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  • Maintenance Day at 2013 NAA Education Conference & Exposition

    Maintenance Training at the NAA Education ConferenceNew this year - Maintenance Day! Join us on June 20 at the 2013 NAA Education Conference & Exposition for maintenance training.This all-day event seeks to honor and educate the sometimes unsung heroes of our communities: The Maintenance Technician.$99 for a day PACKED with maintenance learning opportunities!Starting at 9:00 a.m. the day...
  • Father Knows Best

    My Dad has been a high school English teacher for over 30 years. Naturally, he couldn’t help but teach his own daughter a few things, too. 1. All of life’s answers can be found in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” My Dad is a faithful husband, but if he crossed paths with the 87-year-old author, Harper Lee, I would most likely have a stepmother. He dedicates approximately three months of each school year...
  • Don't Cry At Work (And Other Lessons)

    I have very few complaints about my first job out of college. But if I had to do it all again, I wish someone had given me the following advice: 1. Find an office with more men. If you’re looking to kill two birds with one stone—earning your keep in society while also meeting someone who will pay for your movie tickets—you should probably count up the number of men at your prospective place of...
  • Permission To Take Off

    When I was working at a large retail store one summer during college (think red bull’s-eye), one of my supervisors told me everything from her pants size (12) to the dirty details of her messy divorce. Apparently I have a face that says, “tell me everything.”  “Susan,” on the other hand, had an ex-husband whose face said “don’t tell me anything.” While I knew her entire life history, Susan knew...

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