Geri Roskopf’s Blog

How Do You Sound?

Sep 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

As a dispatcher, I sometimes wonder how I sound when I answer the phone. This morning I received a nice compliment on how pleasant I was, but at other times — because of a distraction or being in a hurry — I’m sure I sound […]



K.I.S.S.

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Keep It Simple Stupid I love this, it goes along with “less is more” — doesn’t always make sense — but for whatever reason and for the most part, this logic works. I had an owner of an impounded vehicle call and question the towing […]



A Tower’s Wife

Aug 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

A tower’s wife is special you see, She is a superstar, Wonder Woman – all that a supportive spouse can be.   She sometimes feels like a widow, though, No man around to help with kids, dinner or shoveling snow.   Her husband is a […]



Extending Battery Life

Aug 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was reading an article in a trade magazine titled: “Preventative maintenance for batteries and electrical systems. Following some simple steps will help extend battery life and keep total cost of ownership to a minimum.” I was struck at the similarity of the suggested practices […]



I Saw the Ocean

Aug 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was babysitting my niece and nephew and decided to take a walk over to the local ice cream shop. I was pushing my niece in the stroller and my nephew was riding his bike (with training wheels). Like kids do, my nephew took off […]



Why Join Your State Association?

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Last year the Wisconsin Towing Association celebrated 45 years. The motto was “45 Years of Towing Pride.” I worked on the 40th and the 45th anniversary celebration and learned a lot going through old minutes, letters, announcements, etc., from the archives. Thank goodness our state […]



Tip for the Day

Jul 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I have officially joined Facebook. Only posted one thing after I signed up though, and I guess I’m still in the leaning stages of checking it once a day to see what’s happening in the lives of so many. It makes me wonder, as I […]



What Else Can You Do?

Jul 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

We recently had an employee pass away from a massive heart attack. The loss has left a big hole in our hearts, and our team. I have to compliment my staff. They have all stepped up to fill in where needed. Still, it’s hard to […]



It’s Just Frustrating …

Jul 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Every month when I get my billing statements, I match them up to the copies of the invoices and receipts I have. I say a silent prayer of thanks when all of the invoices/receipts match the statements. On my side, it means my employees and […]



Perceptions and Attitudes

Jul 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The power of perception — to perceive or understand, deduce, view, judge, believe or think — is tremendous. I read an interesting thought about this from Gary Zukav: “Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we […]