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Friend Used by Bosses?

Friend Used by Bosses?

We’ve all been struggling to get good jobs since college, and we’re a close group of friends. What makes us angry is that our one friend is being used by her bosses. First, she was passed over for a promotion that even the Board of Directors thought she should have gotten, but some guy with no experience got hired for the job instead of her. She had to train him for the job she should have gotten for herself. Then, she had to pick up the slack when he always seemed to be out of the office for one reason or another. It was like she was doing her job and his too. Now, she has been telling us that he has gotten fired, so she really is doing both jobs full time. The problem is that she always complains about this to us and we keep telling her to step up and let her bosses and the board know that she should officially be given the promotion, and the salary that goes with it. But, she just seems to keep complaining about her situation without doing anything to change it. When we ask her why she doesn’t stand up for herself, all she ever says is that her work situation “is complicated”. We hate seeing her being used and wish that she would assert herself, but since she doesn’t, how do we respond to her complaints and how can we help her? Maybe this is just the Life Coach in me but, from what you wrote, I sense that there is more to this story. If I were you, the next time I heard her complain about her job I would ask lots of questions. Try and get her to open up and talk more about the specifics of

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Negative Self-Talk; Positive Thinking; Sexual, Workplace Harassment; Effects of Low Self Esteem

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/7.19.14/7.19.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Sexual Harassment @ 0:00 Low Self-Esteem @ 7:30 Workplace Harassment @ 25:44 Low Self-Esteem Effects Relationships @ 42:04 Stop Negative Self Talk @ 45:01 Improve Your Life Using Positivity @ 48:38 He Called Joan “Wonderful”! @ 1:08:16 Key to Positivity @ 1:28:14 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center     The Joan Jerkovich Show   News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST   Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions   Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!  

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Porn Addiction; Avoiding Women; Leave Your Toxic Job

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/7.5.14/7.5.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Excuses Used to Avoid Women @ 0:00 Addicted to Porn @ 8:23 Using Porn to Avoid Girls @ 26:32 Porn Stats @ 43:56 Clues You’re in Toxic Job @ 45:02 Leave Toxic Job, Part 1 @ 50:17 Leave Toxic Job, Part 2 @ 1:09:45 What’s New with The Joan Jerkovich Show! @ 1:28:11 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center     The Joan Jerkovich Show   News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST   Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions   Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!  

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Manager Scheduled Vacation During Office Move?

Manager Scheduled Vacation During Office Move?

Our manager, in an effort to save costs, is telling all of us we have to help move our office to a new location. We’re not professional movers. The problem is, the manager has arranged to be on vacation during the move, and won’t be there to help out. We’re not happy. Anything we can do about this? What a terd…Ok…I’ll be politically correct and simply say that your manager isn’t a “team player”? Really? Wow…when you work in a place where management pushes their power around to dump on the employees, it’s a tough road to hoe. These are the type of managers that push employee morale to new lows. I’m going to guess that this isn’t the first, or only, thing this manager has done to dump on employees? Just a guess… This is a subject I’ve learned quite a bit about from my radio callers. The most important thing they’ve taught me is that you and your fellow employees need to document all the instances of dumping. Take notes and keep records when things happen. Don’t count on your memory. If you can capture “evidence” on your cell phone video or voice recorder do so. I know this is legal to do in my state, even if the other party is unaware that you are recording them, but check the laws in your state. Once you have sufficient evidence, organize as a group to decide who will be your spokesperson and make a case to the higher up bosses against your manager. There is power in numbers, so get as many fed-up employees together as you can to stand behind your claims. Yes, there are risks involved. One risk is that the manager can turn the tables on you and make a case against you as an

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Work with Ex?

Work with Ex?

My work situation involves being around my ex-boyfriend and working closely with him. We ended on bad terms, and it’s awkward to be around him. How do I relieve that tension? It is reasonable to expect that you won’t relieve the tension. I know that’s not what you wanted to hear, but I’m sure that if I tried to give you some sure-fire way to make these awkward feelings go away you would know, in your psyche, that I was just spouting off some BS! Falling in love is all about opening our hearts to let someone else in. When you do this, you place yourself in a position of being emotionally vulnerable. This vulnerability is the basis for the hurt of a breakup and the tension you now feel post-breakup. The fact that you can work at all with your Ex is a testament to your professionalism. While at work, keep your focus on the task at hand; monitor your thoughts and try to keep them on work and off the relationship muck; don’t let on that being around him bothers you (even if it does). If those things don’t help you can always show him up on the job, outperform him and go for the promotion so you can be his boss and fire his arse! Yeah! Embrace your Personal Power with Life Coaching~ What works to calm you in tense situations? How can you incorporate your self-calming methods in to your work situation? Do you feel the need to further process the hurt of this broken relationship? What has helped you heal from past broken relationships? What does “accept the things you cannot change” mean to you? Are there things you can do to help accept that healing a broken heart takes time? The Joan Jerkovich Show News

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Make Your Dreams a Reality

Make Your Dreams a Reality

Dreaming about what we want in life is the fun part.  It’s where we languish in the thoughts that fuel our fantasies for that life we’ve always wanted to live…but just haven’t gotten around to accomplishing yet. Do you dream of being financially independent where you can spend your days on whatever strikes your fancy?  Or, do you dream of having that great relationship or job that just hasn’t seemed to come your way?  How about, do you dream about doing something big in life that will leave an imprint on humanity or the world once you’re gone?  No matter how big or small your dream is, it’s your divine right to choose how to live your life.  So, turn your dreams into reality by following these steps: Dream Big The dreams that you have held dear for many years are most likely the ones that you will be able to sustain and achieve, so, take that dream and make it bigger than life!  Get a little crazy with your dream and make it look, in your mind, like a blockbuster movie that you have created.  Put in the sights and smells, set the stage and don your costume, all the while visualizing yourself in the starring role.  Give your Life Dream a name and plaster it on the biggest, most obnoxious movie marquee you can visualize.  Know in your being that what you are seeing is a new beginning in your life! Gauge your Commitment Making your dreams a reality will require commitment, consistency, discipline and drive.  Either ponder these in your mind or write them on a piece of paper then come up with a plan for how you are going to keep these necessary components of success active and alive as you move forward with your plan

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You’re fired! How it happens, what to do.

You’re fired!  How it happens, what to do.

Getting fired or deciding to “resign” before the ax falls usually comes as no surprise to anyone. It usually happens after things have been headed in that direction for some time. You’ve gotten multiple warnings that getting late to work won’t be tolerated. Or, you’ve had that in office sit down with the boss where you heard the message that you need to play nice with your co-workers and be a team player. Maybe your hand got caught in the proverbial cookie jar where you were padding your company expense account. Or, it was found out that you “shared” some proprietary company secrets with the competition in a Kumbaya moment where you thought, “why can’t we all be friends”? You had it comin’ Whaaaat, you say? Why did I get fired? Poor me, I didn’t do anything wrong. How dare they fire me?? Let me pull you out of your denial and tell you the reasons most people get fired. I challenge you to open your eyes and see if any of them apply to you. Taken from the website beingfired.com, here are the 10 most likely things that will get you fired: 1. High absenteeism rate, being late often 2. Performing your tasks slowly and with errors 3. Unable to do your assigned tasks 4. Inconsistent and unreliable work behaviors 5. Refusing to follow directions and orders 6. Unable to get along with others 7. Drug and alcohol abuse 8. Being dishonest, espionage and theft 9. Personal business at work 10. Lying on your resume OK, you pulled your head out of your arse just long enough to recognize what got you fired, now what? Now, as you leave your job don’t tell off your boss or co-workers. Even if you’ve been waiting for this moment to point out

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Grow Christian Company?

Grow Christian Company?

My husband and I have been working to grow our Christian Production Company where we do plays, cartoons and write scripts for movies. Everyone who sees our work thinks it’s really great but our problem is that we lack the finances to get more people to see what we do. How can we build this business to the point of making money? Every business needs an investment of capital (money) to grow to its full potential. The old saying, “It takes money to make money” holds true in the business arena. Entrepreneurs who are trying to launch their business from a grass roots level, from their garage or kitchen table (so to speak), don’t always realize that even multimillion dollar companies frequently have to go back to their investors for an infusion of money to grow. In the realm of big business raising capital is as slick as it sounds involving “Venture Capitalists”, “Private Equity”, “Seed Funding” and “Angel Investing”…big names for the ways big businesses find funding. Take a note from the big company playbooks and consider ways to raise the “seed” money to nurture your sapling of a business…draw up a professional, well-researched business plan and present it to potential investors. (Be mindful of The US Securities and Exchange Commission regulations.) Find the people who believe in your vision for your company and want to be a part of it! Embrace your Personal Power with Life Coaching~ • How is your business conducive to raising money from outsiders? • What proven track record, for business success, can you present to potential investors to assure them that you are a serious businessperson? • Before your drag other people on board, how willing are you to personally “go down with the ship” if you fail? • How much of your

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Toxic Family Members-When to Cut Ties; Things That Will Get You Fired; Best Job Search Advice Ever!

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/5.24.14/5.24.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: These Things Can Get You Fired @ 0:00 Make Your Dream Job Happen @ 5:38 Ex-Military Man Gives Best Job Search Advice Ever! @ 21:51 What Not To Do When Lose Job @ 43:10 Toxic People Who Divide Families @ 44:59 Exploring Why Fired Multiple Times @ 50:16 Brothers Fighting Over Mothers Funeral @ 1:07:56 Cut Ties With Toxic Family Members @ 1:27:15 Brought to you by: Hospice of Salina Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Family as Business Partners?

Family as Business Partners?

My son wants to bring his Dad and me out of retirement to help start a business. We could make a good team, as we’re all good at different things, but this is a big step. I’m concerned about making a go of it but I’m more concerned about this not stressing our family. My husband and I feel this could be a long-term investment in our retirement. That is, of course, if we can make a profit with the business. The other thing we can help our son with is getting a loan to get started since he probably couldn’t get one on his own. There are lots of things to consider before taking this step. Any advice? Of course I have advice, but maybe I should speak more honestly and say that I have an opinion on how to proceed…that way you can’t hold me accountable if things don’t go as planned! But, seriously, there are a number of pitfalls in general with family members going in to business together. And if you want to get a general idea of what they might be, watch a few episodes of Pawn Stars on the History Channel. Not an episode of reality TV goes by on Pawn Stars that Rick, his father-“Old Man”, and son-“Big Hoss”, don’t get in to it over some seemingly trivial business dealings. It seems rather trivial to us couch potato viewers, but it can get really testy at times! Plenty of bleeped out curse words! I know what they say that all of reality TV is scripted, but I don’t think for a second that these guys aren’t getting in to it for real! Such are the dynamics of a family run business. IF you decide to dive in to this family partnership here are

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