The Ugly Truth About Your Job!

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The Ugly Truth About Your Job!

By: Oscar Bruce

If you work for yourself, the odds that you will still be in business in the year 2005 are only 1 in 5.) In today's workplace swirling with change, one million people will start a new business this year. The UGLY truth is that 800,000 of those will be out of business in the year 2005.)

If you work for someone else: It is likely you won't be with them in five years. Even major corporations lack staying power in today's international economy. Years of experience can become obsolete overnight. In fact most will change careers (not jobs) five to seven times over the next 40 years.

Security is no longer in the job, company, or industry. The only transferable skill is your ability to express yourself persuasively and convincingly. These skills never become obsolete. Research studies prove that a strong command of the English Language is directly linked to your career advancement, your earnings, and also social success. The same studies show that in hard times those laid off first tend to be those with poor communications skills.

Michael Leaven, in his book, Guerrilla P.R., tells us that the ability to use language persuasively is arguably the most important attribute for success.

FUTURIST Rolf Jensen, director of the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, says, "We are in the twilight of a society based on personal communication skills. Companies will recruit people based on how they express their ideas."

Oscar Bruce, in his book, WINNING WORDS WINNING WAYS, asserts: "With a strong command of language you will go farther and get ahead faster".

Give Yourself The Edge: Stack the deck in your favor professionally and socially. Give your conversation an upgrade.

About The Author

Oscar Bruce's books are considered the ultimate field manuals for managing conversations with power and persuasion. His website offers verbal strategies that will add power to your persuasion.

His free newsletter is also available at the website.

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RLP 09.02.2009. 14:53

Obama keeps saying it'll get worse before it gets better...How bad can it get? Reveal the dire economic forecasts behind the stimulus plan. So spell it out: How bad could it get? Part of this is the old political game of lowering expectations so it?s easier to claim success. But how much? What are Obama?s advisers telling him that?s so scary?

The vague scaremongering harkens back to the perplexing days of last fall, when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke supposedly worried privately that there would be NO ECONOMY without dramatic government intervention. If taxpayers can fund all of these bailouts, we ought to be able to handle the ugly truth.


Admin 09.02.2009. 14:53

Are you talking before or after he announces he is becoming the dictator of the nation! I think he is fear mongering with the stimulus bill, it is just a democrat spending frenzy! It is not going to give the economy the boost it needs, or create the jobs we need. It is only creating government jobs. We do not need bigger government ! I do think we need to bear very concerned with him wanting to take control of the Census, and redo just about everything else in Washington, I think he is going to start a civil war if he continues down the path he is taking !


calvinj200 11.02.2007. 20:29

Does anybody know any corrupt companies? I have been browsing the net looking at different retail stores and whatnot and found some shocking things about what I thought were good companies. There are some hate job webpages posted on the internet about companies such as Best Buy and Wal-Mart.These postings are from customers and employees who work at these companies who are exploiting the ugly truth about these stores. They are warning customers not to go these stores. They are exploiting the unfair treatment they receive from their managers. After reading the posts I read about these companies, it made me think twice about shopping or working for either company. Does any one of you have any bad experiences to share about the corrupt unfair things going on on your job? To me I think all companies are corrupt and evil in some way.


Admin 11.02.2007. 20:29

you did a nice job in answers your own question!

but there are two that are honest...........true "blue"
1. hat trick


Grumpy Cat Is Grumpy 16.03.2013. 01:53

Why does my job application at Regions bank keep getting rejected? I'm a college student looking for a full time job to help pay or college and I saw that Regions as well as BB&T had a position available as a bank teller. I had applied to both banks twice and they keep rejecting my application. I had met all of the requirements for the position. I used to work at a casino so I'm used to handling large amounts of money. Also at my previous job I worked in the Money Center at Wal- Mart. In addition to this I was available to work the hours that they wanted (as well as holidays). Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong, or why my application keeps getting rejected?

Grumpy Cat Is Grumpy

Admin 16.03.2013. 01:53

They want full commitment. They don't cater to college students. You have to be out and hungry. There is the ugly truth they don't tell you. Your grades mean little to them, it is your growth potential and ability to perform. They know college inhibits and conflicts with their schedules and they don't have time for that. I went through the same garbage with Home Depot in college, they said they could work with me then they fired me over the phone because they realized they were too retarded recognize leadership. You have to make a decision to either finish school and be broke or postpone graduation and work. Otherwise you need to find a PT job that can work with you while you take classes. Don't go outside your means. I worked with a morons that would take 18 hours and worked 40 + hours, and new they would have to make a decision to drop classes or not work. It is all about balance in college, and some people have it, while some people bullshit their way through. To me it is more important to be broke and focus on school, so when you get out you will be more career-minded and get a better job than the one at BB&T. Once you get the degree your options open up and you may find different avenues unrelated to your past experience. Rise above them and look elsewhere, but don't sacrifice your studies because they will pay off down the line. Trust me. Don't buy in so easy. Change direction and strategy. Hope this helps.


FN 07.07.2010. 08:49

What to do with bachelor degree in cell biology and genetics? I'm not planning to go to med school, but is there a possibility for me to land on a good paying job? probably masters degree in cell biology? I envy my friends who are taking computer science/engineering majors. They make good money just with their bachelor degree, while I make about half of their annual salary with my major. help please?


Admin 07.07.2010. 08:49

two routes.
One is technical - learn lab techniques and work in biotech labs. Decent number of jobs, and industry does appreciate smart competent people. If you go this route a Masters degree with LOTS of lab/technical experience is good. The lab experience is a MUST, but the Masters isn't. A Bachelor's (even an AA) with good lab experience will get you in. However a higher degree, ie a PhD will kill your career if you want "bench work." . Biotech doesn't hire PhD to do lab work, they hire PhDs to manage.

Route two. academic/managerial. Here you will need the PhD. Academic positions are few and far between - ugly truth is somewhere between 20 and 50 PhD are produced each year for each academic opening. Grad schools do NOT want you to know that. If you want a management level career in biotech - plan your PhD carefully. Make sure the field you choose to study - and it will be vanishingly narrow, like the role of a specific protein in a very specific biological process - gives you the tools industry is interested in. And try to think medium long term - like what you think will be an important area of innovation in biotech in 5 or 10 years, not what is cool and hot right now.

Route 1.5. Biotech sales rep. If you are a good people person, love keeping up with what is going on in biotech, but don't necessarily need to do the research yourself, and don't mind travel, being a sales rep to industry/academia might not be bad. These are the guys who sell reagents, chemicals, enzymes, 500,000 dollar microscopes, etc, to academic and industry labs. If you are in a biotech rich area - say Southern Cali, San Fran, Boston, NY/NJ, DC, maybe a few other areas - there's enough need around you can make a decent living. maybe a low 6 figure salaries or better - but then again these are all regions where six figures is but middle class!


George of the Jungle 26.09.2007. 16:43

Does political correctness sometimes lead to the suppression of truth? There are times, it seems, people get offended when someone speaks the truth. And the speaker is castigated and sometimes fired. Which is more important, the truth or people's right to not be offended?

George of the Jungle

Admin 26.09.2007. 16:43

This is a very difficult topic.

Should the truth be suppressed sometimes? Yes. For instance, I may think you are ugly and I have a right to say so, I think, but never would. That is unless you asked me point blank for my opinion.

But, are there other opinions one should keep to oneself? I think so. Then again, some opinions might lead the speaker to speak the truth, though the person could be wrong. Again, a for instance. Someone could say, "in my opinion, people who don't support the troops are traitors". That would be a true statement, because that is indeed his opinion. But his opinion may not be correct.

So what do we do? I am in favor of forums for people to speak their minds. The example from above of the college president who got axed for his opinion on men versus women is a prime case. Women got offended, he got the boot, and now scientists are backing him.

We have to let people speak the truth as they see it, from Ward Churchill to Ward Connerly. We need to discuss things. You can't discuss if you lose your job for being unpopular. As long as you aren't calling for insurrection or shouting "fire" in a crowded theater, let people speak what they view as the truth.


Tom 28.01.2007. 01:22

What are some good excuses to quit your job? Thers's potential trouble brewing in my job situation with a co-worker who has started bad mouthing me behind my back.Its potentially ugly and I want out, giving 30 days notice.What excuses can I use that will not disgruntle my employer too much.
It's not worth it to hang in i if it turns nasty.Please give me some genuine excuses that will work.


Admin 28.01.2007. 01:22

the truth. tell him you are having problems with your coworker. or just say you are moving or want to try something else.


Duder McTooter on a Scooter 05.12.2012. 04:43

What would you do if you saw living the way we consider 'productive' as being actually destructive? What if you thought that getting a job and taking part in this system actually had far-reaching and unseen destructive consequences? What would you do to be able to work hard and make a living without taking part in it?
If getting a job felt like submitting to something that you knew was wrong and meant an unfulfilled life that felt pointless?

Duder McTooter on a Scooter

Admin 05.12.2012. 04:43

What would you do if you saw living the way we consider 'productive' as being actually destructive?

~~~ That is always how I see things!
What do ai do?
As I must!
The only difference between 'destruction' and 'construction' is Perspective!
Eye of the beholder!
Like the difference between Heads and Tails; same One Coin!

A Muslim might see blowing up a bus full of children as 'productive'.
The kids parents might see the 'productive' act as 'destructive'.
Get it?
They are One and the Same One Reality!
Just like Pain and Blessing/Pleasure, beautiful and ugly, etc... all Perspective, and;

Every Perspective is unique, by definition/nature.

"For every Perspective, there is an equal and opposite Perspective!" - The First Law of Soul Dynamics (Book of Fudd)

"The complete Universe (Reality/Truth/God/'Self!'/Tao/Brahman..? or any feature herein...) can be defined/described as the synchronous sum-total of all Perspectives!" - Book of Fudd

tat tvam asi (

What if you thought that getting a job and taking part in this system actually had far-reaching and unseen destructive consequences?

~~~ I know that as a child and have never bought into the game.

What would you do to be able to work hard and make a living without taking part in it?

~~~ The whole 'working hard and making living' is what you are talking about!
Work hard, slave, and get crumbs so you can endlessly consume...
Work hard for what? More money to buy more crap made in China?
It will end.
The whole insane system is imploding!
Just pay attention!

It takes sincere 'Heart' and 'Head' together, in harmony!

Are you willing to be 'Charitable'?

"Charity is not taking more than your share!"

There's a major point!
That will opt you out, but, as the rich man said to Jesus, "You have to be joking! Sell all I own, give it to the poor and THEN follow you? Hardly! I have way too much cool stuff!"

How much are 'you' attached to the little things that make your life more comfortable?

Contemplate what 'charity' actually means!
It isn't tossing a few 'extra' coins at someone because you feel... uncomfortable, and can comfortably afford it!

And; LOVE!

"Do NOT do to 'others' what you don't want done to you!"
(EVERYTHING in the Universe (and everyone), is 'others' (and 'others' Is Self!)!

Ponder that and it's implications!

How much ego comfort are you ready to 'shed'?
Heck, I've probably scared you off long ago!

If getting a job felt like submitting to something that you knew was wrong and meant an unfulfilled life that felt pointless?

~~~ Honesty is not a highly valued virtue in Amerikkka.
Actually, no 'virtue' is valued in usa.
Greed and selfishness and violence and self-centeredness and vanity and Pride are all 'vices', 'sins'!
The Great Satan?
I can see that Perspective!

All is fine, use your Head and Heart in harmony, at the same time!
Do as you must.

Practice Honesty (virtue) and Compassion (another virtue)!

There are alternative lifestyles, but if you don't play the game, you don't get the prize, and you are 'marginalized', if not 'anathematized'!
But if you are being honest, and if they can't take a joke, fcuk 'em! *__-

This isn't something that you can 'fake'.
Suffering is a feature of human evolution!


BigDaddyHogHead 03.01.2009. 02:48

Are you convinced that Blago has shown us the ugly truth about politics in the USA? We Americans are sitting back on our ass and letting corrupt politicians makes deals to fill their pockets and I believe it's time to step up and make the crooks pay. Hanging may be a good place to start.


Admin 03.01.2009. 02:48

I agree with Big Daddy. I can't help help but notice that we keep voting these dip sh**s into another term. I guess we like being screwed by those we've elected to represent us and look out for our best interests. All they do is fill their pockets while and attend fancy "state" dinners while we eat peanut butter. It's time, we as Americans say "enough is enough" and put someone in office who WILL do the job.


? x0x ? 14.03.2009. 23:25

What are some really good truth or dare questions? Truth or Dare questions for like an all girl 13th birthday party?

? x0x ?

Admin 14.03.2009. 23:25

Truth Q
Have you ever lied for truth in Truth or Dare? *
What's the stupidest crush you've had? *

If you won 1,000,000 dollars in the lottery what would you do with the money? *
What is your dream job? *
If you could be a boy for the day, would you and why?
Who was your first crush?
Have you ever cheated to win a game?
Have you ever said something out loud that you your were thinking without realizing you said it out loud? What was it?
Have you ever kissed a boy?
Worst birthday party gift you ever got?
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Who is the ugliest guy you've ever dated?
Have you ever had a crush on your friends boyfriend?
Have you ever stolen anything?
Have you ever talked behind the back of someone in the room?
What is one annoying habit of each person in the room?
Have you ever lied to a teacher and what was it about?
Worst grade you ever got on a paper?
Most embarrassing thing anyone has ever said to you?
Have you ever broken anything of someone else's and not told the person?
If you were on a deserted island what two people would you bring and why?
What is the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you at the mall?
Who do you have a crush on?
What do you like the most about everyone in the room?
Have you ever fallen asleep in class?
Have you ever played sick because you didn't want to see a friend?
Do you sneak snacks when your Mom isn't looking?
Do you sleep with a nightlight?
Did you brush your teeth this morning?
If you were a movie star which one would it be? Act it out.
Are you afraid of the dark?
Do you sleep with a stuffed animal or blankie?
What animal do you want and what would you name it?
What are you going to name your kids when you get married? How many?
What does your Mom do for you that she would do for a little kid? (Cut your meat, tie your shoes, etc.)
Have you ever got the giggles in an inappropriate place? Where and When?
If you had to choose between _________ and _________ who would you go out with? (Fill in blanks with boys names)
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you at school?
What little kids shows do you watch that no one knows about?
Have you ever walked in your sleep?
Who was the last note that you got from and what did it say? Read it aloud.
Have you ever gotten caught passing notes in class? Did the teacher read it out loud?
Have you ever slipped and fallen at school?
Have you ever held hands with a boy?
What was your last dream about?
If you had $100.00 what would you do with it?
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
What's the dumbest thing you ever said or did around a boy you liked?
If your friends could change one thing about you what do you think it would be?
If you were an animal which one would you be? Why?
If you had to go down the street to the end of the block at midnight would you have to take a friend or could you do it by yourself?
Have you ever played ding-dong-ditch and gotten caught?
Have you ever said something you wish you could take back? What was it?
What are 3 things about you that no one in the room knows?
Would you go to school in a Minnie Mouse costume for $50.00?
Do you still play dress up?
Who is not your friend now that you wish was still your friend?
Do you still play Barbies?
What is your secret wish?
What was the worst day of your life?
What was the best day of your life?
Have you ever started a rumor about someone? What was it?
If you could have bought any special gift for a birthday party what would it be?
Dare Q
Print out dares and cut out. Fold each dare idea in half so it can't be seen.
Place in a container labeled "dares".
Sit on the lap of the person on your right for the rest of the game! *

Pour a cup of ice cold or hot water on yourself outside *
Stand outside with a sign that says "Honk if I'm Cute!" *
Jump on one leg for 20 seconds with both hands on your head. *
Dance Crazy *
Run around wearing socks on your hands, pants for a shirt and a shirt for pant for 3 minutes. *
Call your crush and sing "I can't help falling in love with you" to him. *
Stand in you front yard, wave and say 'Hi!' to everyone you see. *
Call your crush and explain the rules of monopoly to him.*
Try licking your elbow while singing the alphabet *
Wrap yourself up in toilet paper and take a picture.
Prank call your crush and sing .. " I can't help falling in love with you". *
Go outside and check the mailbox.
Have the person on your right do your hair any way they want and you have to keep it like that for the rest of the game.
Say "hippity hop" after anything you or anyone says for the next 10 minutes.
Circle around each person in the room 5 times each.*
Everything you say for the next 15 minutes must be sung to the tune of "Happy Birthday".
Dance around the room singing a Hannah Montana song chosen by the person on your right.
Smell the feet of everyone in the room and rank them from


Toby 25.12.2009. 18:47

Why do people care about physcial attraction so much? Why is that a big deal?

I mean I like both ugly girls and good looking girls,

Doesn't anybody care about whats inside a person instead of whats outside a person anymore?

I mean why is physical attraction more important then personality attraction?


Admin 25.12.2009. 18:47

Now let us consider the truth. You are so ugly, no beautiful woman would ever want to be seen with you? Things which are perfect tend to also be aesthetically proportioned. I cannot think of anything considered "perfect" that is not also beautiful.

If a Human being is considered "ugly," something must be wrong with them.
No one in the right mind wants to pass defects on to their children.
It is, however, true that beauty itself does not guarantee perfection, nor health.
In my experience in a medical lab in Nigeria, some of the most beautiful girls- Black girls- you ever saw, are dying of sickle cell disease! It is fantastic: These ladies should be in a beauty pageant somewhere, or gliding down a catwalk- while in reality, they have one gorgeous foot in the grave already, and the other foot on an *ogede* skin! Let's not also forget the lovliest women who are riddled with venereal diseases from tinea to H.I.V.! (What do you give the girl who has it all? Tarivid and AZT.)

Yet, these MONSTERS will willfully go and INFLICT themselves on men- ugly and beautiful alike!
This girl I knew since a kid. She has a skin condition that makes it look like she is one of David Icke's reptilian alien infiltrators. The cure is to fast (go completely without food) for several weeks. I told her, but she giggles like an airhead, and says, "I can't fast!" I had to let her go after that.
The girls with the incurable diseases STILL try to trap a man into marrying them- despite what its going to do to their children, OR TO HIM. (The silly Romeo and Juliet "love" concepts you Whites so love to sing and dance on- I do not believe indigenously-grown Blacks are capable in Africa.)

To be born ugly is unfortunate, but not insurmountable. If I had been born with a disfigurement, I should have shaped my whole life toward getting rid of it before I was 30. The girl I spoke of- she went on to marry a polio victim who became one of our senior pharmacists. He put acquiring a job, owning a car, and having a wife and child AHEAD of Knowing God and healing his condition. He is a member of a popular Pentecostal church. He cannot walk, but he is admired as "Somebody," because he possesses those add-ons.

People's internal rottenness can be inferred from their external actions.


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