Blake Nicholson, Associated Press Updated 9:40 am CDT, Friday, April 19, 2019 In this Monday, April, 15, 2019 photo, is Jackie Fakler, co-owner of RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, North Dakota, as she displays a wrist band someone sent her anonymously to show support after the slayings of four people at RJR on April 1, 2019. The dead included Fakler's husband, Robert. The wrist band is ornamented with the first initials of the four victims, along with charms associated with each. less In this Monday, April, 15, 2019 photo, is Jackie Fakler, co-owner of RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, North Dakota, as she displays a wrist band someone sent her anonymously to show support after the ... more Photo: Blake Nicholson, AP Photo: Blake Nicholson, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close … [Read more...] about North Dakota company where 4 were slain seeks normalcy
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A professional “undercover bridesmaid” has admitted some of the extreme tasks brides have asked her to do. Tiffany Wright is paid up to £5,000 ($US6,500) to pretend to be a bridesmaid and help things run smoothly both in the run-up and on the big day. One bride asked her to stalk her groom on his bachelor party in Ibiza to check he stayed loyal to her. Another insisted she draw up legal contracts for the bridesmaids to sign saying they wouldn’t get pregnant or gain weight before the wedding. Wright explained what her job is really like to INSIDER. Organising a wedding is stressful. Sure, you can hire a wedding planner to help with booking a venue, caterer, and band, but what about the stresses of dealing with squabbling bridesmaids, getting last-minute cold feet, and ensuring the bachelorette party goes off without a hitch? Enter: “The Undercover Bridesmaid,” 36-year-old Tiffany Wright. Wright’s unconventional profession sees her being … [Read more...] about This 36-year-old ‘professional undercover bridesmaid’ gets paid to stalk grooms on bachelor parties and trick the bridal party into losing weight
opinion Chuck Bennett Special to The Detroit News Published 5:41 PM EST Dec 20, 2018 Birmingham holiday party festive despite home team loss Chris and Jennifer Granger hosted a joyful holiday bash at their Birmingham home on Saturday evening. Nearly 100 people gathered for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided by Forte Belanger, while a string ensemble played holiday chamber music from an overhead landing. The party was well-planned and fun, but as festive as it may have been, at one point, a group of men gathered in front of the large-screen mounted TV to watch the Red Wings game. You see, Chris is the group president, sports and entertainment, of Ilitch Holdings, which owns the hockey team. Unfortunately, the Red Wings lost that night, but the party was a huge hit. Party marks 10 years of JR Turnbull Communications Last week, Jaime Rae Turnbull celebrated 10 years in business with a private bash at a slick loft in Eastern Market. About 75 guests joined the … [Read more...] about Society Confidential: Birmingham holiday bash
The abhorrent conduct of a few does not mean that your company should cancel all celebrations and keep employees from socializing. Jay Starkman Published 11:00 am CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Photo: Skynesher | Getty Images Photo: Skynesher | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Skynesher | Getty Images Company Holiday Party This Week? In the Era of #MeToo, Exercise ... Caution. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The idealized vision of the ambitious startup -- fueled by passionate employees who work long hours, day in and day out, sacrificing salary for stock options -- is not far from the truth. That's why, for owners and managers, whether they're … [Read more...] about Company Holiday Party This Week? In the Era of #MeToo, Exercise … Caution.
Q Almost every year, my office's holiday party is scheduled to take place the weeknight before my biggest deadline of the year. And, as before, I'm planning on skipping the party. Apparently, this annoys some of my co-workers, who in previous years have sent me all-caps emails urging me to attend. The thing is, even if I do find the time to make it to the party, I will probably be so preoccupied with the next day's work that I can't imagine being very good company. But I'm painfully aware that it looks bad for me not to go. Although I get along well with most everyone, my job requires a great deal of concentration in an open-plan office, and so I'm not always as friendly and approachable as I should be at work. So do I try to attend and make the best of it, even if my presence doesn't add much? Or do I just live with my co-workers' disapproval? The party venue is very close -- easily walking distance.A: Ordinarily, deciding whether to attend a social event boils down to one … [Read more...] about Is the office holiday party a must-do?