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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1645!!!

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1612!!!

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MARRY WHEN YOU CAN AFFORD IT!!!

Historically in many cultures and currently in many parts of India, Pakistan, etc. there is something called a dowry which is some property in the form of goods, land, money, etc. which is usually given to the groom by the bride’s family upon marriage. You can argue all you want about the advantages and disadvantages of the dowry system but the fundamental fact is that marriage with offspring is an expensive proposition and the more financial resources that a couple has, the more probable it is that the family will have a secure and hopefully happy future.

Yes, a family with offspring is an expensive proposition so it is obvious why a dearth of enough money is often the leading cause of many divorces in the modern western world. In effect, a family can’t survive on love alone. All you need is love to marry is the popular dominant dangerous myth promoted in the west.

Historically in agrarian cultures where you have mostly farmers, offspring were an advantage because they could help with the farm work and make the family money and in old age families often stayed together so offspring were also old age insurance when the parents could no longer work on the farm.

Today most offspring are an incredibly large financial liability and cost an arm and a leg to educate and provide them with basic necessities. There are also many cases where upon graduation the offspring can’t find a decent paying job and wind up living with the parents for financial reasons.

So the best advice to give before marriage is make sure that you can afford it, especially if you want to have offspring. Yes, you can marry, use family planning or contraception and not have offspring until you can afford it. If you have offspring by accident and one spouse doesn’t want an abortion then a nasty divorce with unwanted legal financial responsibilities may be the result.

Now love and sex is a very powerful force of nature and it is entirely possible to run across a potential very compatible mate as young adults but neither party is making enough money or both are still educating themselves for a useful job or career. What do you do? Well you can live together or live separately being sexually faithful and use birth control and under no circumstances beget offspring. If a spouse gets pregnant then the smartest thing to do is to either get an abortion or give up the child to an adoption agency upon birth. Marriage should mean offspring and until you can afford offspring, don’t marry!

In the modern era usually both spouses are working and you may be wrongly concluding that you can afford offspring. Realistically child care, especially when they are young is a full time occupation and unless you can afford a nanny prepare for the high probability that one spouse will have to take much time off from the job to raise the young child. You will be surviving on one salary alone for a considerable period of time so make sure that you have enough money saved up or better yet wait until one spouse alone can afford to support the family with child.

If one spouse is a compulsive shopper or another accumulates large credit card debt then this is a danger sign that there is financial hardship ahead. If neither spouse is financially responsible then the relationship will probably crash and burn so avoid this circumstance as much as possible. If one spouse is financially responsible and in charge of all the money then the relationship may still be doable but not if both are financially irresponsible. If one is financially responsible and the other is not then prepare for a boatload of ongoing nasty arguments about money.

Yes, enough money and managing it wisely is very important in a marriage and if you fail on either count then most of your arguments will be about money and will almost definitely lead to eventual divorce.

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1554!!!

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SOME 29 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKED!!!

Businesswomen are meeting and human resources interviewing in the company office

Tell me a little about yourself.

If you are trying to land your first full or part time job then you should start out by saying that you want a job which currently fits your qualifications and interests and then proceed to say what interests you about the job and give examples from your life so far which should qualify you for the position.

If you have a job history which is diverse without a unifying theme then state that the job is your current interest and why you would be qualified for it based on your current skill set derived from prior job experiences and acquired education which may be selfeducation.

If you have a job history in basically the same field of interest then you can state that the job will advance you in your field of interest as the next step towards your goals in the field of interest. You can also mention what your qualifications for the job position are.

Unless the employer specifically asks for personal details it is best to stay focused on landing the job and giving enough convincing evidence or arguments why you want the job and are qualified for it with real life examples, experiences, and activities.

How did you find out about this job?

Standard answers are the internet, employee of the company, friend or acquaintance, and personal interest.

What do you know about this company?

You can start off by saying it has a good reputation and probably a good place to work. Then after researching the company find out who owns it, who a happy employee might be, that you are interested in the information, products, and services sold or offered by the organization, and whether it is a growing company or a well established firm with a good public reputation.

Why do you want this job?

If you are an entry level assembly line worker then you can admit that you need the money but you should probably say that the job interests you and that you are qualified for it by giving real life examples from your past.

If it is not an entry level position then you can state that you are impressed by the good public reputation that the company has and that you think it will help your career development progress. Basically you are very interested in the company and you feel that you can contribute to it’s success with your qualifications and smart hard work.

What are you passionate about?

You should be passionate about your career choice which should include the job that you are applying for but you can also include some hobbies or non work pastimes which you are passionate about.

Why should we hire you?

You are very interested in the job and qualified for it. Give real life examples of your qualifications based on prior job experience, skills, education which may be self education, and people or social skills.

What are your strengths?

Smart hard worker, punctual, dependable, competent, friendly, empathetic, caring, attention to detail, etc.

What are your weaknesses?

Try not to specify your social weaknesses unless it is a statement that you wish you were a little more extroverted than introverted. I suppose you could also say that at times I am a little too serious and don’t find some things that funny. Give some relatively unimportant examples of this seriousness.

For a position as a sous chef you can simply say that you are not that good at filleting fish or that there is some skill that you want to be better at.

What is your greatest job achievement?

Choose a problem which needed a solution that you solved. Give an example of advice you gave your boss which was taken with satisfactory results. If a member of a team give an example of how your work contributed to a successful team effort. And if you managed a team or a department give an example of a successful team effort or a successful department partial or full reorganization effort.

What problem did you solve which needed solving?

What do you see yourself doing five years from now?

Hopefully it is doing something in the company which you will be working for but it could also be taking some time off to get some useful education to further your career.

What are your goals for the future?

What is your dream job?

Why are you leaving your current job?

Not challenging enough, no room for much advancement, and better salary are all valid answers. Try staying away from severely criticizing a former boss although a toxic work environment could be a valid reason if many employees were leaving because of a poorly managed work environment or some toxic individuals which were not fired and became a huge liability for the company.

Is there anything which makes you unique?

This question is rarely asked but if it is then you can say that you are a little different from other humans but will probably never be as unique as Michael Jackson or Einstein.

Have you gotten angry at work? What happened?

If you mostly work alone then you can pick an example of a time when you got angry at yourself for a mistake or not meeting a deadline.

What have you learned from your mistakes?

Don’t make too many of them or don’t make any serious mistakes or you can get into a lot of trouble with your boss.

What did you like most about your past position?

What did you like least about your past position?

Reasons for leaving the current job are probably also the things which you liked least about your past position.

Why were you fired?

Why did you quit your job?

Reasons for leaving the current job are probably also the things which you liked least about your past position and why you quit.

What’s your management style?

What’s a time when you disagreed with a decision made at work?

How would your boss and coworkers describe you?

Why was there a gap in your employment?

What do you like to do outside of work?

Do you plan to have children?

Do you prefer to work alone or on a team?

Give some examples of teamwork.

Finally, prepping for an interview is always good but remember to be yourself and answer as truthfully as possible and rather spontaneously. If you don’t know what to say or what to answer instantaneously then the best response is to say- I will have to think about this and answer later. This way your true personality will shine through and it should not be pretentious or contrived. If you try to hide a shitty personality and are unqualified for the job then chances are you will get fired from the job anyway sooner or later.

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THE COMPLEXITY OF FINDING RELEVANT INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO ASK!!!

What is not so obvious is that interview questions which you can ask will vary depending on the type of job you are applying for, your personal job experiences, your age, your ultimate job goals, and your introverted or extroverted personality or your social skills.

It should be obvious that a well defined rather limited skill job such as a cashier, truck driver, lawn mower, waiter, fast food preparer, security guard, etc. is much different than a programming, web designer, engineer, or other high skilled job situation. The former job position is highly replaceable and often an entry job position and the latter requires a considerable amount of useful education and skills to even be considered for the job position. So complexity of the job type is an important consideration when asking interview questions.

An important distinction is that of a managerial position and one that is not. Management positions usually require that you have spent some time working in the specialties which you are managing. Secondarily management positions require people, social, or emotional intelligence skills which are more important in managerial roles. It is also important if you are merely a boss or supervisor managing a handful of employees or one managing 50 employees or more. Managing departments with many employees of varied skills is also much different than managing a team of specialists or being a group leader.

Finally your personal job experience, education, age, and ultimate job goals will determine if you are a good candidate for a job and the questions which you ask will depend on these factors.

If you have no job experience, are a high school dropout, have poor social skills or are a bad conversationalist, and show up with poor hygiene, hair uncombed, and torn clothes then your chances of landing an entry level job or higher are minimal.

If you are a high school graduate, smile, have a good personality which shows during a conversation, have a neat appearance, have good grades and have been busy with many extra curricular activities in school, have interesting hobbies, have mowed lawns, washed cars, taken care of younger siblings, and generally actively done things then your chances of getting an entry level job are pretty good if there is an opening in the first place. Of course it helps if you have a recommendation or reference from an employee who already works there successfully. An appropriately written resume can also help, especially in the age of internet applications.

Some appropriate interview questions which can be asked for an entry level job are-

Will it be a full or part time job?

What days will I work?

What time does the work begin and end?

What is my hourly pay?

Who will be my boss or supervisor?

How long has my boss or supervisor worked there?

Do I have to pay for uniforms?

Is there a dress code?

For a sales position you can ask- Is it a commission basis only or is there an hourly wage too? and for a waiter or waitress position you can ask- What is the approximate daily tip amount?

If you are ambitious and want to move up the company ladder then it might be wise to find out if it is a growing company or business or one which is well established with little turnover in managerial staff. Try choosing the growing company because it is more probable that there will be open positions to move up.

Some interview questions which might be appropriate are-

What is the average time that you have to work here successfully before you get a promotion or pay raise?

How long has my manager worked here?

Do you have any on the job training or a mentor system?

In how many states do you have branches in?

Do you have any problem departments which need improvement?

Approximately what percentage of your managers are from internal promotions and what percentage are hired from other companies?

Does the company provide health insurance?

What are some company perks or personal benefits?

What job functions are you planning to computerize in the near future?

In almost any job opening it is important to know what skills are necessary for the job and how well your job skills and experience address the responsibilities with which you will have to deal with. Nothing is more convincing than using your personal job experience and translating it into solving a job opening problem at a new company.

If it is specialty skills which are required then having used those specialty skills successfully in another job is a big plus. If it is managerial skills that are dominant then it is a big plus to have successfully managed at another successful company. If you have proven yourself with one or more companies successfully then it is much easier to sell yourself to another company with a better or slightly better job opportunity.

It is the age of job hopping whether for automation reasons which eliminate your job entirely or for greater opportunity elsewhere. Being a quick learner and constantly keeping abreast of new developments in your job category is a must these days because you can become relatively obsolete with old job skills in a matter of 5 or 10 years if you stagnate on the job. Yes, highly skilled jobs are less likely to be replaced but even there computer software is greatly impacting even professions such as architects, writers, engineers, and doctors.

Finally remember that during an interview you are being interviewed and not the other way around. So listen more and talk less. Answer truthfully to the best of your ability, smile, be friendly, and use prior job experiences and personal experiences where appropriate. Be aware of your strengths but also some minor weaknesses since no one is perfect nor should you present yourself as being perfect or invincible.

Your true personality should come through during an interview to some extent so don’t try to be pretentious and try to oversell yourself. There is a big difference in being confident and friendly and trying to pretentiously pose as a know it all and can do anything personality.

To fully prepare for an interview you must also anticipate some of the interview questions and be ready to convincingly answer them. Research this on your own and then be fully prepared for a job interview. Luck is sometimes necessary but there is nothing like being fully prepared for a job interview and prepared for all the relevant questions which may be asked.

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1422!!!

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1397!!!

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18 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK A POTENTIAL FRIEND!!!

When first meeting someone it is wise not to ask very personal questions but to be very general in the questions which you ask to determine whether he or she may make a good friend or even a potential mate. It is important to find out quickly whether you have some mutual interests upon which you can build a further relationship.

What kind of work do you do?

Are you married?

Do you have children?

Do you have any hobbies?

What do you do in your spare time?

Where do you live?

If you do find out that you have some things in common then you can continue to ask more detailed questions.

How long have you worked at your current job?

Are you happy with your job?

Do you intend to move up the ladder or will you be switching companies?

Where do you think you’ll be ten years from today?

What will you be doing in your retirement?

What do you like the most?

What do you hate the most?

What do you get angry about the most?

What do you do for entertainment?

Do you follow any sports?

If you could live your life over what would you change?

What characteristic do you most admire in others?

Once you have asked these questions and any others which popped up during the conversation you can further ask more intimate questions about family and friends and specifically what the spouse or friends do for a living. After asking the 18 or more questions you will be in a pretty good position to know if you have enough mutual interests to pursue the relationship or to merely categorize it as a casual acquaintance or relationship.

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WHAT ARE THE 8 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE?

 

Good health,

A moral upbringing with integrity,

A useful education,

Continuing selfeducation,

A good job,

Family,

Friends,

Updated goals throughout life.

Although many humans have overcome minor and major health handicaps and succeeded in leading productive lives, it is much easier to live a life free of health concerns and genetically it is a real benefit to future generations if you have healthy parents. Having good health is nature’s wonderful gift which one should try to maintain for a lifetime.

In all your human interactions, having integrity and a strong moral foundation that you believe in will maximize trust with friends, coworkers, offspring, and spouse. You will have good relationships with humans that are important to you and not have many dysfunctional relationships.

Without integrity and a moral foundation you will never be respected and maybe even admired by other humans if that is your ultimate goal.

If you come from a dysfunctional and/or immoral family the odds that you will have integrity and moral soundness are very low. Without wholesome role models to imitate you will not be respected nor admired. You may get lucky and find a mentor or role model whom you can imitate who has integrity and morality but it will take incredible courage and determination to struggle against a bad environment and the corresponding bad influences.

Many eventually rebel in some way against traditional religious morality so here is an updated modern secular moral code which you should follow as much as possible and pass it on your impressionable offspring.

In nonemergency situations-don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder.

A technological, computer science, and scientific education is a useful education with more good job opportunities and if you are stuck in a job poor Liberal arts field then you may have to continue with further useful education and selfeducation to make a decent go of it in an age when job security is increasingly a thing of the past due to a standardization of function, parts, and robotization.

One thing is almost certain that you will have many more than just one job in your lifetime so more useful education and much selfeducation is what you should anticipate getting more of while going from job to job.

When finally you and your significant other both have relatively good jobs then is the optimal time to consider marriage and the possibility of offspring which are a great responsibility financially and time wise.

Networking and having some close friends may be important for you but be selective in which ones you choose to spend your valuable time, energy, and money on.

As we go through life our immediate and long duration goals change so be ready to update your goals throughout a lifetime to fit your immediate and hoped for circumstances.

If you start at the very bottom with dysfunctional parents and friends severely addicted to alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, entertainment, and overspending, and have a useless education then your chances of doing well in the economy will be minimal. You will ultimately probably join the ranks of those on permanent welfare or end up in prison for immoral and/or criminal behavior.

The choice is yours.  Be moral, work smart and hard or face a future filled with unhappiness, depression and trapped in a seemingly hopeless modern environment.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT APPLICATION+

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Application: n. recording and/or communicating a request for a subset(s) which is frequently a job and/or position in an organization

When applying for a subset(s) it is frequently a job and/or position in an organization and many applications are made to become a member of a website and/or service on the internet.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT INTERVIEW*

 

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An interview is sometimes made with a guest who has something relatively interesting to share which is sometimes information of interest to you. Most interviews exist to potentially hire someone for a job and/or position of authority.

 

Good interviewing is not a skill many have and unfortunately much impulsivity exists during interviews which excludes many potentially competent or qualified humans whose social and communication skills are generally deficient to some degree.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT QUALIFY+

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Qualify: v. to have the righta requirements for a position of authority and/or for a task(s)

If you have the right requirements for a job or task then you qualify for it.

However, qualifying may not mean immediate acceptance because there are other things like gut feelings and unknown personalities which enter the picture in any delegation of authority.

You may qualify for a position objectively but subjectively you may be turned down because you don’t radiate the right vibes or you have some personality quirks which turn humans off and make them dislike you or cause some fear.

Humans with a bad credit history often have a hard time qualifying for credit cards or car loans at reasonable rates and without good credit or a good job a mortgage loan is next to impossible to get and you basically don’t qualify for it.

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THE IDEAL JOB AND ONE THAT YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT FIND!!!

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There are 9 characteristics of the ideal job and a high probability that you will not land in one because of human incompetence and selfishness.

You will have much opportunity for advancement.

Your bonus structure will greatly supplement your income.

If you are a salesman your territory will be protected and won’t change.

You’ll get extensive training as necessary.

You’ll have scheduling flexibility so you can work from home sometimes.

You’ll get assistants to help you if your work load becomes too burdensome.

You’ll get more exciting or better work once you fix the problem that exists in the department or once you complete a specified project.

You will be working with supportive members.

You will have a competent manager or boss.

The truth is that –

Not all jobs have room for advancement unless the boss dies, changes jobs, or gets promoted.

Bonuses and salary increases may be paltry at most.

If you are a sales human with designated territory then it may be broken up into smaller territories.

Extensive training is costly and you may be denied it due to budget cuts or lack of free time.

You may never be able to work from home due to security reasons or job rules.

Instead of getting assistants to lighten your workload, it will just grow larger and more stressful.

Once you fix the problem in a department or project you may be assigned to a mediocre position or even get fired.

You may find your coworkers to be uncooperative overly security conscious humans who are hard to communicate with and may fail at doing things efficiently.

Your manager or boss may be handicapped with slight, even complete incompetence or not have enough emotional intelligence to communicate effectively with you. At worst the manager or boss will try to rule with threats of punishment or through fear and intimidation and will be disrespected by almost everyone for the basically tyrannical managerial or bossing style.

CONCLUSION:

Not all jobs are perfect and meet the 9 criteria listed but you may be satisfied with less than the 9 specified if you are desperate or realistic enough.

Your job may not be that skilled and you may be considered a replaceable part, the business may be very hierarchically structured with seniority playing a major role, and the business may be run according to old rules which discourage innovation and advancement within the organization.

That being said it is up to you to determine what kind of a business you would like to work for and it is always smart to ask ahead of time for examples of workers within the company who have succeeded in the path which you hope to follow.

Employers like to paint a rosy picture of their organization and may BS you to some extent. It is ultimately your responsibility to get them to prove what they are saying by asking for concrete good examples of happy and successful personnel during a job interview. The humans who started out where you did and made it to where you want to end up is important information to know from your new employer.

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7 THINGS NOT TO DO WHEN STARTING A NEW MANAGERIAL JOB!!!

 

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Being a new manager in a job is basically starting out developing a good reputation and getting things done properly along the way. Peter Guber does an excellent job of suggesting the 7 major things which can derail or even end a successful start at managing new personnel. 

Perhaps the biggest mistake which can be made is not investigating or doing enough research into the new organization and personnel before actually making important decisions about the organization and its personnel. You have to know how well the current system is operating before you can start taking steps to improve it the way that you would like to see it work.

Striving for a teamwork approach rather than tyrannical selfconfident or selfindulgent bossing is what makes for great and successful management in this day and age.

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THE 4 MAJOR SOURCES OF UNHAPPINESS!!!

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A bad job, bad finances, bad relationships, and bad attitude are the major sources of unhappiness.

If you have a bad job then change to another location or employer and if you are still unhappy then learn new skills and knowledge and get a better job.

If you have bad finances then learn to budget what little money you have or train for or get a job which pays more.

If you are in a bad relationship then you can always break it off or get a divorce or you can learn better social skills and try again.  Lying and adultery will ruin most relationships. TOO MUCH arguing, complaining, blaming, stubbornness, criticizing, greed, unfriendliness, gluttony, pride, vengefulness, promiscuousness, workaholism, gossiping, and a bad attitude will cause relationship problems so learn to change those bad social habits.

Physical abuse and severe addictions will ruin most relationships but the above characteristics in excess and sometimes in medium amounts will cause much emotional distress which should be avoided if you want a good relationship.

If you have a bad attitude then learn to make the necessary adjustments. Don’t hold grudges, don’t worry so much, don’t dwell on past mistakes and problems or bad experiences, don’t stress yourself out on trivial things, don’t be jealous or envious of others, stop making excuses for your failings, don’t be so pessimistic, don’t live in fear, don’t believe in tricks, magic pills, or instant solutions to make life better, and don’t live in the past.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DESTITUTION***

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Destitution: n. not having money and possessions and job

Next to death the thing most of us fear most is destitution or being without money and possessions and a job. If you have no relationship to help you out of the predicament or you can’t get welfare assistance then you will definitely be in panic or crisis mode.

Living on the street or in some poor shelter is what many of us fear, especially if we have family to support and are not alone.

Destitution for many young adult liberal arts graduates is a guaranteed fact of life if you are trying to live independently. If it weren’t for the fact that many still have some family members or relatives who are still living and are a source of some money, many would be out on the street or in some poor shelter.

Welfare reform or a safety net for the destitute at whatever age should be mandatory.

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8 BASIC THINGS WHICH ARE A POTENTIAL SOURCE FOR HAPPINESS

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We all eat, drink, work, interact with other humans, move around or travel, buy things, learn something new, and entertain ourselves.

Eating and drinking healthy should be priority number one and two and work should be priority number three because it makes the first two and last five possible because they all cost you your time, energy, and money. What you spend your time, energy, and money on determines what your priorities in life are and it is usually what makes you the happiest.

If you find happiness in eating and drinking healthy and like or even love your work then you will be on the road to maximizing your happiness because you will usually have enough money left over to spend on friends, family, traveling, entertainment, and buying what you really need or just want impulsively.

If a bad job is a major source of unhappiness then make learning something new or reeducating yourself high on the priority list so that you can get a better job in the future which you will hopefully enjoy more. Yes, you will have to sacrifice the time, energy, and money spent on other happy enjoyments by cutting back on them but the investment of time, energy, and money in useful reeducation will pay off in the long duration.

If you are 25 years old maybe you will be struggling five to ten years preparing for and trying to land a better job but when you do, the remaining 40 years or so of your life will be happier ones because working takes up about a third of your lifetime. You will have increased the happiness in your life by about 30% by working at a job you really like.

Unfortunately most of us are trapped in jobs we don’t enjoy very much and the pay may not be the best. If you are single then stay single because the last thing your spouse will want to hear is you constantly complaining about what a shitty day you had on the job.

You can improve the approximately one third of your life during which you don’t work by scheduling it, budgeting it, and spending your time, energy, and what little money you have on the things that you enjoy doing in life despite a bad job.

You will probably have to cut back on buying things impulsively, traveling around so much, visiting friends, eating out at expensive restaurants, and going to movie theaters but the internet is a cheap alternative for new friends, entertainment, and buying useful and interesting goods not available in local stores.

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25 THINGS TO DO DURING YOUR FIRST MONTH ON THE JOB AND EVEN LATER ON!!!!!!

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In a nutshell, when you are starting a new job then you should be on your best behavior and start finding out information about and interacting with the humans which you will be working with in a friendly, not boorish or rude way. You should also start learning the skills which you will need on the job if you don’t have all of them already.

Most important of all, don’t start giving advice or making suggestions on how to improve the job until you have acquired a rather complete knowledge about the humans working with you and/or the rules of the job and how successfully in your estimation the rules are being followed.

Michael Dooley gives a useful list of what to do and not do on the first day on the job and many of the suggestions apply to working on the job later on also.

  1. Show up at least 15 minutes early for your shift.
  2. Avoid judging individuals based on their first impression.
  3. Don’t share negative first impressions with other individuals.
  4. Build relationships with everyone, not a friendship with someone.
  5. Find out what is important to the company- immediately.
  6. Avoid openly comparing your old job with your new job.
  7. You don’t need to prove you “already knew that.”
  8. Try to avoid being perfect at a task before you dive in.
  9. Show initiative by offering to learn doing a task, rather than only observing it.
  10. Don’t probe employees for their opinions on your new leader
  11. Don’t ask individuals what you can get away with at work.
  12. Put your cell phone away at all costs, even if all of the other employees are using them (personal usage).
  13. Dress your best, look presentable- no wrinkles etc.
  14. Ask others what drives them, and what their hobbies are to show your human side.
  15. Follow up with other’s interests by sharing your own when they are similar.
  16. Be the last employee to leave for the day.
  17. Get plenty of sleep and be well-rested, don’t complain about being tired and bored.
  18. Show general interest in other’s assignments and responsibilities.
  19. Recap with your leader at the end of the day; thank them for providing you an excellent job.
  20. Avoid making suggestions at all costs! Wait until you understand the business before you try to fix it.
  21. When it is time for breaks, try to connect with everyone, force yourself to engage with others.
  22. Be extremely professional, don’t curse or say inappropriate comments-ever.
  23. Find top performing individuals- this is essential for your initial and ongoing development.
  24. Don’t complain about processes and policies until you are qualified to challenge them.
  25. Show nonstop appreciation for those willing to teach you along the way.

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6 REASONS WHY HUMANS CHANGE JOBS OR STAY IN JOBS!

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Humans change jobs because

they get fired,

they get bored,

they don’t like the job,

they want more money,

they don’t see room for advancement within the organization,

and they don’t like the humans whom they are working with.

The reasons most humans stay in a job is because

they are making enough money,

they aren’t bored,

they like their job,

they like the humans whom they are working with,

they see room for advancement within the organization,

and they feel that the job is a secure one from which they will not get fired.

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8 INEFFICIENT THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT BE DOING ON THE JOB!!!

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Checking your phone or emails while you are talking to someone:

It is rude and conveys the impression that you don’t care about the human who you are talking to and hurts their feelings.

Multitasking during a meeting:

It is smart to give your full attention to a meeting so you can flush out and understand hidden agendas, you can spot opportunities to build bridges, and you will find ways to make yourself indispensable to the humans who matter.

Thinking about humans who don’t make a difference in your life:

Don’t waste your time thinking about celebrities and distant acquaintances who can’t improve your life. When you have some time off, think about the important humans in your life such as family, close friends, close coworkers, and your boss who are humans that can make your life better and they truly deserve your attention.

Getting distracted and responding to every notification immediately:

Everything which pops up on your phone or computer is not something which needs your immediate attention and focusing on your work should be priority number one. Most casual notifications don’t need an immediate response.

Letting the past always affect your future:

Stop being tormented by past mistakes. It was an opportunity to learn what not to do and personal knowledge about yourself and how you can improve in the future. When others make mistakes it is an opportunity to be gracious, forgiving, and understanding. Making mistakes and correcting them is training or a learning experience which you should not let torment you.

Wait until you are sure you will succeed in a creative effort:

Success when being creative is a probability and not a certainty. Try and fail and you can learn and try again and succeed. Always expecting success on the first attempt is a perfectionist’s delusion in the real world of work. If you are too impulsive and fail too many times your confidence will be affected but waiting too long to do something because of a fear of failure is also not the proper way to work creatively.

Talking about someone behind their back:

Gossiping or frequently saying bad things about a human behind their back is poor social etiquette. If there is something which you find unpleasant about a human confront them personally and comment on their behavior. You will be respected more if you don’t speak critically of others behind their backs.

Saying “yes” when you really mean “no”:

Refusing a favor for a colleague, customer, or friend is hard because you don’t want to hurt their feelings but if you honestly don’t want to do the favor for a good reason or just a gut feeling then most people will understand. Most humans given enough time will not hold a grudge against you for saying no sincerely. If you say yes to something which you didn’t want to do you will regret it for a very long time and feel bad about it even if it is only during the time that you did the favor.

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12 THINGS WHICH AN EMPLOYEE WANTS BESIDES MONEY

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To feel pride in a job

When asked what they do for a living, an employee wants to boast rather than feel shame about their job. If the job is a rather thankless job then at least they want to feel that it is valued by the organization.

To be treated justly

Employees hate it when favoritism is shown to humans who kiss butt and do not work hard or well. Most realize that life isn’t always fair but they don’t want the boss to make it even more unfair than it is.

To respect the boss

Employees want to be respected but they also want a boss who can be respected and deserves their loyalty and trust. A boss who is honest and sincere and tries to treat everyone fairly will be respected most of the time.

To be listened to or be acknowledged

Employees want the boss to listen and respond appropriately to employee input and dislike it when a boss acts as if he or she doesn’t care what they think and the feelings they may have about the job.

To have personal time

Some entrepreneurial bosses almost exclusively devote themselves to their job but employees feel uncomfortable when they are asked to sacrifice their time with family and personal interests outside the job which they feel have a large priority in their lives.

To be guided and not micromanaged

Employees want the boss to help with information or guidance when they ask for it but also hope that the boss will help them when they are having problems but may be too afraid to ask. What they don’t want is a boss who monitors their work every step along the way and seem too nosey.

To see bad workers get fired

If there is a disruptive employee, an employee who isn’t doing his or her job, or one who is always causing unnecessary problems for one or more employees then they should get fired or the boss will be thought of as being just as incompetent as the bad employee.

To not always feel stressed out

There are rare occasions when there seems to not be enough time given for a task or job but this should not become a bad habit of the boss. A boss who anticipates problems and sets realistic goals and timelines will not overstress the employee.

To have some security

No reasonable employee expects lifetime employment but no one likes to live under a threat of being fired all the time. They want to feel that their time spent on the job will not be a waste of their time, energy, and effort and that the boss will give them adequate warning if they are going to be fired.

To know where the organization is going

Employees want to be on a winning team and want to know what the long range goals of the organization are. If they are not in the number one organization then at least they want to know if they are making progress towards one or more goals which will bring them closer to the number one position.

To have opportunity for advancement

Not all employees want the added responsibility which comes from job advancement but for those who desire it there should be an opportunity to acquire the new skills and experience necessary for future job advancement.

To have knowledge of how top performance is rewarded

Top performance is usually rewarded with more money but sometimes privileges or perks such as reserved parking, exercise facilities, physical therapy, training classes, business class flying and accommodations, maternity leave, or more vacation time may be a reward which costs money but which does not translate into an increase in salary.

 

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7 HIRING TIPS AND 15 GENERAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR ENTERPRENEURS OR TOP LEADERS

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There is a fundamental difference between a managerial role and a strong technical role which employees have to fill. The ideal combination for a leadership role is a human with strong human skills who also has the most technical skill or knowledge in the industry. Few humans are exceptional leaders and most can be classified as good potential followers.

Another basic principle to keep in mind is to hire someone with personal appeal or charisma and talent who has had previous experience in an almost identical job. Teaching a graduate to lead or perform on the job without prior experience and failure is a very risky approach and can potentially lead to much failure in a real responsible job.

A smart approach to hiring is to hire slowly, ask all the right questions, verify some important answers, fire fast, and trust your intuition.

Hiring slowly means interviewing more than one potential candidate and following up an interview with a second one, especially if there are still important questions to get answers to which arose out of the first interview.

Fire the new employee quickly if they are untrustworthy, don’t work well with others, or turn out not to have the skills which they claimed they had on the resume and during the interview.

Trust your intuition and if you are afraid of discrimination claims don’t hire someone just because they are a friend, of a certain sex, ethnic group, or religion but don’t meet all your objective standards for employment.

 

The ideal candidate is a talented, confident, trustworthy, dedicated, selfmotivated, fast learner, passionate, energetic, not afraid of change, and wanting growth or more responsibilities in a job.

Before the interview do reference checks and check profiles on Facebook or Linkedin.

 

The kinds of questions which can be asked during an interview are endless but here are some 15 suggestions for leading questions which you can follow up with more relevant questions which obtain more information about the same general question:

Who or what interested you in wanting to work for the organization?

Why did you leave or want to leave your past or present jobs?

What role or work would you like to ideally perform in the organization now and in five or ten years?

What are your short and long range goals in private life?

What are the competitors to the organization and what are your personal opinions about them?

What were your greatest successes and failures on previous jobs?

What were the best and worst experiences which you had on the job?

What are the types or characteristics of humans which you work best with?

What are your work strengths and weaknesses?

Did you frequently work overtime on your previous job and why?

Out of all your previous jobs which was the most satisfying and why?

Out of all your previous jobs which was the worst and why?

Do you have a very good memory for names and places and experiences?

What are your favorite heroes or heroines or humans who you idolize in private and public life?

What do you like to do in your free time away from work?

 

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THE DILEMMA OF BEING SINGLE AND WANTING PURPOSE IN LIFE

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Nature has purpose in life. Survive in the environment and if you do so successfully then you will be rewarded with being able to reproduce the next generation. If you have educated yourself to the point where you land a good paying job, enough to support a family, then you too can marry and live a rewarding family life with purpose knowing that your reproductive urges will be satisfied and you will have offspring which you hopefully will have pride in old age.

If you are single and hate your job and don’t want to commit to married life then the question of purpose in your life becomes a serious issue.  I don’t want to commit to a spouse so what do I commit to? 

Some humans decide that they will commit to reeducation and the hope of getting a satisfying job in the future,

some decide that they will commit to a greater cause such as the preservation of biodiversity and channel their efforts in that direction,

some decide that they will pursue their interest in an arts field which pays poorly but is something they truly enjoy,

some commit to a political movement and try to change the world, some commit to leading a healthy life by eating healthily and exercising,

still others commit to a life of hedonistic pleasure or things which immediately bring satisfaction to them,

and some do not commit to anything but continue to live lives of uncertainty and depressing isolation. 

If you are single and uncommitted then try to find one or more things to commit to which will hopefully bring you lasting satisfaction in your single life. If you don’t know where to start then start by acquiring new knowledge by going on the internet and searching under list of goals which you can commit to.

I came up with one link http://antwondavis.com/100-life-goals/ which is just one example of how to find goals which you can commit to. A general list of the 100 goals follows which you can find details for in the link.

EXPERIENCE GOALS

FINANCIAL GOALS

BUSINESS GOALS

TRAVEL GOALS

GIVING GOALS

INFLUENCE GOALS

FAMILY GOALS

PHYSICAL GOALS

SKILL-SET GOALS

 

Once you find out what goals you are interested in then you can start committing to them and start having purpose in your life!!!!!!

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13 THINGS TO DO TO BE MORE EFFICIENT IN A COMPLEX JOB

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Prioritize your tasks

List the most important most urgent tasks first in order of priority and start doing them methodically leaving the not so important ones for last.

Minimize multitasking

If possible do your emails and phone calls once or twice a day all at once to avoid making them distractions from your tasks during the day.  Do as little multitasking as possible because it will interfere with your concentration efficiency, lead to more mistakes, and less quality work.

Break up tasks into smaller orderly tasks

A job description can be communicated in very general and overwhelming terms which can create confusion when and where to start. Break the job down into smaller orderly tasks which are prioritized.

Select a quiet and constant place to do work

Nothing can be more distracting than much noise or interference with your work so select a quiet place and the same place to work which will not have new distractions which will exist each time you switch work places.

Unclutter your work space

Organize your desk space so you don’t waste time looking for paperwork on a messy desk.

Schedule your days

If you have a digital organizer you can get reminded of important meetings or events during the day so you are better prepared for them and on time.

Take notes

During meetings take notes or write down the most important information which you can refer to later on. Review your notes and determine what is important or should be done first.

Surround yourself with organized humans

It is not always an option but if you have the choice then choose the most organized humans to help you with your tasks when needed. Disorganized humans can greatly distract you, cause unnecessary stress, and make you work less efficiently.

Set a timer

Try to organize your work by the clock so you can assess your progress at relatively constant intervals and take necessary breaks which will refresh you and make you work more efficiently in the long duration.

Establish a predictable routine if possible

Try to plan a time and duration for daily or weekly obligations. It can be planning your thinking, meditation, or in place exercise breaks to avoid job burnout by scheduling them. It can be doing all your email or phone calls at the start or end of your day. It can be as simple a thing as putting your car keys in the same place each time so you don’t waste time looking for them. Structure your work with a daily predictable routine if possible and it will greatly increase your efficiency.

Get plenty of sleep, eat healthy, and exercise a little

You need good, varied, and healthy food to give you energy during the day and plenty of sleep during the night so you don’t feel tired and unfocused during the day. A little exercise on the job or away from it will also increase your efficiency on the job.

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8 INEFFICIENT THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT BE DOING ON THE JOB

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Checking your phone or emails while you are talking to someone:

It is rude and conveys the impression that you don’t care about the human who you are talking to and hurts their feelings.

Multitasking during a meeting:

It is smart to give your full attention to a meeting so you can flush out and understand hidden agendas, you can spot opportunities to build bridges, and you will find ways to make yourself indispensable to the humans who matter.

Thinking about humans who don’t make a difference in your life:

Don’t waste your time thinking about celebrities and distant acquaintances who can’t improve your life. When you have some time off, think about the important humans in your life such as family, close friends, close coworkers, and your boss who are humans that can make your life better and they truly deserve your attention.

Getting distracted and responding to every notification immediately:

Everything which pops up on your phone or computer is not something which needs your immediate attention and focusing on your work should be priority number one. Most casual notifications don’t need an immediate response.

Letting the past always affect your future:

Stop being tormented by past mistakes. It was an opportunity to learn what not to do and personal knowledge about yourself and how you can improve in the future. When others make mistakes it is an opportunity to be gracious, forgiving, and understanding. Making mistakes and correcting them is training or a learning experience which you should not let torment you.

Wait until you are sure you will succeed in a creative effort:

Success when being creative is a probability and not a certainty. Try and fail and you can learn and try again and succeed. Always expecting success on the first attempt is a perfectionist’s delusion in the real world of work. If you are too impulsive and fail too many times your confidence will be affected but waiting too long to do something because of a fear of failure is also not the proper way to work creatively.

Talking about someone behind their back:

Gossiping or frequently saying bad things about a human behind their back is poor social etiquette. If there is something which you find unpleasant about a human confront them personally and comment on their behavior. You will be respected more if you don’t speak critically of others behind their backs.

Saying “yes” when you really mean “no”:

Refusing a favor for a colleague, customer, or friend is hard because you don’t want to hurt their feelings but if you honestly don’t want to do the favor for a good reason or just a gut feeling then most people will understand. Most humans given enough time will not hold a grudge against you for saying no sincerely. If you say yes to something which you didn’t want to do you will regret it for a very long time and feel bad about it even if it is only during the time that you did the favor.

10 SUBSETS TO INCREASE THE MOMENTS OF HAPPINESS ON THE JOB AND/OR IN YOUR LIFE

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EXPECT SOME HAPPINESS TO EXIST DURING THE DAY WHEN YOU WAKE UP AND PRIME YOURSELF WITH OPTOMISTIC ANTICIPATION EVEN IF IT WILL ONLY BE A DELICIOUS MEAL AND DRINK WHICH YOU WILL HAVE AT SOME TIME IN THE DAY.

PRIORITIZE THE GOALS WHICH YOU WILL BE TRYING TO COMPLETE DURING THE DAY OR THE NEXT TWO OR THREE DAYS AND START WORKING AT THE GOALS BY DEVOTING MORE TIME TRYING TO ACHIEVE THE MOST IMPORTANT OR MOST URGENT ONES FIRST.

DON’T IGNORE YOUR COWORKERS EACH DAY AND AT A MINIMUM SAY HI AND SMILE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEM OR GIVE THEM WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT OR THANKS IF YOU THINK THEY DESERVE IT.

TRY TO AVOID PARTICIPATION IN VERY BIASED OR OPINIONATED CONVERSATIONS ABOUT POLITICS OR RELIGION BY SAYING “NO COMMENT” OR “IT MAKES MY MIND HURT” OR “I DON’T WANT TO DISCUSS THAT BECAUSE I GET TOO EMOTIONAL ABOUT IT”

ASSUME HUMANS BASICALLY HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS EVEN IF THE COMMENTS YOU HEAR SEEM BAD OR WEIRD BECAUSE YOU CAN’T READ MINDS AND IF YOU ARE PERSONALLY OFFENDED GIVE IT SOME TIME AND YOU WILL PROBABLY RETURN TO A BASICALLY FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

EAT SOMETHING DELICIOUS AND TASTY ONCE IN A WHILE AND SAVOR THE EXPERIENCE BY EATING IT SLOWLY TO GET OPTIMAL PLEASURE OUT OF IT.

FOCUS ON THE JOB AND DON’T FANTACIZE OR FEARFULLY THINK ABOUT WHAT UNPLEASANT CONSEQUENCE MIGHT EXIST IN THE FUTURE.

TURN OFF BACKGROUND NOISE SUCH AS A TV OR RADIO OR MUSIC WHICH PLAYS MOST OF THE TIME AND INSTEAD TRY TO FOCUS YOUR ENERGY AND ATTENTION ON THE IMPORTANT SUBSETS WHICH YOU ARE DOING IN THE MOMENT.

IF YOU ARE GETTING ANGRY AND MAY EXPLODE DURING A CONVERSATION SAY I WILL GET BACK IN A MINUTE OR TWO AND FIND A PLACE TO CALM DOWN OR IF YOU CAN’T LEAVE THEN SAY THAT YOU WILL THINK ABOUT IT FOR ABOUT HALF A MINUTE AND TRY TO CALM DOWN DURING THAT HALF MINUTE AND RESUME THE CONVERSATION WITHOUT ANGER.

REFLECT AT THE END OF EACH DAY WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS OR ENJOYMENTS WHICH YOU HAD DURING THE DAY AND START PLANNING FOR SOME MORE MAJOR OR MINOR ACHIEVEMENTS OR PLEASURES THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.