Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)

[Update 01/17/18] I have tentatively accepted a Per Diem Site Supervisor position with The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO). This 501(c)3 nonprofit organization for more than 30 years, has been providing immediate, comprehensive and effective employment services for men and women returning from incarceration. This is a highly structured and tightly supervised program dedicated in helping participants regain the skills and confidence needed for successful transitions to stable, productive lives.

The Columbus, Ohio office is new but has established offices in Cincinnati & Cleveland, OH, New York, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.

I’m excited to be bringing my people skills, communication skills and my community involvement/awareness skills to this endeavor.
https://https://ceoworks.org

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01/17/18/So turns out that I will not be accepting the position with the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO). After waiting a couple of weeks for the new hire packet and didn’t receive, I finally get a call asking to come in to phone interview with the regional manager. I did this upon my return from South Carolina and just didn’t get a good feel or fit for this position after it was offered to me. My plans were to work this on-call position during the week and work as a permanent hire with UPS on the weekends that was still in the final stages. Going forward I’ll pass on this opportunity and will start with UPS next week as a Package Dispatch Supervisor – one of the first positions I held as a temp. With my last temp assignment with UPS during Christmas, I was promised my choice of two positions – one at Obetz and one on Trabue Rd. I opted for the later because of it being close to me but also because of the advancement opportunities. Only part-time for now but that comes with excellent healthcare coverage and tuition reimbursement and of course the opportunity to move within the organization, something I couldn’t do as a temp. Excited for this opportunity as it has reached 3 of my 9 goals for 2018!

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The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)

I have tentatively accepted a Per Diem Site Supervisor position with The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO). This 501(c)3 nonprofit organization for more than 30 years, has been providing immediate, comprehensive and effective employment services for men and women returning from incarceration. This is a highly structured and tightly supervised program dedicated in helping participants regain the skills and confidence needed for successful transitions to stable, productive lives.

The Columbus, Ohio office is new but has established offices in Cincinnati & Cleveland, OH, New York, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.

I’m excited to be bringing my people skills, communication skills and my community involvement/awareness skills to this endeavor. https://https://ceoworks.org

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Amy’s Donuts

So wanted to bring some special donuts for the work crew tonight so stopped in at Amy’s Donuts, 650 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, OH 43228, at 1:55 PM. Since I’ve never been here before but have had their delicious donuts, I was immediately overwhelmed by all the delicious flavors of donuts I saw in the display cases and my mouth started watering! The friendly clerks assisted me as I started asking questions on cost per dozen etc while moving from display case to display case drooling over all the creations until I spotted the first gnat in one case and said “oh well” then spotted another large gnat in another case and said “oh well concerned”, and then spotted the third and said “oh hell no!” – no donuts from here to feed my crew! I told the two clerks about the gnats and they just looked at me unconcerned and I wished them a Merry Christmas and left the scene.

Although so tempting were those pretty delicious donuts, 1 gnat, 2 gnats, or 3 were just a bit much. Hopefully just a random thing or perhaps flying gnats are acceptable landing on food but for me I barely tolerate that even at a picnic let alone in a store in the midst of winter. For now, for me, Amy’s Donuts are off my list.

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State lawmaker working on legislation to crack down on illegal dumping

State lawmaker working on legislation to crack down on illegal dumping

by Bryant MaddrickTuesday, December 5th 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A state lawmaker is working on legislation to enforce illegal dumping statewide.
State Representative Kristin Boggs said legislation to address the problem started after constituents came to her fed up with landlords dumping former tenants belongings on the curb or in alleys.
“It forces the landlords to dispose of it in a way that will not be a burden on the neighborhood and the people in the neighborhood that have to deal with picking up and cleaning up this left over garbage,” said Representative Boggs.
The lawmaker from Columbus said legislation is in the early stages, but under her bill violators could be fined or even charged with a misdemeanor.
Homeowner Stanley Thornburg lives in Columbus’ Hilltop neighborhood. Thornburg said he’s happy to see the blight issue get attention from a lawmaker and hopes it send a message to
“They should be held to a higher standard to the rest of the community. To any homeowner or anything. Their standards should be higher. No trash, their upkeeps. They should be cited more on enforcement.”
Representative Boggs said she will get more community feedback and introduce her legislation in February 2018.

http://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/state-lawmaker-working-on-legislation-to-crack-down-on-illegal-dumping

World Aids Day is today: December 1, 2017

World Aids Day is today: December 1, 2017

It is suggested that there will be another HIV/AIDS pandemic within the next decade;

✿ Funding cuts to key U.S. programs that support medicine and treatment are coming that will substantially limit current access to the expensive drug therapies for many

✿ As more and more people are contracting HIV strains that are resistant to current drug therapies

✿ More and more people that currently do not have the virus are taking HIV pre-exposure drugs to prevent contracting the virus but continue to practice unsafe safe thusly increasing their chances of contracting a drug resistant strain of HIV

✿ As these new infections increase exponentially especially with strains resistant to current drug therapies, the new exposure cases will far exceed current production abilities of producing the medications.

Be aware! HIV/AIDS effects and impacts us all!

https://www.hiv.gov/events/awareness-days/world-aids-day

Source: http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/26/the-next-aids-pandemic/
Foreign Policy: The Next AIDS Pandemic, BY LAURIE GARRETT | JULY 26, 2017, 2:46 PM

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