Corporate Contractors - Winter 2019 Newsletter

Trivial Matters 1) Which of these U.S. cities never served as the nation’s capital? a) Philadelphia b) New York c) Boston d) Washington 2) Which of these particles of matter has a negative charge? a) proton b) neutron c) electron d) neutrino 3) Which type of artisan commonly employs a kick wheel? a) potter b) carpenter c) diamond cutter d) glassblower 4) Who invented the mercury thermometer? a) Anders Celsius b) William Kelvin c) Daniel Fahrenheit d) Galileo Galilei 5) Sable, corkscrew and sickle are terms used to describe which part of a dog’s body? a) tongue b) ears c) hair d) tail —from mental floss Answers: 1) c; 2) c; 3) a; 4) c; 5) d. And The Most Popular Dream Car Is ... Is there a car you dream of owning? A Ferrari, a Porsche, or even the Batmobile? Gold Eagle, an automotive lubricant conglomerate, recently surveyed Americans to identify their dream car. The winner? The Ford Mustang, followed by the Tesla Model S, the Jeep Wrangler, the Corvette, and the Camaro. Here’s how the findings shake out by gender: Stand Out On The Job You’ll never get ahead at work if no one knows you’re there. Here are three simple tactics for being recognized for your skill and hard work: • Go beyond your job description. Seek out and volunteer for tasks that show what you can do. Demonstrate that you’re willing to go the extra mile for your boss, team, and organization. • Connect with higher-ups. You don’t have to be a sycophant, but making connections with the leaders in your organization is always a good idea. Talk to them about their goals and the organization’s objectives. Show that you have the good of the organization in mind. • Find something you love. Develop expertise in a specific area that you enjoy. Let people know you’re available to help them with duties related to your specialty. Show your enthusiasm for your work. Managers and coworkers like to deal with a positive, skilled professional. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” —Albert Einstein “Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” —Dwayne Johnson