Temp- tation                                                              December 2016 
In this issue
Sheboygan Office Relocates

To better service the needs of our
applicants, employees, and client companies, Flex-Staff's Sheboygan office has moved to a new location.  

The new office has a layout that will enable the staff to more easily and effectively communicate, process new applicants, and perform their duties.  

We won't be hard to find though.  Our new office is located just two doors down from our previous office at 1018 S. Taylor Dr. 

We're still waiting on a few pieces of furniture that had to be ordered, but we invite you to come and check out our new space in the coming weeks.  

Temptation Trivia 

In this 1946 holiday classic, a distraught business owner gets the opportunity to see what things would have been like if he had never been born. 


What is the name of this holiday classic, and what does the sound of the bell ringing at the end of the film signify?  


If you know the answer, call or e-mail your local branch office by noon this Friday.  One winner in each branch will be chosen at random from those that answered correctly, and that person will get treats delivered!  


Last issue answer: 

1. Dwight Eisenhower

2. Richard Nixon

3. Franklin Roosevelt

4. George Washington

5. Jimmy Carter

6. Ronald Reagan

7. Gerald Ford (or Lyndon Johnson) 

8. George W. Bush

9. Bill Clinton

10. Theodore Roosevelt

Stephanie Dieterich
Branch Manager
Fond du Lac
6 years
Becca Hollinger
2 years

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Golda Meir, who served as Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974, moved to Milwaukee from the Ukraine as a child in 1906. She taught school in Milwaukee before settling in Israel.  

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Department of Labor OT Rule on Hold  
U.S. employers have spent months adjusting employee schedules, job duties, and pay ahead of a new overtime 
rule set to take effect next week. But an order from a federal judge put the fate of the rule into question. 
The preliminary injunction essentially halts the implementation of a rule that would have required employers to start paying overtime to workers earning salaries of less than $47,476 a year.    
Employers that made big changes in their workforce ahead of the rule's Dec. 1 effective date-either by raising managers' salaries to the newly set threshold for overtime pay or eliminating job categories like assistant manager-say they aren't yet planning to reverse course, while others are taking a wait-and-see approach.
The vast expansion of overtime eligibility has been one of President Barack Obama's signature achievements, intended to meaningfully raise incomes for people in front-line roles in retail, food service and beyond. But the business community objected to some aspects of the rule, and said the new salary threshold is too big a jump from the current $23,660, which was last updated in 2004.           

Melanie Troppman & Ruth Simon - wsj.com
One Minute Ideas
Christmas Calm: Ten Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season
This year, you're hoping to cut the crazy out of Christmas: to trim the celebration back to one that is sustainable and calm.  Question is, just how do you do less--and enjoy it more--during the Christmas holiday season?  Try these ten simple strategies to calm holiday chaos and rein in the seasonal overkill this year.
Prune the to-do list. Ask, "If I don't do this, what will happen?" Aim to knock down the list of chores to the rock-bottom necessity.
Cut the gift list. Rein in gift exchanges that have been outgrown or lost their meaning. Limit gifts to children only, draw names, or organize a gift exchange.
Wrap as you go. Who needs to spend Christmas Eve catching up on wrapping chores? Sticky notes will help you keep track of gift contents.
Buy, don't bake. Turn your back on the oven this year. Supermarkets, bakeries and the freezer department of the discount warehouse are a great source for delicious, pre-baked holiday treats.
Don't mail cards. Online greeting cards are easy, inexpensive and fun to send. No more lines at the post office!
Scale back décor. Focusing holiday decor on the Big Three--front door, tree and focal point--can bring a festive feel to the house without day-long decorating sessions.
Cut the clean-a-thon. Focus cleaning attention on kitchen and public rooms; private areas can slide til season's end. Better to schedule deep-cleaning chores like carpet cleaning until after the wear-and-tear of the holiday season.
Downsize dish washing. Hand-washing fine china is nobody's idea of a good time, so move to everyday stoneware. Simpler still: paper plates!
Finger food, not feast. A smorgasboard of tasty tidbits is easier on the cook and kinder to the waistline than a sit-down dinner. Share the work by hosting pot-luck events.
Stay home! A holiday "stay-cation" allows for evening drives to see the lights, family camp-outs in front of the Christmas tree, and evenings spent with carols and popcorn.   
Cynthia Ewer - christmas.organizedhome.com
Caramel Corn
7 quarts plain, popped popcorn
2 C dry roasted peanuts or mixed nuts (optional)
2 C brown sugar
½ C light corn syrup
1 t salt
1 C (8 T) margarine or butter
½ t baking soda
1 t vanilla extract
Place the popped popcorn onto two shallow greased baking pans. You may use roasting pans, jelly roll pans, or disposable roasting pans. Add the peanuts or mixed nuts to the popped corn, if desired. Set aside.  Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend. Once the mixture begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.  Remove from the heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. The mixture will be light and foamy. Immediately pour over the popcorn in the pans, and stir to coat. Don't worry too much at this point about getting all of the corn coated.  Bake for 1 hour, removing the pans and stirring thoroughly every 15 minutes.  Line the counter top with waxed paper. Dump the caramel corn out onto the waxed paper and separate the pieces. Allow to cool completely, then store in airtight containers or re-sealable bags.

Inspirational Quote
  If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way. - Napoleon Hill