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  • How to Get Trapped Doing Work You Hate

    Do You Think You Deserve a Great Job?

    2-½ minutes to read

    Parsha [Passage of Scripture] Nugget [Precious Idea] Vayeitzei – Genesis 28:10-32:3 You never have to negotiate your military salary. For that matter, all the terms of employment are set. In the private sector, almost everything is open for discussion. Many veterans get fooled into thinking if they get a great compensation package, civilian life will be outstanding. Others take the first job offered them out of desperation. Then reality hits… How to Get Trapped by Work You Hate

    Employers Will Entice You

    The “if they pay me enough I can put up with anything” attitude is seductive. Even the wisest people have taken the first job offered them. In Parshas Vayeitzei , Jacob falls into this trap:

    “And he [Laban] said, specify your wage to me and I will give it.” ( Beresheis /Genesis 30:28)

    After working seven years Read More
  • Do You Know How to Ace a Meeting for a Job?

    How to Get Hiring Managers on Your Side

    2-½ minutes to read

    Last week I took my redeployers (the people who come to WTP) to Koblenz. Before the Nazis came to power, 800 Jews lived there. Only twenty-two survived the war. I felt some trepidation as I walked the streets of the city. While window-shopping, I found a store with solid wood hangars at less than a Euro each. I went inside… Do You Know How to Ace a Meeting for a Job_

    Connecting Can Entail a Bit of Risk

    The shopkeeper hovered over me as I looked around his shop. He spoke to me in German when I picked up a VW Beetle keychain. No sprechen sie Deutsch , I replied. When I settled in front of the hangars, he struggled to explain the price to me. At the register, I bent forward to reach my wallet. That’s when he saw Read More
  • What Do You Do When Someone Disrespects You?

    How to Handle a Hostile Civilian

    1-½ minutes to read

    Parsha [Passage of Scripture] Nugget [Precious Idea] Toldos – Genesis 25:19-28:9

    The sailors who come to WTP Sembach agree that civilians appreciate our sacrifices. When they say, “Thank you for your service,” they mean it. But what do we make of the small numbers who attack us?

    What Do You Do When Someone Disrespects You-

    Fear Hinders Advancement

    People who hate service members like to get into your face. Such disrespect shows can’t reason with them. But if you understand one of their motivations, you can learn to ignore them. Parshas Toldos explains: “And Abimelech said to Isaac, ‘Go away from us for you have become much mightier than we!’” ( Bereshis /Genesis 26:16)


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