Sklover Working Wisdom

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” ” – Unknown. So simple. So simply put. So simply applied. And so true. Whether at work, at home, or elsewhere, bear in mind that the darkness is the messenger of the coming light.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“People forget the years and remember the moments.” ” – Ann Beattie. It’s quite something. I bet you remember the moment you received your last job offer, and, too, the moment you received your most recent promotion. The years in between? Well, they seem to go by in a blur.

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Work for Hire – Key Words & Phrases

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What is meant by: “ Work for Hire ”? A “work for hire” (or “work made for hire”) is an item of creative content that was made on the job. Examples include written works, data analyses, visual presentations, songs, computer code and programs, and useful forms and booklets.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Winning without fighting is the best of skills.” ” – Sun Tzu. This proverb is truly the essence of what I offer on this blogsite. It is precisely what I espouse for employees at work: fighting is costly, causes damage, and employers generally have greater resources to fight.

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“You expect me to believe THAT??!!”

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Coffee was a perk; now it’s a grind. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, employees are being given more choices than ever regarding the varieties of coffee provided for free by their employers at work. And, they are complaining about it more than ever before.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Outer order contributes to inner calm.” ” – Gretchen Rubin. Got a few minutes waiting for a phone call? Arrived at the office a little early due to light traffic? Perhaps you came into the office on a Saturday to retrieve something.

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Election Day

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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. The idea that, no matter how much or little money a person has, no one has more than one vote, is just so extraordinarily powerful.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.” ” – Zig Ziglar. There’s nothing like a great challenge, an outsized goal, a vision both clear and far from today, to light a fire under your chair. Like shooting for the stars.

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Have a ‘Pre-Existing Creation?’ Protect it in Interviews and Job Offers

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“Create with the heart; build with the mind.”. – Criss Jami. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Adelisa, 38, had a rock-solid resume as an Analytics Design Specialist, having been employed by a list of impressive hedge fund employers. She was an expert in assisting Quantitative Analysts design software and algorithms to better predict investment performance. Her experience, skills and industry relations were such that she received recruitment inquiries almost weekly.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.” ” – B. Forbes.

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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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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” ” – Jim Rohn. At work, achievement counts. Yet we have to make time for personal, family and unexpected matters, too.

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Expense Reports Are Ending Careers Like Never Before

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— Danger Ahead: Expense Reports Are Ending Careers Like Never Before —.

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Expense Reports Are Ending Careers Like Never Before

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— Danger Ahead: Expense Reports Are Ending Careers Like Never Before —.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

A Native American Chieftain was asked which animal was in his soul. He answered “Two Dogs. One is loving, honest and faithful, the other is evil, dishonest and disloyal. They fight a lot.”

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

A Native American Chieftain was asked which animal was in his soul. He answered “Two Dogs. One is loving, honest and faithful, the other is evil, dishonest and disloyal. They fight a lot.”

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

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

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“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.

Sklover Working Wisdom

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

“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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Boilerplate – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

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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Labor Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“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

Sklover Working Wisdom

“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

Sklover Working Wisdom

“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

Sklover Working Wisdom

“There are times when being strong is the only option.” ” – Adam Scythe. At work and elsewhere, sometimes what is happening to you, and going on around you, seem so very painful and hard to endure. You can cry, you can run and you can hide.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“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

Sklover Working Wisdom

“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

Sklover Working Wisdom

“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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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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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

Sklover Working Wisdom

“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

Sklover Working Wisdom

“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.

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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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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“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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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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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“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.

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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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