Hostile Work Environment Definition

To Your Resounding Success in 2010

After receiving a huge response to the following email, I decided to share it with everyone here on the site as well.
A sneak peak into the new Employment Law Academy is at the bottom of the post.

People have told me that there are more urgent problems in the world that workplace abuse, bullying bosses, and hardworking people getting fired for dumb, made up reasons.

Yes, I know about the “bigger problems” these people are referring to. I know about the global warming and the slave trade and the earthquakes and tsunamis and Osama Bin Laden. I know about cancer and birth defects and the bloody 20th century and the pollution in China and the prostitution rings in Bangkok. I know about all that.

But you don’t get rid of bad things by obsessing about them. You don’t free enslaved people by enslaving free people. You work to make free people even freer.

I got many responses to the Christmas card I sent, but this was a favorite, from a gentlemen named Art:
“I can not tell you how much your advice and inspirational messages have helped. Know that you are doing something special by helping people in need and helping them endure what seems to be an impossible situation.”
Wow, what a high compliment. I’m thankful to be assisting a ragtag collection of nurses, administrative professionals, programmers, delivery drivers, police officers, sales people and even the occasional college professor or medical doctor.
Together, we’re helping each other find our way in this crazy, digital world. I’m thankful to be surrounded by a community of passionate people who help each other and watch each others’ backs and as we march forward together.

We truly live in miraculous times and in a miraculous country, where it’s still possible for many small voices to band together and make a difference. Don’t ever let anyone make you forget that.

With 2010 kicking into full gear on Monday, many people find themselves pondering the trajectory of their life over the past year and setting goals for themselves over the next year.
Far too often, people allow their goals to fall by the way.  Mark Twain made an insightful yet biting remark about New Year’s resolutions.  He said:
“New Year’s Day–Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”
Ouch.  But, how many of us have resolved to lose weight in a New Year, but 365 days later we find ourselves making the same resolution all over again?  How many of us have wanted something different from our jobs, our work life, but find ourselves trudging on in silence and not taking a stand?
I, for one, want to look back on the trajectory of 2010 and see a marked change in the path of my life.  The desire for a change isn’t really the hard part. Neither is thinking up a great sounding resolutions.
No, the hard part is keeping up the year long march toward that goal a month from now, or six months from now, when the starry eyed glow of New Year’s has faded and no one is reminding you to take the next step in your march.
That “hard part” is why I’m going to stop selling my book, Work Laws Exposed.  Instead of an e-book that can get lost among your computer files, or a printed book that can get shoved under your bed, I have believed that what we need is a virtual school, an Academy.
The Academy will be a place where people can learn about their rights, yes.  But it will also be a place to interact with other “students”, ask questions, and get encouraging nudges from classmates to take the next step in your march. And it’s all in a secure website that is not searchable by bosses or HR people.
Our Academy will be limited in the number of people who can sign up.  We want people who are ready to make a strong commitment to change and improve their work life, AND to help others.
We only want people in the Academy who are prepared to look back on 2010 and see a better trajectory in their own life, AND, see how they nudged others to keep marching.  The Academy is a place where you will get a lot of benefits, but it will also be a place where you can give back by using what you’ve learned.
Are you interested in ending 2010 with a file of thank you notes from people who appreciate your encouragement?  Do you want to make this the year that you kept marching toward your summit?
If so, then you are exactly the kind of person we want in the Academy when it launches on January 8th.
Thank you for letting me share with you my dream for our community in 2010.
Curt K.
The Undercover Lawyer
P.S.  Here are the preview pictures of the Academy
This first picture is current course list.  You click on a course, and are taken to a list of small “course modules” where you can play a video or audio file of the course material, watching or listening to the course material right there on your computer.
If you clicked on Course 3 above (man with motorcycle helmet) you would go to this next screen, where you would see all the individual modules that make up course three.  You will then be able to click on one  to play the video or audio file and learn about your rights.

After listening to the Course 3 Modules you’re probably going to want to discuss the material with your fellow Academy Members in the Private Member Forum (pictured):

Remember, the Academy opens for enrollment on Tuesday, January 11th at 12 noon PST (2pm Central / 3pm Eastern).

Only the first 500 will get a free copy of the $197 Deluxe Printed Edition of Work Laws Exposed, so be sure to bookmark the sign up page:

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