________________ The above items are from local police reports and criminal complaints. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This summer, the North Shore will be home to a new wine and tapas restaurant, while a popular Milwaukee pizza restaurant is opening a location in Shorewood. That tops this week's edition of "foodie" news from Patch.
If you love food and exploring new places to eat, or want to find out what eateries are coming and going, we have latest restaurant and other "foodie" news from throughout the Milwaukee area. Here's a look at what's new on the local food, restaurant and bar scene. Vinamo, a new wine and tapas restaurant, is expected to open sometime in August in Whitefish Bay. Owner Rose Niles plans to offer soups, sandwiches and small plate options for lunch. For dinner, it would offer Italian food and Spanish small plate dishes. Niles also hopes to serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday at a spot on Silver Spring Drive. Read more on Whitefish Bay Patch. Also on the North Shore, a new gourmet pizza place — the Al Calderone Club — has just opened its doors …
No injuries reported in Saturday night fire near Sunset and Hickory drives.
A Saturday night house fire caused about $130,000 in damage to a home near Sunset and Hickory drives in Sussex, according to Patch's media partners WISN 12 News. The fire began at about 9:30 p.m., and authorities said that upon arrival, the garage and two vehicles inside it were fully engulfed in flames, the station reported. The fire then spread to the home. No injuries were reported. More from WISN 12 News
The peanuts, beer, hotdogs and summer sun - it's baseball season in Wisconsin and we want to hear all about the Milwaukee Brewers or your other favorite team!
Calling all sports fanatics, Patch wants you! Are you passionate about the Milwaukee Brewers? A local softball league? Attend every little league game? An expert on sabermetrics? Then we want hear all about it! Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians and everyone in between—to interact and post directly to the site. These posts then appear on the homepage, in the daily newsletter and are shared by editors via Facebook and Twitter. The best thing about sharing your stuff on Patch is it's your space so it's your rules. Write as frequently, or …