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Boyz have made us proud

first_img MONEY MAKES THE MARE RUN His team of officials and the players themselves are not only significantly richer financially, after this enthralling run in the Gold Cup, but more important, they have demonstrated to the rest of the Caribbean in no uncertain manner that “money makes the mare run”. Before their victory in the Caribbean Cup, this group of players made it very plain that match fees could not be relegated to “promises” as they insisted on payments agreed by the Federation before continuing to play. They got what they demanded and they won! A dispassionate fan could be forgiven for thinking that a Federation ‘stuck-up’ in this way would have learnt a lesson, and made changes in the remuneration package of players and support staff, before any further national competition. Apparently no such arrangement was made and there were, therefore, reports of two incidents where player demands were met after a ‘strike’ and the threat of a ‘strike’. Once their financial and compensation demands were met … presto! … success! This reminds me of advice I got from a friend many years ago. He said: “If there is something that you need to be done, and you cannot do it, find the best person for the job, ask him how much money he wants, get the money and pay him. Never ‘cut a deal’ or the service you receive will be commensurate with the quantum of the ‘deal’ you arranged”. REFORMING CONCACAF New CONCACAF president Alfredo Hawit has announced plans to reform his organisation by having independent committee members, term limits for executives, and the release of financial statements and exco compensation packages for its members. The only problem is that no date for implementation was announced! There is a lot of work to be done to instil public and player confidence in football hierarchy around the world. Not only should these announced reforms take place quickly, but CONCACAF must ensure that member associations also submit themselves to this reform. Finally, after the ‘high’ of Jamaica’s performance during the Gold Cup, we must as a people insist on a transparent investigation into the conduct of the referees during the Mexico versus Costa Rica game and the Mexico versus Panama game. It is not enough to admit that “officiating errors” were made and leave it at that. The investigation must include a comprehensive financial audit of everyone on the referee panel. Nuff said. Well done, Reggae Boyz. You have made us proud. Jamaica’s Gold Cup campaign has ended with a 3-1 defeat by Mexico in the finals on Sunday. The Reggae Boyz played well, and except for an inability to put the ball in the opponents’ net during the first 30 minutes of undeniable ascendancy, and two uncharacteristic errors by a central defender, whose defensive skills were one of the reasons why we reached the final in the first place, we lost to a better team on the night. The coaching staff and players must be congratulated for a series of matches that began in the Copa America, where we lost all three games to powerhouse opponents, to the amazing Gold Cup run, where we left indelible scars on some of the previous ‘Big Names’ in CONCACAF. Winfried Sch‰fer, the Germany-born coach of the Reggae Boyz, is sure to be elevated to ‘hero’ status on his return to Jamaica to continue his contract with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF).center_img PROMISED PAYMENTS How many times in the past years have our sports teams been denied proper (agreed) compensation while being urged to “do it for your country”? Yet, the very same voice urging patriotism always seems to be very well compensated while the ‘patriots’ continue a life of mendicancy. This group of footballers could not be fooled by promises. They have the experience of seeing what happened to their Caribbean neighbours, Trinidad, who played way above their pay grade in a World Cup campaign, only to be told (not in these exact words) “Cho man, you can’t take a little joke, eh?” when they demanded promised payments. All the monies earned by the team in this tournament will be turned over to the people that earned it! The players and coaching staff. The parent administrative body, the JFF, must now realise (for the first time, at last) that it has to get up out of its air-conditioned offices and assist marketing experts in attracting sponsors while making proper use of funds garnered from FIFA for the development of the game and not the development of a few. The indictment of two former (Caribbean) presidents of CONCACAF, the confession of a previous secretary to wire fraud conspiracy, tax evasion and money laundering conspiracy, does very little to enamour seasoned professionals to the lure of promises, like “you will soon get your money”.last_img read more

Forgotten man: Derrick Favors ready to bounce back with Jazz

first_imgIn ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene But all that seems like a distant memory.Memories of Favors are now of him struggling to move, playing just 50 games and averaging 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds last season — his worst since 2012-13. But the season before the injuries, Favors averaged 16.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and was considered a borderline All-Star. He and Hayward were thought of as the nucleolus of a young Jazz roster.Hayward, however, developed into a max-contract All-Star and Gobert evolved into one of the dominant centers in the league while Favors struggled to stay on the floor. The Jazz then brought in George Hill, who had a career year, and Joe Johnson, who started eating up major minutes at the four position, then advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2010.Favors was no longer one of Utah’s rising stars.“Anytime a player goes through this, there’s no question of a mental component,” Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said. “We do appreciate that Derrick persevered and didn’t complain when his role was adjusted. And adjusted appropriately because he could only handle so much of the load and minutes.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)SALT LAKE CITY — Derrick Favors knows he’s been the forgotten man in the Utah Jazz grand scheme.“I’m pretty much used to it,” Favors said. “The whole time I’ve been here has been like that. It seems like everybody seems to forget about me all the time. That’s what people kind of forget, I can score the ball, too, when I get the chance.ADVERTISEMENT ‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man PLAY LIST 01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up “Not only was there the physical component, the mental component and the integration as well that he just wasn’t available during critical periods when the team was starting to perform.”Favors is now the healthiest he’s been in nearly two years and the timing couldn’t be better for the Jazz, who lost nearly 40 points per game with Hayward in Boston and Hill in Sacramento. The Jazz listed Favors at 265 pounds last season before he dropped 15-20 pounds during the summer. He improved his diet — cutting out a lot of red meat, pork and heavy foods while emphasizing lighter fare and more vegetables. Favors also worked to strengthen the muscles around his knee and focused on improving foot speed, lateral and explosive movements.“There was a lot of frustration last year, but he handled it well,” said Jazz assistant coach Antonio Lang. “He was really professional. There were some people taking some shots at him because he wasn’t as efficient as he’s been in the past, and he’s never a guy that’s going to say, ‘I’m not 100 percent.’“When Derrick’s healthy, Derrick can be back to being Derrick.”Those around the organization say there’s a clear difference in the vibe surrounding Favors. He took a couple weeks to get away after the season, spending time with family and friends. He his third child, Derrick Jr., was born on July 24.A motivated Favors now has something he has never had in Utah: A starting pass-first point guard in Ricky Rubio. And if that isn’t enough, Favors is in a contract year.“I’ve got a big opportunity in front of me right now,” Favors said. “We’re going to be a different type of offense now that Gordon is gone.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Rhode Island girl collapses at soccer game, dies at hospital Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacuees Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I definitely prepared myself this summer to be a big part of the offense, whether it’s scoring or being a playmaker.”The Jazz are going to need Favors to produce.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThey are embarking on a new era with the departure of Gordon Hayward. All-NBA center Rudy Gobert and guard Rodney Hood are commonly thought to be the future of the franchise, but Favors could be the key to the Jazz earning back-to-back playoff berths for the first time this decade.Favors spent the last season and a half dealing with knee and back injuries that didn’t require surgery, but sapped him of his athleticism. Being light-footed and nimble in a powerful 6-foot-10 is what made Favors unique. He could attack the rim, finish with touch and knock down jumpers past the elbow. On the defensive end, the former No. 3 overall pick out of Georgia Tech was agile enough to guard multiple positions, protect the rim and not be a liability in pick-and-roll. View commentslast_img read more

Ricky Vargas beats Peping Cojuangco for POC presidency

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano READ: Peping camp claims he’s got number to winVargas’s running mate Bambol Tolentino of cycling also won the post as chair, beating Ting Ledesma of table tennis, 23-15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Simmons’ late FTs gives 76ers win over Bulls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings POC has elected a new president. Photo from Marc Reyes/INQUIRERBoxing chief Ricky Vargas bested incumbent president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. by a wide margin to become the next Philippine Olympic Committee president in a much-anticipated elections Friday held at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.Vargas gained 24 votes from the 43 qualified voters that included national sports associations and athletes, while the 83-year-old Cojuangco could only muster 15 votes.ADVERTISEMENT Vargas group starts celebrating— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 23, 2018 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Right away, Vargas said they will go all out for the athletes and push for campaign in the August Asian Games and the country’s hosting of the Southeast Asian Games next year.READ: Ramirez warns POC: Resolve leadership rowCojuangco was the longest serving POC chief having assumed the position in 2004, winning four terms until a court ordered the Olympic body to allow Vargas and Tolentino to run for post.Andyan na kami ni chairman tolentino, we are committted kami sa atleta — Vargas Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson — Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 23, 2018Both Vargas and Tolentino were barred from running last Nov. 25, 2016 on account of POC ruling that requires candidates to be present in majority of the General Assembly meetings for the past two years.READ: Real ‘battle’ happens on POC General Assembly, not on Feb. 23 pollsImmediately, the POC commission of elections composed of Frank Elizalde, Alberto Agra and Bro. Bernie Oca declared Vargas as president, serving the remaining term of Cojuangco which is until 2020.This is how the POC elections went— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 23, 2018 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

Lady Chiefs forces winner-take-all Game 3 in NCAA volleyball finals

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Arellano isn’t giving up its three-peat bid yet after it buckled down to work to turn back University of Perpetual Help, 23-25, 25-9, 25-18, 22-25, 15-12, in Game 2 of the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Center.Season MVP Necole Ebuen and Princess Bello lit up with 18 points for the Lady Chiefs, who are also in search of their fourth title in five seasons, to extend the series to a winner-take-all game 3.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carla Donato and Regine Arrocha also had solid performances for Arellano with 13 and 12 points, respectively.Cindy Embo led the Lady Altas, who won the series opener 21-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-20, with 15 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe two teams will play the title decider on Tuesday. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentscenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Calvin Abueva’s defensive grit helps keep Fuel Masters unscathedlast_img read more

Storm wreaks havoc in Linden

first_imgThe community of Oronoque Drive in the Retrieve area of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), is literally now trying to pick up the pieces following Wednesday’s passage of a freak storm that wreaked havoc on residents.When this publication visited the area on Thursday, numerous affected residentsMissing zinc sheets on The DeClou home in Linden has missed several zinc sheets after the stormcould be seen trying to reconstruct their roofs and placing household items out to dry.As severe winds ripped through the area at approximately 15:00hrs, the home of the DeClou family of 274 Oronoque Drive was apparently hardest hit. The entire roof of that home was blown away, while several parts of its interior were completely damaged.Switdzer DeClou said he was not at home when the storm hit, but he noted that his 4-year-old grandson, who was at home with his son, was asleep on a double-bunk bed when the storm hit, raining pieces of wood into the home and the room where the child had been sleeping. Luckily, no one was injured.“When this breeze came, it knock off all the zinc (from the roof) and (dismantled) the steps. It start “revving up” the house. By time he (his son) ran in, dem wood come down in the bed and missed the baby. It hit the kitchen too,” the resident disclosed. When the publication visited, the elder DeClou was assessing the damage.His son, Mark DeClou, said he was caught off guard. “I was on the steps when suddenly a heavy breeze just pass. Actually, it moved me, and I just jumped off the steps and just watched as all the zinc sheets start flying. It just started collapsing. Dem beams just start falling in. When it ease, I just run inside. There he was (his son), saying, ‘Daddy!’ ” he recalled.The older DeClou noted that the family has managed to secure temporary lodging in the area, since their entire home is now uninhabitable and would have to be reconstructed.“This here (house) got to come right down. This whole frame done. It (storm) rip up all dem bolts. So this whole house got to loose down and come back with a new house”, he said. DeClou said the family were also awaiting further word from Regional Chairman Renis Morian, who visited on Thursday.Meanwhile, Malita Jerome said she had to scramble to secure her household appliances during the storm. A section of her roof was blown away, and she is reportedly living in fear, because, should there be a recurrence of the storm, the other section of her roof might be blown away as well.Family members were in the process of putting the roof back together on Thursday.Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland and Regional Chairman Renis Morian visited to see what assistance could be provided to residents.Disaster response plan/committeeAt the scene on Thursday, Holland said on Wednesday evening he received a report of the storm while he was in meetings at the Council, and he would have received various photos from residents, depicting damages to their homes.“It is very unfortunate that this would have happened, and this just highlights the urgent need for a Natural Disaster Response Plan or a Committee, so that we can respond to things such as these, to help our residents whenever they are faced with such situations. Recently, we had an elderly resident whose house fell in Richmond Hill. Once again, as a result of the heavy winds that were passing through…We want to find some way in which Government can readily assist persons in these situations…I believe we need to come together as a community and give assistance, and we’re calling for a plan to be put in place for these natural disasters”, Holland said.He noted that the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) has a meagre Community Fund which can only provide little assistance. As such, he made calls for additional funds to be made available for the Council, to provide assistance to residents in such times.“I know we have the CDC and these organisations, but we’re on the ground, we should have an immediate response team”, Holland posited.last_img read more

Under-17 Northern B.C. girls volleyball team holding a flower sale fundraiser

first_imgPlayers from the team will be delivering the flowers after school on May 6 and 7, and are able to bring them to your workplace so there is plenty of time to give them to mom as a gift.Each flower basket is being sold for $25, and there are a variety of plants to choose from.The team has 160 baskets to sell for the fundraiser, and there is an option to pre-pay to reserve yours.- Advertisement -Anyone interested in ordering a set of flowers can call Alex Basco at 250-785-4433, or Diane Basco at 250-793-3568.last_img

Angela De Smit new Chief Operating Officer for the Northeast

first_img De Smit is a registered nurse, holding a diploma from the University of Alberta School of Nursing, as well as a Bachelor of Nursing from Athabasca University. She’s also completing a Master of Arts in Leadership with a Health Specialty at Royal Roads University in Victoria. In 2013, De Smit won a Nursing Excellence Award in Nursing Administration from the College of Registered Nurses in British Columbia. She was also the recipient of the Today’s Woman Award in 2006. Morris served as the Chief Operating officer with Northern Health since 2008, also playing an instrumental role in the development and construction of the new Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa.She was responsible for better integration of community services including Home and Community Care, as well as Mental Health and Addiction, while also strengthening relationships with communities in the northeast. Advertisement De Smit’s new responsibilities will include oversight of the health services in hospitals, health centres, and residential care facilities.Her regions span from Chetwynd, Fort Nelson, and other towns along the Alberta boarder.De Smit’s career in health care has seen her in a few positions.- Advertisement -She currently holds the title of Heath Services Administrator for the North Peace, and has also worked as the operational lead for acute care planning and transition during the development of the new Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa project. Previously, De Smit was the Director of Patient Care Services and the Inpatient Unit Manager at the Fort St. John Hospital and Health Care. “During her 24 years in the North Peace, Angela has shown strong leadership and I am confident she will continue to do so in her new role,” Northern Health Chief Executive Officer and President, Cathy Ulrich said. “I’d like to thank Betty for her exceptional work with Northern Health, and wish her all the best in retirement.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Little League efforts ongoing

first_img“We’re all learning as we go,” he said. Air Force Lt. Col. Jon Ramer, who oversees the Department of Defense property, said with the help of a lawmaker it should only take a few weeks to get the permits in place. But there have been other snags as well. Among them is an inability to pin down the exact acreage of the Navy parcel. A contractor currently grading the property has taken much longer than planned, impeding efforts to put stakes out for an accurate size count, Ramer said. Estimates have ranged anywhere from 31/2 acres to 41/2 acres. The contractor now is supposed to be finished on Friday, Ramer said. “We won’t know (the exact size) until they’re finished,” he said. Funding remains another issue for the league, which says it could cost up to $1 million to develop the Navy property. The property would be rent-free, Ramer said, but there would be an initial paperwork processing charge. Lomita Little League on an adjoining property, he said, paid about $7,000. Other costs involve a perimeter fence that Ramer said would cost $100,000 to $120,000. The league also would have to develop the fields on the site and any other structures, such as a snack bar. There is $250,000 available to the Little League for relocation costs provided through escrow when the site of their old fields on the DiCarlo Bakery property was sold to Target. The Annenberg Foundation also has pledged a $75,000 matching grant to the league. Ramer said if permits, funding and designs were all in place, construction of the fields could still be finished in time for the 2008 Little League season. The Navy fields would be considered semi-permanent, he said, noting that the Lomita Little League has used its property for more than 40 years. The league’s stay on Knoll Hill would be limited to three years. Molina said he is hoping to gather more information in the next week to 10 days that will help finalize a decision on whether the Navy property can be used instead of Knoll Hill as an immediate field solution. “The bottom line is that the councilwoman is still committed to having the kids play in March,” Molina said. “Our responsibility is to look at all the possibilities.” donna.littlejohn@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN PEDRO: Hahn’s office says information is needed on Navy site’s size and permit process. By Donna Littlejohn STAFF WRITER A closed-door huddle Friday yielded no breakthrough in an effort to shift temporary Eastview Little League fields onto Navy property instead of Knoll Hill, an option that now appears to be much more complicated than originally thought. But Mike Molina, chief of staff to Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, said efforts will continue over the next week or two. Meanwhile, port officials continue to work on preparing Knoll Hill for the possible temporary fields, despite opposition from all three of San Pedro’s neighborhood councils. Property for the new, relocated dog park at the base of the hill is expected to be finished by Sept. 17. While using the Navy land on Western Avenue for fields appeared to be a simple alternative to Knoll Hill at first, getting the permits could take “up to a year,” according to information that has since been provided by a Navy official in San Diego. “What we’re doing is trying to determine what kind of process is possible by March 2008” when the Little League season begins, Molina said. Hahn is seeking the assistance of Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, to help expedite permits for the federal property. last_img read more

Arsenal poised to raid Barcelona for £8.5m wonderkid

first_img Sergi Samper 1 Arsenal are ready to launch a bid for Barcelona wonderkid Sergi Samper, according to reports in Spain.The midfielder is tipped for a bright future at the Nou Camp and has been likened to former Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas.Barcelona are keen to hold onto the 20-year-old as they view him as a future first-team regular.But, according to Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal are ready to trigger the Spaniard’s release-clause in a bid to bring him to the Emirates.Samper has a clause in his contract which means any club can purchase him for £8.5m.Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is aware of the situation and is now considering a move for the youngster during the current transfer window.last_img

Keep confidential info confidential

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonBesides, a title often represents a range of pay, and individuals at one end can make considerably more than those at the opposite end. It is possible that the managers who share your title have greater job responsibilities and demands. If you are dissatisfied with your pay, you should still meet with your manager to discuss your concerns. However, your focus should be on the value that you add, your measurable successes, and your direct impact on reducing costs, saving revenue and helping the company meet its goals. As part of this discussion, you should also try to determine the kinds of steps that you should take to qualify for an increase. By approaching your manager with this positive framework, you are more likely to achieve positive results. Q I have done excellent work during the year, but I am concerned that I am not going to get a raise because my manager is heavily influenced by another manager who does not like me. My manager let this happen last year, and I am afraid he will do it again. What should I do? A If this incident is typical of your manager’s overall skills, perhaps he is the one who should not be receiving a raise. Your manager should be making decisions based on a direct understanding of your performance. At the same time, your manager should also be willing to listen to input from other managers, especially if you do any work for them. In this case, if your job responsibilities include projects with this other manager, then it would not be surprising to find that he or she has some influence with your manager. Q Salaries are kept confidential here, but through an e-mail mistake, all of the management salaries in our company were sent to me. I am in management, and I was annoyed that several managers with the same title as mine are making more money. Should I confront my manager? A It is rarely a great idea to use the word “confront” when planning a meeting with one’s manager. If you enter a meeting with that expectation, you are likely to have a rather unpleasant exchange. It is also not a great idea to meet with your manager to discuss confidential company information that was inadvertently sent to you. Attempting to persuade your manager to increase your pay as a result of this type of information can be risky. Although many companies are increasingly open about salaries, yours is not. As a result, you should look carefully at your own performance, especially on work that involves this other manager. If your work has nothing to do with him or her, then your manager is the problem. And if your work does involve this other manager, the next step is to do your very best on such projects, make sure this manager knows it, and make sure your own manager knows it as well. Doing some internal public relations on your accomplishments can help build these relationships as well as your earnings. Q My boss gave me a fairly basic project, which I recently completed. I was at lunch with her and three of my fellow employees, and I happened to bring up this project, and she snidely said it was insignificant, meaningless and not even worth looking at. I was embarrassed, but I did not lash back, even though I wanted to. How do you deal with a boss like this? A Your boss’s behavior qualifies her for another title, namely a bully. It is classic bullying behavior to insult, humiliate and degrade employees, especially in front of others. The problem is that you cannot turn a bully into a caring, compassionate and respectful leader. The insecurities, self-doubts and unfilled needs that lurk deep in your boss’s psyche are well beyond your control. However, even if you cannot affect what your boss is, you might be able to affect what she does. One option is to ignore her bullying completely. If she senses that you are not bothered by her antics, she will not sense any gratification by bullying you. That may cause her to ply her wares elsewhere. A second yet riskier option is premised on the fact that most bullies do not like to deal with people who stand up to them. This option calls for a strong and businesslike reaction in which you firmly express your dissatisfaction with her specific behavior, along with a clear statement that you expect it to stop. You should say this right on the spot, or as soon after as feasible. Hopefully there are senior-level managers who recognize the major risks associated with having a bully in the corporate china shop. Ken Lloyd is an Encino-based management consultant, coach and author who specializes in organizational behavior. He is the author of “Jerks at Work: How to Deal With People Problems and Problem People.” Write to him at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more