Resigned to the Great Resignation?

We’ve all been reading about the “Great Resignation” for the past few months now, and likely there are as many opinions about the situation as there are people who either work or who employ others. Having heard horror stories about organizations’ bad behavior during (and before) the pandemic, we seem to be more sympathetic to the mistreated employees, who are reacting to treatment ranging from benign neglect to illegal practices. Not every employer is a “greedy,” abusive harridan or lech, taking advantage of unsuspecting and naïve employees. Some of us employers hold our positions in honor and responsibility, going above…

Don’t Like it? Make a Change. Everyone Else Is.

Not every workday is sunshine and unicorns. On the contrary, work isn’t meant to be like recess; they do call it WORK for a reason. However, that doesn’t mean you should not experience strong positive feelings at your job. Are you challenged? Do you have the right tools you need to do a good job? Are your coworkers respectful, competent, hardworking? Do you find the work meaningful and enjoyable? Are you compensated fairly? Is there enough time to recharge when you’re feeling frazzled (it happens to everyone)? Do you feel valued and appreciated by ownership/managers? Are problems at work resolved…

Waiting for the World to Change

The evening after I had to board up the windows of my printing company on North Charles Street in downtown Baltimore City because of the potential for some protesters to chuck bricks through my twelve plate glass windows, I watched Martin Scorsese’s seminal movie, Raging Bull. While most viewers in its 40-year history apparently found the picture plaudit-worthy, I was in the minority, not enjoying it at all (other than seeing DeNiro pack on 65 pounds!). It was disturbing and sad and infuriating. Why didn’t LaMotta’s two put-upon wives leave him, or leave him earlier, once they discovered he was…