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C-2BusineSS Monday THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Monday, September 30, 1991 Working mom has to manage time 1 Commercial construction Residential construction Lona 2 O'Connor I i'A Working In millions of dollars $80! 60 8501 1 750 rf- 650 n f i- 450 Tt r ir i j 350 1 LJ Lj LJ L j I May June July August lllllJlllll attention, the harder it is to remember details. Lists can save you: They keep you from forgetting. Efficiency experts tell us that by writing down a task on paper, you remove its distracting influence from your already overcrowded brain, thereby improving your ability to concentrate. A list helps keep your priorities straight. A PASSION FOR ORDER. Having a baby encourages neatness. When you're changing splattered diapers at 4 a.m., you can't be fumbling for supplies. To work efficiently, everything must be in its place. DEVELOP A ROUTINE. Just like bosses, babies do not like surprises. They demand predictable routines, on their terms. Now I see that routines, like lists and neatness, are essential for work. Got a column idea, question or problem? Write Lona O'Connor at P.O. Box 810091, Boca Raton, Fla. 33481. ASONDJFMAMJJ not be done perfectly, but they can still be done well. Learn to include extra time for foul-ups in your schedule, and you won't be nearly so tense. You're learning a whole new routine, so you're allowed to make a few mistakes during the transition. INSTANT ASSERTIVENESS. When something is important to you, it's easy to fight for it: If you want to get home to your child, you will find it much easier to say "no" to busywork, motormouth co-workers and other distractions. My husband observes that the single people in his office sometimes work until 9 or 10 at night. I used to think that they were more dedicated to their work than parents who rocketed out of the office at the official quitting time. But now I know that the parents have to be more efficient 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. because of how much else they have to do between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. MAKE A LIST, CHECK IT TWICE. The busier you are, the more people are demanding your Needs of child, job require more flexibility One of my editors asked me how having a baby is affecting my work habits. ' My daughter, Nora, was born in June, and five weeks later, I returned to work full-time. The biggest change is that time management is no longer optional; it's the only way a working parent can get the important stuff done without going crazy or getting sick. So now I'm using every trick I ever learned about efficiency and organization and a few variations that parenthood teaches. THE WHIMS OF OTHERS. Like many co-workers and bosses, an infant is fanatically insistent that you take care of her needs right now! Even though you have successfully adjusted to the interruptions and demands of work, these new ones are far more emotionally The number of residential electric meters connected by CG&E reflect construction in Greater Cincinnati. (Black bars are 1991; gray bars are 1990). The dollar value of commercial construction including manufacturing, educational, religious, administrative and recreational purposes in the seven counties of Greater Cincinnati. draining. If you insist that things continue to be done just as they were before, you will soon be frustrated which rattles your concentration even more. FLEXIBILITY EQUALS SANITY. Accept as a given that you are subject to the whims of others babies or bosses. To accomplish your own agenda, and cooperate with theirs, you must be able to switch to alternate plans when plan "A" falls through. If you think you can maintain control over your actions just as you .did before parenthood, you'll soon be totally stressed-out, hating both work and baby for running your life. Everything takes longer than you thought it would. Things can Unemployment Job growth tntmm;m 10001 1 900 800 ""B.n n n 600 j J JI- J I j - 500 1 Li U;,iU.XU.'Sl 24 31 7 14 August Sept. 10,0001 1 9,000 - ' 6,000 rpyi 1 r s,oooLli4l Bl Ejy,l 1 August Sept. Scoreboard A tally of the last six months of trades by The number of new claims for unemployment compensation filed in Hamilton County (black bars are 1991; gray bars are 1990). The number of help-wanted ads in Cincinnati daily newspapers reflect job growth in the local economy (black bars are 1991; gray bars are 1990). company officers and directors: Company Buys Sales Avon Products Inc. 3 16 Banc One Corp. 6 10 Bristol-Myers Squibb 5 2 Cintas Corp. 1 3 Delta Air Lines 2 1 Gannett Co. Inc. 7 10 General Motors Corp. 8 34 Humana Inc. 15 32 Huntington Bancshares 8 1 Limited Inc. 5 15 Litton Industries 5 7 Mercantile Stores 1 2 Meridian Diagnostics 2 4 Sunrise Bancorp 4 4 Wendy's 5 6 Vehicle sales Cincinnati Stock Exchange volume share from Aug. 13 to Aug. 19 and now directly holds 6,000 shares; Frank J. Seurkamp, vice president, sold 5,000 shares at $5.88 a share Aug. 27 and now directly holds 73,152 shares. Standard Register Co.: John F. Torley, director, bought 100 shares at $24.50 a share Aug. 27 and now directly holds 14,100 shares. Sunrise Bancorp Inc.: Christopher L. Henn, officer, bought 300 shares at $14.50 a share Aug. 9 and now directly holds 300 shares; Robert D. Patrella, president, bought 6,868 shares at $14.50 a share from Aug. 9 to Aug. 12 and now directly holds 12,142 shares; James L. Pauly, vice president, exercised an option for 5,513 and sold 5,513 shares between $11.50 and $14.50 a share Aug. 9 and now directly and indirectly holds 1,212 shares; Mark T. Reitzes, officer, bought 345 shares at $14.50 a share Aug. 9 and now directly holds 345 shares; Kenneth A. Anderson, an affiliated person, sold 1,500 shares at $16 a share Aug. 21 and now directly holds 40,000 shares. Wendy's International Inc.: Lawrence E. Schauf, vice president, exercised an option for 3,033 and sold 3,033 shares between $6.12 and $9.25 a share Aug. 9 and now directly holds By tracking stock transactions made by key officials of the region's publicly traded companies, investors often can scoop up "inside" information on how a company is faring. The thinking goes that if a firm's executives are selling their shares, it might be a sign of future earnings disappointments and a faltering stock price. Conversely, if the officers are buying stock, it might indicate their bullishness on the company's stock. Trades from Sept. 1 to Sept. 23 (all shares are common stock unless otherwise noted): Banc One Corp.: John W. Kessler, director, sold 15,000 shares between $46 and $46.13 a share Aug. 15 and now directly and indirectly holds 26,711 shares. Cintas Corp.: Robert R. Buck, retired, exercised an option for 8,130 shares between $5.33 and $11.83 a share Aug. 9 and now directly and indirectly holds 26,250 shares. Delta Air Lines Inc.: Edward H. Budd, director, bought 500 shares at $66.50 a share Aug. 30 and now directly holds 1,071 shares. Gannett Co.: Brian J. Donnelly, divisional officer, exercised an option for 3,275 and sold 3,275 shares between $19.54 and $45.88 a share Aug. 8 and now directly and indirectly holds 17,810 shares; Millicent A. Feller, officer, exercised an option for 2,055 and sold 1,895 shares between $34.88 and $46.38 a share Aug. 13 and now directly and indirectly holds 1,161 shares. Mercantile Stores Co.: Wilmington In millions of shares 3 1 1 2.5 2 ri " " 0 OH M T W T F 1 ,500 1 1 1,400 05" 1,300 ff 1 f 1- 1i200 H fill J- 1,100 i-j -' j j 900 28 4 11 18 August Sept. Trust Co., beneficial owner, bought 153 shares at $38.63 a share May 24 and now directly holds 400 shares. Meridian Diagnostics Inc.: William J. Motto, chairman, sold 10,000 shares at $4.50 a share Aug. 26 and now directly and indirectly holds 2,027,837 shares; Jerry L. Ruyan, officer, director and beneficial owner, sold 40,000 shares at $4.50 a share Aug. 26 and now directly holds 1,168,406 shares; Ching Sui A. Yi, officer, exercised an option for 10,000 and sold 5,000 shares between $2.63 and $5.75 a New vehicle registrations each week in Hamilton County indicate consumer spending (black bars are 1991 ; gray bars are 1990). 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