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Working for Free; Treated Unequal [UPDATED]

A few weeks ago I was offered a job that I would have been a fool to refuse. It seemed almost too good to be true, but the person I was dealing with was one I deeply respected and trusted beyond question. Sadly, I’ve learned that no one is what they seem and once again I misplaced my trust, more »
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Play Matchmaker for Charity

The Girlfriend Bracket is coming back! In 2013, I played a little game on the interwebs called The Girlfriend Bracket. Back then it was just for fun and just to test an idea I had about a possible “reality TV” dating show I was thinking about producing on YouTube. Interest in the game completely overwhelmed my expectations (despite the fact more »
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Public Shame #4: GPS signal lost

I’ve always been an insanely hopeful and optimistic person. I’ve always had a plan, a general idea of where I was going, why I was living, and what I stood for. Despite always feeling like a weird outsider (P.S. #2), the crushing disappointment of the numerous unrealized potentials of my life (P.S. #1), or the confounding setbacks that seem more »
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The Uplift Education con

I wasn’t going to say anything. It is an embarrassing and frustrating tale, and frankly I just wanted to let things go and move on. Then, I read this review on Glassdoor.com and it absolutely broke my heart. I knew I couldn’t keep silent any longer.
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Public Shame #3: When the music died

“If you liked working for Royal Caribbean so much, why aren’t you still doing it?” you might ask. It is true. Working for Royal Caribbean was like a dream come true. I even wrote a blog post about it last year titled, “Why the last six months were the best six months of my life.” Travel more »
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Public Shame #2: Not quite human

What I am about to tell you is something that, if you know me very well, you probably already suspect, and if you don’t know me very well is going to come as a big “ah-ha” moment to you. It is an important bridge between my What happened to that kid? post earlier and the more »
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Public Shame #1: What happened to that kid?

So, I’m about to embark on a new writing experiment called “Public Shame.” In this exercise, I will publish a series of blog posts talking about my most humiliating failures and disappointments. I recently heard someone say that publicly airing your mistakes and failures can help you move forward from them rather than let them more »
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Stop asking God what to do

I don’t often write advice, especially spiritual advice. I am not what you would call an adamant, proclaim it to the world, tell you how to live Christian sort of person. However, I recently read a somewhat humorous blog post in which an acquaintance divulges his struggle over figuring out where God wants his family to live. This caused more »
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Why the last six months were the best six months of my life

I can't help it. I am extremely happy right now. Actually, I can help it. In fact, I worked really hard to be where I am today. Over the last six months, my life has taken a dramatic turn in a positive direction. I was recently hired to work for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines on more »
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Open Letter to FirstData

This company is pretty bad. They seem to relish walking all over the little guy and charging me for services that I neither wanted nor was even capable of using. When I alerted them to the problem, all they have done is deny responsibility and avoid making the situation right. Completely unethical. Read on for more »
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Seaward decision

Yes, your comments and feedback through this blog or on Facebook & email do have an impact on me. In fact, even though I haven’t had a chance to personally respond to everyone, I have recently made some choices that are taking my life in an exciting new direction based on that very feedback I more »

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