As a Forest Service archaeologist, Kevin Buchanan once outran a sentient boulder and dodged the curare-dipped arrows of the Hovitos. He’s been known to embark on rattlesnake hunts with nothing more than a sharp stick, an empty belly, and a pocketful of tarragon. Kevin’s eaten cow’s tongue—as an act of vengeance.
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This month we’re celebrating 20 years of Ashton Tiffany.
Being at Ashton Tiffany means doing big things. So when our HR director, Tom Carr, recently had a chance to hire a new employee, he said, “One would be good. Two, though, would be great. And three? Well, my friends, that’s the stuff legacies are made of.”
Risk management can be dry, technical stuff. At its heart, though, it’s about protecting things that matter to people.
Scarlett O’Hara famously uttered that line in “Gone With the Wind,” which happens to be the favorite movie of Tricia Rhoades, our new nurse triage quality assurance supervisor. Tricia also said this line, word for word, after inexplicably eating an eel salad at an outlet mall food court. And after stepping out of an airplane.
Background: This summer, as part of the Foundation for Blind Children’s Teen-to-Work Program, Ashton Tiffany is hosting Grant Williams and his guide dog, Nebraska, for a summer internship. Grant and his fellow Teen-to-Workers are living at ASU, learning to cook and care for themselves, and working with area employers.
If you’re a supply chain manager, or a pool cleaner, or a real estate broker, or a cigar roller, God bless you for the work you do. But nobody ever grew up wanting to be you.
Whatever you may have heard, Seinfeld was never a show about nothing. It was about manners, about interpersonal etiquette, about small but meaningful social customs (and often about the violation of those customs).
Last week we hosted a first aid/CPR/AED certification class for staff. The class was led by Saul Rubinek from On Site Health and Safety, and was attended by roughly 20 ATers.