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  1. ProducerIra Friedman

    Ira Friedman

    Is That the Job You Want?
    Is That the Job You Want? It is amazing the diversity of jobs we have had and will perform. Some of us strive for that position always. Others wind up there by happenstance. For some, it is because they don’t have alternatives.Even as a high school kid, I took some jobs...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Jam packed with employee stories from many angles, and what really strikes me is the honor you still have for your beloved father. He had core values, I suspect he was a man of God, and he followed the Code of Honor. I never waitressed, but my first formal job (aside from picking garlic in Gilroy, California with the migrant farm workers) was at McDonalds. Much like a university education, I learned principles that I later applied to the Los Angeles County Jail Ward for the 'fresh' arrested and 'scraped off the streets." You have all the key points here. The only other point I would like to gently add is that one needs to pick up the 'culture' of the environment. If the patients in the Jail Ward could hold me hostage and cause a full-blown 'lockdown' of that 15 cm steel door, hey, I need to shoe them who is boss. At first, I thought the LAPD were rather brutal at clobbering a convict to the floor, but I quickly learned that the same person I was feeling empathy for knew he was HIV Positive and was on PCP (elephant tranquilizer) and wanted to bite off our hands. So your story on the hand-that-almost-got-amputated, it resonates. Gave me flashbacks for a moment there. Fantastic writing - You Should Write a Book!
    Selim Yeniçeri
    06/07/2016 #10 Selim Yeniçeri
    I loved this article!

    Read this, people! You will "love" it!
    Selim Yeniçeri
    06/07/2016 #9 Selim Yeniçeri
    I loved this article!
    Jason Attar
    05/07/2016 #8 Jason Attar
    Well said on lessons learned!
    And Management, please remember that your staff is a reflection of your abilities. Like a sport(s) team, the players maybe in perfect shape and the best of the best however if the coach provides a poor playbook and expects his players to compensate for his/ her incompetence... ...well we all know the outcome.
    Ira Friedman
    05/07/2016 #7 Ira Friedman
    Vincent, Thank you. Ira
    Vincent Andrew
    01/07/2016 #6 Vincent Andrew
    "Don't look down on manual labourers." This is definitely true. In my experience they are your good plumbers, electricians, car mechanics and the like. Great article @Ira Friedman!
    mohammed khalaf
    01/07/2016 #5 mohammed khalaf
    sent you following#4
    Ira Friedman
    30/06/2016 #4 Ira Friedman
    #1 - Mohamed - You are welcome.
    Ira Friedman
    30/06/2016 #3 Ira Friedman
    #2 - Mohammed - Good advice.
    mohammed khalaf
    22/06/2016 #2 mohammed khalaf
    If you show that you like the way the company works, your boss and your boss's bosses will be happier to make you an important part of it. Also, get to know your co workers. If you seek to understand your co workers, you may avoid potential disagreements.
    Mohamed Amroussi
    22/06/2016 #1 Mohamed Amroussi
    Nice motivational article , thank you Ira Friedman
  2. ProducerSelim Yeniçeri

    Selim Yeniçeri

    God Was Always There! (A Real Story of Zen, Rock, and The Peace Within)
    God Was Always There! (A Real Story of Zen, Rock, and The Peace Within)A kid, who was involved with various kinds of art since his 3, who found himself in front of a microphone as a dubbing and radio actor at national government radio and television establishment at his 8, who had a taste of stage dust at his...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 #8 I also love the fact that Spiderman was so humble, so honorable.
    Max Carter
    05/07/2016 #8 Max Carter
    #6 Spiderman was always my favorite for the same reason. It's when you realize the power of our every word that you get comfy with being silent at times and others afraid of the power of your own voice.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    05/07/2016 #6 Selim Yeniçeri
    #5 I agree. So this reminds me (once again) the philosophy of Spiderman: "With great power comes great responsibility." And when you wield music and art, you have an extremely huge power on souls, so we artists always have to be careful with what we convey, what do you think?
    Max Carter
    05/07/2016 #5 Max Carter
    #4 I always say that the music that pours from the soul through the intruments marries the singers soul filled voice in a worship that is an offering to all that is and and those who would connect with it.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    05/07/2016 #4 Selim Yeniçeri
    #3 And isn't it interesting that there's always music where we find God, Max?
    Max Carter
    05/07/2016 #3 Max Carter
    I always say that God is the ultimate stalker, never goes anywhere. I think of the Police song Every Breath You Take I'll Be watching you.

    Then I remember there have been two bands who have both belted outed out that God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to you and it's why this Shaman uses it and is more likely to quote lyrics or movies than any book.

    I loved this piece.

    " I always complained of being alone throughout my entire life; after that night, I realized that I was never alone in fact…

    God was always there, right next to me!..."

    Different experiences, similar roads.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    05/07/2016 #2 Selim Yeniçeri
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