Saturday, December 18, 2010


Hello all,

After promising not to wait so long between posts, I have waited a long time for this one. Lots to update, so let's get started.

This summer, I completed Safety in the Workplace. We learned about OSHA regulations and how to maintain a safe place of employment. I received an A in that class.

This fall I took Project Management. This was one of my least favorite classes so far, but I did get an A. I also completed Labor Relations and Negotiations. I enjoyed this class as I love discussing union vs. management so much. Final grade -- A. I have completed, but still waiting on grades from Speech, Psychology, and Economics. I believe Economics will be a "B," so the A-train might be over. Oh well!

I only have three classes left this spring, and I will graduate in May! Time has flown.

Also, an update that pains me to write. My beautiful niece, Anna, was taken home to God this past Sunday. It was her fourth birthday. While we rejoice at the fact she is in heaven, the pain we feel in her absence is great. Please keep my family in your prayers. We love and miss you, Anna!

Till next time.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

What a lazy bones!

Hello again,

Sorry it's been so long, I didnt' realize how long it had been till I saw the date of January! I am ashamed!

We last left off with me beginning Legal Issues for Supervisors and American Government. Well Legal Issues is over, and I'm glad to report I got an A. American government is about 60% complete and I am currently less than 1% below an A. A's end at 94 and I have a 93.14%. Here's to hoping I can continue my A train. I also am in the middle of HR Management, which has been very enjoyable. I am also carrying an A in that one.

On the job front, I have once again taken my services elsewhere. I am now a crew leader in training for Pandanaplast here in Sheboygan. I will be training on first shift for a few months, at which time I'll be going to a 12-hour shift, most likely nights. It really seems like a great company to work for and I'm excited to be starting something new!

Also, I hope everyone has a very blessed Easter, and may we celebrate our risen Savior!

See you all when I see you.

Jonny K.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Long time, no post; Happy New Year!

Hello again,

I apologize for the length of time between posts. Busy Christmas season, family functions, and illnesses have been the name of the game for the last month. But we're back and ready for spring semester 2010!

I finished last semester with an A in Managing for Quality. I have begun Legal Issues for Supervisors, and American History. I have found the Legal Issues class to be very interesting, which surprises me. I didn't expect to, but I think this might be one of my favorites.

I'm 1.5 semesters into this journey, and I'm trying to decide wheter to put the pedal down in 2010 for a winter graduation, or perhaps look for a Spring 2011. As I've mentioned before, time with my family is more important to me than my degree, but it would be nice to "walk down the aisle" this year.

Who knows? I trust God will lead all my decisions, and I look forward to seeing what he has in store for me this year.

Hope this finds you all well!

Jonny K

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Huntinig

Hello all,

The annual whitetail deer hunt kicks off this Saturday. Good luck to all who will be in the woods, and stay safe.

As for school, I dropped Race, Ethnic, and Diversity Studies. I'm nearing completion of Managing for Quality and then there will be a few weeks off before the Spring Semester begins.

One piece of info I'd like to share from my Quality and Performance Excellence book. It was a statement made by Takeo Miura of Hitachi Corportation to a group of senior U.S. business executives.

"We are going to win and the industrial West is going to lose out; there's nothing much you can do about it, because the reasons for your failure are within yourselves...With your bosses doing the thinking while the workers wield the screwdrivers, you're convinced deep down that this is the right way to run a business. For you, the essence of management is getting the ideas our of the heads of the bosses and into the hands of labor. We are beyond the Taylor model: business, we know, is so complex and difficult that survival for firms...depends on the day-to-day mobilization of every ounce of intelligence."

I think I'd like to meet Mr. Miura. I desperately want to work for a company that employs strategies where a positive environment exists. Someday...................

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hello Again

Hi everyone,

Been awhile since my last post so there's a couple of updates to cover.

I did end up getting an A in Accouting for Professionals. I won't miss that one. I also got invited to join the honors society, Phi Theta Kappa. Pretty cool, I get inducted next Tuesday.

I am also currently in two new classes: Race, Ethnic, and Diversity Studies on Mondays, and Managin for Quality on Tuesdays. They're both interesting and fun, although the workload seems to be increasing with every new class. To be expected, I guess.

I anxiously await the post when I can say that I'm in my last class before graduation, but I guess that's what makes this a journey.

See you all later, and God's speed to all.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Masters Anyone?

So, I've been trying to decide what to do with my $250 paperweight that is my Accounting for Professionals textbook. While doing some research on e-bay, I found one for sale that had been used by the seller for his MBA studies. MBA!!!!! So, when I'm done with this class, I'll be well on my way to my master's, right? Wishful thinking, I know.

Anyway, still awaiting my final test grade to see if the A-train rolls on. I then have a presentation to do on the financial reporting of the Nestle corporation this Tuesday. That will wrap up my Accounting for Professionals class. Oh, how I will miss it.

On a couple other notes, my dad and my brother are somewhere in the Carolina's doing a bike ride to benefit the cancer that my neice is currently battling. Way to go guys, and win Anna!

Also, this post comes to you from the wonderful Wilderness resort in Wisconsin Dells. Wifey had a conference and her boss was nice enough to send us with her. Thanks Dr. Joe!

Finally, this Monday the chosen one will run onto the field to take on the Packers. I would recommend to all (yes, even you traildog) to get your popcorn ready, cuz I'm sure it's going to be a show.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Jonny K.

Monday, September 21, 2009

I hate accounting

Hello all,

I'm really struggling to keep my interest in this accounting course. For as much as I enjoy strict math and numbers, you wouldn't think it would be that different, but man it is.

I am managing an A so far, so that's good. We have one more test, a paper, and a presentation left, so I hope I can finish strong.

There was a really good quote in our $250.00 book that I would like to share. It comes from Brad Anderson, CEO and vice chairman of Best Buy.

Being a leader is not so much what you do, but what you facilitate from others...[Best Buy is committed to] respect, humility and integrity; learn from challenge and change; have funwhile being best and unleash the power of our people.

I especially like the part about unleashing the power of people. I believe that too often businesses and bosses do a much better job stifling their people instead of encouraging them to fulfill their potential.

Maybe I should work for Best Buy......................

Till next time.