Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
July 9, 2003
Lee County- Playing baseball with his 13-year-old son Gray is how Nick Carden relieves work-related stress.
Much of Carden's work as a psychologist involves helping employers deal with frustrated employees.
"It's not uncommon for me to get one or two calls a week asking about an employee from a supervisor," Carden said.
Supervisors who call Carden want to avoid tragedies like the one Tuesday in Meridian, Miss. A Lockheed Martin worker opened fire in the plant, killing five people, then himself.
Carden says there are two types of people who do this. People with a history of anger problems and people who have a low frustration tolerance. The Miller plant in Albany expects supervisors to know what's going on with their workers.
"The real eyes and ears on the floor typically would be your work-group managers and definitely talk and react to any situation where there is concern," said Kathy Riepenhoff, the human resources director at Miller.
There is also the Employee Assistance Program, that's used across the country.
"An individual or anyone in their family can seek professional help through an agency with trained professionals that's confidential."
It's for every line employee, but also for manager training. Often, these tragedies happen in plants or factories. The work is often repetitive and the environment high stress.
"These are the kinds of work environments that are very mundane, that are subject to long hours, that are subject to internal pressures," Carden said.
So Carden will keep guiding supervisors in the right direction, in hopes of avoiding problems before they turn into life-ending tragedies.