Representing the Underrepresented

Posted Posted in DefiantLife, OriginalPIC

  Diversity | Diverse These words have lost their gravitas. Watered down and plastered on flyers, corporate websites, and as buzzwords on job descriptions, resumes and cover letters. The original meaning of diversity held hope that people who lacked diversity would start accepting people who are diverse in their companies, communities, and economics endeavors. However, […]

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Entitlement – It’s Your Fault

Posted Posted in DefiantWork

“Hey, that’s not fair!” God, I cringe when I hear that, and I have heard it quite often. Someone got to eat at his desk when someone else was prohibited from doing so. A group was complaining about the annual pay increases getting reduced because business was down. A team was pissed the incentive offered […]

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A Miserable 4th of July

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When I was a kid, the 4thof July was the focal point of the summer. My uncle would take us to buy fireworks, although they were illegal within the city limits. It didn’t stop us or any of our neighbors. We would barbeque any and everything on the grill – as southerners we used charcoal […]

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Bigots – They’re Closer Than You Think

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I have, for years, taught discrimination and harassment prevention courses for employers large and small. And I have, for just as many years, spoke my mind to participants in these courses who laugh and joke about the content. “If you think this is funny, you’re part of the problem” has been the message time and […]

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Pleasantly Plump in HR

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Often wonder what goes through someone’s mind when meeting another business professional for the first time? Some might not while others may wonder about their own appearance, is there a stain on their shirt or food in their teeth. When you’re considered a plus sized individual, do you wonder if your attire fits you just […]

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