Firing Terminology, Columns, Recipe For HappyShareThis
You know what’s a hilarious phrase?
So-and-so has been “relieved” of their coaching duties.
Like “phew, thank god they took away my source of income, that was a major pain having the exact job I’ve always wanted for more money that I ever knew I could earn in this game. Please, someone take this burden off my hands.”
Today, I give you two columns:
New Puck Daddy: Putting myself in Gregory Campbell’s skates - I play the game “If I were Gregory Campbell,” using my own experience as a player with a hockey dad.
New USA Today: I get to write a column no other writer is able to write – I discuss exactly what it’s like playing for Jack Capuano, the Islanders new interim head coach. He’s a great guy, but I kinda had to be skeptical that he’s the right fit.
Read, comment, enjoy.
One more quick thought on Colin Campbell – his job is insanely effing hard. That’s fine, we all get that.
But that’s why you hire the best people available. I feel like right now, we give him a pass because it IS a hard job, and we couldn’t necessarily do it any better.
My point is simple – just because the job is hard doesn’t mean this guy should get a pass for doing it poorly. Someone out there can do it better.
What’s your ultimate Good Mood Recipe?
Like what are the EXACT pieces that have to fall into place for you to get to your “nice to everyone” place? Here’s my formula:
* A good sleep, maybe two in a row.
* A quality breakfast that involves some form of meat.
* A good, sweaty workout. Like 45 minutes of hard work.
* No work due.
* Money in the bank.
* Happy spouse.
* Having a friend or two around.
* Two-Three beer on a patio.
I really think, in that moment, like, halfway down the third beer, I could see my worst enemy and be like “dude, sit down, let’s work this out. What was all that trying-to-kill-me stuff about a few years back? You seem like a really great guy with a bright future.”
Hope you enjoy the columns!