Wichita Falls, TX
I have an employee with a habitual
cough. I told her to go to the doctor and find out why.
She has used every hour of sick time earned since she has been
here. She has been diagnosed with bronchitis and a sinus
infection in the past. I am a small office ands no one wants
what she has. It is very hard on the other employees when one is
I really do not know how she
concentrates coughing like she does. I do think it affects her
She tells me it is sinus problems. Please
- Debbie in Kentucky
Check with your attorney
for the legal side of your issue.
management side is that it's common for employers to require
employees to see a doctor for an examination that is job related
and consistent with a business necessity.
A qualified doctor's medical diagnosis protects both employee
and employer if there is a health issue that may be contagious,
require accommodation under the ADA, or disqualify someone
altogether from performing a certain job function.
- Glenn in Nashville, TN
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A friend of mine, who
I’ll call “Steve”, just landed a $175,000 contract for 10
speeches with a large company.
I was happy for him
because I know he darn well earned it.
But I also know
that it takes the average American household over four years to
make that much, and some people will resent him for it. And
they’ll resent me for writing about it.
I feel sad for
Because they’re not happy with where they
are in their lives, they can’t be happy for people who are.
Instead, they feel the highly destructive emotions of envy or
jealousy, and often distrust high achievers who
want to help them.
What they don’t know about Steve is
that not only is he one of the hardest working people you could
ever meet, he’s also one of the most generous. His motto is
“Hire the best people and then overpay them”.
the brutal truth that can give your children the leg up in life
that you never had.
What was YOUR first thought when you read about Steve
making $175k for two weeks’ work?
If it was along the
lines of “Good for him! Tell me how he did it”, you are to be
commended. Success leaves traces like a trail of bread crumbs.
Smart people pick up the trail any time they can, and learn from
But if your first thought was negative - like
suspicion, criticism, distrust, cynicism, envy, jealousy,
resentfulness, or anything else - you’re sabotaging your future
by distancing yourself further from the very people you should
be getting closer to.
Even worse, you’re sabotaging your
children’s future by setting an example they’ll follow.
You can’t always control your circumstances, but you can control
How you think about those who are where
you’d like to be greatly affects your chances of getting there.
To Your Success,
If you’d like to better equip your
kids or grandkids for financial success, pay them $100 to read
and give you a book report on “Rich Dad, Poor Dad -
What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money that the Poor and
Middle Class Do Not” by Robert Kiyosaki.
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