I didn’t get a chance to take a good picture of Dolly today, so here’s one from before the snow. I did get a chance to do some podcast listening today, however, and I wanted to share a fantastic discussion on the social and economic costs of employee burn out. Also in this episode of NPR’s Planet Money podcast is the source of the term “burn out” might surprise you, and the story of a call centre manager who convinced the CEO to put a playroom in the middle of their new building.
How the Dolly Daily came to be
Every day I take a walk with my little jack russell/rat terrier Dolly. She loves Victoria Park, so we usually head there first so that she can walk the oval and say hi to the Canada geese that make the park their shoulder season home. Then we head to Roos Island where she tries so terribly hard to catch squirrels, always coming up just short, as they scurry up the trees towards their winter homes. These days we also stop by the green space beside the Joseph Schneider House where she gets a little extra time for some ‘fetch’, before turning back up Queen to head back home. As we walk, I listen to a podcast. Since Dolly is just the cutest thing, and podcasts are awesome, I’ll be sharing the podcast I listen to that day, along with a short blurb about why I think it’s worth paying attention. I may miss a day here and there, and I trust that my readers will understand.
My Podcaster of choice is PocketCasts. Be sure to download it today.