Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
about 3 years ago
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Let's do better, be better, and hear the rallying cry from VA...

I am guessing Jobcasers all are as sickened by the violence in Virginia this weekend as my family has been. My heart goes out to the victims, while my head is stuck pondering what more I might do to try and address the places where ignorance and hate still ferment & cause so much pain in our country. The mother of Heather Heyer (the caring young lady who was struck and killed while protesting against the white supremacists) amazingly seems to have it figured out already. She stated: "I want (Heather's) death to be a rallying cry for justice and equality and fairness and compassion."

So I will hope and trust that the officials in VA and DC prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law. And I will turn my attention to how I might be even more proactive in sewing seeds of hope, light and love to stomp out ignorance and hate.

In considering this, I do want to thank this Jobcase community. We who work on building Jobcase are so humbled and grateful that this community doesn't let color or age or religion or gender or orientation bias them when helping one another with advice, support, connections or leads. We are simply a community of people helping one another find success, meaning and happiness in our worklife; a community of people who know that though it is difficult to achieve in 2017 - its a lot easier with help from a big caring community. We don't see differences, we see similarities. I truly find it inspiring. Disagreements with respect. Help without bias. Inspiring.

Our workplaces, for most of us, are the most integrated places we spend our lives - in every dimension: race, religion, age, income, etc. So at the least, let's all try to be cognizant of being a bit kinder this week to all we meet. There is so much more light in the world than dark. While we all figure out how to address the ignorance that still remains in pockets of our culture, lets start by magnifying the compassion that can be all around us.

Last note - I am still figuring this out. I welcome positive constructive thoughts about how each individual one of us might make a positive difference this week. Whadayathink?

#love #compassion #fairness #equality #justice

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Renee Viens
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I think trying to reach out to people that you don't know very well, (in the workplace or somewhere else) and trying to find commonality is always so interesting. The world is vast, however, there are so many things and human experiences that tie us together. Why not try to connect with someone new and start at conversation? I have often braved my fears to discover other amazing people with whom I may never have connected otherwise. Every day we are presented with opportunities to grow beyond our world--take a chance, step to the edge, and lead with your heart. You never know what you might find.

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Marijoy Bertolini
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There is so much opportunity in the world - if someone else is successful, that doesn't mean something was taken away from you; you were just meant to succeed elsewhere. The way Jobcasers support each other is an example of how positive, strong communities can work for everyone. Keep up the good work and fight the good fight, Jobcasers!

#inspiration #fairness

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Duane Morin
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This weekend my son (11) and I were at the drive through of some fast food restaurant and he said, "We should do that thing you told me about where we pay for the people behind us, too." In this particular instance there was no one in line behind us, but the thought was nice. "That's called Pay It Forward," I told him, "if you want to put a name to it. Some people call it Today Me, Tomorrow You."

"But," he considered, "What if you pay for the next person's food, and then they get up to their turn and they say oh awesome, and just leave? Then it doesn't work."

"You can't help what other people do," I told him. "You can only decide for yourself what you're going to do. Go into every new situation thinking how you can help somebody else, not yourself. Because there's other people out there that you'll meet in life that are practicing the same thing, and they'll be looking to help you. And then you both win. It doesn't always work, but life's not full of many guarantees. You just have to believe that it's working, and that it's safe for you to be looking out for other people because other people are looking out for you."

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Alexia Johia
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"While we all figure out how to address the ignorance that still remains in pockets of our culture, lets start by magnifying the compassion that can be all around us."

I take issue with this.

There is no need to "figure out how to address" this. We know what's wrong. Now it's time for people to actually do something about it. As Kamala Harris said: “It’s not hard to spot the wrong side here. They’re the ones with the torches and the swastikas.”

Also - it's laughable that you say that workplaces are the most integrated places that we spend our lives. I know for me personally, I'm surrounded by ONLY white men in my workplace - making it the LEAST integrated place that I spend time at. Looking at the Jobcase team page... I would say the same.

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Michelle Keller
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Smile at every person you walk past. "Good morning" "good afternoon" "good evening". Hold a door open for the person in front or behind you

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