August 7, 2007

Speak at your perilAhhh. America. Home of the brave ­­– and the free.But wait a minute. Freedom of speech in the workplace is hitting the brakes. According to Philadelphia workplace and career columnist LESLIE WHITAKER,many companies are imposing limitations on speech. It seems what you can – and cannot say – now goes far beyond basic decency rules.According to Whitaker, one prominent employment law firm advised its clients to forbid the following in their offices: “any reference to any part… Read more

July 27, 2007

This blog is primarily about how to live your faith at work, but ABC has an interesting article about how to practice your faith on the job.Our take is that you should exercise your beliefs first through your actions – Jesus said to love your neighbor and that means we need to love those in the cubicle next to us. The Ten Commandments tell us not to steal, so our timecards should be accurate. The Apostle Paul tells us not… Read more

July 26, 2007

Slogans and phrases often lose their meaning in translation. Coors Beer put its slogan “Turn It Loose” into Spanish, where it was read as “Suffer From Diarrhea.” Chevy Nova met a similar fate, as its car name translates into “It doesn’t go” in Spanish. Pepsi sought to market its products in China a few years back and translated their slogan “Pepsi Brings You Back to Life.” However, the Chinese translation really meant “Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave.”Words… Read more

July 22, 2007

The evolution of language is a fascinating study. The way we communicate with words changes continually.One of the more interesting changes occurring now is the proliferation of “sloganeering”, reducing an entire argument to a few words that hopefully can convey the full meaning. “Politics of change,” “Diamonds are forever,” and “Work smarter, not harder”are all examples of the abbreviated way in which we communicate.The Boston Celtics, known for their dominant days of basketball perfection in the late 70’s, are sad… Read more

July 12, 2007

I was trying to think of some amazing Christian application here. But I couldn’t. This is a picture of David on the Gulcana River in Alaska. So, can you find some application about living out your faith from this picture? Please, share with a friend if you feel moved. Read all past issues at Read more

July 6, 2007

The slow demise of the soulWhether you drink it or not, you must admit that coffee is a strong part of our image of Americana. In the wide open plains of the Old West, coffee was a just reward for a day’s work. The mental snapshot we have is of dusty, chiseled face s of tired cowboys. One is sitting on a large rock, a tin cup in a weathered hand reaching across to his partner who pours coffee from… Read more

July 3, 2007

The Tyson Family foundation has given the University of Arkansas a $2 million gift to establish a “Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace” chair. The money will be combined with another $2 million previously committed by the Sam Walton Foundation and is dedicated to the Business College.John Tyson, the chairman and CEO of Tyson Foods who gave the money, said this:“To ignore the role that faith plays in our daily lives, including at work, is to miss out an essential… Read more

June 27, 2007

“I was abducted by aliens…”When asked to share the most unusual excuses workers gave for missing work, recruiting managers shared some of their favorite examples:”I’m too drunk to drive to work.””I accidentally flushed my keys down the toilet.””I had to help deliver a baby on my way to work.” (Employee was not in the medical profession.) “I accidentally drove through the automatic garage door before it opened.””My boyfriend’s snake escaped from its cage and I’m afraid to leave the bedroom… Read more

June 22, 2007

Purportedly from the Sunday, April 14, 1994 edition of the Washington Post. A contest was held in which readers were asked to come up with excuses to miss a day of work: If it is all the same to you, I won’t be coming in to work. The voices told me to clean all the guns today. When I got up this morning, I took two Ex-Lax in addition to my Prozac. I can’t get off the john, but I… Read more

June 17, 2007

A new survey on “summer absenteeism” shows 39 percent of full-time employees have called in sick just to enjoy a day off. They call it a “mental health day.” They use the day to go shopping, go to the lake, or lounge around the house. Mondays and Fridays seem to be the day most popular. As managers who have 1,000’s work for us, we can attest to the truths found here. It’s happening and in many workplaces, its rampant. At… Read more

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