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Episode 006 – Importance Of Vacations And Being Replaceable

Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, shares a little about his vacation to South America where he went to Quito in Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, as well as Lima and Cusco in Peru. During his vacation with his family they hiked, climbed a volcano, went scuba diving with sharks and turtles, and toured much of the cities they travelled to.

He then highlights how vacations are so vital and important to the productivity and stress levels of employees, and shares how long weekends are great times for getaways but also how important it is to get away for one longer vacation each year.

Employers are also encouraged to help employees take this much needed time off to boost their productivity in order to take advantage of the time employees are actually working.

Adam also speaks a bit about how employees should make themselves replaceable to ensure they are promotable, and so they can truly get away when they are on vacation.

Episode 004 – Standing desk, headphones, and firing bad customers

Adam Culp speaks about his new Varidesk standing desk and launches a giveaway of a Varidesk. Also covers some of the reasons a developer may want to stand while working, and the benefits of standing while working. He also gives some hints and tips related to introducing the use of a standing desk into your daily habits.

He also mentions a new set of headphones he purchased to replace a broken set, and the various reasons why Plantronics Backbeat Pro was his choice.

The main topic of firing a bad customer is then discussed by sharing possible reasons why a customer may be considered bad, how to communicate your intent, and some possible pitfalls that result from this potentially emotional event.

Then the podcast is closed by launching a giveaway of a Varidesk Full Desk Pro.

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