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STAFF CONFLICT AND WORKPLACE INCIVILITY

Consider these telling statistics from a handful of recent studies and surveys:
(My comments are in italics)

Managers said they spend, on average, 18 percent of the time dealing with staff conflict.
(Isn't that part of their job description? MANAGING STAFF?)

Forty-three percent of employees said they've experienced incivility at work, according to the "Civility in America 2011" poll conducted by Weber Shandwick. A Baylor University study found office incivility not only stresses people out during their working hours but also serves as a significant source of strain and strife at home. Now more than ever, it's critical to find ways to effectively deal with stress and conflict at work. Following are some tips: Take rudeness for what it's worth.
Being on the receiving end of an unnecessarily sharp barb or inconsiderate brush-off can ruin your day. Why let it? Constructive criticism merits reflection; rudeness does not. So, don't overthink the situa…

OMG ... THE PREZ CAN SING!

His smile has always knocked me out and now that voice!! I'm melting ... OMG, I AM SO IN LOVE WITH HIM!!!!

LINDA LOU .... LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS!

Well, I finally, finally got the chance to meet Linda Lou of Linda Lou Live From Las Vegasfame. Stand up comic, writer extraordinaire and author of "Bastard Husband, A Love Story" (don't you love that title) and just like she told me, she IS MUCH BETTER LOOKING IN PERSON! In the land of bloggers you often get to meet some pretty amazing people and Linda is one such person. We were originally going to meet a few months ago in Las Vegas but a medical emergency came up and I was unable to make it and I was soooooo disappointed because we've become friends on our blogs and I so wanted to meet her in person. Well, I was not disappointed. You know how you click right away with someone? I just loved her right off the bat. She is funny and smart, and FUNNY and a real GIRL'S girl. We sat at the bar and immediately started yapping like we'd known each other forever. We talked husbands, families, work, the whole gamut. And I love the fact that she's an impati…

OK, I'M REALLY PISSED OFF!

Viggo did not get nominated for an Academy Award!!! What's wrong with those people!!

I'm really upset. Seriously.

TIME FOR A RANT

As you may know from having read my Golden Globes Best and Worst ... I hate Madonna (p.s. her gown looked like a computer chip). She's been doing a lot of press lately because she has a movie coming out which she apparently wrote and directed called "W.E." and is about the romance between Edward VIII, the man who would be King of England who gave up the throne for his lady love, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. In 1937 it was BIG NEWS and ROCKED THE WORLD. Sort of like if Madonna married Prince William.

Anyway, Madge was being interviewed by Cynthia McFadden on 20/20 the other night and Cynthia told her Highness that all their viewers were dying to know ... what did Madonna think of Lady Gaga?Madonna raised her eyebrow ... took a dainty little sip from her dainty little teacup and in that lovely, quasi-British accent said "I find her reductive", and then, realizing that all us little people out here in t.v. land don't understand big word…

FACEBOOK, FRIENDS, LIFE ...

I was on a friend's Facebook page today wherein she was lamenting the fact that she is middle aged and has not accomplished anything in her life that is noteworthy. I understand. And though I did remind her of her very many accomplishments, one being that she raised 5, yes FIVE, children, which if it were up to me there would be a yearly award show complete with T.V. coverage of red carpet arrivals, $5,000 gowns and statuettes to honor all hardworking NORMAL, REGULAR gals who do not get a rouse of applause every time they step off the elevator and arrive at work. She has my empathy, my admiration, and my respect. I think most people feel the pangs of what ifs upon reaching midlife. When we are young we all want to do something noteworthy and important. We want recognition, respect, money, position, status, honor, praise, importance. Some of us get it in spades, some not so much. Most of us will live lives that are just ordinary. Most of us will not grow up to do great thi…

GOLDEN GLOBES BEST AND WORST 2012

OK. So right off the bat I was pissed. Viggo did not win for Best Supporting Actor. They gave it to that old prune Christopher Plummer. Yeah, he's a great actor and all but let's call it like it is, he's a Brit and he's old so they gave him Viggo's award and I don't like it. So there.

And Viggo, my love, a tux with a navy blue and red striped tie??? YOU NEED ME. SERIOUSLY.



You know, I love Meryl Streep as much as the next person but does she have to win EVERYTHING?! How many frickin awards does she have already jeez. Give someone else a chance. When I was in high school the same girl got nominated every single year for homecoming princess so why the hell nominate anyone else? And not because she won for the bazillionth time but because I have too:

Grade: F- She looks like a cowgirl ... all that's missing is the hat and the cowboy boots.


Georgeous George Clooney and his new lady. Sweet. I hope she's saving her money and eyes a nice prop…

VIGGO ... ETHER ... GOLDEN GLOBES

We're connected. I dream, jeep, riding, Malibu. He wants me. I remember Danny ... in my dream ... shit.

That day he gets nominated for a Golden Globe. Thank you Viggo.

IT'S AWARD SEASON!!

The Golden Globes will air this weekend, Sunday, January 15 and I will be doing my yearly BEST and WORST comments and pics. Don't forget that my boyfriend has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his BRILLIANT performance as Sigmund Freud in David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method."

This is the list of nominees in his category:

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

KENNETH BRANAGH
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

ALBERT BROOKS
DRIVE

JONAH HILL
MONEYBALL

*VIGGO MORTENSEN
A DANGEROUS METHOD

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
BEGINNERS

Just think ... he and I will be in the same state, county and city AT THE SAME TIME. *SIGH*

SO ... let's send Viggo all our most positive energies into the ether for a well deserved win!!!!



VIGGO! VIGGO! VIGGO! YAY!








OMG ... MITT ROMNEY IS AN ANCHOR BABY!!!

Did you all know that Mitt's father was born in Chihuahua, Mexico!?!?!? Just think, Mitt's relatives singing "Volver Volver". Check out the article below:

Mitt Romney's 'Mexican roots': 4 talking points The all-American GOP candidate has plenty of relatives — and history — south of the borderposted on July 26, 2011, at 10:50 AM Mitt Romney has familial history in Mexico that at one point threatened his father's 1968 run for president. Photo: John Moore/Getty ImagesSEE ALL 48 PHOTOS Best Opinion: Washington PostFormer Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is well known for his carefully crafted all-American image. But the frontrunner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination has a more complicated family history, says Nick Miroff in The Washington Post, with deep and enduring roots south of the border. Here, four little-known details about Romney's "Mexican roots"…

IOWA ... these freakin' people

Are you calling Mitt Romney a liar?

Newt: "YES." (Mitt's a liar? I'd like to speak to your previous wives Mr. Gingrich).

Bachmann has decided "to stand aside" ...
THANK GOD. Now, why don't you go and adopt some kids or something.




"I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money."

Gotta love him ... bless his pointed head.

I spent my whole life in the private sector, 25 years in the private sector. I understand that when government takes more money out of the hands of people, it makes it more difficult for them to buy things. If they can't buy things, the economy doesn't grow. If the economy doesn't grow, we don't put Americans to work.

-- Mitt Romney

Awww, yeah.

-- Debbie

Stupid Republicans ... they're hopeless.