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Let’s Stop Using the Term “Non-Essential Employees”

This post comes from my left field group of posts, which you can read about here.   If you want to read something soothing about bees, butterflies, and flowers you need to check out my posts on beekeeping.  In this post, I am unleashing my frustration on the phrase “non-essential employees.”

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Pandemic Beekeeping

This spring started out full of promise.  We had gentle warm days and mild, cool evenings.  The spring flowers were magnificent and provided a much needed mental boost to all of us stuck in quarantine.  The bees were doing well too packing in honey and increasing their numbers.  Just when everything was going great, the weather gave us a sucker punch.  Did Mother Nature tell spring to go home and shelter in place?  I am slowly learning not to expect much of 2020.  If I were going to give 2020 a theme song, it would be “Hard Candy Christmas.”  If 2020 had a slogan, it would be “You get what you get and don’t throw a fit.”

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