Improving the Boss Part 3 by David Ravenwood 8/3/2014 10:50:46 AM Ever had a boss who twists the facts as it suits? Not much fun. Going to work each day under those conditions means never knowing what the boss is going to figuratively throw at you next. I once worked for a lady who twisted the facts back and forth ... more
Improving the Boss Part 2 by David Ravenwood 7/29/2014 2:11:04 PM Too many bosses don't know how to criticize. One of the worst things they can do in this age of instant communications is to hide behind their computers. I once worked with a manager who thought I was resistant to change to the point of being obstina... more
Improving the Boss by David Ravenwood 7/20/2014 11:49:38 AM This is the first of a weekly installment about getting our bosses to do a better job. If you are a boss, please read this with an open mind. Don't think you automatically know better. This article addresses that attitude that hurts you everyday.
Gyped out of part of Retirement by David Ravenwood 7/5/2014 11:15:17 AM It doesn't make sense that public school teachers who worked in the private sector long enough to earn social security benefits don't receive all of their pay. There is a silly law that operates on the premise that a teacher gets retirement pay from ... more
People Who Invite Burglers by David Ravenwood 6/21/2014 3:40:54 PM It's amazing how many people leave their home unguarded. While walking in my neigborhood, I routinely see garage doors left open while the people are there. They even do this at night, with no outdoor lighting. I wouldn't be surprised if the garage w... more
Instant Communications can Ruin your Life by David Ravenwood 6/8/2014 1:16:33 PM A 42-year-old teacher gets hit by a dad with a baseball bat after he had sent the daughter some inappropriate texts. It isn't just kids who use bad judgement while texting or posting on the Internet. Back in the old days before smart phones with came... more