"We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in. ~ Arianna Huffington "Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." ~ Albert Einstein “It's amazing how a little tomorrow … Continue reading SERIES ~ PANDEMIC LESSONS LEARNED – PART FIVE: THE WORLDWIDE WORKER WALKOUT FIRESTORM
"The dramatic plunge in positive assessments of the national economy as a result of the coronavirus outbreak is steeper than declines in economic ratings seen during the last two recessions." ~ Pew Research Center, April 21, 2020 "Letting the virus spread to your parents and grandparents to protect your 401k is not pro-life."~ Representative Liz … Continue reading SERIES ~ PANDEMIC LESSONS LEARNED – PART FOUR: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher There is no doubt that America and the world have experienced an extraordinary two years. And we continue to battle the terrifying novel coronavirus --COVID-19 -- and its apparently even worse Delta variant, as well as the newest threat, … Continue reading SERIES ~ PANDEMIC LESSONS LEARNED – PART ONE: VACCINES, TESTING & TREATMENTS
"In the first 100 days of the war, President George W. Bush increased homeland security and built a worldwide coalition that...began to destroy al-Qaeda's grip on Afghanistan by driving the Taliban from power...helped the innocent people of Afghanistan recover from the Taliban's reign of terror...helped Afghans put aside long-standing differences to form a new interim … Continue reading THEY ARE OUR SISTERS
"Its most famous tolling, however, was on July 8, 1776, when it summoned Philadelphia citizens for the first reading of the Declaration of Independence." ~ Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence, history.com The Liberty Bell cracked beyond repair on February 23, 1846.~ National Park Service “A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what … Continue reading SILENCING LIBERTY
Jeanne's "I Got The Shot" Collection “It may be socially inappropriate [to ask someone if they've been vaccinated against COVID-19], but there is more of a compelling need if it’s a potential health threat like an infectious disease. You may fear that if an unvaccinated person accompanies you into a restaurant, then they can be … Continue reading VAX REVEAL ETIQUETTE: I GOT THE SHOT – DID YOU?
. "We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” ~ Thomas Jefferson "We have a saying around here, use it or lose it." ~ Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz. Dear Readers, Please forgive my delay in posting. Like many others, I've been shell shocked … Continue reading USE IT OR LOSE IT
"This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses." ~ Heroes' Act - H.R. 6800 Note: The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Heroes' Act in May and an updated version in October, but it has yet to … Continue reading WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS…AND A RESCUE BILL IN OUR STOCKING!
"This week marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. And we celebrate the women who fought for that right. Yet so many of the black women who helped secure that victory were still prohibited from voting, long after its ratification...We're not often taught their stories. But as Americans, we all stand … Continue reading THE 19TH AMENDMENT AND WOMEN OF COLOR
"Confidentiality is an ancient and well-warranted social value."
~ Kay Redfield Jamison
Today's blog entry is a companion piece to last week's,
Be A Superhero Employee: Block Workplace Cyber Security Breaches
Workplace confidentiality is not just refraining from spreading the latest gossip, keeping a secret a coworker has asked you to keep or protecting the confidences of your boss. Those are certainly important, but I'd like to focus on those confidences that are required by law -- the ones that protect the privacy of students, patients, consumers, clients and customers. These regulations are meant to strengthen the protections of Americans' right to privacy that is implied in the U.S. Constitution. It is crucial that these privacy laws that protect all of us be enforced in every workplace that is affected. And because these laws are complex employees should check with their respective company's legal and compliance sources for answers to specific questions and solutions to complicated issues.