Work Daze: Work Less. Make More.

  • By Bob Goldman
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Congratulations, thought leader. You have once again proven yourself to be ahead of the curve and ahead of the crowd. It's true. It took University of California professor of management Morten T. Hanson decades of study to come up with his breakthrough idea, but you -- a tenured professor of mismanagement -- knew intuitively that the way to get to the top as fast as possible was to do as...

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Milestones

  • By Miles H Barber, Publisher
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Coming up on February 24 is one of the great events held in Santa Clara. What used to be known as “The Old Bag Lunch” was recast a few years ago as “The Classy Bag Affair.” Apparently the “Old Bag Lunch” name had such appeal, that a firm on the East Coast copywrited the name and wanted $5,000 for its use. The Santa Clara Soroptimist’s Club, sponsors of the lunch, are a...

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Mission City Voices: Fate

  • Personal Essay by Ed Garcia
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I met my future wife on January 23, 1954 at the Zenda Ballroom in Los Angeles.  I was stationed in San Diego with the Navy and I would hitchhike to L.A. every weekend to spend time with my friend Gabe, who was from my hometown of Merced. The night I met Juanita, she was with three couples at the Zenda.  She had just broken up with a boyfriend so she was alone.  We danced every piece...

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Work Daze: Homework 101

  • By Bob Goldman
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There is one good reason why you shouldn't work from home. You will no longer be able to purloin gourmet luncheons from the brown bags of your co-workers. When you work from home, all the moldy, green tuna sandwiches available will be yours. Other than that, there is no limit to the advantages of working from home. There is no dress code. You can work in the nude and no one will...

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Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber, Publisher
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In an abrupt, delicate, complimentary and unexpected letter, City Clerk Rod Diridon Jr., submitted his resignation as Santa Clara City Clerk Tuesday night. Diridon has been one of the brightest members of Santa Clara City staff for years. His work has been recognized by his peers from other California cities who have acknowleged him with the highest honors and awards. While he has been...

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Planning Commission Resignation Letter

  • Brandon Reinhardt
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Dear Madam Mayor and City Council, I hereby submit my formal resignation from the Planning Commission effective immediately.  While I have been fortunate enough to live in Santa Clara County for a majority of my life, I can sadly no longer afford to do so.  My family has decided to relocate to the Greater Sacramento Area.  This is indeed an unfortunate case as I am a fourth-generation...

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Work Daze: When You and Your Work Are Not Working Out

  • By Bob Goldman
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Ding-Dong! Ding-Dong! That's the sound of the bell ringing in your head. Yes, you frequently hear strange sounds at work: the rattle of chains, ghostly screams, not to mention the constant sniggering as you walk through the cube farm, but this bell is different. This is the bell that rings when you finally decide to throw off that cloak of misery and passivity and actually do something to...

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Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber, Publisher
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  You remember the “famous” stadium audit Mayor Gillmor promised would show all the corruption, money laundering and skimming being conducted by the 49ers? When the audit turned out to be a bust and no evil doings could be found, she simply commented “Well, we need another audit.” You know what is said about people who keep doing the same thing over and over expecting a...

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We Must Return to Citizen Legislators Not Career Politicians – Impose Commons Sense Term Limits on Members of Congress

  • Column by Dominic Caserta
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On my first day of teaching the Legislative Branch, we discussed the demographics of the current 115th Congress.  Here are the frightening stats:  The average age of a House member is 59 and of a Senator is 63 years old.  Yes, this is one of the OLDEST Congressional terms in our republic’s history.  Less than 20 percent of the 535 members are of color, only 19 percent of them are female and...

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Work Daze: Quit First. Ask Questions Later.

  • By Bob Goldman
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Go ahead! Give yourself a pat on the back. You should have quit your job on Day One, but instead you hung on. Through thick and thin, but mostly thin, you hung. Facing constant criticism, ridiculous ridicule, and a burning realization, deep in every single one of your 114 chakras, that of all the people in the world who could do your job, you were the worst, you hung on. And now that you...

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