Sunday, September 09, 2007

The first step is admitting that you have a problem!

Time for the Guerrilla to take a lesson as well as passing it along. Work is to workaholism as a beer is to alcoholism. It can be hard to tell when you have crossed the line between a healthy work-life balance and working just too damn much.

Oddly enough, this family-wrecking, hair greying, blood pressure raising addiction is actually referred to in some cultures as an honorable addiction! There is nothing honorable about working yourself to collapse. There's a great quote from Confucius to help reorient you on this point: To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.

Your mission -
Take this quiz and be honest with yourself. If you fail you really need to take a long hard look at yourself and figure out where your priorities really lie.

Monday, September 03, 2007

The truth will set you free, if you can get past the campaigns

Ok, chalk this one up in the category of "they have GOT to be kidding, right?"

The ongoing Union vs Non-Union battle is fun to watch, but THIS video was posted as part of a Union campaign to defeat a move in the Indianapolis legislature to allow employees to chose whether they want to support a union or not.... It's basically an argument with no reasonable defense, but the Unions and their "spokespeople" (read lobbyists) chose to strike as many nerves as they could to distract from the real question.

Take a look at this little gem - it's a great example of how a special interest can distract you from the truth to keep get you to vote for their plan, no matter what the facts may say.

Now if you are done crying for poor little Maggie, let's consider the facts the Unions left out... yep, Maggie's got a fair chance of making less than her peers in non-right to work states, but those states have cost of living factors WAY higher than Indiana. They also left out the bit about Right To Work States having much higher job growth, higher median incomes and let's not forget the ever popular right not to pay dues to a union that is funneling your dues to political campaigns without your consent!

I'm not out to bash Unions here, but I just HAD to call them out on this blatant line of B.S.


No matter the topic of debate, get beyond the hype and drama to get to the facts and make your decision based on the facts alone!