Employment Agreement Gone Awry

The set up. Chip recently took a job with a company that presented him with a bound employee handbook, some other corporate paperwork and a non-compete agreement. Not uncommon. However, for most of his career, Chip has been a residential HVAC technician (heating and air conditioning). In recent years, Chip has been a successful residential sales person. His success is not due to a pushy,…

Super-Neptune

Planet Alert! There’s a new kid on the block—only 11 million years old, and five times the size of Earth. Talk about new and improved! This cosmic toddler is a mere babe in the woods compared to our 4.5 billion year old Earth. Bigger than Texas. Reading about planets and stars doesn’t take away the mystery as much as it puts our existence into perspective….

Stupid Insult

“No name calling,” our mothers and teachers instructed. Actually, it’s pretty good advice. What does name calling really do for you anyway? Perhaps we can agree that name calling really has no place in an adult conversation. However, just as I have occasionally broken the rule in my home, maybe others of you have slipped as well. When contemplating the ever increasing environment of openly…

Wagging Tail?

It’s 11:00 PM, and she leans over and says, “Let’s talk.” Or, your boss invites you to her office unexpectedly, and as you innocently arrive, there is a second person you don’t know in the room. Or, as you walk by an office mate’s cubicle where a conversation has been going for at least 15 minutes, you hear accompanied with, “I’m sure he can explain…