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Michael Carvalho
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***Please Be Aware of Scams!

If you see a post asking to put Car Wraps on your car this is what happens! The obtain your personal information and bank account.

Have you seen ads promising easy money if you shrink-wrap your car — with ads for brands like Monster Energy, Red Bull, or Pepsi? The “company” behind the ads says all you have to do is deposit a check, use part of it to pay a specified shrink-wrap vendor, and drive around like you normally would. But don’t jump onto the bandwagon. It’s only easy money for the scammer who placed the ads.

How you spot the “offer” You might see an ad on a job board or on social media. Or someone might send you a message — maybe because they saw your profile or resume on a job site.

How the scam works The message says you’ll make a couple hundred bucks. But when the “company” sends you a check, it’s for much more than that — a couple thousand dollars. They tell you to deposit the check, keep part of it as your share, and wire the rest to another company that will wrap your car.

Weeks after you wire the money, the check bounces and your bank tells you it was a fake. The money you kept as “your share” disappears, and the money you wired is long gone — no getting it back. On top of that, you’re on the hook for paying your bank back for the fake check. And, of course, no one’s wrapping your car.

How you can tell it’s a scam If you get a message urging you to deposit a check and wire money back, it’s a scam. Every time. No matter the story. And if this were a legitimate car wrap opportunity, wouldn’t the company directly pay the car-wrapping vendor, instead of asking you to do it?

Has this happened to you? File a complaint at ftc.gov/complaint — select Scams and Rip-offs, then Counterfeit Checks. Want to know more? Read our articles to learn how to spot variations on fake checks and money wiring scams.

The person who’s name is on the check signed up and she received this check and before she deposited it, she called me to tell me what they asked her to do. I told her it was a Scam! **This person gave me permission to share this picture. This is a picture of the check they send to her. They said the accounting department made an error. Then told her to go ahead and deposit it and take $600.00 to wrap the car and $100.00 bonus for being honest. *Scam! #workfromhome #interview #hiringevents #coronavirus #deliverydriver #healthcare #ridesharedriver #jobsearch #foodservices #application

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Michael Carvalho
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How are you doing during the Pandemic? What changes have you made to better protect yourself and Others? Take a minute to share how the Pandemic has changed your life? What are you doing to stay Positive?

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Michael Carvalho
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Good Evening Community!

Are you an Ex-Felon looking for work?

I found this list of companies who are willing to hire ex-felons and thought I would share it with the community. After reading a post on the community board I remembered receiving this list from one of our Leadership Networking Meetings.

This list of companies who are Felon Friendly

You will have to check out their hiring website, do the research and follow the application process like normal. ? Aamco ? Ace Hardware ? Allied Van Lines ? American Greetings ? Anderson Windows ? Apple Inc. ? Aramark ? AT&T ? Avon Products ? Baskin-Robbins ? Bed, Bath & Beyond ? Black & Decker ? Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association ? Braum’s Inc ? Bridgestone ? Buffalo Wild Wings ? Campbell’s Soup ? Canon ? Carl’s Jr ? Caterpillar Inc. ? CDW ? Chili’s

? Chipotle ? Cintas ? Community Education Centers ? ConAgra Foods ? Dairy Queen ? Delta Faucet ? Denny’s ? Dole Food Company ? Dollar Rent a Car ? Dollar Tree ? Dr. Pepper ? Dunlop Tires ? Dunkin’ Donuts ? DuPont ? Duracell ? Epson ? ERMCO, Inc. ? Family Dollar ? Firestone Complete Auto Care ? Pilot Flying J ? Fruit of the Loom ? Fujifilm ? General Electric ? General Mills ? Georgia-Pacific ? Goodwill ? Grainger ? Greyhound ? Hanes

? Hilton Hotels ? Home Depot ? IBM ? In-N-Out Burger ? Jack in the Box ? K-Mart ? Kelly Moore Paints ? KFC ? Kohl’s ? Kraft Foods ? Kroger ? LongHorn Steakhouse ? Lowe’s ? LSG Sky Chefs ? McDonald’s ? Men’s Wearhouse ? Metals USA ? Miller Brewing Company ? Motorola ? The New York Times ? Olive Garden ? PepsiCo ? Phillip Morris Inc. ? Pilgrim’s ? Red Lobster ? Red Robin ? Safeway ? Trader Joes ? Tyson Foods

? U-Haul ? US Steal Corporation ? Volunteers of America ? Walgreens ? Wendy’s ? Wyndham Hotels ? Salvation Army ? Sara Lee ? Sears ? Shell Oil ? Shoprite ? Sony ? Subway ? Toys “R” Us ? Xerox ? Albertsons ? Applebees ? Bahama Breeze ? Best Western ? Carrier Corporation ? Chick-fil-A ? Chrysler ? Dart Containers ? Deer Park Spring Water ? Eddie Vs Prime Seafood ? Embassy Suites ? Food Services of America ? Frito-Lay ? Genentech

? Golden Corral ? Great Clips ? HH Gregg ? IHOP ? Ikea ? J.B. Hunt Transport ? Jiffy Lube ? Jimmy Johns ? Nordstrom ? O’Charleys ? Pactiv ? Pappadeaux ? PetSmart ? Preferred Freezer Services ? Praxair ? Radisson ? Restaurant Depot ? Reyes Beverage Group ? Rubbermaid ? Ruby Tuesday ? Rumpke ? Seasons 52 ? Sysco ? Teleperformance ? Tesla ? US Foods ? WinCo Foods ? Yard House Hopefully, this list of jobs for felons as well as jobs that hire felons will be useful for your job search? Best of Luck in Finding a Job! #workfromhome #interview #coronavirus #hiringevents #jobsearch #ridesharedriver #foodservices #application #Jobs

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Michael Carvalho
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Why is it people feel they need to take advantage of others? We all are given the same tools to succeed, yet they are always a few who try to cheat the system? We are a community who tries to better each other. Sharing advice, jobs and support. Yet a few rotten apples try to steal the pot. Is it really worth taking advantage of people who are dealing with job loss? PersonL issues or just trying to find job. They come to the community for advice, support or guidance on bettering their life. I enjoy reading post of people who obtained a job, built a resume, or ask a question? Helping has always been a part of my life and I am a firm believer in if you do it from the heart it comes back ten fold. A person who helps another and brags about it receives their reward right now? I prefer to wait for the rewards in my afterlife. That’s just me. To read a person got a job, or something worked to better one’s life. That is the best reward in itself. To the people who try to scam, I do not hold onto the past, start today by changing your ways. If you need help ask? This community offers many people who deeply care and willing to help you land a honest job. All you have to do is ask for help? Have you ever thought about what it cost to obtain the assistance people in this community offer? Trust me it is not cheap, yet people are willing to assist you with finding an honest job? Start by building your resume, ask questions? Let the community help you and watch the rewards of the talents this community offers! #workfromhome #interview #coronavirus #hiringevents #healthcare #deliverydriver #jobsearch #ridesharedriver #foodservices #application

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Michael Carvalho
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Have you received a Job Offer and Not sure if it is safe to return to work?

As a person who deals with this subject on a daily basis it’s not an easy choice. I can only speak for myself. Each morning knowing what it is i am facing, I show up. This is a choice not everyone can make. Lately, I noticed more co-workers are choosing not to show up. From my perception this is what I feel and think about it. I accepted the position for the amount of money they agreed to pay. I believe in staying safe and it isn’t easy to do? Walking the halls of a hospital can be scary at times. Seeing patients Lined up waiting to be checked for COVID-19. Not to mention the rude remarks you hear are called for whatever reason? First it is fighting with obtaining our #PPE, next being called from one place to the other, to a co-worker having a melt down? The medical field is not an easy job by no means. On top of it, you have to worry about bringing or catching the COVID-19 yourself? These are just few things that happen when I start of a day, Then the demands keep building up! Please keep in mind the medical staff are doing the best they can. Again speaking for myself it can cause a person to loose momentum from the start. I love what I do but it has been challenging for me. Sometimes, I say to myself am I really making a difference in my life? As you know the COVID-19 Epidemic has seen an upsurge in numbers and by the looks of it, it’s not slowing down anytime soon? Is it really hard to wear a face mask? Some say No others say Yes! Let me share a story with you that I witnessed in the hospital this past week. A family had a graduation gathering for their son. A party of 15 people were invited, 24 showed up and most wore a mask for the most part. Someone in the group was positive for COVID-19. Out of the 7 people who kept their mask on tested Negative, the remaining who took their mask off or didn’t wear one tested positive. 4 are in the hospital. Shocked by what I heard and disappointed how it could have been avoided? That is the results of not wearing a mask or wearing on? Sometimes we allow a moment to affect the outcome of a situation that could have been avoided? I will never know? While they were being treated another 50 plus are waiting. Being called unfit, lazy, are just a few comments while dealing with the patients. Then you see a child crying in pain, a parent comforted him while another is asking does any work around here? Nurses ready to cry, CNA’s running from one room to another. This one needs hot water, another needs a shower. I can’t find my remote to the TV? Light are on the bells are ringing and you hear code blue in room ... In the meantime no break, no time for a quick drink of water. And it’s off to the next patient. Doctors are run down, some haven’t had but 3 hours sleep. But yet they continue to treat the patients. HouseKeepers, boy they deserve praise! One call after another this one vomited please clean it? Five spills over their and did you clean all the rooms? You are running behind? No mention of a break or how’s your day? How’s the family? What family I only saw them for two hours the past two days? No time for a simple smile! This is just another day!

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Michael Carvalho
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When working for a company are you part of the team?

Hope This Helps?

Teamwork in the workplace: 10 qualities of an excellent team player

Posted July 14, 2015 by William Frierson

Every organization relies on good teams. Effective teamwork in the workplace helps drive the organization toward success. Here are a ten qualities that can make a team player outstanding in the workplace:

  1. Show Genuine Commitment Team players are genuinely committed to their cause. Good team players might make sure they are in the office when needed, but great team players will make “seat” time worth it and contribute as much as possible. They strive for excellence.

  2. Be flexible Instead of sitting on the bench watching the rest of the crew perform, an outstanding team player wants to see the magic happen through his or her efforts as well. They are flexible to the situations thrown their way, and they participate and tackle challenges without showing too many signs of stress or pressure.

  3. Don’t stay in the shadows It is not in your interest to just sit quietly and get your work done. It’s a good thing to involved others, as long as you aren’t bothering people with questions you should know the answer to. Great team players come to their teammates having prepared their ideas clearly.

  4. Be reliable and responsible An excellent team player will be reliable and responsible. They complete the tasks in order of priority, not necessarily in order that they’re given. When you’re not sure of what should take priority, ask your manager.

TIP: Make sure to supplement your online job search with networking. Once you get guidance from your network, target your online search to the right job titles and companies. After you apply, follow up with someone who works there. College Recruiter lists thousands of entry-level job opportunities. Would it make sense to start searching?

  1. Actively listen Active listening means taking their viewpoint into accountYou are only a team player if you respectfully consider the viewpoints and ideas of other people as well. This is why diverse teams have the potential to so effective, and it all depends on active listening. Active listening is harder than you think. When you hear someone saying something you don’t initially agree with, keep from interrupting and don’t let your mind prepare any counter remarks. Just listen, and consider what they’re saying and more importantly, why they believe that.

  2. Keep your team informed Share your opinion and ideas without trying to come up with a plan for taking credit for it. Transparency is key on a team, so keep your team members informed. Planning for your own success is important, but whether you get promoted may have a lot to do with how you communicated with your team members.

  3. Always be ready to help Even if it is not in your job description, be generous with pointers or tips to help your team members. For example, if a member of your team is having trouble with a technology tool that is easy for you, offer to sit down with him and show him what you know.

  4. Support and respect others It seems obvious that you wouldn’t want to shut someone from your team out, or laugh at other people’s ideas, but we do these things in a subtle way, without realizing it, all the time. It is important to become more self-aware of how you treat others. Remember, you’ll receive respect when you give it to others. An ideal team player knows how to have fun, but he would never do it at someone else’s expense.

  5. Be a problem-solver Your team leader may be working on solving problems, but there is no reason why you can’t offer solutions yourself. Your teammates will appreciate your skills, and this may pays off later when your manager considers you for a promotion!

  6. Recognize when you are wrong A good team player will back off an idea when it becomes clear it’s not the right path. If you believe strongly that your team is making a mistake, you can find a way to come back to the issue when the time is right, but being a stubborn stick in the mud is not a quality of a good team player.

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Michael Carvalho
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Saturday Thoughts,

Start the day with new thoughts and believe all things are possible. Stop saying I can’t when you can do whatever you believe in. Never take No for an answer.

How to bounce back after a job loss Losing a job, no matter the reason, can be a blow to your ego as well as your finances.

Even if you saw it coming, having everything change so quickly can be incredibly shocking. Give yourself space and time to remind yourself what you’re good at, where your value lies, and start to dream about what’s possible.

Take care of yourself A job loss can stir up all kinds of negative emotions: shame, doubt, anger, self-pity. After all, you’ve lost more than a paycheck, you’ve lost your daily routine, social interactions with coworkers, and possibly even your sense of mission and purpose. It’s OK to feel bad for a little while. Vent to friends and acquaintances, indulge in a little comfort food, and then it’s time to pick yourself up and keep going. Self-care is an important step in the aftermath of a job loss. Taking care of yourself is a must, particularly if you have dependents who rely on you. Feeling grief and loss is normal, but you can get to the other side of the grieving process with time. Here are a few ways to help get your mind and emotions on track after a job loss: Tell people what happened - Talking about it can help you feel better—but it also lets people know you’re available for other opportunities. A job loss happens to nearly everyone at some point in their career. Your friends and former coworkers may have suggestions on future jobs. Look for learning opportunities - Is there a new skill, practice, or competency you can work on? What can you take away from this experience that can improve your life in the future? Maintain—and start—healthy habits - Focus on eating right, getting plenty of exercise, and maintaining a regular sleep pattern. That can help keep you sharp and focused for the job search process. Focus on the future - Often, a job loss isn’t a reflection on your personal performance as much as it is an unfortunate consequence of factors outside of your control. Focus on what’s ahead, not what happened in the past. Pace yourself - Don’t burn yourself out and get shortsighted so that you lose perspective. Decide how many hours a day you’ll dedicate to job searches, networking, interviewing, self-discovery, and leave room in your life for family, friends, simple pleasures, volunteering, or whatever is important to you. Consider if you can learn anything from this experience. Every situation is different and sometimes things really are unavoidable. Getting feedback from trusted former colleagues can help you identify your biggest strengths and areas for growth.

Get back in the game Ready to go back on the job hunt? A good approach is to learn from previous experiences: Get feedback and evaluate what worked (and what didn’t) in your former job, then take the steps to course-correct and adjust so you can learn from those situations. Be realistic about your timeline and prospects. A job search can take longer than expected, but you can improve your chances by being more open-minded about your next step. Being too narrow in your search, or too choosy about options, may unnecessarily lengthen your job search. Finally, consider the idea that reigniting a job search is a job of its own, so treat it as such. Structuring your day around a reliable routine can help you stay motivated and thwart feelings of hopelessness.

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Michael Carvalho
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Today is Your Day!

As you begin this Friday, take a minute to appreciate the simple things in life. Today is your day, be kind to everyone. You can get a Job! You can fill out resumes. You have the power to overcome all things. Nothing can get in your way of success. You have the ability to succeed in any and all things. One - Start Preparing your resumes, need help? Jobcase has you covered! Have Questions? No Problem the Jobcase Communiis here to answer them! Who’s Hiring? Jobcase has the Answers! Feeling a little worried? No problem, read the advice Jobcase post relating to the jitters, we got advice on that too! Where else can you find resume advice, job listings and advice for free? I will tell you Jobcase! #workfromhome #interview #coronavirus #hiringevents #healthcare #deliverydriver #jobsearch #ridesharedriver #foodservices #application

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Michael Carvalho
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Changes in Life!

As we continue through this pandemic what changes are you making to Better Yourself? Each Morning I am thankful for another day on this Human Life. I try to lead by example, stay positive, and pay it forward. The best part of the morning for me is waking up and listening to the birds sing. #life #advice #mythoughts #coronavirus

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Michael Carvalho
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When you follow your dreams you can achieve anything you set you mind to do! As we continue to deal with the unknown of this human world, why not focus on you? Are you allowing things to stand in your way? Over come the fears of what we can’t control and focus on the things we can control. This past week I was asked questions relating to these topics. Below is some of the articles I shared with them. I hope it can help you?

Can my employer fire me if I don’t return to the office?

Generally speaking, an employer can fire you if you refuse to come back to work. Most workers in the United States are employed “at will,” meaning that an employer can fire them for any reason that is not deemed illegal, explains James Brudney, a professor of labor and employment law at Fordham University School of Law in New York.

Being nervous about the coronavirus likely won’t be enough to legally protect you if you refuse to come back to work. Unless you have legal justification (or employer authorization), refusing to work will “constitute a resignation from employment,” says Sean Crotty, a labor and employment lawyer in Detroit.

Several federal laws may provide workers with that legal justification:

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act)

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) grants workers the right to refuse to work if they believe workplace conditions could cause them serious imminent harm, Crotty says.

Employers must comply with the OSH Act’s General Duty Clause, which requires employers to guarantee their employees a workplace “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” (States can also have their own OSH Act-approved workplace safety plans, which might have higher standards.)

But it may be tough to make a coronavirus-related case via the OSH Act.

“I would caution that [the General Duty Clause] is a very high standard,” Crotty says. “It will be particularly hard to meet if the employer is practicing social distancing and hygiene guidelines at the workplace.” Just saying that your employer isn’t doing enough likely won’t be enough to grant you protection, he adds.

If you think your workplace is unsafe because of the coronavirus, and you have concrete, specific examples, you can file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSH Act also includes an anti-retaliatory clause, meaning you can’t be fired or demoted for asserting your right to a safe workplace — though a worker must file that claim within 30 days of any alleged retaliation, Bill Hommel, a labor and employment lawyer in Tyler, Texas, explains.

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

For employees in the private sector, if you and another worker feel your workplace is unsafe, and you both decide to not go into work for that reason, you’re protected under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) as essentially going on “strike for health and safety reasons,” says Ruben Garcia, a professor of labor and employment law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Law. You would both be legally engaging in what’s known as “concerted activity,” and the NLRA prohibits employers from retaliating against workers who are exercising their “concerted activity protections,” Garcia says. Your employer can hire someone to permanently replace you, but they legally can’t fire you.

“The NLRA, it’s about bargaining; about [making] changes at the workplace,” Garcia says.

If you are fired for walking off a job because you feel unsafe, you can go to your local chapter of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and file a charge against your employer, Garcia explains. This law generally applies to all private sector employees regardless of whether they’re in a union. But some employees, including agricultural workers and domestic workers, are exempt.

However, as with an OSH Act complaint, your reasoning for feeling unsafe at work needs to be more specific than just general concern about COVID-19.

If you feel your workplace is particularly dangerous, you could possibly also be protected under the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA). Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, a professor of labor and employment law at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, tells TIME that the LMRA states that if an employee walks off the job “because of abnormally dangerous conditions,” they’re protected from being fired. Importantly, unlike under the NLRA, workers who do this are not considered on strike, meaning their employer can’t hire someone else to permanently replace them. Dau-Schmidt cautions, however, that “abnormally dangerous” is a very high standard.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The recently-passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which was intended to prop up the U.S. economy during the pandemic, includes some new or expanded worker protections that last through Dec 31, 2020.

If you work in the private sector for an employer with less than 500 employees, and have COVID-19, have COVID-19 symptoms or have been quarantined by a doctor or the government, you can take two full weeks of paid sick leave at your regular pay rate, subject to certain caps. And if you qualify for this paid leave, employers can’t make you come into the office during that time. (The FFCRA also includes two weeks of paid sick leave at two thirds’ pay to employees unable to work (or telework) because they are caring for for someone who has been quarantined.)

If I feel my workplace is unsafe, can I quit and collect unemployment benefits?

The federal CARES Act expanded unemployment benefits to people who might not have qualified in the past, such as gig workers (like Uber drivers) and people who are part-time employees or self-employed. It also granted Americans an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits and mandated that people on unemployment receive an additional $600 a week. (However, that extra money will end after July 31.)

Otherwise, unemployment regulations vary from state to state, experts tell TIME. Generally speaking, unemployment laws mandate that you can’t get unemployment if you quit, unless you have “good cause” for doing so, Crotty says. But “an unsafe working condition is a potential basis for claiming good cause,” he adds.

Among other factors, the state unemployment agency would consider the conditions under which you quit, whether you had raised any concerns to your employer, and whether the employer did anything to assess (or address) whether you actually were under “unsafe work conditions,” Crotty says.

Chapman adds that if an employee is in a high-risk category, “the unemployment agency may deem the act of quitting to be reasonable based on the unique circumstances,” although it would be a “case-by-case determination.”

If you plan on quitting because you think your workplace is unsafe, Major suggests that you first advocate your position to your employer, documenting your request and their response as evidence. But even copious notes of these interactions is no guarantee of qualifying for unemployment. “There’s always a possibility that they’re going to say, ‘we don’t think that that was unsafe.’ And so you voluntarily left and you’re not eligible for benefits,’” she says.

“Overall, quitting is risky for the employee when it comes to unemployment,” Crotty says. The employee “may ultimately prevail and show they had good cause, but there may be a delay in getting benefits while the issue is determined.” Furthermore, unemployment agencies are so backed up with claims right now that it might take a while before they “really dig in and start making determinations about eligibility,” he adds.

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