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Bo Sullivan first began his long career at WHYN radio in 1990 as a sports talk show producer. Bo then moved on to become the host of that sports talk show. In 1993, Bo became the sports anchor and co-host for the WHYN morning show. After a few hiatuses, both planned and unplanned, Bo came back to stay in 1996 as the morning show sports anchor, producer, and co-host.
Born and raised in Westfield, he's now raising his own family there. He lives with his wife Kris and daughters Leighanne and Shannon. When Bo was growing up, his father Richard Sullivan was superintendent of schools in two local communities. Politics runs in the family. Brother Brian is a Westfield city councilor and brother Rick is the city's seven term mayor. Besides transporting his children to various activities including CCD and swimming lessons, he coaches both daughters in three different sports. He also works as a part-time political consultant. In his scarce spare time, Bo likes to golf and is a frequent visitor to the Connecticut casinos.
What does Bo like most about his position at WHYN? For one, he's a big fan of waking at 3:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. He also enjoys meeting the many loyal listeners to the show. His lifelong ambition is to open a sports bar and play Texas Hold 'em every day of his life.
....and yes...based on supervisors, human resource folks and ceos...the following topics have ATUALLY emerged from applicants interviewing for a job....DON'T SK THESE QUESTIONS!!! (and clearly, after you go through them you'll have a better understanding of how and why the unemployment rolls in this country are ever increasing.....
What time would I have to arrive in the morning?
Not only is this like admitting that you're punctually challenged, it shows your future boss that you're more interested in your daily schedule than the actual work. Stay away from questions about logistics. This also applies to "How long is lunch?"
Try instead, "What's an average day like?" You'll likely wind up with more than enough information about hours and lunch perks.
How long has this company been around?
The cardinal rule being broken here: Never ask a question you could easily answer with a Google search. That includes everything from "Who's the CEO?" to "Where are corporate headquarters?" to "What's the most popular product you sell?" These types of questions make you seem unprepared, which for an employer is a red flag. Do the research before you come in, and while you're learning about the company, look for questions that can showcase your preparedness.
Instead try something like, "What kind of changes have you seen since so-in-so took over in June?"
On average, how quickly do people get promoted?
This signals that you're ambitious, and that's a desirable quality. But this question at a job interview can sound yucky and opportunistic. You want to show you're perfect for the job you're applying for, not the job three rungs up the ladder (even if you're sure you could handle that one, too).
Try instead, "What kind of opportunities are there for growth at this company?"
Do you do background checks?
Think of applying for a job as playing a video game: You must complete one level at a time until you attain the goal. In other words, cross each bridge as you come to it.
If you have something on public record that you don't want an employer to know about (and if you're asking this question, you obviously do), cross that bridge when you must, and no sooner. If you're lucky, the employer doesn't do background checks, and you're in the clear. If the company does, simply tell them what happened up-front, with whatever explanations are necessary, and give the go-ahead to run your background.
What's the salary?
This one is tempting. Of course you want to know what how much you'd make — what if the salary is so small you couldn't take the job even if it were offered? But this is a question for HR, preferably after you've been offered the position, not the interview. Again, the focus of the interview should be related to the work: Your background, the skills you're bringing to the table, and what sets you apart from other candidates.
Forget trying to get this information entirely, and instead ask something that shows how interested you are in the work. Career advisors recommend, "What does 'success' look like for this position?"
Did I get the job?
On a dinner date, you wouldn't ask for a kiss right after you finish the appetizer — so don't ask to close the deal with a potential employer moments after she's met you. It's too eager, and that's a turn-off.
Instead, thank her for the opportunity and say, "I'll follow up next week."
So...ther eyou have it..and in the words of Ferris Buehler...... "i weep for the future..."
Around the time that Consumer Reports is urging you to avoid the government website to sign up for the new Affordable Health Care (so called) you’ve got trouble my friends…..
Consumer Reports, which publishes reviews of consumer products and services, advised to avoid the federal health-care exchange “for at least another month if you can.” “Hopefully that will be long enough for its software vendors to clean up the mess they’ve made,” the magazine said, having tested the site themselves over the course of the past three weeks.
Noting that only 271,000 of the 9.47 million people who tried signing up in the first week managed to create an account, Consumer Reports then provided a few tips to those attempting to slog through the application process. From attempting successive logins because “error messages . . . may not always match reality” to checking one’s inbox frequently because missing an e-mail a user will be timed out of the site and forced to start from square one, none of the suggestions guaranteed success.
So…this time around…will anyone be accountable?
Will Kathleen Sebelius have to face the music? Or will she get a ‘pass.”
A la Eric Holder; “Fast and Furious”
Hilary Clinton; Benghazi
Or the alleged IRS investigation, still shrouded in mystery!
Well, the president’s signature legislation ….. provided a minimum of three and half years to organize its roll out, to the tune of more than 600 million dollars…and still …they couldn’t get it right!
The president is hopping mad, and for a man who is not known for his deep humility, you can only imagine how hot its getting in the corridors of power over this one!
Of course, some of the blame needs to be shouldered, for its origination in questionable political maneuvering.
Concomitant with the roll out on line, lengthy pieces of regulations and code are still being written that should have been written long ago!
But as the administration was not going to make this material known to those oppositional to the legislation, and thereby a target for increased criticism, it was kept under wraps.
Further complicating the great cyber unveiling1
Don’t log on, and don’t join up.At least not yet.
Until legions of software Orkin men can clean out the bugs.
We have heard some of the stories of the difficulties some have had of signing up for the Affordable Helath Care Act.....
A listener offers us the following;
I wanted to let you know that earlier today I received my "Obamacare enrollment packet from the White House.
• An aspirin and a band-aid.
• An 'Obama Hope & Change' bumper sticker
• A 'Bush's Fault' yard sign
• A 'Blame Republicans first, then anybody and everybody' poster
• A 'Tax the Rich' banner
• An application for unemployment and a free cellphone
• An application for food stamps
• A prayer rug
• A letter assigning my debt to my grandchildren
• And lastly, a coupon for a machine that blows smoke up my ---.
Everything was made in "China" and all directions were in Spanish.
Keep an eye out. Yours should be arriving soon.