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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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A Hot Workplace Deadline: We Made It Happen

Posted 03-02-2012 at 11:24 AM by case44

My vacation may have already started, but I've still got unfinished business from earlier in the week, so I intend to get this thing done before it escapes my mind completely. And I'm not even supposed to be thinking about work right now when there are better, more important things for this writer to think about. Things like leisure, for example.

I'll get to that in another post. But I can't get over one good thing that happened at work earlier in the week that made my management team proud. That's before you consider that the members of that same management team actually had a lot to do with the task at hand. I have a co-worker who likes to use the phrase, "Make it happen", when it came to getting tasks done, any way, and in any shape, manner, or form. At the courier company in which I work, a driver was supposed to get a shipment from our warehouse to take to a nearby airport to get on a plane. And it's critical. The problem is, number one, the driver was running behind in getting this urgent job in his hot little hands, and, number two, this wasn't going to a major passenger and cargo airport to be tendered, but a private one.

Two members of my management team decided to take it upon themselves to get the shipment and race it out to the private airport, which deals with private aircraft and corporate jets. Such requires a different way of tendering a flight, and it's a big difference from a large airport. My dispatch manager and my immediate supervisor took to the task in the driver's place, scurrying against time to meet that urgency.

Makes me want to break out into song, this time from the Eagles archives (with the lyrics changed, of course)....

Desperation, you've got to make that hot deadline
Or you'll have bad headlines

At least, they couldn't drop the ball. Well, they made it. They got that rascal to the private airport just in time, with just two minutes to spare so that same can get to wherever it was the customer needed it. I like good news. We made something happen. We really made something happen, no matter how unusual this bit of business might have seemed.

Make it happen? You could say they very much did.
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