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Fighting to Keep My Job highlights an unpleasant episode during the author's 10-year career with the World Food Council. On 12 June 1989, the Executive Director of the Council notified him of his intention to terminate his employment by 31 December 1989. The author recalls his shock at the news. "I was speechless. This was a letter from my boss. It was the last thing I had expected. What had I done?" The author was at the time Chief of the Council's Liaison Office at United Nations Headquarters, New York. No reason was given why such a drastic action was being taken against him, beyond a vague allusion made to Mr. Annan, Assistant Secretary-General, Office of Human Resources Management (ASG-OHRM), that he had "not been successful in representing the Council or the Council's interests." A moving narrative of the author's entire 35-year career, the book recounts vividly the steps taken by him in his successful bid to save his job. The case is well-documented in correspondence between himself, his legal counsel, the ASG-OHRM, and the Executive Director; and in the proceedings of the Joint Appeals Board. Pleading with his boss, the author says: "I know that I am in New York at your pleasure. I will continue to serve the Council loyally, take criticism in a constructive spirit, and always strive to do better.. But dropping my job is an entirely different proposition, and I crave your understanding not to pursue it." But this fell on deaf ears. The Executive Director's single-minded aim was to be rid of him. In the ensuing struggle, the author draws inspiration from memories of another successful fight he once had with his Permanent Secretary in Tanzania. He vows to himself: "I will fight this one too. And I will win." And win he did. The author was reinstated, returned to Rome, and - ironically enough - was appointed Officer-in-Charge of the Council, on the expiry of the Executive Director's contract! Read on.
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Now at a reduced price. A beautifully illustrated guide to Jewish life in the metropolis: Jewish New York celebrates Jewish life in New York City from the seventeenth century to the present through a selection of photographs, memorabilia, souvenirs, manuscripts, postcards, maps, and much more. Each chapter is illustrated with photographs, paintings, quotes, and ephemera that bring to life different aspects of Jewish life in New York, past and present. Beautifully packaged as a gift book, yet handy, practical, and inspiring, Jewish New York is of equal interest to tourists, newcomers, native New Yorkers, or anyone captivated by the history and culture in the "capital" of Jewish life in America. The book takes the reader on a visual journey behind the scenes and covers such topics as: Who Are the New York Jews? Where They Lived; How They Made a Living; a Tradition of Philanthropy; the Joys of New York Jewish Food; Yiddish Theater, Artists, Musicians, and Comedians; and Synagogues and Celebrations.
I Lost My Job! These words send panic ... What will I do? How will I pay my bills and support my family? How long will it be before I have a new position? What Do I Do Now? This workbook will help you move forward, and figure out what to do next! It will guide you in calculating the time you have to find a new job, share lots of ways to locate open positions, give methods for making money while you're looking for a job, and help you put your best foot forward on resumes and in interviews. Read This Before You Panic! It's short, sweet and to the point... and will walk you through your "find a new job" process step by step. So read on, develop your plan... and find your next job!
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