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RSU’s: Restricted Stock Units – 8 Essential Insights

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“The large print giveth and the small print taketh away.”. – Tom Waits. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Marta had just received a graduate degree as an Artificial Intelligence Engineer, and was recruited by several large employers.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

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“When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is so very easy to miss it.” ” – Boris Pasternak. So true, and so very true in work and career.

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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. At work, keep up your spirit, your faith and your passion in all you do, for each day your work gives birth to a better world. Remember that it all begins, and ends, with what’s inside of you.

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“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.” ” – Albert Einstein. In an age in which feeling offended seems so common a feeling, sometimes by accident, sometimes it even seems intentionally, how should you respond?

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Al’s Perspective

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My View: “Not Paying Employees is Both A Crime and a Sin.”.

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The time is past due; today, I must express my Very Deepest Concern. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am the son of a refugee who arrived on a boat, and who feared her whole life being “sent back.”. I am someone who, at a young age, was separated from my own family. When we moved to the suburbs, my first experience – at age 2 – was to be beaten by older kids due to my family’s religion. Yet, from a young age, I was so very fortunate to be the recipient of the kindness of strangers.

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“How did things ever get so far? I don’t know. It was so unfortunate, so unnecessary.” ” – Don Corleone, “The Godfather”. It happens to everyone, every once in a while: a difference becomes a dispute becomes a war. “It It is so unfortunate, so unnecessary.”

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“There is no one luckier than he who thinks himself so.” ” – German Proverb. This is a pure and penetrating insight into the power of perspective. We can pity ourselves, we can enjoy ourselves, or we can empower ourselves, simply by how we choose to see ourselves.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“If you make a woman laugh, you’re almost there. If you’re almost there, and then she laughs, that’s a different story.” ” – Roman Khanna. Laughter, especially laughing at yourself, is such a wonderful thing. It reminds each of us of the many imperfections that make us all so lovable, and that others share our imperfections, and thus, are equally so lovable, too. There’s surely a serious side to life, but that other side – the funny side – is just so darn oh-so-sweet.

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Memorial Day

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“It is not where you serve, but how you serve.” ” – J. Rubin Clark. If you have not visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., please consider doing so. It is not flashy or grand, but simple and direct, like the men and women it honors.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“When you stop doing things for fun, you might as well be dead.” ” – Ernest Hemingway. Don’t let the starkness – or darkness – of this quote hide its living message: Don’t forget to have some fun. Don’t ever stop doing things simply for the fun of it.

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“Be kind. Everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden.” ” – Rev. John Watson. In working with other people – whether colleagues, customers, managers, or even competitors – don’t forget for a moment that each has a “difficult story” of grief, pain and concerns inside of them, and each is, from his or her own point of view, “carrying a heavy burden.” Just as you do and as I do, too.

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“So much has been given to me, I have no time to ponder what has been denied.” ” – Helen Keller. Helen Keller was left blind and deaf by an illness at age two.

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Mother’s Day

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“God could not be everywhere and. therefore he invented mothers.”. – Jewish Saying. To every mother, grandmother, and great grand-mother out there, THANKS. Today is Your Day. It’s even named after you.

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Did You Know That. Employer-Paid Moving Expenses are Now Taxed as Employee Income?

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Yes, the 2018 “Tax Reform” law in the U.S. made employer-paid and employer-reimbursed relocation costs – even when your moving is requested by the employer – income to the employee, and thus taxed to the employee? Yikes!

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Site Redesign Announcement

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Coming Soon. We are very pleased to share with you that we are re-designing our site to make it more Mobile-Friendly and More User-Friendly, too. Our “Launch Date” is on or about September 1st. After we “launch,” please feel free to provide any type of feedback you have. Simply put we are here for you, and you matter greatly to us. Whatever you do. do it wisely. That’s what we’re all about.

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“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” ” – Simone Weil. This observation upon the human experience is, to me, extremely profound, near universal and very powerful.

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On This First Day of Ramadan

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– A Message for All our Friends Who Observe This Holy Month: As the crescent moon is sighted, and the holy month of Ramadan begins, may Allah bless you and your family with happiness and grace you with warmth and peace!! 2019 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited

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Cinco de Mayo

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To All Our Friends. Who Celebrate. Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo literally translates from Spanish as “Fifth Day of May.”

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Faith sees best in the dark.” ” – Søren Kierkegaard. Sometimes, at work, sometimes at home, it sure seems “dark,” and not at all easy to have hope for the future. We may try to console ourselves with “It will all work out,” and at times it does. At other times, though, you are beyond that stage, and see no logical reason to keep going at all. It is precisely in those moments that you experience faith. Irrational? Sure, but that is the point.

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TRENDS @ WORK – Bully Boss’ed is the New “MeToo”

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Bully Boss’ed is the New “MeToo”. It’s a trend, and a growing trend: the workplace is becoming more uncivil, at times hostile, and more often than we’d like, downright brutal.

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“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ” – St. Francis of Assisi. Boy, oh boy, do I love this quote.

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“You can’t be what you can’t see.” ” – Marian Wright Edelman. This quote is a keen observation of the fact that your vision for yourself, to a degree, may be limited by your experiences, if you permit that to happen.

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Happy Easter

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To All our Friends Who Celebrate Easter: The Essential Message Of Easter is Hope. Is there any better Message to Celebrate? Happy Easter! 2019 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved

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A Passover Thought

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To All Our Friends Who Celebrate. Passover: May your Matzoh Balls be light. May your Horse Radish be strong. May your Wine be sweet. May you never forget how precious is Freedom from Oppression and Slavery, the meaning and lesson of this wonderful Holiday. Have a Zinsict Pesach! 2019 Alan L. Sklover.

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“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.” ” – Coco Chanel. Coco Chanel was the legendary orphanage-raised French fashion designer who founded the iconic Chanel brand. She is credited with freeing women from the constraints of staid fashion.

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“I’m going to take the high road because the low road is so crowded.” ” – Mia Farrow. It is so, so tempting to “fight fire with fire,” to throw back at others the “bricks” they throw at you. I’ll admit it: I share temptations to “honk when I am honked at.”

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“I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” ” – Alice Sebold. This is one quote I heartily endorse.

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“It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you don’t.” ” – Stephen Kellogg. This thought may seem most applicable to those in the early or even middle stages of their careers, but it is a message, too, to all. I began my “blog career” at a relatively “ripe old age” and it is literally keeping me young, healthy and handsome.

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“People start to heal the moment they feel heard.” ” – Cheryl Richardson. It is so, so true.

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“A slim settlement is worth more than a fat lawsuit.” ” – Yiddish Proverb. Let this lawyer of 36 years tell you the truth: this proverb is quite wise. Or, as one lawyer once defined a lawsuit for me: “A lawsuit is a $200 court filing fee and a dream.”

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Saint Patrick’s Day

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To All Our Friends Of Irish Descent, and All Who are Blessed with the Irish Spirit: “May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold — And at the end of all your rainbows may you find a pot of gold.” ” Happy St. Paddy’s Day. from All of Us at. SkloverWorkingWisdom.com.

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“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” ” – Chinese Proverb. Oh, sure, this saying is quite common and often considered trite. But, too, it is important to keep in mind in these difficult times. Take a positive step instead of being angry at those who take negative ones. Engage in an act of kindness instead of being angry at those who hate. Do what’s right instead of being upset at those who do what is wrong.

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“Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.” ” – Dale Carnegie. Hey, Al. easier said than done.” Yes, I know that.

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“HR says my PEP (Performance Enhancement Plan) is not a PIP. True?”

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Question: Two weeks ago I received from my manager a document with the title “Performance Enhancement Plan.” It basically says that I am not performing satisfactorily (which is untrue), and unless I immediately improve drastically in vague ways (like “make me feel confident in you”) in 60 days, I could get terminated.

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“The time has come to worship with our lives as with our lips, in the streets as in the sanctuaries.” ” – Maurice Davis.

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Voluntary – Key Words & Phrases

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Be on the lookout for. Voluntary,” as in “Voluntary Departure,” “Voluntary Resignation” or “Voluntary Waiver”. You’re quite likely to find the word “voluntary” in several work-related legal documents. If you do notice it, that word may be very advantageous to you.

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“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” ” – Amelia Earhart.

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Did You Read about Glassdoor.com.?

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Wall Street Journal Analysis: “Companies Game Glassdoor Rankings”. According to a recently published report by The Wall Street Journal, there’s good reason to doubt the credibility of Glassdoor employer rankings that so many employees use to decide which employers to work for.

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“The second kick of the mule can’t teach you anything more than the first kick should have.” ” – Farmer’s Proverb. Walking behind a mule is a dangerous mistake, and can result in a kick you won’t soon forget. Hopefully, you will have learned its lesson, and will not forget it.

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“Summer is when laziness finds respectability.” ” – Sam Keen. Boy, oh, boy. we can all sure use a break from work this year! In fact, this year we can all use a break from just about any serious thought or endeavor. Unfortunately, surveys show Americans are taking off less time from work than ever. Plain old simple relaxing seems a thing of the past, but it’s been proven to be a necessary ingredient for health and well-being, both physical and emotional.

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Chinese New Year

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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. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one.

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“Never hesitate to charge hell with a bucket of water.” ” – Liz Carpenter. Aide to President Lyndon Johnson). sometimes it just takes near-crazy dedication, zeal, and enthusiasm to achieve your goals, even the biggest ones. People tell you that your dreams “Can’t be done”?

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