Peter Dannock @peterdannock

Peter Dannock last shared their writing Empathy at work
Empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is not a weakness. On the contrary, it can demonstrate that you care for others, that you listen to others, and that you are aware of the emotions and motives of others.
Empathy in the workplace can be...
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Pay on time

My work has a cadence where we pay our shift workers on a fortnightly basis. Over the last few months, my project has implemented a new payroll system that will cut down the manual tasks and pay workers more accurately.

We have a deadline to get the workers paid two days...
2021-06-29 11:01:39

Fertiltiy rate falling

The former Treasurer for Australia, Peter Costello, once said that every Australian family needed to have three babies if the economy was to continue growing. One for him, one for her, and one for the country.

However, the fertility rate is trending down, as highlighted in the intergenerational report released this...
2021-06-28 12:22:12

Upward escalation

There is always someone who wants to escalate. Whether it be a resolution to an unsatisfactory software support issue or the fact that a project is not being delivered on time, there is no shortage of people who want to be a squeaky wheel.

Now, don't get me wrong; everyone has...
2021-06-27 11:00:17

You are what you eat

Obesity levels are rising worldwide, with more people now overweight than undernourished. In Australia, two-thirds of adults and one-quarter of children are overweight or obese. Research released this month shows the major risk factor in Australia is now poor diet, and most people do not achieve the recommended daily intakes...
2021-06-26 11:08:16

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New treads

My roadster went in for its 50,000-kilometre service early in the week, and the Mazda man said it needed some new tyres. Most tyres last for about 40,000 kilometres, so I am pleased to get good wear from the existing set of tyres. However, it's time to get some new...
2021-06-25 12:22:46

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A greener roadster

Mazda is already working on the fifth generation of the Mazda MX-5, which will be known as the NE. The popular roadster has a dilemma about changing with the times without altering its recipe. The idea of the dynamics of the world best selling two-seater sportscar being ladened down with...
2021-06-24 11:24:32

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Club Permit Scheme

My submission regarding "Changes to the Club Permit Scheme"

The Mazda MX-5 Club of Victoria and Tasmania has a dedicated following of over 900 members, of which 90% reside in Victoria. Members are car enthusiasts and come together for the practical, sporting and social aspects of owning a Mazda MX-5. The...
2021-06-23 11:29:42

What a mess?

The house was a bit of a mess when I got home from work today, and my wife was not too happy about it. The cabinet makers had arrived to do a dry run installation for the new drawers and doors. So how was I to know that the cupboards...
2021-06-22 10:18:34

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King of the Mountain

The fans called Peter Brock the "King of the Mountain" after winning the Bathurst 1000 motor race a record nine times in the 1970s and 80s. In his Holden Toranas and Commodores, he dominated the race for almost two decades.

His first victory came in 1972, driving a Holden Torana GTR...
2021-06-21 10:55:17

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30, the new 25

I wrote the other day about VicRoads' proposed changes to the Club Permit Scheme for Victorian car club members. In particular, they are considering increasing the age threshold for vehicle eligibility from 25 years to 30 years.

Since 2014, the Zoom-Zoom club has approved more than two hundred applications for new...
2021-06-20 11:37:44