Here Are Seven Things Your Boss Should Never Say To You
#1.) "I pay your salary. You have to do what I say." Comes off a little threatening, doesn't it? Yeah, that's not going to fly.
#2.) "I don't want to hear your complaints." Actually, as the boss, it's part of your job to hear your employees' complaints. It may be painful, but it comes with the territory.
#3.) "I was here on Saturday afternoon. Where were you?" This is a not-so-subtle way of pressuring your employees to work all the time. Eventually, it'll cause them to burn out, hate you, and quit.
#4.) "Isn't your performance review coming up soon?" If the goal is to motivate your workers, there's no better way to make sure it DOESN'T happen than with a passive-aggressive comment like that.
#5.) "We've always done it this way." I know you're the "genius" who runs the place, but there's a chance your employees . . . you know, the people who do all the ACTUAL work . . .have a few good ideas about how to do their jobs.
#6.) "We need to cut costs." All your employees will hear is that there's a chance they'll be unemployed soon. You see how that could be a little demoralizing?
#7.) "You need to step it up." If you have a critique or a suggestion, you need to be specific. If you're too vague, it's confusing, it creates tension, and it's not all that helpful.
ONE IN FOUR AMERICANS WOULD RATHER SPEND VALENTINE'S DAY WITH THEIR PET:
A new Internet poll just surveyed 24,000 people in 24 countries to ask a very important question: Would you rather spend Valentine's Day with your PARTNER, or your PET? Listen to the results . . .
--Overall, 21% of people worldwide . . . that's more than ONE in FIVE . . . would rather spend Valentine's Day with their pet than their partner.
--In the United States, 27% of us would rather spend Valentine's Day with our pet. That's more than ONE in FOUR.
--Meanwhile, 49% of the adults in Turkey would pick their pet over their partner. That's the highest of any country. India came next with 41%, then Japan with 30%, China with 29%, and Australia with 25%.
--Just ONE in TEN French adults say they'd pick their pet over their partner. That's the lowest of any country. Mexico, the Netherlands and Hungary were all right around 12%.
--If you're younger, you're more likely to want to spend Valentine's Day with your pet: ONE in FOUR adults under the age of 35 say that, while just 14% of people over the age of 55 say the same.
--It's also an income thing: 24% of lower-income adults say they'd pick their pet over their partner. While just 20% of middle and upper-income adults would choose their pet. Men and women were evenly split over the question.
Allison and her family came in to the Request-a-thon to share their story and how Make-a-Wish affected their lives. Now you can help make her holiday even more special by voting for her story in the Macy's Believe Contest! She's #2 in votes right now and if she wins she'll get a dream trip to the Macy's Parade next year!
Holiday's help us forget .... by Mary
that our youngest daughter has a life threatening congenital heart defect called HLHS. When the holidays come we are so excited and busy getting ready for the big day we get to spend with our extended family! We cherish every holiday that we get to spend with Allison even though we don't know how many she will spend with us. We pray that her half a heart will continue beating long past what doctors predict!
Here's the news story I was talking about this morning. If you can help with cleaning supplies, litter or food, please stop by the Humane Society of Indianapolis ASAP! They're located just north of 79th street on Michigan Road. Thanks!
>>Humane Society Fighting Cat Virus
(Indianapolis, IN) -- The Humane Society of Indianapolis is hoping that community support can save the lives of more than one hundred sick cats. Shelter officials say they need bleach, paper towels, cat food, litter and other items as they work to treat 114 cats who are in quarantine. Director of Shelter Operations Christine Jeschke says they were forced to euthanize 65 cats over the past ten days who suffered symptoms of FCV, a virus similar to the common cold in humans. Jeschke says the mutated virus has lessened in intensity over the past day or so. Meanwhile, only a handful of non-quarantined cats are available for adoption.
Even if you've been with someone for a while, you might still be wondering if they're "THE ONE." It's hard to know for sure, but here are ten signs that you might be meant for each other . . .
#1.) YOU TELL EACH OTHER SECRETS. Sharing intimate details about yourself is a big part of a successful relationship. And being able to truly trust someone else with those details is even more important.
#2.) YOU CAN BE VULNERABLE AROUND EACH OTHER. If something's going to go long-term, then you're going to be together on the good days AND the bad days. And if someone can make your bad days better, that's a good sign.
#3.) YOU RESPECT EACH OTHER. If you spend enough time with someone, eventually they're going to irritate you. But when you respect someone, you won't want to change who they are. And they'll have qualities that you wish YOU had too.
#4.) YOU BOTH WANT TO MEET THE PARENTS. This one's obvious. If you're excited to show someone off, it means you think your parents will like them too.
#5.) YOU'RE NOT AFRAID TO DISAGREE. When you can disagree without getting in an argument, it shows that you're comfortable being yourself. And that you know the other person will take your opinions seriously.
#6.) YOU MAKE EACH OTHER LAUGH. If you can crack each other up every now and then, it will REALLY help you through tough times.
#7.) SILENCE ISN'T AWKWARD. If the TV's off, there's no music on, and there's really nothing to talk about . . . it STILL shouldn't be awkward. You should feel completely comfortable no matter what.
#8.) YOU'RE STILL ATTRACTED TO EACH OTHER. If you've been together with someone a while and you still catch yourself staring, it means there's a genuine physical chemistry.
#9.) YOU'RE NOT TOO JEALOUS. Let's be clear. A LITTLE jealousy can be a good thing. But not too much. If you trust someone else enough to let them have a sense of independence, staying together for a long time won't be so difficult.
#10.) YOU FEEL LIKE YOU MAKE EACH OTHER BETTER PEOPLE. It might be true, it might not be. But just FEELING that way is important.
--If being with someone else makes you feel like a smarter, funnier, more-attractive version of yourself, why would you ever leave?