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I Need a Carrot

Jan 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m in a rut. Just don’t have energy to do anything. I need some kind of carrot or incentive to get me going as I look at all of the stuff I should and need to be doing – like boxing up and putting away the end-of-the-year […]

I Can’t Do it All by Myself

Jan 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I think I’m pretty organized, although if you saw my desk right now you might shake your head thinking “really?” Well… okay — at least it’s an organized mess. A few years back when I became the president of WTRAA, the Women of the Towing and Recovery […]

Sweet Dreams

Jan 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

  The towing and recovery profession — and running 24/7/365 — doesn’t always let you get a good night’s sleep. Inclement weather, being on call or short-staffed brings longer working hours to both owners and employees and literally results in little or no sleep. What really […]

The Numbers are Too High

Jan 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

When you go for your annual physical the doctor checks your overall health, which includes looking at your “numbers” for things such as blood pressure, weight, height and cholesterol. Then, after the review of those numbers, if they don’t fall within the guideline range of being […]

For Auld Lang Syne

Dec 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The song Auld Lang Syne is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788. Revelers usually sing the song at the stroke of midnight on December 31st to bid farewell to the old year. The English translation idiomatically is “long, long ago, days gone […]

It’s a Special Time

Dec 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Holidays are special times to be with family and friends to celebrate, relax and have a good time. For those of you in the towing and recovery industry, how many of those holidays have you been able to do that? The schedule of 24/7 and […]

Whether or Weather?

Dec 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The country has been hit with some severe winter weather. Major snowstorms, bitter cold and winds are sweeping from the west coast to the east coast. Whether it’s heat or cold, wet or dry, calm or storm, clear or cloudy, Old Man Winter, Mother Nature and […]

Times Are Changing

Dec 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

If you look back five, 10, 20 years ago, doesn’t it make your head spin at all that has changed in so many areas of our lives? One of the things I noticed in the towing and recovery industry — and which I feel is a […]

Lots of Emotions – Don’t Forget the Joy

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Ever wonder how many emotions you go through in a day? I read that there are over 90 different, complex, varied and internal emotions we can experience. Emotions can be expressed by both verbal and nonverbal communication. Body language and, most importantly, facial expressions show […]

Black Friday for Towing?

Nov 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

In the U.S., Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day. It’s regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season with retailers promoting specials and sales for that day. Many non-retail employees (not towers, though) and schools have both Thanksgiving and the following Friday […]