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Dealing with the dreaded self-evaluation

“Some companies such as General Electric and Adobe have dropped the traditional annual performance review altogether in favor of more frequent check-ins, says Dan Schawbel, research director at Future Workplace” reports nypost.com. If your supervisor hasn’t explained already, ask how self-evaluations are used. “This helps to connect the dots between your personal view of your contributions and the company’s performance,” Klein says. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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Democrats may legitimately care about these young illegal immigrants affected by DACA, but not enough to fix the problem.

“No White House or leading lawmaker of either party has seriously entertained deporting 11 million illegal immigrants now in the U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Trump both used discretion and triage in deciding which illegal immigrants to target for deportation” writes Washington Examiner for washingtonexaminer.com. A trade-off of border security for clemency for blameless illegal immigrants is reasonable and logical.Democrats, while gnashing their teeth about the fate of “Dreamers,” illegal immigrants who arrived as children, behave as though they don’t actually want to keep these immigrants in the country. Source: washingtonexaminer.com…

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Mexico had its highest number of murders ever this year dealing a fresh blow to the president

“Mexico has this year registered its highest murder total since modern records began, according to official data, dealing a fresh blow to President Enrique Pena Nieto’s pledge to get gang violence under control with presidential elections due in 2018” writes Edgard Garrido for cnbc.com. At 18.7 per 100,000 inhabitants, the 2017 Mexican murder rate is still lower than it was in 2011, when it reached almost 19.4 per 100,000, the data showed. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Trump hasn’t ‘devoted much time’ to Roy Moore sexual misconduct allegations

“President Trump said he hasn’t had much time to consider the allegations against Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore pursued sexual relationships with teenagers while in his 30’s” writes Mandy Mayfield for washingtonexaminer.com. I’m dealing with the folks over here,” Trump told reporters Saturday on Air Force One after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Vietnam.The allegations against the Republican former judge came as Trump began his nearly two-week journey across Asia. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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If insurer denies full payout of Hurricane Irma claim, exercise patience, persistence

“Your insurance company may request that you make a sworn statement and will deny your claim if you refuse” writes Gary M for sun-sentinel.com. If you have any phone calls with your insurance company, follow it up with a fax or email summarizing what you spoke about.Our insurance company does not seem to want to pay us for all of the damage.It has been my experience that when dealing with your insurance company, preparation and persistence will pay off.What can we do? – Dean A: Dealing with your insurance company…

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A new puzzle for retailers: Dealing with in-store returns on online orders

“After Nordstrom acquired the company in 2011, it began allowing customers to return HauteLook items to Nordstrom Rack stores” reports washingtonpost.com. The arrangement turned out to drive traffic to the company’s locations — by 2014, returns of online purchases accounted for more than 1 million annual trips to Nordstrom Rack stores.For clothing and shoes bought online, the return rate can be as high as 40 percent. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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‘Democrats deport!’: Protesters bash Pelosi for dealing with Trump on immigration

“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a Monday press conference that was interrupted by a large group of immigrant-rights protesters, who blasted the California Democrat for dealing with President Donald Trump” writes Allan Smith for businessinsider.com. The protest came days after Pelosi, Trump, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer appeared to agree to the framework of a deal to both protect DACA recipients and provide additional border security.The press conference, which Pelosi scheduled with Democratic Reps. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons to meet with doctors after going…

“Coach Adam Gase declined to talk about Timmons’ issue, saying he needs “to figure some things out before I talk about this.”” reports sportingnews.com. The Dolphins linebacker was dealing with the issue Saturday, and the team decided he shouldn’t play against the Chargers on Sunday.”No one has ever seen anything like it,” one person told ESPN about the issue facing Timmons. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Some start-up founders are ‘nervous’ about dealing with Benchmark after it sued Uber

“Maybe founder-friendly provisions that made Uber founder Travis Kalanick king” writes Theodore Schleifer for cnbc.com. The lawsuit, which asks a judge to remove Uber founder Travis Kalanick from the company’s board, reflects an aggressive posture from a venture firm that thinks Kalanick is hurting the company’s bottom line.But even the fact that some entrepreneurs are thumbing their noses at Benchmark speaks to just how controversial the lawsuit is in the industry. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Marvin Lewis absent from Bengals camp dealing with ‘minor health issue’

“Marvin Lewis was not present at the Bengals’ practice session Tuesday and the team later said he is dealing with an unspecified health concern” reports sportingnews.com. “Coach Marvin Lewis will be taking time away from the team to focus on a minor health issue,” a statement issued Tuesday afternoon read.NFL Media reported later Tuesday that Lewis is dealing with a blood clot in his ankle. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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