Awaken

Steps forward
Are the only to take,
Whether at the beginning
Or at golden gates…
Steps going back
Are tainted with remorse,
Foolish actions
Love lost in the course…
Yes there is bad
Even when there is great,
Become the compass
Instead of the hate…
Don’t speak with BUT
Or argue a lie,
Don’t lay down your strength
Wasting your Try…
For in the mirror
And inside your ears,
Stands who you are
Don’t be cavalier…
For it starts with You,
Your actions taken-
It starts with now,
Let your spirit awaken.

Sacrifice

For tonight
Dancing upon the grave
Teach the life
And sacrifice I gave.
The living may not know
As We lay dying
The clarity now
Blocked by their crying.
Oh the rage
As seeds are laid
Never mind the need
Or price I paid.
And You will know
Too little too late
Just like us
This is your fate.

Tequila Sunset

Loneliness

Rocks and shame

Liquid gold

An angel’s game…

No earth to shatter

Or glass to score

No back to the beginning

Or the moment before…

Just a repeat

Of a moment like this

Salt for looks

Before shimmering bliss.

Posted in Poetry

Open Door

No more excuses
Or I love you-s
Just reason
Or understanding…
While spinning
Or losing control
Just as life
Takes a toll…
To have learned
Or accepted before
Just like the rabbit
Or tortoise scores…
And the debate
Where no one wins
Just like the poor
And having twins…
But we make it
Or limp along
Pretend to know
Or what is strong…
And we face
Like we did before
For experience
And nothing more…
We are us
Not we or I
And there is tomorrow
As sure as the sky…
Where we will be
All is a guess
Nothing simple
Or even less…
Yes to it all
Or maybe more
You have the moment
Open the door

Posted in Poetry

Standing Still

Standing Still by JusTee

Round and round
Around to go
Looking for straight
Or what to show
The wave is high
As showers weep
Lost in the dust
Logic sleeps
When moves could be made
The world stood still
All in the hopes
Alone the heart would heal.
Beyond the circle
And what was done
Opportunity lost
Within the run.

Posted in Article, Uncategorized

What are you paying for?

 

time-and-moneyThere is a question both company and employee need to start asking before hiring and or accepting a job. The answer to the question, What are you paying me/them for, will help both company and employee find the right fit. Have you ever been told that you didn’t work a full 8 hours yesterday? Was it followed by “you didn’t get your job done”? More times than not — I am willing to bet it was one or the other — especially in office situations. Have you ever had or seen an employee not get their job done because their shift ended and therefore they didn’t complete something? Did it cause problems? I have a point here…

Situation # 1: Have you ever been told that you didn’t work a full 8 hours yesterday? Was it followed by “you didn’t get your job done”?
If you or your employee didn’t work a full 8 hours, BUT the job was done, and there is complaining anyway — you are doing it wrong! Don’t hire employees to do a job and then complain that they didn’t take a full 8 hours to do the job. You are asking them to work in a less efficient manner. How do you set goals that way? Are you paying for the job to get done, or hours of their time? They are not the same. There is a difference!

Situation #2: Have you ever had or seen an employee not get their job done because their shift ended and therefore they didn’t complete something? Did it cause problems?
If you pay an employee by the hour, and not to get the job done before he or she leaves, then you risk the job not getting done. Employees are more likely to waste time during their working hours by not working if they are only paid, complimented and appreciated by the hour. “I stayed in your building for 8 hours. I spent 8 hours not doing what I would have been doing if I wasn’t here.” This is the mindset of many hourly employees. Now — A receptionist makes sense as an hourly employee because you need someone to answer the phones for the set hours needed. Customer facing positions, like the post office front desk, need hourly employees to greet and service the customers. BUT — if you paid the mailman by the hour, and not the route, and the route doesn’t get done in that time — Oh well! People will get their mail tomorrow! Would that work? No. So then they should not be paid hourly. I am not saying they are — I am just making a point.

So, whether you are a hiring company or job seeking employee, you need to answer the question before you offer or take an opportunity. You need that answer to know if you are being paid or paying fairly. Otherwise you have unrest and job dissatisfaction. The “this isn’t fair” attitude kills progress in the workplace every day on both sides of the ball. Fix it by answering the right questions first and then pay or be paid according to the right answer.