It's always interesting to interview people for a job. It's a difficult responsibility. The interview process requires us to judge several aspects of a person in a very short period of time. At DAXKO, the interview process can be grueling at times, but over time, I've found this to be good for several reasons. The first reason is the type of people we are looking for, and I understand that type to include people with the following:
- Fit into the DAXKO team and frame of mind
- Driven to succeed at any task
- Willing and able to complete multiple types of tasks requiring a multitude of skills
- Willing and able to learn new skills quickly and adapt to changing environments
How do we determine if people meet these criteria? This is a question I continually ask myself! Part of the answer is to have a "grueling" interview process. Individuals must:
- Interview with everyone on the team
- Interview with the Director of the team
- Interview with the Vice President of the team
- Interview with the COO and/or CEO
- Do a presentation of some sort for the entire team.
At times, this can be a lengthy process depending on the schedule of the interviewee or the team members. We're currently seeking to shorten the amount of time it requires to complete this process, but we have yet to compromise on the number of encounters with DAXKO team member that are required. This has proven extremely beneficial in determining if people meet the 6 criteria listed above. We are not looking for good people. We seek the best people, and so far, we've been able to find them, and this is a large part of what makes it enjoyable to work on the DAXKO team.
Me: Claire, who made you?
She'll probably think that answer is gross when she's 15
Now for part 2. I was the ultimate skeptic on the Restless Leg Syndrome. I honestly thought it wasn't true and would laugh at the commercials whenever I saw them. Well, the first time I had RLS was when I was pregnant with Claire. I got it in the last trimester but this time I've had it the entire pregnancy and it's getting worse. To top it off, you just can't sleep during your last trimester even though you are very tired. This is what has led to Rick's Restless Peg Syndrome.
He's extra tired too because he's not getting any rest. So, I was determined to try and fix this situation. I tried everything "they" tell you do try to get rid of RLS and nothing worked...then I remembered one thing that actually did work when I had it with Claire....sleeping backwards in the bed! So the other night, I put my pillow where my feet should go and my feet where my head should go and sure enough...I was asleep within minutes! (I know this makes no sense but it's true.) Anyway, I was sleeping peacefully and happily I'm sure, when all of the sudden, WHAM!!! Rick kicks me in the face.
So now I'm back to the drawing board in trying to fix our problem...
1-Kate has had maybe 2 accidents in the 10 months she's been potty trained
2-My parents live across the street from Jason's Deli
3-We are still living in the 90's. :) We have 1 cell phone that we never use
It started Sunday morning. Kate woke up with a fever of around 100 degrees. Rick took Claire to the 8:30 worship service and then came home so I could go to the 11:00 service. By this time, Kate's fever had gone away and she was running around playing so we decided that we'd meet at Jason's Deli after the worship service.
At Jason's Deli, Kate was acting funny again and told me she had to "poop" on 4 different occasions so off we raced each time to the bathroom. By this point I was thinking, "Oh No," because the week before, Claire ran a fever for 2 days and then had the stomach bug, so I'm assuming Kate's caught it. Each visit to the bathroom though, was was unproductive, if you know what I mean.
So we finishing eating and Rick says he'll take the girls home since we are in 2 cars. When I get home, I hear a voice message from Rick that says I have his keys and that he's at my parents house. Off I race back to my parents house (about a 10 min drive) and here's what I find out once I get there.
Rick takes the girls back to the car (we parked in 2 different lots) and realizes he's put the keys in the diaper bag which I have. He runs carring Claire and basically dragging Kate through the parking lot to try and stop me. He round the corner just in time to see the back of my car driving off....He stops and hears..."Daddy...I JUST POOPED!"