Monday, December 18, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The following is a post I wrote on Facebook when I wanted to share the comments I saw online under job site INDEED ...... Maybe INDEED has hired someone to cross the pavement from that other G-spot on Facebook where employees, clients, interviewees can voice their opinion, anonymously or aligned by a brand.
A very public scathing review of companies and apparently organizations that hire others, is becoming a central voice of opinion. CEOs tremor at the power of opinion if one of the opinionator's were approached by a mainstream media or create a video for community support and advancement in ethics.
Our opinions are starting to matter a lot more. Our opinions are our voice. There is nobody else like you thus it is impossible for anyone to think, act, voice .... unless we have the acclaim: "My opinions are my own ...." Does that really protect us (must find out).
I wrote this a few days ago on Facebook with the intent to repost it her on my meanderingsABOUT blog. I chose Facebook to see it first because that audience is continuously showing and demonstrating their loyalty and support. Now secondly, it is here on meanderings because this is where a 56 year old woman who is fighting her 50s while trying to be a fashionista fashion voice and social media personality for women 50 and over .... a growing following who like the vibe I transmit and bump into me in other social sites .....
Google's blogspot blog allows me to see stats every single day, subtract my own clicks to keep authenticity, and it has allowed me to grow an understanding of the following I catch vibes with. Presumably you would think the two ME-generations (Baby Boomers and Millennials) ....
The greatest support for my Blog comes from my Facebook followers so thank YOU!! However, honorable mention has to be to the WordPress crew who actively engages with YUPPYdom (my blog there).
Perhaps I am scattered around the various blogs but I'm not worried. Why? Because I read seven years ago (2010) that content was going to be king in the new generation of opportunities. Perhaps an honorable follow to comfort which was the retail king launched and mastered by Steve obs' APPLE was devoted to comfort and ease for customers (with a critical eye on aesthetics to match the quality and value it was going to be branded as).
Maybe all these scattered blogs identify with a specific audience by looking at the numbers and the hashtags that they're likely to react (aka click under), I observed a pattern evolving. If I paid attention to the numbers under an article segment came from a particular strong regional audience from abroad, then I would cater the conversation in that direction. For example, I blip on my blogging was actually on travel under optioneerJM. Conjuring the dream to travel and discovery on new lands, unique people, honorable cultures and all-round good people. I would have to thank Mazatlan, Mexico for that. I have a blog in the works: I'm now creating my own art for my posts (an advocate for artists who should be compensated for their work) I started to dabble with painting and then uncork this need to come up with the graphics as I gurgle the ideas in my mind -- big multi-tasking to be sure!!
I will write about these matters. I have a blogging fever! Being away for most of November, with a major delay in getting into the Christmas spirit (something my youngest daughter told me was one of her fondest memories: how I went all out decorating and festivities surrounding Christmas. I remember saying: "I guess I figured out what must go up, must come down.... there was nobody around to help pack it away or help put it up".
The following was posted on Facebook yesterday:
An example of the power of statement made online ........ reviews galore! There's no fire to put out. It appears as though it were lit a long, long time ago. I've watched with fascination [wanting to understand the history and learn the culture] and dismay [ Canada's shameful treatment of so many honorable people, of Canada, at the hands of the residential schools.
There's a difference, I see. Not so long ago, Many non-indigenous folks, like myself, only saw what we saw closest to our homes, mode of transportation, path, event, city or town street or avenue: sprawled, sleeping or drunken indian man or woman underneath a tree, in the transit station, the stench of vomit mingled with body odor that would indicate bathing and hygiene have been ignored. Sometimes approaching one trying to get from point A to point B, staggering forward with barely audible slurred words requesting a donation towards their next meal, which would also appear to have been neglected or compromised regularity or shelter to have them, a soup kitchen, even kind words.
I admit to be one of the Canadians guilty of ignoring this great people. Hidden behind my own limited self-perceptions based on a VERY small percentage of a proud community and our country's founders. In so many ways, we have done them dis-justice very likely with shame, no differently one would with a son or uncle or mother struggling with addition.
Then, to make matters worse. We allowed the traditional media to influence those perceptions: NOT stories of courage, overcoming great obstacles, the struggle to keep a culture alive as its youth flock to the city, often recycling the affliction of their adult influences: I wonder how many of the youth of indigenous origin escaping the need to commit suicide, towards severe conditions of negative bias, fall to more dangerous additions like heroine or Fentanyl ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fentanyl
A crowd across the universe is possessed by the cloud, data extrapolation of information from people everywhere to create algorithms :: who knows what Artificial Intelligence AI will tell, what stories will unfold.
If we think that racism and bias is alive and thriving in a pathetic world of people just trying to keep living, without struggle, starvation, addictions, health inflictions .... can you imagine what will happen when some computer generates an algorithm that dictates by stating the pure numbers that this is the preferred response rate, what will happen then?
We've already become a toss away society and we cannot blame our offspring, the Millennials, shoulder the cause alone. Because where did they learn that from, the offspring of the war era babies who learned to make one dollar stretch into five [ reference to my meanderingsABOUT.blogspot where I captured a conversation quip from my 82 year old mother, how she wore underwear made from potatoe sacks until her mother figured out that flour sacks made much finer cloth -- of Ukrainian heritage, can you say perogies without yum?
I rambled on a little too long. I will continue to blog and want to thank you for your support for a long time!! I am initially writing this on Facebook on my OptioneerJM page because my greatest readership falls like stars in the sky from Facebook.
I've started to expel the knowledge I learned about 30 years ago on numbers. I had the best example and will also write about that more.
"Tough nut to crack": There are great people, some amazing employees to work with. Everyone is overworked and underpaid, however. The political climate is intense, and the direction is scattered and usually unrealistic. Don't expect a long term position, but if you can handle…
Thursday, November 9, 2017
|CREDIT: Graeme MacKay|
The following is a response from a question I was asked to answer on Quora:
I’m sorry that you had to even ask the question: it bespoke a fear. Never good in any situation.
If Canada were allowed to deport a Canadian citizen, I think many Canadians would come up with someone they’d like to deport: Justin Beiber high on many lists.
Your husband wants to be heard. So you listen.
If you get a chance, perhaps ask him what country he is comparing Canada to?
People lose their jobs all over the world. I assure you, it is not a regional specialty. In my city, we’re dependent upon oil, and that’s the risk we take if we’re employed in that industry that likes to dip and peak at various times.
Perhaps your husband doesn’t like his career choice? Maybe it’s time to go back to school and do what he really wants to do or always wanted to learn.
I’m not sure whether even other Provinces in Canada have them, but in Alberta, the provincial government does have means to support those wanting to change careers.
Perhaps you live in the city where housing or rent is much more expensive than in the rural areas.
It’s only a hunch, but with the fast pace of Amazon expansion, he could get in the food or agricultural business. With the world’s population continuously expanding and borders bulging, food is something that will always be in demand. Restaurants tend to be risky and finance averse (lenders are wary).
Finally, take your husband to a Remembrance Day service on November 11th - it is a time we honor those who have fought on our behalf and the world to be a better place for Canadians. It is a Saturday. No excuses.
I’d almost guarantee that he’ll feel more proud of being a Canadian and appreciate a coffee at Tim Horton’s afterwards to ask him what he’d rather do or where he’d rather be.
Is the cookie crumbling?
I don't know which is worse:
- Harvey Weinstein
- Charlie Sheen
- Donald Trump's disrespect for the office of the President
What would you choose?
They're all horrible [ ref tweet as @optioneerJM ].
Here starts the debate that will fuel a media frenzy churning around like the fiercest tornado or hurricane: this one being online in social media.
Pull up your socks, flex your fingers, because there is no way there is any winner among the candidates.
My disclaimer: I am a 56 year old gregarious mother of 4 children, 3 girls and a boy, ages 23 to 28. When I add in my son-in-law, we have 3 boys a male dog = 4 compared to 4 gals. We have to all agree on topics and set boundaries because as they grow older, they are more aware of what is going on around their world, not just in their immediate sphere.
My additional disclaimer: I am Canadian. 3rd generation from both sides with both sets of parents married for over 50 years before the couple disintegrated by loss of one partner. White, middle class, educated. I spent 5 years living abroad in Europe while my father served in the Canadian Military. My eyes were opened wide from a visit to a concentration camp, far more compelling than any museum, art gallery, church or castle [which all individually carry a lot of clout].
The biggest problem I have with is Trump as President and the scandals rocking Hollywood first with Harvey Weinstein, and now Charlie Sheen. Trump may be thinking he's looking like a choir boy or Harvey may justify that at least the women were adults.
The only metaphor or image that keeps spinning in my mind, are depicting the media as Piranhas attacking their subject [certainly in this case not a victim, good gracious!]