Here in the Ledger-Enquirer newsroom we're battling some nasty headcolds. Turns out we aren't the only ones worried about sick time.
Near the end of Tuesday's more than two-hour Muscogee County School Board work session, the board was discussing a policy revision that mentioned sick leave.
Interim superintendent John Phillips Jr. had his head down as he asked chief human resources officer Don Cooper to address it. After he looked up and realized Cooper had left the room, Phillips cracked up the crowd when he said, "He got sick -- sick and tired of being here."
If you're driving under the influence, don't go to sleep at the wheel with the engine running.
That's what happened to Toyree Dozier of Columbus early Monday. Police found her sleeping behind the wheel of a 2002 Honda Accord at the corner of First Avenue and 28th Street.
The 25-year-old woman was given some sobriety field tests at the scene and showed signs of being under the influence. An intoximeter showed she exceeded the limit for DUI.
A check also determined that her registration was suspended.
Here's some good news on the hiring front for military veterans.
A recent Harris Interactive survey for the employment site, CareerBuilder, shows more employers are wanting to hire those exiting the Armed Services and transitioning to a new life as a civilian.
The survey found that 29 percent of companies are actively recruiting veterans, up from 20 percent a year ago. What's more, 65 percent expressed a desire to hire a veteran over an equally qualified job candidate.
The primary qualities a former military person brings with them typically are current skills, discipline and a strong drive to get the job done, the survey concluded.
The most common career fields targeted by companies wishing to hire veterans is information technology, customer service, engineering, sales, manufacturing and business development.
Speaking of a new life and job
Auburn football coach Gene Chizik could be looking for a new employer in about two weeks.
Fuel to add to that fire rumor is that the series "Auburn Football: Everyday" will not produce a program following the Iron Bowl between the University of Alabama and Auburn University.
The show, which has aired after every game this season, will be aired after Saturday's game against Alabama A&M.
The show airs on WRBL, which said its contract guarantees 13 shows. Twelve will have been produced after this weekend, so the 13th show will be a spring game show.
Auburn's sports information director Kirk Sampson said the final show originally was available prior to the SEC championship or a bowl.
Well, neither of those will be necessary.