Islamic Extremists have just suicide bombed a hotel in Pakistan. But don't expect anyone to march in the street about it. They only march against certain people.
The same principle is true in everyday life. If you're looking for positive feedback or even simply fair feedback, don't go looking in the wrong places. They aren't going to be happy till you crash and burn.
There's been a gun problem in Toronto since the 1980s and it's only getting worse. Every time a young guy gets shot, his family tells everyone what a fantastic guy he was. Often, it seems, he had plans to be a doctor and even a leader in his community. The fact that he had already dropped out of school is of little concern.
This is the case again today when a 23 year old Gen Y guy was shot in what the police call "a drug deal gone bad".
The portrait of a young man dead in a drug deal stood in stark contrast to the picture of an eager student without enemies painted by his grieving family. ... "He was a good boy, a good boy," Dhinsa's uncle, Inderjit Heer, said yesterday..
"He was always laughing, always happy," said Manjinder Bains, engaged to Dhinsa's older sister. "He was really a good guy." It was a sentiment repeated over and over at the family home. "If kids are bad, you can always see the symptoms," Heer said. "But not with him. He was a good guy. ...
The uncle said Dhinsa had dropped out of high school, but entered Humber last fall. "He wanted to get a business diploma to open his own business," Heer said. "It was his dream."
Beyonce’s shimmering gold dress barely contained her top; immediately after she picked up her trophy, she asked an assistant backstage to help fix her dress, apparently to prevent a wardrobe malfunction.
If you wear summer clothes without a bra, or a bikiini, you're quite likely to have a wardrobe malfunction. And, often, with cell phone cameras being everywhere, pictures will be taken.
And, sometimes, they will be uploaded to the internet as "downblouse" photos. (Search "downblouse" on Google and you'll see what I mean).
As long as your malfunction is not posted on your own website, however, your prospective employer will be unlikely to see it.
"Until a little while ago if I dared talk about anything computer or internet related in a social setting people made fun of me. Now, social media has allowed every man, woman and dog to get connected, online.
"My brother is looking for a job. I asked if he was on Facebook yet, to which he replied that he heard at a seminar that employers will search for you, on Facebook and Myspace, to either learn more or see what you’re really like."
How does it work?
1. You register here 2. Then you invite your colleagues to evaluate you online.
"He is like so lame, I can't stand him." Jason Davis
"I've known The Recruiting Animal for a long time, longer than anybody and trust me, you don't want to know him"
- Anthony J Meaney
"Anthony, you are like so right" -- Ami G
"Lazy, disorganized, lazy" - Disgruntled Client
"I've never seen anything worthwhile on his blog" -- anonymous
"Not a thought-leader. Not a serious professional."
-- Martin The Beadle Snyder
And those are just my friends!
No, seriously, folks, those are from a different 360 rating. In evalu8me you can invite people you know don't hate you (assuming they exist).
So, why don't you give it a try. You'll make someone I know very happy. Who? The project manager, Veronique. You see, they sent me an email signed with a sexy name to lure me in. And it worked. Now you.