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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Who ate your bowl of sunshine, Thundercloud?” ” – Unknown. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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“Need a Work Document from HR? Afraid to Ask? – Here’s How”

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“A secret spoken finds wings.”. – Robert Jordan. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : At least once a week, we receive a call from an employee seeking counsel on moving from one job to another.

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We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

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Request for a Copy of Work Document(s) to HR (Contains Good Reasons Both for the Request, and Why the Request Cannot be Shared with Others.). If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Happiness is like a boomerang – give it to others and it comes back to you.” ” – Jesse Das. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. At work, and everywhere else, life lately has surely been a bit more difficult and daunting.

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President’s Day

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If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” ” – Max Lucado. The Presidency is a kind of podium. It is an opportunity to lead.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. On this. Valentine’s Day. We wish all of you. To have. A loved one, To be. A loved one, and. To be One. Who loves. All of us LOVERS at Sk LOVE rWorkingWisdom.

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Chinese New Year

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If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. On This First Day of the Chinese New Year – A Message for all our Friends, Regardless of Ancestry: Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all of the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“You never change anything by fighting the existing. To change something, build a new model and make the existing obsolete.” ” – Buckminster Fuller. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Faith is the ultimate strength.” ” – Dr. Charles S. Johnson. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Recently, our Thoughts for the Work Week have focused on dealing with adversity at work, home and elsewhere.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” ” – Winston Churchill. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Sometimes this life is so hard that it’s tempting to just quit.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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“When I marched in Selma, I felt my legs were praying.” ” – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Every now and then there appears a person who reminds us of our highest aspirations.

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We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

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Request for Therapist’s or Doctor’s Note in Support of Your Efforts to (i) take a FMLA Leave, (ii) apply for Short Term Disability, (iii) Involuntarily Resign, and (iv) support your similar work-related efforts.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.” ” – Melody Beattie. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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Happy New Year

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To All of Our Blog Readers, Friends, Clients and Colleagues: If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. It’s a New Year, And, We Pray, a. Year of Greater Health and. Job Security, and Food Security, Wherever in the World. Health, Job Security and. Sufficient Food is at Risk.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.

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Happy Kwanzaa

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If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Kwanzaa is derived from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanzaa,” which means “first fruits of the harvest.”

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Merry Christmas

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To all our Readers, Friends and Colleagues, regardless of faith: Our Best Wishes to You and Your Family for a Very Merry Christmas. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“The more closely you identify with a team, the more likely you’ll blame its loss on the referee.” ” – Unknown. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Since ancient times, humans have banded together as teams, clans, tribes, groups – call them what you wish.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“What the World Needs Now. “ – Composer Burt Bacharach. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. We are now faced with a great deal of misery in our midst. People – including children – who do not have enough to eat. Families who are in danger of losing their homes.

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Happy Hanukkah

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On This First Night of Hanukkah – A Message for all our Friends, Regardless of Faith: Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of “the light,” the miracle that it exists, and the miracle that it endures. Each of us can be a “light unto the world” in our own lives.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ” – Jon Kabat-Zinn. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. At work, the changes are constant, and never stop. They just keep “rolling in.”

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“At Work, Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth”

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“If you’re not careful, the bow on a gift box can strangle you.”. – Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Jordan was an Assistant VP of Customer Relations for a large manufacturer of Medical Equipment. He’d been in the industry for six years, ever since his college graduation.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

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“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.” ” – Arnold Schwarzenegger. I know people who have come from humble origins, without the prettiest of faces, supportive family relations, the best of health, or financial advantages.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“I don’t fail. Either I succeed or I learn.” ” – Nelson Mandela. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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For Thanksgiving Day:

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“On many holidays, we celebrate our independence. On Thanksgiving, we acknowledge our dependence.”. – William Jennings Bryan. 2020 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited. The post For Thanksgiving Day: appeared first on Sklover Working Wisdom. Uncategorized Recent Post

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.” ” – Jewish Proverb. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. At work, at home, and everywhere else, we are each carrying a very heavy set of burdens.

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“Need a Therapist’s or Doctor’s Note for Work?”

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Covid Stresses make “Doctor’s Notes” of Even Greater Need. The life so short, the craft so long to learn.”. – Hippocrates. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Our staff and clients can readily attest to the fact that, over the last several years, and more so since the onset of the Covid pandemic, “Dr’s Notes” have been in greater demand.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” ” – Joseph Campbell. At home or at work, whether we realize it or not, each of us travels down a “path” of sorts.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Hate. Throughout history, it’s caused a lot of problems in the world. But it hasn’t solved a single one yet.” ” – Maya Angelou. Hatred. Where does it come from? So very much of hatred comes from ignorance, fear of “others,” anger over perceived bad treatment.

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This Halloween:

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“With a Child’s Eye, Delight in De Light of the Day.” ” – Al Sklover. So many pumpkins, so little time. It is a day of costumes and candy, of giving treats without demanding a clean room or homework be done in return. It is a special day for all the kids.

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Our First-Ever Political Endorsement.

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“Jesus came into this world not as a philosopher or as a general, but as a carpenter. All work matters to God.” ” – Timothy Keller. Work, toil, effort, labor, care or creation – whatever you want to call it – is precious.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.” ” – Arnold Schwarzenegger. I know people who have come from humble origins, without the prettiest of faces, supportive family relations, the best of health, or financial advantages.

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VOTE SOON!!

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”. – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. I don’t care what anyone says: though politics may be corrupted by big money, full of egotistical grandstanders, or stuck in a gridlock, voting is important.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Inhale the future, exhale the past.” ” – Unknown. Breathing. it’s something that most of us aren’t used to thinking about. It just, well, sort of happens.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

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“Inhale the future, exhale the past.” ” – Unknown. Breathing. it’s something that most of us aren’t used to thinking about. It just, well, sort of happens.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

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“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” ” – Amelia Earhart. Tenacity. Persistence. Doggedness. Strength of will. You’d be more than amazed at what you can achieve. if you really want to achieve it.

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In Blessed Memory: “Notorious RBG”

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Last week we lost a “Giant,” less than five feet tall, and less than 100 pounds, yet a monument to humanity, a really smart, tough “cookie,” a powerful mind and an even more wonderful heart. we all knew she was “there,” fighting for every person, and we all were moved to tears when she passed.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

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“We’ve got to find common ground before we can find higher ground.” ” – Elijah Cummings. Elijah Cummings was a very wise man, who accomplished a great deal by working with others.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

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“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ” – Alice Walker. Without question, “perceived powerlessness” is the number one issue I most often need to address with my clients when they face problems and opportunities at work.

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A Note to Our Jewish Friends.

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Our Best Wishes to all. Our Friends of The Jewish Faith – and all others, too – for a Sweet, Happy, Healthy, Safe and. Prosperous New Year. 2020 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited. The post A Note to Our Jewish Friends. appeared first on Sklover Working Wisdom.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

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“The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not your circumstances.” ” – Unknown. Now, that’s an interesting thought for this upcoming work week, and for this entire Covid era, as well. These are tough times, in many ways, for us all.

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Labor Day

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Labor, work, toil or endeavor. Strain, struggle, travail or exertion. No matter what you call it, it comes from within.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

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“’No’ simply means begin again one level higher.” ” – Peter Diamandis. The several messages behind this quote come to mind in my work most every day.

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