Micro Managing ! - A style from the past, except in Naples Idaho

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandpoint Realty LLC DB36113

Micro Managing !  -   A style from the past, except in maybe  Naples Idaho

Naples Idaho homes for saleGive me a job and trust me to do it correctly or do not ask me to do it at all.  From the complicated to the basic.  Were I not competent enough to get it done I most likely would not be the one doing the work.  Apparently there are those in North Idaho that did not get the memo or classes.  That would explain why Micro Management is a style from the past, except Naples Idaho.

Naples Real Estate for SaleA healthy snow storm came through the North Idaho area starting yesterday afternoon.  Heavier than normal snow accumulation on the valley floors from Bonners Ferry to Sandpoint and Coeur D' Alene. Anywhere from 1' to 2' or more depending on your location.  In Naples I started snow blowing the drives which were showing about 15 inches or more.

Knowing I had at least 4 hours work ahead of me, behind a snow blower, I did

not need an inspector / boss following my  every move.  Inspecting  every  inch

of finished product.   My wants  and desires were obviously of no concern as is

shown with the pictures below.  

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Halley, my 'boss', making it clear from my first pass she was going to be watching my every move!


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Not a moment went by without close observation


Not enough to watch my every move 'my boss' then started directing as to how wide the roads be!


Halley even had the gall to pretend like she was not watching and inspecting my every move !

All in all, not a bad day with a good amount of work done.


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Comments (20)

Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

As I began reading this I expected a totally different outcome, and am howling.  I sure wouldn't mind having a boss like Hallie Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, in fact I'm jealous!

Jan 05, 2015 09:34 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Bette Gottwald .  Mission accomplished then.   Halley likes to bark and bite at the tires makes me nervous and yet let her play.  Good exercise for her.  Her snoring behind me right now will attest to that.  Mark

Jan 05, 2015 09:44 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

MarK: Halley was either making sure you weren't goofing off or was there to convince you it was time to start doing just that. ;-)

Jan 05, 2015 10:10 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Halley is so beautiful. Is she a Newfoundland? I think those dogs are amazing. She really is intent on making sure you get the job done to her standards. LOL. 

Jan 05, 2015 10:40 AM
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

At least she didn't have any vocal input.  That would have been the icing on the cake. 

Jan 05, 2015 10:47 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Mark. Your post is very funny, I didn't expect the outcome. I guess you must have passed the test, but glad I don't have that kind of manager.

Jan 05, 2015 06:35 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint

You have a wonderful supervisor in Halley for sure! I bet those folks using "snowblower" as a search term on Google will enjoy reading your outside blog and get a good laugh!

Have a happy day -

Jan 05, 2015 06:41 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Mark, great photos of Halley, and glad she was such a great boss

Jan 05, 2015 07:24 PM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Hallley wanted to make sure that you were going to be as dedicated as she is!  What a great companion you have there, Mark Don!

Jan 05, 2015 11:24 PM
Lee Davenport
Sandy Springs, GA
Learn With Lee: Real Estate Coaching & Consulting

 Ha ha ha!  I agree with everyone that Halley was a warm and welcomed surprise to be the subject of this post :).  She restores the original meaning of being barked at by a micro-manager - what a hoot!  Thanks for sharing Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint. ~Lee 

Jan 06, 2015 12:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I did not have a boss to watch as I shoveled snow in Maryland this morning.

Jan 06, 2015 02:41 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Roy Kelley she was not as bad as I made her out to be.  Always glad to have her.

Lee Davenport thank you for stopping by.  I am so pleased to see you again.  Such a bright shining star.  Mark

Ron Marshall she is that.  Quite the handful.  


Jan 06, 2015 03:58 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR she is constantly working on training me and succeeding. 

Lynn B. Friedman she definitely has been one of my better bosses.

Joe Petrowsky I was hoping to catch a few people going in the wrong direction. 

Jan 06, 2015 04:01 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie quite to the contrary, she has a lot of vocal while trying to bite the tires.  

Jan 06, 2015 04:02 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Yes Debbie Laity she is a Newfie.  My third and by far the biggest handful although the male out weighed her by about 50 pounds.  Make it a great week. 

LOL Anita Clark .  Halley definitely tried to distract me a time or two.  Quite the playful little girl with the snow.  Mark

Jan 06, 2015 04:04 AM
Rain Silverhawk
Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

LOL I knew my girl Halley would be doing double time keeping you  in line.  SMILE

Jan 06, 2015 07:19 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I need to stop letting her talk to you Rain Silverhawk .  Seems to be catching.  

Jan 06, 2015 08:18 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint  Oh dear me we had a dusting of snow today and that was enough for me . 1-2 ft of snow no thank you keep it in Naples Idaho . where you can Micro manage it Your dog is a real beauty


Jan 06, 2015 08:45 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint ! First, I have been micro managed, probably for way too many years and now, finally, thankfully not. It's about trust, you earned your place, you know more about it than we do, lead us... But if I were micro managed again, I couldn't think of a better boss than Halley!

A few years back I kept my daughter's cat Charlie for about a year... I soon came to fondly call him Coach Charlie. No matter what I thought was going on and how the house was managed, he, I soon came to recognize, was training me! Like Yoda, he had patience, but on occasion he'd let it rip and through a fit!

I learned so much about life from him.... Happy New Year my Idaho friend. Have a great happy, adventurous and prosperous 2015!

Jan 06, 2015 12:42 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Very cute post. It makes work easier even if you are being monitored by a friendly, furry manager like Halley. I think she must have faith that you would do a good job in the end.

Jan 06, 2015 10:24 PM