Wednesday, November 16, 2011

today's reading -why-millennial-women-are-burning-out-at-work-by-30/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larissafaw/2011/11/11/why-millennial-women-are-burning-out-at-work-by-30/

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Young professional women may not relate to the financial struggles their Millennial peers are protesting against during the Occupy New York movement. After all, these ambitious go-getters are working as doctors, lawyers, engineers, and advertising executives, blessed with great salaries, health benefits, and paid vacation.

But these women understand the protestors’ frustration and unhappiness over the fact that their lives aren’t supposed to turn out this way. This is why a growing number of young professional women who seem to “have it all” are burning out at work before they reach 30.
These early career flameouts are reflected through the corporate ladder. Today, 53% of corporate entry-level jobs are held by women, a percentage that drops to 37% for mid-management roles and 26% for vice presidents and senior managers, according to McKinsey research. Men are twice as likely as women to advance at each career transition stage. One rationale is that men are more likely than women to do things that help their personal wellbeing at work, thus negating burnout, according to the Captivate Network. Men are 25% more likely to take breaks throughout the day for personal activities, 7% more likely to take a walk, 5% more likely to go out to lunch, and 35% more likely to take breaks “just to relax.”

It seems relaxation is something Millennial women have never experienced. One reason that women are burning out early in their careers is that they have simply reached their breaking point after spending their childhoods developing well-rounded resumes. “These women worked like crazy in school, and in college, and then they get into the workforce and they are exhausted,” says Melanie Shreffler of the youth marketing blog Ypulse.

Many also didn’t think of their lives beyond landing the initial first job. “They need to learn life is a marathon, not a sprint,” says Kelly Cutrone, president of People’s Revolution PR and author of Go Outside If You Need To Cry. Ypulse’s Shreffler adds, “They expected things to be better now that they’ve arrived and made it. But instead they are starting over on the bottom rung and still striving. You can’t see the end of the tunnel because they are so many twists and turns. It’s impossible to see what life will be like in 20 years these days. It’s hard to look just 3-4 years in the future. They don’t know what they are striving for, which makes it really hard to move forward.”

Even those who did plot out their lives past the initial first career have unrealistic expectations about full-time employment. It’s not as if these women expected their jobs to be parties and good times, but many underestimated the actual day-to-day drudgery. “College is nothing more than a baby-sitting service. These students are totally unprepared for the real world. The reality for women who want to work in PR is that they are going to be working with 24 catty [women] who will backstab and compete with them. No one will say thank you. You will eat lunch at 5 p.m. It sucks and it’s hard work,” says Cutrone.

All of this unhappiness has left young women struggling over their next move. Simply quitting or changing careers isn’t an option because the education for their professional jobs has burdened them with substantial student debt. Also, while earlier generations may have opted out of the workforce through marriage or motherhood, these paths aren’t viable for these self-sufficient women, who either are still single or unwilling to be fully supported by men.

Instead, Millennial women are tapping into their Type-A personalities to combat this fatigue. “It’s important to analyze what is causing the dissatisfaction,” says Purdue University’s Teri Thompson. “The old adage, ‘Out of the frying pan and into the kettle’ is filled with wisdom: often we leave a job because of unhappiness and in our zeal to get away, we fall right back into the same traps, the same situations.” Therefore, these women are requesting more flexible schedules or seeking different work responsibilities. Many are turning to therapists and prescription medicines, as well as explore alternative remedies, including acupuncture, yoga, and even psychics.

Ultimately these women are going through the difficult realization that they may have to redefine their goals and come up with different measures of success in order to thrive in the corporate world, says Thompson. “It often takes many years to really understand one’s strengths and where one finds happiness. In a sense, I do think it’s unrealistic to assume a long sought-after job can bring one such happiness that one’s searching is done. We’re all a work in progress; new inputs—from new friends to new places visited—mean we’re constantly changing in our thoughts of what’s desired, what’s possible, what’s fun, what we want to do.”

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

english / german phrases

english:- Let me put it to you another way
german: - anders gesagt

en - Did you understand clearly what I said yesterday
de - haben Sie (gut) verstanden, was ich gestern sagte

en - I think if we focus on the happiness of our staff we will actually get better results
de - ich meine, wenn wir uns auf glückliche mitarbeiter konzentrieren, werden wir bessere resultate erzielen

en - If "our people are our greatest asset", as IBM used to say, why do they appear as a cost in the profit and loss statement and not as an asset in the balance sheet?
de - wenn 'unsere mitarbeiter unser grösster wert' sind, wie man in ibm sagte, warum erscheinen sie dann als kosten in der gewinn&verlust rechnung und nicht als vermögen in der bilanz?

e - If they are an asset, they would usually be depreciated, however if they were treated more like goodwill or a brand, their asset value should appreciate over time, and indeed if their value goes up we should indeed pay them more, as we actually would expect to as they gain more skills and experience, and we call this a promotion. If we motivate them and treat them well, and measure their performance correctly then we should have no fear about paying them more as time goes by.
de - wenn sie ein vermögenswert sind, würden sie normalerweise abgeschrieben/abgewertet. jedoch, wenn behandelt wie marktwert oder bonitätm würde ihr vermögenswert steigen und wir sollten ihnen aus diesem grunde gehaltserhöhungen geben. das entspräche auch unseren erwartungen, da ihre fähigkeiten und erfahrungen steigen. wir nennen das beförderung. wenn wir sie motivieren und gut vehandeln, ihre leistung korrekt messen, sollten wir uns nicht davor 'fürchten' sie im laufe der zeit besser zu bezahlen.

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en - In criminal law, a fraud is an intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual; the related adjective is fraudulent. The specific legal definition varies by legal jurisdiction. Fraud is a crime, and also a civil law violation. Defrauding people or entities of money or valuables is a common purpose of fraud, but there have also been fraudulent "discoveries", e.g. in science, to gain prestige rather than immediate monetary gain.
A hoax also involves deception, but without the intention of gain or of damaging or depriving the victim.
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en - The typical organization loses five percent of its annual revenue to fraud, with a median loss of $160,000. Frauds committed by owners and executives were more than nine times as costly as employee fraud. The industries most commonly affected are banking, manufacturing, and government.

en - Fraud can be committed through many media, including mail, wire, phone, and the Internet (computer crime and Internet fraud). The international dimensions of the web and ease with which users can hide their location, the difficulty of checking identity and legitimacy online, and the simplicity with which crackers can divert browsers to dishonest sites and steal credit card details have all contributed to the very rapid growth of Internet fraud.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

English Teacher for new school in 20th district, Vienna

Enlgish teacher ( "head of department" potential ) required for new
school opening in 20th bez Vienna

flexibility and responsibility

please contact nigelstonham (at) gmail (dot) com in first case

nigel

Friday, June 12, 2009

the secret - first 24 minutes ....

this is the first time i have seen this, and i am impressed!

Saturday, June 06, 2009