Tag archive for ‘Rants & Raves’
By Mika Oehling On Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Dad: Boss and Owner (owning your kids?)

In some households, dad is boss. In one Ontario household, the dad is not happy with just being the boss; he insists that he owns his kids. In a fight with the Ontario school board on the right to pull his children More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The Struggle for Independence (Quebec vs Canada)

I think I finally know how parents with teenagers feel. Police fire tear gas at FTAA protesters. Quebec City, Canada. photo/Devinasch via wikimedia commons The Quebec provincial elections will take place in a matter More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, July 9th, 2012

On the Charming Service – Rants and Raves

It used to be that only the strong survive. But with shifting career dynamics and an increased tendency towards client service-oriented professions, it appears that the new skill to survive is not so much strength, More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, June 4th, 2012

Tuning Out by Rants and Raves

People don’t tune in weekly to shows anymore. It’s the simple reality. As the networks reveal which shows are getting the axe and continue to spin more tried and trite reworks of past successes and spinoffs, More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

A Job’s a Job? by Rants and Raves

The Canadian government, in the midst of massive cuts to federal programs and layoffs of the public service, is introducing changes to its Employment Insurance policies which would force those who are on EI to take More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Oh the Humanities – Rants & Raves

There is a lot of talk about the Quebec university students who are protesting the proposed tuition hikes. A lot of the talk has centered around the violence committed by protesters, who have mostly been revealed More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, April 13th, 2012

Hear No Evil – Rants & Raves

A Greek reporter was pelted with eggs and yogourt by a group of protesters on the air who had issue with his invited guest. It turns out that the guest in question was a neo-Nazi and member of a highly controversial More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Hold the Beef – Rants & Raves

It’s a good time to become a vegetarian in Canada. This is a point which pains me, as I have to admit that I’m a hamburgers and spaghetti kind of kid, but it looks like those childhood comfort foods More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, April 6th, 2012

From Hi Ho to Ho-Hum – job apathy

There are a lot of career sites right now advocating that we should all go out there and achieve our goals. Helpful articles about training, retooling, strategizing, networking, using social networking and honing More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, February 17th, 2012

The issue of wealth: money? time? freedom? privacy?

The Wealthy Barmaid may be an eye-catching title for an article which was posted to Yahoo’s website (http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/wealthy-barmaid-s-rrsp-is-2-income-properties.html)but a closer read of More...