Thanksgiving Sides | New Dispenser Landing Page | Pandemic Proof IT Careers | News to Start Your Day
(Here’s a fun one for you…November 19th is World Toilet Day! I will speak for all of us when I say that we are all thankful for this invention!)
Just one week until Turkey Day! Someone on our team showed us this map today: Most Popular Thanksgiving Sides by State. I am loving how my favorite dishes are represented. We certainly love our mac and cheese in the south, don’t we? I have to say, I am a little worried about the people in Maine. Favorite dish: side salad. Apparently there is no mac and cheese (or stuffing like so many of the neighboring states enjoy) in Maine? Ha!
What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
We’ve been working to collect some of our favorite recipes with you. Today I’m sharing this one, which came in from a customer. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Eva!
Grandma Loper’s Buttermilk Coconut Cream Pie (Eva Arnold – Jacksonville, FL)
- 1 9″ refrigerated unbaked pie crust
- ½ cup butter
- 1 1/ cup sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 9” pie crust (Do not prick pie crust – Bake in a 450 degrees F oven for 8 minutes, then reduce oven heat to 350 degrees and back for an additional 4 minutes or until crust is light brown – Remove pie crust from oven and set aside. Next in a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat, stir in sugar and flour, remove from heat and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs lightly with a whisk until combined. Add buttermilk and vanilla; whisk until just combined. Gradually whisk buttermilk mixture into butter mixture until smooth. Stir in coconut. Place partially baked pastry shell on the oven rack. Carefully pour filling into shell. Cover edge of pie with foil to prevent overbrowning. Bake in the 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil; bake pie about 10 minutes more or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Serve warm. Cover and store any remaining pie in the refrigerator within 2 hours. Let chilled pie stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving. Makes 8 servings.
Today’s Product Updates from Rebecca:
Happy Thursday!! It seems like these days safety supplies are flying off the shelf again! Don’t worry though, we still have plenty of stock of great items to get you through these crazy times! One of our favorite products that we currently offer are Hand Sanitizer Dispensers! We offer everything from Desktop Dispensers to Wall Mount Dispensers and even Floor Stand Dispensers!! We love them so much, we even created a new dispensers landing page to make your shopping experience a little easier! Check it out and stock up today!
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***What products are you using most or having a hard time finding out there?
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Pandemic Proof IT Careers – Jason, Ecommerce Manager
No one can really predict to what extent the coronavirus pandemic will affect our nation’s economy. With the virus a constant threat and no sign of it disappearing any time soon, it may be time to turn towards a “pandemic proof” career. Statistics show that some jobs are more recession-proof than others and that we might be saying goodbye to some on the cusp of extinction. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 29% of jobs would be suitable for work from home scenarios. Other research and surveys say this number could be closer to 40%. Using ONET and OES data, the BLS estimates that 63% of U.S. jobs require significant onsite presence and that the remaining 37% can be performed entirely at home or remotely.
The 63% of jobs that have been most affected by the pandemic are primarily in the hospitality, arts, recreation, and entertainment sectors. A lot of these occupations are unlikely to make a rapid return as COVID-19 lingers and even re-surfaces in some areas for a second wave. E-commerce, tech, medicine, manufacturing, delivery drivers, and trade jobs have, for the most part, seen growth since the beginning of the pandemic.
Job Sectors that Survived (or Thrived) During the Pandemic
- Software development and technology
- Logistics and manufacturing
- Informational technology
- Healthcare positions
- E-commerce marketing
Some technology careers, including computer occupations, are expected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, while specific tech jobs could see growth as high as 32%. People working in tech jobs are among those most likely to be allowed to work from home, offering a significant advantage of stability during recessions, pandemics, or other catastrophes. A joint CNBC and Change Research survey found that 42% of respondents said they were now working from home, a huge increase from the 9% of respondents who worked from home before the pandemic.
With big shifts towards remote work, a future-proof career will most likely include positions that have flexibility within stable industries. Technology careers encompass a wide range of fields and are even integrated into most niche industries. These jobs aren’t limited to endless hours of mind-numbing screen time; there are technology jobs that include research, development, and creativity across industries as far apart as entertainment and agriculture. The BLS predicts that IT positions will continue to grow due to the emphasis on cloud computing, information security, and the collection and storage of big data.
News to Start Your Day With:
- Right at 56,716,141 cases worldwide, with 39,496,480 people who have recovered, with 1,357,714 deaths AND 11,876,240 cases in the US with over 7,168,500 people have recovered, with 256,311 deaths.
- The coronavirus is posing its most serious threat to Congress in months, at a time when inaction in Washington could cause 12 million Americans to lose unemployment benefits by the end of the year.
- In Georgia, election workers in three counties discovered a total of more than 3,300 new votes stored on memory cards that hadn’t been loaded into election computers. A different issue in Floyd County led to another 2,600 ballots going unscanned. Those votes are now being counted, reducing Joe Biden’s lead over Donald Trump to 12,781 votes. Trump gained about 1,400 votes that county election officials hadn’t tallied before the recount.
- All 1.1 million public school students in New York City will return to remote learning on Thursday. New restrictions have also been announced in Minnesota, Kentucky and Kansas.
- Starbucks is raising hourly wages for its baristas as the restaurant industry braces for a higher minimum wage when President-elect Joe Biden takes office. Starting Dec. 14, baristas, shift supervisors and cafe attendants will receive a pay increase of at least 10% if they were hired before Sept. 24
- HBO Max subscribers will be getting a gift this Christmas Day. The highly-anticipated Wonder Woman sequel Wonder Woman 1984 will arrive on the streaming service at the same time it hits theaters worldwide on Dec. 25, AT&T’s WarnerMedia announced Wednesday night.
- Rockefeller Center has raised its 2020 version of a Christmas tree and it has been deemed “a metaphor for 2020”. The Norway spruce looked a little worse for wear. The bottom limbs appeared to be bare, its needles hung loosely, and it leans to the side. You can see the tree and meet the owl that made the trip to the center inside the tree, here.
- The Las Vegas Raiders (NFL) has placed 7 more players on their COVID-19 list ahead of the game with the Kansas City Chiefs.