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Written By Erik Jensen CTB Here at AM Transport, we have a number of fun events and gatherings, but my personal favorite is our annual golf outing. This year’s outing took place last Friday (8/18) at Richland Country Club and didn’t disappoint! Golf balls flew everywhere and laughs rumbled all over course. The outing is such a great time it’s easy to forget the hard work and the heightened anticipation in the office the week before the event. Here is a quick pre-golf-outing primer. Q: Who plans the event? A: Hillary and Rob do the lion’s share of the work in making the event come together. Q: Who takes part in the event?  A: Employees of A.M. Transport and their spouses. This year we had 8 teams and 33 participants. Q: How are the teams decided? A: No one truly knows how the teams are decided, and this remains one of the big mysteries in the AMT office. We all want to know who this year’s teammates will be, but we aren’t informed until the Friday Morning Meeting. At this point, the anticipation level has peaked and we are all ready to roll. The most difficult thing for some of us (yours truly) is getting through the rest of the day! Q: What takes place at the golf course? A: Well, golf of course, duh! Most of us arrived at Richland Country Club a little after 5 PM and we hit the links at 5:30. Each golf cart came with a cooler full of cold beverages and a boatload (guess I should have said “cartload”) of fun. Once we finished up on the course we all met in the pavilion to share pizza and horror stories from our round on the course. Q: Who won? A: After a bit of debate, it seems that Team One ( Michael, Heath, Hillary and Brittany) came away with the victory. Team Three (Coach “Old Eric”, David, Connor and Alyicia) claimed to finish their round nine under par, but no one believed them, rightfully. Coach’s teams have a tendency to fib just a bit. All in all, the golf outing is a great time. It gives us a chance to hang out after work and cut back while doing it. Anticipation for next year’s event is building already!...
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Written by Steph If you are a mom, you are a working mom. It’s a full-time job. But some moms also work out of the home because we want to or need to. Having a career is complicated by motherhood, even when you love your non-Mom job as much as I do. My mom-job begins when the alarm starts starts its annoying beep at 530 AM. How lovely it would be if I could just get ready for work, but I can’t. I have to allow extra time for my daughter to complain about waking up, to decide what clothes are appropriate for her social life, to choose between PopTarts or eggs. If school is in session, this process is further complicated by homework that might be lost or unfinished, lunches that need to be made or paid for, and transportation which is usually, you guessed it—the Mom! Oh, what I wouldn’t give for an extra 15 minutes of sleep. Let’s not forget about daycare. Who hasn’t had to drag a reticent child to daycare with a child or two hanging on the legs, screaming not to be left? I’ve been there, done that. And all before 7AM. It’s no wonder that half the time, I walk out the door remembering all the stuff I have forgotten. If you have kids, there are always papers to be filled out and turned in! When I arrive at AM Transport, I’ve already worked a half-day! I love my career, and I put everything I have into my work day—including using my lunch hour to pay bills, run to the grocery store for supper supplies, pop into the post office for stamps or a package, stop by the gas station for a refueling. Why would anyone use their lunch hour in such a fashion? I’ll tell you why—kids are the slowest individuals on the planet. Running errands with kids isn’t my idea of a good time. I’d rather eat a sandwich on the go. When I leave work, I head straight for my girl with the grand hopes that she has had a good day. Rarely does she get into the car without the words, “I’m hungry.” Seriously, do kids eat all the time, or only when their moms are around? And thus begins the second half of my mom-work day. You know the drill—dinner, practices, ball games, dishes, laundry, homework, couch-time with folks you gave birth to. Did I forget yard work, housecleaning, bath time—I’m not sure this list ends. Until bedtime, that is! Settling into sleep is a great time for me to remember all the things I wish I’d completed—texting my mother back, responding to that Snapchat from my best friend, RSVPing the birthday party next weekend and getting a birthday present. Luckily there’s always lunch hour the next day. If you are like me, family life and a great job are worth all the sacrifices and hard work. So a big high five to you moms out there! You definitely deserve that glass of wine tonight!  ...