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1. | Jul 4, 2014
children shouldn’t smoke pot, and that it’s an adult aciittvy. You attempted to portray prohibition as somehow protecting children, when ALL reformers know it harms them. No. No one KNOWS what is your opinion.Since prohibition on alcohol our teen drunk rate has become the worst on the planet.teem use in Holland and those looking for help with pot addiction rose dramtically after they decriminalized it because intial legislation and regulation was insufficient you really should try quitting resting on your… laurels. The only thing I had to judge by was what you were saying mostly prohibitionist arguments. If you want to stop being seen in that light, stop making their case. You should really be man and just admitt the facts I posted 2 years ago and stop this childish pretending that only what I said on the thread can be applied to my argument.Its really quite pathetic when you yourself use references that are dated more than two years ago.I can show proof here at other blogs and my own that my positions have been consistent for years.You cannot show otherwise other than to throw out the crap you pulled outa yer butt Happy? Nope, that was dumb.Try and run that line of crap off to any cop or doctor in an emergency ward or the mother whos kids are hungry because dad screwed of the grocery money on potObviously you have a problem with people who approve of things like pot in our society but simply want precautions based on fact.
2. | Dec 22, 2013
Excellent post. Definitely an ouch moment. Your ramreks are spot on. I agree with all of them.I'd like to add one more point to the mix. Another consequence of individuals being unemployed for longer stretches of time is they've circulated their resume pretty much everywhere. Whether a company shows interest in you or not, they may still be retaining your information. There were some candidates who came my way who had already chased the places I would go with their profile. Companies can refuse to pay a third party recruiter's fee for someone they already have in their pipeline. There were occasions when I was able to make a convincing case the company having that individual in the pipeline wasn't enough as they clearly didn't go to the lengths I did to realize the potential fit. The candidates resumes/applications were long forgotten. That argument was only successful with companies I had solid, long-standing relationships with. The other companies simply decided to cut me out of the equation and call the candidate through the information they had on file. If I've got a lot of potential candidates to work with, I'm going to pick the ones more inclined to make my efforts pay off. Candidates approaching a recruiter for help who have been looking for a while should come with a complete list of where they've submitted their resume already, whether the company showed interest or not. If the recruiter can see some room to cover ground the candidate missed, it may improve the chances of a recruiter making the attempt.
3. | Dec 19, 2013
Hi Susanna,Work experience is very itnmroapt in a graduate application as this plus extra curricular activities is what will make candidates stand out from one another. Teaching placements are a great example of work experience that you could use as this will have required you to lead, coach and develop all useful skills to have as a Retail leader! Retail experience would be an advantage as you will need to demonstrate strong commercial awareness skills during the assessment process. If you are keen to apply this year, then you might want to think about how you could develop these skills you could read some of the trade magazines, visit one of our stores and those of our competitors and reflect on any key strengths each have as well as weaknesses and opportunities. This will get you thinking more commercially. If you decide to take some time out then I would recommend using some of this time to get some work experience within the Retail sector.The salary for the John Lewis Retail Management scheme is a324,000 plus Sunday premium, plus Partnership bonus (last year this was 15% of salary). We do not offer the chance to defer places I'm afraid. You might want to consider applying this year and if unsuccessful, ask for feedback, and use the year out to focus on your personal development and also tailor it to the feedback to ensure a stronger application for next time.I hope this info is helpful. Do let me know if you have any other questions.Good luck!Sophie
4. | Dec 9, 2013
.View Full ImageCEOREDUXScott Lewis for The Wall Street JournalAnne Stevens is among a growing nmebur of job-hunting former CEOs.CEOREDUXCEOREDUXNo one knows how many out-of-work CEOs are looking for corner office suites, but recruiters say their nmeburs are growing. Fewer big businesses are switching bosses these days and mergers and bankruptcies have further reduced their job prospects. Only 48 companies in the S&P 500 index changed leaders last year, the lowest level since recruiters Spencer Stuart began tracking it in 2004.Replacement of big-business CEOs picked up in the second quarter, according to Spencer Stuart. But it will take more than a slight gain to find good homes for every unemployed chief. Just two of 13 major corporations switching leaders in the latest quarter chose an outsider.Some boards are loath to change chiefs during economic turbulence, and the choppy recovery so far hasn't sufficiently heartened boards, recruiters say.Big-company mergers have eliminated dozens of senior management jobs, too. Jonathan Schwartz, the former chief at Sun Microsystems, now owned by Oracle Corp., and Todd Stitzer at Cadbury, now owned by Kraft Foods Inc. are among those hoping to be CEOs elsewhere. Mr. Stitzer says he has flirted with several mid-sized U.S. concerns about taking their helm. We have a much higher flow of former CEOs than we have seen in many years looking for a position again at the CEO level, says James G. Aslaksen, a senior client partner for recruiters Korn/Ferry International. He finds these job hunts can now last 18 months, up from no more than a year in 2005. Among major corporations, however, the [CEO] opportunity pool is fairly small, adds Dennis Carey, also of Korn/Ferry.Smaller companies have started to look for new CEOs again, recruiters report. But many former corporate chiefs want another big-company post.Carlos Gutierrez, a former Kellogg Co. CEO who resigned as U.S. Commerce secretary early last year, desires to run a public company with at least $14 billion in annual revenue. He says he's spurned feelers about running concerns that he felt were too small, headquartered abroad or privately owned.Chiefs with controversies on their resumes face high hurdles. Mike Zafirovski left Nortel Networks Corp. last August amid a dismantling of the fallen technology giant following a bankruptcy-court filing. He prefers to lead another large business and has prepared a detailed, two-page chart of his career financial-feats, according to someone familiar with the matter.Mr. Zafirovski spent more than three years trying to turn Nortel around, but critics say he didn't move fast enough. Its bankruptcy hurts his job hunt, according to recruiters.Ms. Stevens, now 61, was a first-time CEO when Carpenter, a developer and maker of specialty alloys, hired her in November 2006. The nursing-school dropout had received her engineering degree at age 30. She spent a decade working for Exxon Corp., then joined Ford as a business planner in 1990.She eventually advanced to chief operating officer for the Americas, overseeing more than $75 billion in annual revenue. That made Ms. Stevens the highest ranked woman in the U.S. automotive industry.She managed the Detroit auto maker's tricky vehicle recalls and plant shutdowns following the turmoil after September 11, 2001. Bill Ford Jr., Ford's executive chairman and previous CEO, says Ms. Stevens played a key role in crafting a North American turnaround plan.Ms. Stevens even aspired to run Ford. Once she turned 57, however, age was running against me, she recalls. To go for my dream, I had to leave. So eager was she to be a CEO that she took the first helm offered—at Carpenter. Its headquarters in her hometown of Reading, Pa., made the job even more appealing. As a result, she says, she didn't probe deep enough into its boardroom personalities, customers, products and operations. I didn't realize how much [Carpenter] lacked structure and systems, Ms. Stevens says. If I knew then what I know now, I would have never taken the job. Carpenter achieved record results during her first two years, as Ms. Stevens sold assets, enlarged melting facilities and shook up senior management. But profits and sales slipped in the fiscal year ended June 2009.Ms. Stevens says she found it difficult to build a close relationship with fellow directors. The stressful situation often woke her up at night. Board members opposed her strategy to expand the company during the downturn, she remembers. In summer 2009, the board stripped her of the chairman's title. She soon quit.Splitting the top roles was an emerging practice, says Gregory Pratt, an outside director who now is chairman. Board members appreciate the improvements she made in Carpenter's business and she was an excellent CEO, Mr. Pratt adds. He says Ms. Stevens never told him she had significant concerns about board communications.As she seeks work in the U.S. or abroad, Ms. Stevens is getting assistance from Mr. Aslaksen and his colleagues. Boards needing a new chief often value a battle-tested executive like Ms. Stevens, suggests Mr. Carey, a Korn/Ferry vice chairman.Ms. Stevens has also approached private-equity firms about leading a small portfolio company.Despite her search, Ms. Stevens has yet to score any face-to-face interviews. It is going to be a challenge for Ms. Stevens to find another CEO post because the huge supply of potential chiefs enables boards to overlook anyone who has any taint of controversy, says Judith von Seldeneck, head of Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson.The unemployed chief executive keeps busy serving on the Lockheed Martin board, caring for a sick friend – and knitting afghans.Yet Ms. Stevens was so sure her next corner office would require relocation that she put her French country-style home up for sale in November. I don't need a house that big, she observes. I used the house a lot for entertaining while I was CEO.
5. | Dec 4, 2013
children shouldn't smoke pot, and that it's an adult actvtiiy. You attempted to portray prohibition as somehow protecting children, when ALL reformers know it harms them.>>> In the face of my 2 year old articles I’ve written You really should try quitting resting on your laurels. The only thing I had to judge by was what you were saying mostly prohibitionist arguments. If you want to stop being seen in that light, stop making their case.>>> crying for legalization and those here who say I’m not a prohibitionist you’re still stupid enough to try and make me out to be a prohibitionist because thats your only link to having an argument.>>> its not “ABSOLUTELY” safe. Period Okay. Let's try to make some progress here. We'll let it slide on who began it, and I'll AGREE with you! Marijuana is not absolutely safe. Smoking it can cause minor irritation to the lungs, and newbies can get into trouble if they go out driving after they take their first tokes.Happy?
6. | Dec 4, 2013
they will take part in a debate on WBGO Jazz 88 on Thursday, October 22 at 8pm. But Republican geotrnaubrial nominee Christopher Christie is waiting to see how Corzine responds to debate invitations from League of Women Voters debate for October 16, which would have been broadcast by the New York and Philadelphia ABC affiliate, and from NJ 101.5. Jon Corzine is afraid to debate on a major network affiliate with a large audience but agrees to a debate on a station whose board is stacked with Democrat party loyalists, said Christie strategist Michael DuHaime. He should be willing to go on network if for no other reason than to apologize to as many New Jerseyans as possible for raising income, business and property taxes, taking way property tax rebates and property tax deductions and doubling the unemployment rate. On Election Day, he won't be able to hide behind his money anymore. After Corzine initially refused to participate in New Jersey Network's October 1 debate that was sanctioned by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), NJN tried to move it back to October 22, since Corzine indicated he would take part then. That led to ELEC's four commissioners deadlocked along partisan lines, and to Corzine acquiescing to the original date. Christie Campaign Manager Bill Stepien then issued a statement inviting Corzine to debate on the later date, since it appears his schedule is also open for a debate on Oct. 22. While we have agreed to the debate, Christie has not, even after he challenged the governor to debate on that very same date-, said Corzine spokeswoman Elizabeth Smith.WBGO News Director Doug Doyle said that the October 22 date is not final, and that the station is attempting to find a way to accommodate all three candidates. There's nothing official on that on any side, because it's still in the preliminary talks, he said.The Newark-based station reaches the northern half of New Jersey, all five boroughs of New York City and parts of New York State. Doyle said that he will look into partnering up with other public radio stations if he can confirm a date with all three candidates.