<![CDATA[Greetings and I simply cannot believe that we are now into the month of mad March! And let's just hope that it will come in like a lamb and leave like a lamb! Today, I am pleased to share our president's weekly editorial with you and for this week Donna J. Jodhan talks about us needing more glue. I encourage you to read this insightful editorial. Enjoy your weekend. I'm Scott Savoy +++++++++++++++ We need more glue By Donna J. Jodhan You're probably wondering where am I coming from with this editorial and I'll do my best to be as clear as I can be. In my respectful opinion, it appears that many of today's working force, that is , those who fall into the under 40s generation, seem to be woefully lacking when it comes to such variables as commitment, staying power, and an inability to live up to promises made by them. In short, they don't seem to keep things together when it comes to performances in these categories. What ever happened to keeping commitments? What ever happened to keeping promises? What ever happened to persons being so very careful to ensure that they lived up to their responsibilities? It literally blows me away whenever someone promises to do something in a certain time frame, they do not do it, and then you have to send them multiple emails asking for a response? The other day I found myself in a very similar situation as described above. The young lady had promised to post news items to a certain website each month but never kept up with her commitment. I had to keep sending her repeated emails begging, pleading, and asking her to post the news items and finally she wrote to say that she did not have time and this is how it was and that I should find someone else. Nothing wrong with not having the time to do something but gosh! Be responsible enough to give warning of your time crunch! Be respectful enough and have the courtesy to be mindful that your actions are causing significant inconvenience to others. I would say that in this young lady's case, she never seemed to understand that her actions caused significant inconvenience and that they could be perceived to be arrogant, disrespectful, and downright rude. Gone are the days when responsibility, respect, and courtesy were uppermost in the toolkit of professionalism. Gone are the days when commitment meant so much to the one making it and I can only say that we need a ton of glue to repair this but in all honesty; I really do not think that glue would be strong enough to solve this syndrome. It all boils down to an attitude problem; where arrogance and self centeredness appear to be the order of the day. Where a don't care attitude appears to be the hat that this generation enjoys wearing and preferring. Just my two cents for today. I'm Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific weekend. To reach me, please send an email to email@example.com Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna's blogs and editorials. Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at www.jodhanmysterybook.club Now you can enjoy Donna's detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting http://www.donnajodhan.com And now her weekly podcast at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html From recipes to apps, and from 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and alerts on the latest scams Available for download from iTunes and Google music play. You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan Now you can subscribe to my monthly newsletter. 'Let's Talk Tips' is your monthly resource for the most current and reliable informational tips available in the areas of Technology, Nutrition, Media, Business, and Advocacy. http://bit.ly/ADJSubscribe]]>
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- Artificial or attitude? I am still trying to figure this one out and I have to admit that I may never be able to do so. This so-called artificial/attitude barrier has been around much longer than I and this is what it is. Too often, whenever someone with a disability is accompanied by either a friend or family member, they are asked if the accompanying person is a care giver. Recently, I was asked this same question when my friend accompanied me to a lab to have some tests done. The lab technician could not seem to stop herself in asking this question and she was very surprised when both my friend and I said in unison that we were friends. Why should she have been surprised? Was it that she along with so many others around us really do not expect us to have friends who accompany us to appointments? Or is it that they think we need care givers to escort us? Or is it simply that they just do not know what to ask? I do my best to be patient but sometimes I become frustrated and simply tell them that I do not need a care giver. Or I may just turn the question back to them and ask why do they think that my escort is my care giver? 99% of the time there is no response. One of my favourite memories is the day when my mom accompanied me to a pre op appointment and the medical assistant asked if mom was my nurse! On this occasion I could not help but burst into peals of laughter. My mom was speechless! After taking a-hold of myself I gently told the medical assistant that she was my mom; not my nurse. And very recently my friend and I accompanied my mom to the dentist and lo and behold! They thought my friend was a care giver and asked me for her phone number. When I told the staff that she was not our care giver but our friend they were shocked but at least had the manners to apologize. Just my two cents for today. Image: Five blue accessibility logos, hearing impaired, sign language, wheelchair, restroom with wheelchair and guide dog. To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com
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