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10 Things Not to Share with Your Co-workers

Posted in Comedy, Controversy, Living, Work with tags , , on February 22, 2010 by Richard James Clark II

10 Things Not to Share with Your Co-workers


Article by Rachel Zupek and Stephanie Loleit, CareerBuilder.co.uk

Most of us spend more time at the workplace with colleagues than anywhere else (unfortunately!). So it just comes natural that we talk about many other things than simply work. In fact, this is even essential in order to build a good relationship with your co-workers. Maybe you go down the pub with them on Fridays and some of your colleagues you even count as real friends.

However, it is important to know where to draw the line. There are certain things co-workers need not know about each other, including religious and political views as well as personal issues, but some folks just can’t seem to keep their mouths shut.

Plus don’t forget — a casual conversation can easily turn into office gossip, which again can easily turn around to the one who spreads it — including yourself.

To avoid risking your professional image, here are 10 things to never share or discuss with your co-workers:

1. Salary information

What you earn is between you and Human Resources. Disclosure indicates you aren’t capable of keeping a confidence.

2. Medical history

Aches and pains, your latest operation, your infertility woes or the contents of your medicine cabinet, can be serious worries to you — and only you. To your employer, your constant medical issues make you seem like an expensive, high-risk employee.

3. Work complaints

Constant complaints about your workload, stress levels or the company will quickly make you the kind of person who never gets invited to lunch. If you don’t agree with company policies and procedures, address it through official channels or move on.

4. Cost of purchases

The spirit of keeping up with the Joneses is alive and well in the workplace, but you don’t want others speculating on the lifestyle you’re living — or if you’re living beyond your salary bracket.

5. Intimate details

Don’t share intimate details about your personal life. This is no one’s business other than yours and your partner’s. It also makes people uncomfortable. So keep your personal bedroom details private or people will snigger about you behind your back.

6. Politics or religion

Both faith and politics are very sensitive issues and people can be very passionate about them. You may alienate a co-worker or be viewed negatively in a way that could impact your career. Be discreet and don’t force your views on others.

7. Lifestyle changes and personal problems

Breakups, divorces and baby-making plans should be shared only if there is a need to know, and then maybe only to selected people in private. Otherwise, others will speak for your capabilities, desires and limitations on availability, whether there is any truth to their assumptions or not.

8. Blogs or social networking profile

Be careful about what you say in a social networking community or in your personal blog. This may be even more damaging than what you say in person as it could show a totally different side of you. Comments online can be seen by multiple eyes. An outburst of anger when you are having a bad day … can blow up in your face.

9. Hangovers and wild weekends

It’s perfectly fine to have fun during the weekend, but don’t talk about your wild adventures on Monday. That information can make you look unprofessional and unreliable.

10. Off-color or racially charged comments

You can assume your co-worker wouldn’t be offended or would think something is funny, but you never know. Don’t take that risk. Furthermore, even if you know for certain your colleague wouldn’t mind your comment, don’t talk about it at work. Others can easily overhear.

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Alfie, 13, not father of baby? Sex Education is Poor?

Posted in Comedy, Controversy, Diet, Education, Folklore, Food & Drink, Health and Beauty, Living, News Media, Politics, Religion, Romance, Science, Sex, TV, Urban Myths with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2009 by Richard James Clark II

Sex Education Is Poor?

Ok two headlines in the last two days about

A mother who finds out her twins have different fathers and a 13 year old-who was actually 12 years old (not much better really) finds out he isn’t a father to a 15 year old girl’s baby .

Now I am not a prude but what is f*cking going on?

Sex education in the UK is at a all-time low

We have every form of contraception in the Western Civilised world but people as young as 12 are pregnant.

In world wide cultures this can occur but it is not advised….but their are countries where they can’t even afford contraception and then this happens in countries which have a decent welfare/monetary system.

Read the latest headline-But I am not being snobby but the people who seem to be making the mistakes are the very poor and this has got to stop…they need to be educated or neuted (this is what you would do to animals!) even if it is advised on television or the welfare system doesn’t support this disgusting behaviour.

As frankly I am getting sick of this CRAP!

READ ON

Little Alfie Patten, reported to have become a parent at the age of 13, did not father a baby, it has been revealed.

In February, The Sun newspaper reported the teenager believed he had made Chantelle Stedman, 15, pregnant when he was aged just 12.

A DNA test has since shown this is not the case and it can now be reported that Tyler Barker, 15, who lives on the same estate as Chantelle in Eastbourne, is in fact the father of baby Maisie, who was born on February 9.

The result can be revealed after East Sussex County Council failed in an attempt to ban reports of the case.

A judgment, made last month by Mrs Justice Eleanor King, said Chantelle had been called a “slut” by four people she did not know. The teenager said “I was crying a lot every day” and feared that the insults would “go on forever”.

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Alfie was “extremely distressed” when he was told he was not the baby’s father in March, the judgment revealed. At the time the story was published, Alfie, who lives with his mother Nicola, 43, in Eastbourne, said he “thought it would be good to have a baby”.

The story renewed calls for better sex education in England, which has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in western Europe.

But Now READ on about

A parent who gets banned from a swimming pool Breastfeeding her child-talk about double standards

Breastfeeding ‘broke no food rule’

A mother has been told to stop breastfeeding her baby boy by a swimming pool as it breached a leisure centre’s strict poolside ban on food and drink.

Laura Whotton was left fuming when a member of staff said she could not feed 11-week-old Joshua by the pool at John Carroll Leisure Centre, in Nottingham.

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The 26-year-old, from Carrington, in the city, was feeding her hungry baby there so she could keep an eye on her son Thomas, four.

Nottingham City Council insisted there had been “a misunderstanding” and has promised to apologise to Ms Whotton.

It is also issuing new guidelines to its leisure centre staff.

A council spokeswoman said: “The rules are that there’s definitely no food and drink poolside, but breastfeeding is exempt from that rule. People can breastfeed anywhere.”

Ms Whotton told the Nottingham Evening Post: “When it happened, it made me feel angry.

“It could put people off going swimming and has made me not want to go to the John Carroll Leisure Centre again. But an apology would be fine.”

WHERE IS THE LOGIC

COMMENTS PLEASE-I CAN’T BE ALONE THINKING THIS IS WACK!

How Are Crayons Made?-Sesame Street

Posted in Cartoons, Education, Literature and Books, Living, TV with tags , , , on May 17, 2009 by Richard James Clark II

Yes I am like a little child sometimes but I did used to wonder how things were made….

So here is a video on

How Are Crayons Made?

Enjoy

Wayman Tisdale 1964-2009-dies at age 44 after bout with Cancer

Posted in Basketball, Education, Health and Beauty, Living, News Media, Religion with tags , , , , , , on May 15, 2009 by Richard James Clark II

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I was sad to hear this today about a former NBA player who was such a great role model to players (Blake Griffin will likely be the Number One draft pick in the 2009 NBA draft) and children in his local area and then went onto to become a successful award winning jazz musician.

Through his battle with cancer he set-up his own organisation Wayman Tisdale Foundation and with his own record company develop musicians such as Keite Young with Hidden Beach.

This is the article from Associated Press-Respect and Prayers to his family and friends

Wherever Wayman Tisdale went, whatever he was doing, chances were he was smiling.

Tisdale was a three-time All-American at Oklahoma in the mid-1980s before playing a dozen years in the NBA and later becoming an accomplished jazz musician.

But those who knew Tisdale, who died Friday at a hospital in his hometown of Tulsa, Okla., recalled not only his professional gifts but a perpetually sunny outlook, even in the face of a two-year battle with cancer that took his life at 44.

“I don’t know of any athlete at Oklahoma or any place else who was more loved by the fans who knew him than Wayman Tisdale,” said Billy Tubbs, who coached Tisdale with the Sooners. “He was obviously, a great, great player, but Wayman as a person overshadowed that. He just lit up a room and was so positive.”

Jeff Capel, the current Oklahoma coach, noted Tisdale’s “incredible gift of making the people who came in contact with him feel incredibly special.”

After three years at Oklahoma, Tisdale played in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns. The 6-foot-9 forward, with a soft left-handed touch on the court, averaged 15.3 points for his career. He was on the U.S. team that won the gold medal in the 1984 Olympics.

Gov. Brad Henry attended Oklahoma at the same time Tisdale did and later appointed him to the state’s Tourism Commission.

“Oklahoma has lost one of its most beloved sons,” Henry said. “Wayman Tisdale was a hero both on and off the basketball court. … Even in the most challenging of times, he had a smile for people, and he had the rare ability to make everyone around him smile. He was one of the most inspirational people I have ever known.”

State senators paused and prayed Friday morning after learning of his death.

Tisdale learned he had a cancerous cyst below his right knee after breaking his leg in a fall at his home in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2007. He said then he was fortunate to have discovered the cancer early.

“Nothing can change me,” Tisdale told The Associated Press last June. “You go through things. You don’t change because things come in your life. You get better because things come in your life.”

His leg was amputated last August and a prosthetic leg that he wore was crimson, one of Oklahoma’s colors. He attended an Oklahoma City Thunder game April 7 and later that month was honored at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa. During the ceremony, he spoke about his cancer, saying “In my mind, I’ve beaten it.”

He recently told Tulsa television station KTUL he had acute esophagitis, which prevented him from eating for about five weeks and led to significant weight loss. Among the causes of that condition are infections, medications, radiation therapy and systemic disease.

Last month, Tisdale was chosen for induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

He was the first freshman to be a first-team All-American since freshmen were allowed to play again in the 1971-72 season. He was also one of 10 three-time All-Americans. Patrick Ewing and Tisdale were the last to accomplish the feat, from 1983-85.

“On the court, he was an offensive machine that could score with the best of them,” said Dallas Mavericks president Donnie Nelson, an assistant on Tisdale’s Suns teams. “Off the court, he was grounded in faith and family.”

Tisdale played on an Olympic team that sailed to the gold medal in Los Angeles. The squad was coached by Bob Knight and featured the likes of Ewing, Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins and Chris Mullin.

“Wayman was kind of a catalyst for people accepting roles,” said C.M. Newton, the manager of the ’84 team and now chairman of the NIT selection committee. “Michael was the leader of the team but Wayman was special in that way.”

Perkins and Tisdale shared a love of music and became friends during the Olympics. Perkins later was the best man at Tisdale’s wedding.

“That’s a real friend who’s got your back and would do just about anything for you,” Perkins said. “That smile just gets you.”

As a musician, Tisdale recorded eight albums. A bass guitarist who often wrote his own material, his most recent album, “Rebound,” was inspired by his fight with cancer and included guest appearances by several artists, including saxophonist Dave Koz and country star and fellow Oklahoma native Toby Keith.

His “Way Up!” release debuted in July 2006 and spent four weeks as the No. 1 contemporary jazz album. His hits included “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now,” “Can’t Hide Love” and “Don’t Take Your Love Away.”

“He was truly an inspiration to me, paving the way for an athlete like myself to pursue a passion for writing and performing music,” said Bernie Williams, the former New York Yankees star turned jazz musician. “I had the honor and privilege of having Wayman perform on the title track of my new album, and was looking forward to collaborating with him again.”

Tisdale averaged 25.6 points and 10.1 rebounds during his three seasons with the Sooners, earning Big Eight Conference player of the year each season.

He still holds Oklahoma’s career records for points and rebounds. Tisdale also owns the school’s single-game scoring mark — 61 points against Texas-San Antonio as a sophomore — and career marks for points per game, field goals and free throws made and attempts.

In 1997, Tisdale became the first Oklahoma player in any sport to have his jersey number retired. Two years ago, then-freshman Blake Griffin asked Tisdale for permission to wear No. 23, which Tisdale granted. Griffin went on to become the consensus national player of the year this past season as a sophomore.

“I spoke with him pretty frequently this past season and he helped me in ways he probably doesn’t even know,” Griffin said.

Tisdale is survived by his wife, Regina, and four children.

Jade Goody The Musical?-I am afraid so….

Posted in Comedy, Controversy, Living, News Media, Nights Out, Politics, Racism, Romance, Selling Items, Theatre with tags , , , , , , , on April 23, 2009 by Richard James Clark II

Ok, I don’t like being cynical, I really don’t, but this is going toooooooo far……………..

The article I read today, it has been edited by myself…

Jade Goody musical planned

Hope this never gets going..for the love of GOD…

Thu Apr 23 05:39PM by TV Editor
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A former business partner and friend of reality star Jade Goody has confirmed that plans are underway for a stage musical about her life.

Danny Hayward told the BBC that dates for auditions for the lead role would be announced in three weeks’ time, so they can cash in on the death of the reality star…and another reality TV show on the way, like we have never seen any of them….Trash TV at it’s finest, a worthy tribute to Jade indeed…

He said: “Jade was just an ordinary,foul-mouthed, council estate, narrow minded racist girl (unintelligent,no great ideals and pretty much an idiot, who cashed in on fame) and the person (another desperate idiot) who plays her will reflect that. The most important thing is to give someone a break, just like she got.”

HMMMMMMM!……Really and I bet the story will be riveting and earth shattering too. Why would anyone watch this but then this is a country who condemns someone one minute and then praises her like Princess Di, wonders never cease to amaze me, and all announced on St George’s Day.

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Hayward, who was one of the best men at Jade’s wedding, said that he is currently working on the script and hiring a creative team for the project ( a bunch of mugs who also want to cash in on fame-maybe Andrew Lloyd Webber perhaps).

He added: “(Jade’s) dream as a little girl was to be in a musical (as Jabba the Hut in Star Wars, or Maria from Sound Of Music, or a slag from Jack The Ripper) so obviously when she passed away it felt fitting to do something like this.”

A love Scene with Jack missing his electronic tag and his knife to avoid paying taxi fare…..

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Jade’s former publicist Max Clifford (another sleaze ball-who probably preys on young women to molest them) is also believed to be in talks with several film companies about making a movie based on Goody, called Goody-The Racist and the sequel ‘Revenge of the racist Pig”

Would you go to watch a musical about Jade Goody? No……

Who should play the reality star? Why not bring her back to life and use robotics (shit as we are working on crass!) or use Miss Piggy…

Let us know what you think about the idea?……

Yahoo! users back Parky over Jade comments

Posted in Controversy, Education, Living, News Media, Politics, Romance, TV with tags , , , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by Richard James Clark II

Yahoo! users back Parky over Jade comments

Tue Apr 07 05:32PM by TV Editor
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In response to the article I posted earlier

We’ve had an overwhelming response to our blog about Michael Parkinson’s comments about the late Jade Goody.

Earlier we reported how the veteran broadcaster had said that Jade represented “all that is paltry and wretched about Britain” in his column in this week’s Radio Times.

Parkinson stated that, while he felt Jade’s death was as sad as that of any young person, he disagreed with the media’s manipulation of her from hate figure to Princess Diana-style saint following her death.

He described her as “the perfect victim of our times” and said that she should now be allowed to “rest in peace.”

We had more than 18,000 comments in the first five hours (more than we’ve ever had for a TV blog) and it appears that the majority of our users support Parky and his decision to speak out.

Almost 30,000 votes had been cast in our poll by 5pm, with an incredible 87% saying that they agreed with the chatshow host.

Mgnewson commented on our blog: “I agree totally with Sir Michael, at last someone has the guts to say it” while Victorcampbell said: “It’s about time someone injected a little reality into this situation.”

However, not everyone agreed and Kellyliveshere believed it was “a horrible and senseless thing to say” while Jessica.bungay feels that ‘Parkinson has just helped himself to become one of the most disliked men in the UK.”

What do you think about his comments? You can read them in full here and then add your own views…

At Bloody Long Last-Someone describes Jade Goody for what she was?-

Posted in Comedy, Controversy, Education, Living, News Media, Politics, TV with tags , , , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by Richard James Clark II

Michael Parkinson

Great TV interviewer, good radio personality and generally some of his comments can be sexist..

But at last he has had the guts to say this-what I and alot of people have been thinking..

Jade Goody was Ignorant and Puerile

Read the article here below….I know you may feel this is not right, but come on have some guts.. .

Parky hits out at ‘ignorant and puerile’ Jade

Tue Apr 07 10:54AM by TV Editor
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Sir Michael Parkinson has launched a tirade against Jade Goody.

The veteran broadcaster told the latest issue of Radio Times that the late reality TV star represented “all that is paltry and wretched about Britain.”

He said: “Jade Goody has her own place in the history of television and, while it’s significant, it’s nothing to be proud of. Her death is as sad as the death of any young person, but it’s not the passing of a martyr or a saint or, God help us, Princess Di.

“When we clear the media smoke screen from around her death, what we’re left with is a woman who came to represent all that’s paltry and wretched about Britain today.

“She was brought up on a sink estate, as a child came to know drugs and crime, was barely educated, ignorant and puerile. Then she was projected to celebrity by Big Brother and became a media chattel to be exploited til the day she died.”

His comments come just days after Jade Goody was laid to rest following a funeral that drew comparisons with that of Princess Diana. Thousands of mourners lined the streets and threw flowers as the hearse made its way to the service in Buckhurst on Saturday.

What do you think about Parky’s comments? Do you agree with him or do you think they come too soon after Jade’s death? Let us know what you think…