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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.” ” – Thomas Sowell. How true!

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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. 2018 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited

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

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“Complaint of FMLA Interference and Retaliation to U.S.

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Boilerplate – Key Words & Phrases

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In contracts, what is meant by: “ Boilerplate ?”. Often people refer to certain provisions of an agreement as “boilerplate.” For example, it is quite common that a client will say to me “The agreement I need you to review is mostly boilerplate, so it should not take long to review.”.

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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 Thought for the Work Week

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“If wool shrinks when you wash it, why don’t sheep get smaller when it rains?” ” – Unknown. We’re now in the last week of August. What most of us consider summertime is soon to come to an end. Here’s a silly little quote, but one that might, just might, give you a little laugh.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.” ” – Mayan Proverb. Kindness is a variable blend of being friendly, generous and considerate. It is a unique act in a moment’s time, as well as a quality of character that lasts a lifetime.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Never treat anything you do as a steppingstone. Do it fully, and follow it completely.” ” – Mira Nair.

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Coming Soon. Leaving a Partnership, LLC, Inc. or PC You Co-Own

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No, no one in the office is “expecting,” but we will soon “deliver” a New Newsletter: Leaving a Partnership, LLC, Inc. or PC You Co-Own: The Seven Important Concerns. Many of our clients have chosen to “go out” into their own businesses, on their own or with others.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.” ” – The Koran. God has a smile on His face.”. – Psalm 42.5. “As As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul.”. – Jewish Proverb. “I I commend mirth.”. – Ecclesiastes 8:15.

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

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“Complaint against Bully Boss To CEO and Head of HR” Bully Bossing is becoming increasingly common.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“We might think we are nurturing our garden, but it is our garden that is really nurturing us.” ” – Jenny Uglow. Recent studies have shown that having live plants in the office leads to greater productivity, enhanced collaboration, and fewer interpersonal disputes.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ” – Thomas A. Edison. Did you know that Steve Jobs was fired the first time he worked for Apple? That Steven Spielberg was rejected both times he applied to film school at USC?

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Did You Hear? It Seems More Employees are Quitting Their Jobs

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According to Government Statistics, More Employees are Quitting Their Jobs Than Have Done so for Decades. According to recently published reports, more and more employees are voluntarily quitting their jobs, with or without having a new job lined up first.

2018 130

Make a “Go File”. Pleeeeeze

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Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 16: Make a “Go File”. Pleeeeeze. Observe and Learn: Life is unpredictable, and workplace life is especially unpredictable. You need to be prepared.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” ” – Mike Gafka. At work and elsewhere, challenges can be fun and exciting.

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Independence Day

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“The bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves.”. – Peggy Noonan. You might not have thought about it, but Lady Liberty always stands by herself. The quest to be free, and to help others be free, is first and foremost an internal quest.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“When you go to put out a fire, don’t bring gasoline.” ” – Chris Cuomo. A few years ago, at the end of a long day, I was traveling home from my office on the Long Island Railroad. The railcar I was seated in was totally full, with no seats available.

2018 130

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

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“Before Background Check – Sharing Very Personal Issues”. No one is perfect, and no one’s life history is perfect, either. So many of us have been found in possession of marijuana, or arrested for Driving Under the Influence, perhaps even alleged to have harassed someone.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“There is no burnt rice to a hungry person.” ” – Philippine Proverb. There is no job too boring to an unemployed worker. There is no visit too long to an elderly person. There is no unnoticed smile to a stranger from far away. There is no unneeded kindness to a lonely person.

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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! 2018 Alan L. Sklover.

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Don’t be too Rational. It’s not Logical.

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Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 17: Don’t be too Rational. It’s not Logical. Observe and Learn: It happens quite often. clients share with me their frustration, their disappointment and their difficulties at work due to the seemingly irrational behaviors of others.

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Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 2 of 2]

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“It’s not hard to make decisions. when you know what your values are.”. – Roy E. Disney. NOTE : This is Part 2 of 2 of this Newsletter. We have divided it in half due to its considerable length, befitting its importance to so many employees.

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In Memoriam: John McCain

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“It was not the man who was great, but the man’s passion to serve a purpose greater than himself.”. – Jack McCain. His Son. I cannot say more than others are today saying about John McCain. I will only say that he was someone about whom you could say to your children “That is a person you should try to be like.”. 2018 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved and Strictly Enforced

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“I’m not concerned that machines will begin to think like humans. I am very concerned that humans will begin to think like machines.” ” – Tim Cook, Apple CEO. Supporting Limits On. Children’s Screen Use.

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Father’s Day

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“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.”. – Jim Valvano. All dads know the truth: being a father is all about giving. This is the day you hope to hear, just this once, “Thanks.” Hold on to that thought; it may be a year before you hear it again.

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Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 1 of 2]

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“It’s not hard to make decisions. when you know what your values are.”. – Roy E. Disney. NOTE : This Newsletter is of considerable length, befitting its importance to so many.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?” ” – Arab Proverb.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” ” – Tony Robbins. I love Tony’s point: try something new, seek a different approach, observe what others have done to achieve greater fulfillment or success, and perhaps take a path you’ve never taken before.

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Did You Know That.

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recording calls or meetings, even if legal in your state, is probably cause for getting fired at work?

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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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Happy New Year

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To All of Our Blog Readers, Friends, Clients and Colleagues: “Our BEST WISHES for a Healthy, Safe and Peaceful NEW YEAR”. Thank you so very sincerely for making 2017 – our TENTH year of publication – successful beyond our expectations.

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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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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Each time you say hello to a stranger your heart acknowledges that we are all family.” ” – Suzy Kassem. One of my most enduring, enjoyable – and financially rewarding – client relationships started with a simple, “Hi, I’m Al. what’s your name?”

2018 130

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.

2018 130

Key Man / Key Woman Clause – How to Protect Your Key Business Relations

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“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.”. – Michael LeBoeuf. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Rita was a highly regarded Senior Sales Account Manager for an industrial plumbing supplies company headquartered in Springfield, Illinois that catered to a handful of large construction firms in the Upper Midwest and Canada. Over 20 or so years, she had developed strong client relationships based in a deep trust for her good judgment and for her devotion to client interests.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me 350,000 times. you’re a weatherman.” ” – Bill Murray. At work, sometimes it seems that trust is awfully hard to come by, and even when felt, often difficult to maintain.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ” – Arthur Ashe. I just can’t stop reading and rereading this quote. At work, don’t moan over your lowly position; instead use it to impress those around you in order to get one step higher.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“These days everyone is taking data from the cloud. and putting it on their tablets. Isn’t that what Moses did?” ” – Unknown. Sure is, and he shared “the message” with all of us.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“The palest ink is worth more than the best memory.” ” – Chinese Proverb. At work, so often what someone said, promised, represented, assured, objected to or complained about, is at the heart of a dispute.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“The productive person doesn’t tell you how many hours they worked; they show you what they accomplished.” ” – John Gross. At work you have a choice, each and every day: either you are focused on what you accomplish, or you focus on the time and effort that goes into it.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” ” – Albert Einstein. This seems to be a thought-provoking version of the old saying that “Actions speak louder than words.” It also sheds great insight into negotiating for yourself at work.

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