As part of its year long trial dubbed the “Working 4 Utah” initiative, the Utah state government placed more than 17,000 of its employees on a four-day workweek, increasing workdays from eight to ten hours. The program, which begin in August of 2008, has saved the state an estimated $1.8 million over that time as a result of lower electrical bills. But beyond the economics, the initiative is having profound impacts on worker well-being - employees records show decreased health complaints, less stress and fewer sick days - and the environment as well - a simple shift in commuting schedules translates into less congestion on the roads and therefore less time spent idling in traffic.
She said she wanted to win, and she did. Winning the Wildcard competition meant 17-year-old Julia Dales got to go to Germany to compete in the Beatbox Battle World Championship at the end of May. She didn’t take that title, but I’m guessing she’ll be back. Talk about drive.
Where do you want your creative talents to take you?
Kinda reminds me of that episode of How I Met Your Mother… when they went to the Empire State Building and Ted and Marshall told a random man how great he was… and it stopped him from jumping off the building. ok… sorta far fetched, but not really!
Sometimes I write letters and leave them in a random mailbox. Here’s the most recent.
To whoever it may concern, Hello, you don’t know me and I don’t know you. Right about now I’m sure you’re very confused why I’ve left you a letter. Well I just wanted you to know that everything will be alright. Whatever is wrong in your life currently will be okay. I’m sure you have loved ones who will agree. If not, take solice in the fact that even thought I know nothing of you, I love you with all of my heart. You are family to me. We are all one.