Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • Before You Quit, Make Sure You Get Paid

    You want to quit. How can you best ensure your 401(k) retirement account is transferred, any bonuses earned are delivered, and you leave in good form? To get guidance, I interviewed Liane Fisher, a leading national employment attorney and founding partner at Serrins Fisher LLP. She has dealt with hundreds of splits between employers and employees. In interviewing […]

  • Year Medicare will remain solvent until, four years longer than its forecast from last year

    2030

  • To put it mildly, the world is a mess.

    Madeleine Albright, on CBC’s “Face of the Nation,” in reaction to the many ongoing conflicts around the world today. 

  • Workplace Bias: Turia Pitt Opens Our Eyes

    This post is about bias. Bias in society. Bias in the workplace. Bias in ourselves. And, I am not immune. It was highlighted to me when I saw a July cover of Australia’s Women’s Weekly featuring Turia Pitt. Pitt is a 26-year-old burn victim. At age 24, while competing in an ultra-marathon she was caught in a […]

  • Can You Afford To Sue Your Boss?

    Dean Nick Allard of Brooklyn Law School made a bold move. He cut tuition. Then he did the seemingly impossible: increased employment of graduates and got more lawyers working in the world. Now what does that have to do with you? Actually, probably a lot. Especially if Brooklyn Law School starts a trend that other law schools follow. […]

  • Our nation will take a tremendous and long overdue step forward toward equality.

    Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), who introduced the bill that passed the Senate in 2013, prohibiting LGBT discrimination in the federal workplace.

  • Number of passengers killed in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine

    298

  • Not Working for Money

    This post is not about making a ton of money, and then no longer having to work for money. It is about being so dedicated to your craft or job that money is a by-product – not the end result. So, if your only end goal is to make a ton of money, stop reading now. […]

  • Killing Solar. Killing Jobs.

    Fact: The solar industry grew jobs by 20 percent last year in the U.S. — ten times faster than the national average. Fact: 23,000+ new solar jobs were created and the industry now employs over 142,000 American workers. U.S. Government Idea: Let’s kill solar growth and solar jobs. How? Make solar more expensive with protectionist tariffs. The reality is that U.S. […]

  • Imagine Losing A Job Every 3 Months

    If you were an actor, you probably would. In fact, every “gig” is just that, a gig. Sometimes it lasts four weeks, sometimes four months, sometimes four years. You may never know when the curtain comes down for the last time on the show you are in. Or you never know when the spotlight fades […]