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December 20, 2022
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Are you interested in running for a National Officer or Region Director position? Applications are now open!  

All applications must be submitted to Executive Director Crissy Ingram at by 11:59 p.m. CST on Feb. 1, 2023. 
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The NAWIC National Office will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 23-Jan. 2. Staff will respond to any phone calls and emails when the office re-opens on Jan. 2.

Have a happy holiday season from the NAWIC National staff!
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This can be a really hard question to answer. I want to distinguish a good job from one that provides the basics. In Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the bottom levels upon which the triangle is built are about basic needs – food, shelter, safety. Without those basic needs met, it is impossible to rise to wants, desires, personal achievement. In a comparative way, this question is not about whether your current job meets the lowest level needs of getting paid an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work in a timely manner. That is the price of admission to the movie but that does not include your popcorn, soda, or box of Junior Mints.

The real challenge? We all have different perspectives and outlooks on what a “good” job entails. For some, it might be about security. You want stability above all other factors. For others it might be health insurance at the cost of a higher salary. Even others may rank location and proximity to family as part of what would allow them to think of themselves in a good job. And another group may think of a good job as one that has a defined career path. I’m sure you could come up with any number of definitions of what “good” actually means.
How 92-Vehicle HVAC fleet is streamlining operations with a smarter fuel card
K-Dimensional Holdings Inc. / CoastPay®
Texas-based Gillette Air Conditioning struggled with inefficiencies caused by an old station-specific fuel card that was hard to manage and use. Switching to Coast fuel cards allowed them to streamline fleet ops and improve card security across a fleet of 90+ vehicles. Watch to find out how.

Industry Update
At one facility, employees’ children made artwork for display “to remind people this is why we are safe.”
Despite growth, labor challenges, supply shortages and high interest rates could decelerate planning activity over the next 12 months, according to Dodge Senior Economist Sarah Martin.
Nonresidential construction input prices declined 0.8% in November compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis, due in part to improvement in supply chains that were battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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