I’m ready for a change from HR

first_imgI’m ready for a change from HROn 13 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today I am an HR manager who has been working in HR for over 10 years and am readyfor a career change. I’m in my 40s, and bored of the constant changes inemployment law, and the succession of employee relations problems. I thought ofcoaching but don’t have an idea of what’s involved Clive Sussams, recruitment consultant, Malpas Flexible Learning I would emphasise that the feelings you are experiencing about your HR roleand career are not unique. It is probably fair to say that many people have hada career “crisis” at some stage or another, irrespective of theirchosen profession. Initially, it would be useful to review the reasons for your currentdisillusionment with HR. Have you had several employers during the past 10years or been with one only? What kind of roles have you had, and have theyoffered sufficient variety as well as the opportunity to extend your skillsset? It may well be that you need a new working environment to stimulateyourself and hopefully recreate interest, together with promotion prospects. It would also be worthwhile asking your employer whether there are anyopportunities to transfer to such functions as learning and development orremuneration and benefits. The prospects for assuming other roles linked to HRare very much related to the breadth of your personal and professional skills. Finally, I should stress that a move into a business role may be desirableas it will make you more attractive to employers in the future, particularly ifyou wish to move back into HR. Peter Wilford, consultant, Chiumento Before moving into an area of work which sounds interesting but of which youknow very little, you must first think about what you want out of your career.Ask yourself: 1 What skills, qualities and experience will I bring to the role that willallow success in it? 2 What personality/values do I have that I wish or need my next employer toshare? 3 How do I prefer to work, as part of a team, for example, or on my own, atwhat pace? 4 Do I have any interests which I would like to be incorporated in my work?A key aspect of career planning is to find work you feel passionate about. An essential factor to coaching is to focus on making the most ofopportunities, using active listening, questioning and encouraging people tofind their own solutions. It follows on well from HR, as both involve givingadvice and support in handling people issues. Some companies employ in-housecoaches, but many use external consultants, on a long-term, or short-termproject basis. To move into this line of work, you should be able to demonstrate that youhave carried out a similar role in one of your HR jobs. If this sounds like work you would enjoy, research the courses available.Contact specialist consultancies to get feedback on courses they recommend. Another option is career counselling. You could work in a local authoritycareers service or for a consultancy specialising in outplacement and careermanagement. Most employers look for a qualification in counselling – go for acourse that has BAC recognition – or identify an MSc in career management. Jo Selby, associate director, EJ Human Resources Coaching is often seen as a natural progression from HR as many of theskills are transferable. The area of coaching spans a variety of fields, fromcareer counselling through to training and development to name but a few, so Iwould recommend you carry out some research to determine exactly which fieldinterests you. I also suggest that you discuss this potential career move fromHR with individuals who have made such a change and who are already doing sucha role to gain a greater understanding of the daily responsibilities andlonger-term opportunities. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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2021-05-12

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SUU Football Goes On Road To Face No. 3 South Dakota State

first_img Tags: Aaron Romero/Beef Bowl/Cade Johnson/Chase Norblade/Chris Helbig/Christian Rozeboom/Drake/J’Bore Gibbs/James Felila/Josh Manchigiah/Kanin Nelson/Lance Lawson/Logan Backhaus/Long Island/Murray State/Nela Otukolo/Pierre Strong Jr./Quinton Hicks/Ryan Earith/Seven Wilson/South Dakota State football/SUU Football Written by Brad James September 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Football Goes On Road To Face No. 3 South Dakota State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBROOKINGS, S.D.-Saturday, Southern Utah University football seeks to build upon its momentum from a 45-38 overtime win over Stephen F. Austin last weekend by visiting No. 3 South Dakota State at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium of Brookings, S.D.This game represents the 53rd annual Beef BowlThis is the 1-2 Thunderbirds’ last non-Big Sky Conference game of the season.Presently, the Thunderbirds rank 56th nationally in scoring offense (27.3 points) and are tied for 102nd (with Murray State) in scoring defense by giving up 42.7 points per game.SUU is led by redshirt sophomore signal-caller Chris Helbig, who has completed 65 of 105 passes (61.9 percent) for 639 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions this season.Redshirt junior tailback James Felila has run for 115 yards and a pair of scores on 38 carries to lead the Thunderbirds.Sophomore tailback Lance Lawson, the reigning College Madness Big Sky Conference offensive player of the week, is the Thunderbirds’ leading receiver. He has hauled in 28 grabs for 251 yards and a pair of scores on the season for SUU this season.Redshirt senior linebacker Nela Otukolo leads the Thunderbirds with 20 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup.The sacks leader for SUU is sophomore defensive lineman Aaron Romero, who has three sacks and a forced fumble.The 2-1 Jackrabbits have won two straight games after narrowly losing to FBS Power 5 conference foe Minnesota, 28-21 at Minneapolis.They then routed Long Island 38-3 and Drake 38-10.The Jackrabbits rank 37th nationally in scoring offense (32.3 points per game) and are eighth nationally in scoring defense (13.7 points per game).South Dakota State is paced by junior signal-caller Kanin Nelson who has completed 18 of 26 passes (69.2 percent) for 267 yards and three touchdowns. The Jackrabbits have also played redshirt freshman J’Bore Gibbs, who has completed 13 of his 26 passes (50 percent) for 193 yards, a touchdown and an interception.Sophomore tailback Pierre Strong Jr. lives up to his name by running for 237 yards and a pair of scores on 35 carries, a 6.8 yard average.Junior receiver Cade Johnson has 14 grabs for 239 yards (17.1 yards per reception) and two touchdowns for the Jackrabbits as the squad’s leading receiver.Junior linebacker Seven Wilson leads the Jackrabbits’ defense with 21 tackles. Senior defensive end Ryan Earith leads the squad with three sacks. Also, senior linebacker Christian Rozeboom has posted both an interception and a forced fumble.Junior linebacker Logan Backhaus has amassed an interception and team-bests in passes defensed (4) and passes broken up (3).Freshman defensive end Quinton Hicks has a sack, a forced fumble and two tackles for a loss.Junior safety Josh Manchigiah freshman safety Chase Norblade have each added an interception for the Jackrabbits.South Dakota State leads the all-time series 6-1.last_img read more

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2021-05-08

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Agents’ Mutual’s ‘one other portal’ continues to have an impact

first_imgAgents’ Mutual, the collective of estate agents launching a challenger property portal, OnTheMarket.com, with a view to breaking the so-called duopoly held by Rightmove and Zoopla continues to have an effect on the market with its ‘one other portal’ rule requiring their member agents to stop advertising on either Rightmove or Zoopla, despite the fact that the website does not launch until Monday 26th January 2015.In the past few days Chestertons has announced that that they will no longer be listing properties with Rightmove, while CKD Galbraith will be leaving the Zoopla Property Group (ZPG).Chestertons, a founding member of Agents’ Mutual, last week announced that it will be advertising on the Zoopla and Prime Location websites from January.It is widely acknowledged amongst the industry that Zoopla and its premium PrimeLocation website has taken substantial market share and is now the strongest performer in London. This is one of the main reasons for Chestertons choosing Zoopla Property Group.Robert Bartlett (left), CEO of Chestertons and a Founding Director of Agents’ Mutual said: “We have looked carefully at data collated over the past 12 months and the numbers clearly show that our properties get more views and our clients get more leads from the Zoopla and Prime Location websites when compared to other property portals. Based on our analysis of the data, this was an easy choice for us.“The strength of the Zoopla and PrimeLocation brands in London and the South East is clear and our clients expect to see their properties advertised on these websites. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the Zoopla team in 2015 and beyond.”Following its own extensive research, major Scottish firm CKD Galbraith has decided that from next month they will no longer be listing on the property portal Zoopla, enabling their company to list their properties for sale and to let on Rightmove and on the OnTheMarket.com.Simon Brown, Head of Residential Sales at CKD Galbraith, one of OnTheMarket.com’s Gold members, said: “OnTheMarket.com will challenge the existing duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla and it is our belief that this customer focussed property portal operated on a not-for-profit basis, and existing purely to promote properties, can only benefit vendors, landlords and buyers.”Elsewhere, Barton Wyatt and Spicerhaart Group were recently among those firms to confirm that they will no longer be listing properties with Zoopla, as part of OnTheMarket’s ‘one other’ rule, while Henry & James and Kaye & Carey are among many companies that have informed JUNGLEdrum that will be leaving Rightmove.OnTheMarket.com Agents’ Mutual property portals property portal January 26, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Agents’ Mutual’s ‘one other portal’ continues to have an impact previous nextAgencies & PeopleAgents’ Mutual’s ‘one other portal’ continues to have an impact26th January 20150587 Viewslast_img read more

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2021-05-07

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Father and son complete the Frankfurt Ironman

first_imgFather and son estate agents, Sean and Tyler Newman, successfully completed the Frankfurt Ironman to raise money for the Fine & Country Foundation, a charity set up to help the homeless.The Ironman comprises a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a gruelling 26-mile run with a time limit of 15 hours.Tyler, 19, said, “It has taken months on training to get the required level of fitness and I am pleased my finishing time of 13 hours and 27 minutes.”They raised £1,580 which will go to a Rugby homeless charity, Hope4. The charity aims to relieve poverty among homeless and badly-housed people and works to prevent homelessness. They run a day centre, a food bank, run a winter shelter during the harshest months, and working with local agencies.Sean said, “It was an amazing feeling when we crossed the finish line, and it felt even better knowing we have raised money for this great cause.”Tyler works for Fine & Country in Coventry and Sean works for Fine & Country in Rugby. They have both supported the Fine & Country Foundation by taking part in fundraising events including sleeping rough, climbing Kilimanjaro and driving a three -wheel rickshaw 3000 miles across India.charity Fine & Country Foundation Frankfurt Ironman fundraising 2016-10-15The NegotiatorAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Father and son complete the Frankfurt Ironman Father and son complete the Frankfurt Ironman15th October 20160509 Viewslast_img read more

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2021-05-07

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New Housing Minister is Alok Sharma, MP Reading West

first_imgThe new Minister for Housing and Planning is Alok Sharma, MP, Reading West. Mr Sharma retained his seat with a majority of 2876 in last week’s election.First elected in 2010 for Reading West, with one of the largest swings to the Conservatives in the country, Alok has served as a member of the Commons Treasury select committee, a member of the Commons Science and Technology select committee, a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Treasury and from 2012-15 as a Conservative Party Vice Chairman.Alok was appointed in 2016 as the Prime Minister’s Infrastructure Envoy India.  He also serves as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster who has overall responsibility for the Cabinet Office. Alok is also Co-Chairman of Conservative Friends of India.Prior to entering Parliament, Alok qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte, and then worked for 16 years within investment banking, first with the Japanese firm Nikko Securities and then SE Banken, where he held senior roles based out of London, Stockholm and Frankfurt, including serving as a member of the bank’s Corporate Finance Global Management Committee.Gavin Barwell Minister for Housing and Planning Housing Minister Alok Sharma June 13, 2017Sheila ManchesterWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » New Housing Minister is Alok Sharma, MP Reading West previous nextRegulation & LawNew Housing Minister is Alok Sharma, MP Reading WestThe replacement for Gavin Barwell, who lost his seat in the Election, has been announced.The Negotiator13th June 201702,686 Viewslast_img read more

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2021-05-07

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Warmer Days Ahead This Week

first_imgAlthough this weekend was a damp and dismal, more summer-like conditions will arrive later this weekend just in time for the all important Memorial Day Weekend. Until then, a blocking pattern will continue to keep us unsettled for Monday and Tuesday. It will remain on the cloudy side with a few scattered showers, even a t’storm possible. Temperatures will moderate each day as we shake off this pesky upper low pressure system. Wednesday & Thursday will most likely be the warmest days as we finally break through with plenty of sunshine and winds generally from the west. Temperatures will rise into the upper 70s (80s inland). As we move into the Memorial Day Weekend, it looks like it will remain mainly dry. Only fly in the ointment would be a backdoor front this weekend that could push through and keep temperatures cooler Friday and Saturday with the threat of a few scattered showers or t’storm. If this happens, a more northeasterly flow would keep temperatures in the 60s to around 70 Friday and Saturday. We will watch this as the week progresses but overall we are looking for a great stretch of weather.Monday: Mostly cloudy, few showers, afternoon t’storm possible.Temp: mid 60s.Wind: NE 8-13 mphTuesday: Clouds, some sun, few showers.Temp: upper 60s.Wind: WNW 7-11 mphWednesday & Thursday: Sunshine, warmer.Temp: upper 70sFriday: Sun & Clouds, possible shower. Onshore winds developingTemp: low 70s.Saturday: Breezy, cooler.Temp: upper 60sSunday & Memorial Day: Looking Dry, warmer.Temp: mid 70slast_img read more

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2021-05-02

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Santa Hears Wish List From Hundreds of Children on Music Pier

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleSisters Madison and Morgan Spizarny, of Mullica Hill, were so eager to see Santa Claus at the Music Pier in Ocean City on Saturday, they arrived an hour early.“They wanted to be first in line,” said their grandmother Michelle Potts, also of Mullica Hill, who has a vacation home in Ocean City.“We take them to see Santa every year,” said their grandfather Mike Potts.  Madison, 7, and Morgan, 2, got the coveted spots at the head of a line that wrapped from the Music Pier all the way down the Boardwalk. Hundreds of other children anxious to see Santa joined them.Madison and Morgan Spizarny arrive with their grandparents, Michelle and Mike Potts, of Mullica Hill, and a vacation home in Ocean City, an hour early so they could be first in line.Madison and Morgan even dressed in holiday pajamas for the occasion.“I want a sleeping mask,” said Madison while she held her doll and giggled. She also wanted a glittery doll called an L.O.L. doll.Morgan only seemed to want one thing: “Mickey Mouse,” she said as she ran around her sister, laughed and showed off a pink squishy toy, before her grandfather scooped her up.The doting grandparents said they watch their granddaughters on some weekends and throughout the holidays. They spend as much time as possible in Ocean City. In addition to photos with Santa, the girls had a packed schedule of Christmas events this weekend.“We are having breakfast with Santa tomorrow,” Madison said of an Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce event at different restaurants leading up to Christmas.Madilyn Blair-Hermes, 8, of Linwood, picks up a candy cane offered to her by Stacie Gellar, co-organizer of the event.Santa wore his trademark snow-white beard, bushy white eyebrows, wire-rimmed glasses and red and white velvet suit and cap. Santa was played by JT Williams, an Ocean City resident who has entertained the community in the role for the last 17 years.When he appeared and walked over to the Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeboat, Madison shouted, “Santa!”The sisters smiled when it was time to take a seat in the lifeboat with Santa. There were a few whispers in Santa’s ear and then they were off with their grandparents.Linwood siblings Stevie Blair-Hermes, 6, and his sister, Madilyn, 8, couldn’t wait to tell Santa want they wanted. But Stevie wasn’t so quick to divulge what was on his wish list for Santa. Finally, after a couple of minutes, he said he wanted action figures.Madilyn knew right away what she wanted and wasn’t shy about telling people. “I want Barbie clothes,” she said beaming.Children asked for Legos, electronics, video games, books and all sorts of toys. But some of them also asked for Santa to bring good will. One little girl asked that Santa send her some blankets that she could give to the homeless. A little boy told Santa he wished for his baby cousin to have a good life. He also said he wants a remote control car. While the line was long and people had to wait their turn to get in the lifeboat with “Jolly Old Saint Nick,” families chatted, laughed and even made friends.The McElwee family, of Churchville, Pa., wait for Santa before they head to the skate park.Sue and Mike McElwee, of Churchville, Pa., brought their four children to see Santa. Their youngest child, Harlow, stood on a skateboard waiting to visit with Santa, while her big brothers anxiously awaited the visit.“They love it,” Sue McElwee said. The family, who has a vacation home in Ocean City, came with skateboards, and it was pretty clear what would be on the wish lists of the three boys.“We are heading to the skate park next,” Sue McElwee said with a laugh.Mike and Stacie Gellar have organized the event for the last 10 years.Stacie Gellar gave children candy canes and signed them in, while Mike Gellar took their photos with Santa.It is an event that always draws a huge crowd of children and their families, but it is very weather-dependent, the Gellars said. And although the forecast called for precipitation Saturday, except for a few clouds, Santa kept the rain from coming.Four children pose for photos with Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas. Morgan Spizarny, 2, left, and her sister Madison, 7, of Mullica Hill, prepare to tell Santa Claus what is on their wish list during photos with the jolly guy in an Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeboat.last_img read more

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2021-05-02

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Belcolade celebrates 20th birthday in style

first_imgBelcolade’s marketing executive Lydia Baines (pictured) holds aloft a chocolate dessert, made especially to celebrate the company’s 20th birthday.The birthday party took place at Whittlebury Hall at the end of a golf and spa day out for many of its largest buyers. The event was hosted by Dan Oakley, managing director of parent company Puratos, who was joined by Gert De Boever, regional director for Western Europe.The dessert, made using dark, milk and white chocolate, was created by Ernst Bachmann, Puratos’ award-winning Patissier of the Year at last year’s Baking Industry Awards. Belcolade was established in 1988 and produces dark, milk and white real Belgian chocolate, which it exports as liquid, drops, blocks, chips, chunks and grains, to over 90 countries worldwide.Included in the range are chocolates using cocoa from Fairtrade or Rainforest certified farms.last_img read more

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2021-04-21

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Press release: Camera footage helps secure fisheries conviction

first_imgEnvironment Agency enforcement officers in the north east first trialled the use of body worn cameras last year to help reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour, assaults and threats against staff. It’s expected they will be rolled out to teams elsewhere in the country in the coming months.The cameras – which are the norm among many enforcement agencies – can be used in a variety of ways, including at visits to poor performing waste sites, illegal waste sites, during fisheries and navigation patrols and even during incident response.Officers must follow clear guidelines on use of the cameras, including telling people they are being filmed, and deleting any footage after a month unless it is used for evidential purposes. Bell was told on more than one occasion that he was being recorded by the cameras but he continued to be threatening and abusive. Our officers are doing an important job to ensure people are fishing legally and taking action against those that aren’t. The safety of our staff is paramount and they shouldn’t have to put up with any kind of abusive or threatening behaviour. This is the first time cameras worn by our officers have been used to support a conviction. Our preference is to prevent hostility in the first place and I hope this serves as a warning to others that their actions are being recorded and will be used in future court proceedings. Hopefully people will think twice before acting in such a way. Body worn camera footage captured by Environment Agency officers on patrol has been used to support a conviction for the first time.Callum Bell, 26, of Lyndsey Street in Houghton-Le-Spring, was fined for obstructing Fisheries Enforcement officers during an incident at Ouston near Chester-le-Street in June last year.The footage shows Bell using insulting and threatening behaviour towards the two officers as they investigated an illegal fishing offence.He appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 31 January, where he pleaded guilty to two offences of wilfully obstructing the officers in the execution of their duty, and two offences of using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour towards the two officers. He was fined £534 and ordered to pay costs of £530.In a separate offence from the same incident, David Daniel Bilverstone, 23, of Northlands in Chester-le-Street was charged with fishing without a licence. He failed to appear and the case was proved in his absence. He was fined £110 and ordered to pay costs of £180.Threatening towards officersActing on behalf of the Environment Agency, Chris Bunting told the court that on 18 June last year, the enforcement officers were carrying out a patrol of the freshwater lake Ouston Springs. They saw Bilverstone fishing with a rod and Bell seemingly asleep on the bankside.One of the enforcement officers took Bilverstone aside to fill in an offence report form. He said he goes sea fishing and claimed he didn’t know he needed a licence.At this point Bell awoke and walked towards where the officers were standing by the lake side. It was apparent he was affected by alcohol. He quickly became aggressive and threatening towards the two officers.He tried to grab the offence report book, threatened to push them in the lake and twice lunged towards one of the officers, trying to grab the officer’s baton from its holster. Over the course of several minutes he continued to be verbally abusive, repeatedly swearing and making threats.Even after the officers had finished dealing with the illegal fishing offence, he continued to shout abuse towards them from across the lake.When interviewed, Bell said he was drunk and hadn’t meant to obstruct the officers. In court, he offered an unreserved apology for his actions.‘Safety of staff is paramount’Rachael Caldwell, Environment Agency Enforcement Team Leader for the north east, said:center_img Fishing is free for children under 16, although those aged between 12 and 16 still need a junior licence. For anyone over 16, a full annual licence costs from just £30, with some short term and concessionary licences also available. You can buy your rod licence onlinelast_img read more

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2021-04-20

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Gov’t Mule Busts Out First ‘Just Got Paid’ Since 2005, Covers Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd & More [Watch]

first_imgGov’t Mule led a full on rager at the Saranac Brewery in Utica, NY last night, playing a bevy of hits and covers for the upstate New York crowd. The band was in full force, opening up with “Steppin’ Lightly” and not relenting for a powerhouse performance.The Mule went cover heavy in the Saranac showing, playing Bob Marley’s “Lively Up Yourself,” ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid,” Pink Floyd’s “One Of These Days > Fearless,” Humble Pie’s “30 Days In The Hole,” and Ray Charles’ “I Don’t Need No Doctor” during the main set. The “Just Got Paid” was played for the first time since 2005, though the song was a staple of early Mule shows and is featured on the band’s recent archival release The Tel-Star Sessions.Warren Haynes Talks Gov’t Mule’s Beginnings, New Album & The ‘Magical’ Red Rocks PerformanceThe band also welcomed out Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr and Brandon Still during the encore, playing a cover of Grateful Dead’s “Sugaree” before launching into the Haynes-penned hit, “Soulshine.”Watch the full encore below, courtesy of Dancintank. You can also watch video of the Pink Floyd medley, streaming below.The full setlist from last night’s show is posted below as well, courtesy of setlist.fm.Edit this setlist | More Gov’t Mule setlistslast_img read more

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2021-03-02

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