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How To Manage Employee Turnover

I’ve probably had almost 20 jobs in my lifetime since the age of 15. Almost always, my position was one where I replaced a previous employee who left. Also in many cases, I left a position, knowing that someone would be replacing me eventually. In today’s job climate, employee turnover is inevitable. In many instances,…

Kingston Jamaica

The Jamaican Business Landscape of the 21st Century

52 years ago today, Jamaica gained independence from British rule. Since then, things have not always been easy for the Caribbean island. But things have not been all bad either. The reason for Jamaica’s economic woes are complex, and if you are ever able to see the documentary Life And Debt, it will really open…

gay marriage

Should Your Politics Interfere With Your Career?

A couple of days ago I saw friends on Facebook encouraging a boycott of Firefox/Mozilla due to their appointment of Brendan Eich, a man who publicly opposes gay marriage. When Eich resigned a day or so later, there were some fist pumps and celebration across social media. I however stayed quiet. I didn’t see any…

Rabbi Matthew

Being Black & Jewish In The U.S.A. – I.

About two weeks ago I purchased and read Chai-Me by Tamar Manasseh, a member of the Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation in Chicago. It was a good book (my review of it is here) and changed my view of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement; a movement which I used to just “shake my…

An Indo-Caribbean Spawn In Diaspora

Growing up as a child in Southwestern Pennsylvania, I only had a vague notion of my family’s background in Jamaica; even though I was born only 2 short years after they arrived in the U.S. Perhaps that is the exact reason why I was told so little; my family was too focused on settling in…

Clarifying (The Media’s) Definitions Of Orthodox Jews

One of the things that tends to drive me up the wall is the inaccurate media definitions of Orthodox Jews. They seem to carelessly and loosely define the term, as well as make it synonymous with Chassidic Jews, as well as having to clear distinction made between “standard” Orthodox Jews and “Ultra-Orthodox Jews“. First of…

Being a Black Student at WVU

When I decided to go to West Virginia University, it was a very haphazard decision. I had applied, I was accepted, and it had a decent reputation…so I enrolled. To be fair, I at least took a tour of the place before paying my first tuition payment. But I did not look into the culture…

Interracial Love

10 Pitfalls About Interracial Relationships

I should start off with an apology at the negative tone of this post’s title; but I believe that people should know the negatives upfront, get past them (if they want to) and then go on to pursue their dreams. I love sharing my experiences and opinions with others (hence why I’m a blogger). Dating…