Some workdays are so challenging or frustrating that it’s easy to fantasize about starting over from scratch. FoodService Director asked operators to do just that: to imagine how, if they could blow it all up and start again—on the same budget—they would solve their most pressing labor problems. Veteran leaders answered with both honesty and imagination. Many said they would increase pay if they could.
Not many years ago, when a foodservice director like Cyndi Roberts advertised a job, she could expect dozens of applications. Roberts has been in the industry for 32 years, the past 16 as manager of food services and clinical nutrition at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in the southern Illinois town of Murphysboro. She had a position open for two months this year and received only five applications—two of them for part time.
The nine members of the South Bend, Ind., program’s senior leadership team start reflecting in the spring on which goals they accomplished the previous year. In summer, they go on a daylong retreat with HR and auxiliary operations partners. There, they set up to eight SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely) goals for the next year that Abayasinghe makes sure align with the university’s overall strategy.
@cindykuzma@byJenAMiller Great thoughts both! Also love this quote from John McPhee: "There is no real competition between writers. What appears to be competition is actually nothing more than jealousy and gossip. Writing is a matter strictly of developing oneself. You compete only with yourself."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".