Feedback on 3/4/14 Issue of “Work Is Not for Sissies!”


22 Responses to “Feedback on 3/4/14 Issue of “Work Is Not for Sissies!””

  1. Sam Says:

    I love reading your weekly articles! Where in this article is the rest of the story? How did he narrowly escape? There is why he enlisted – but not how he “escaped”.

  2. Cheryl Patrick Says:


  3. Cindy Meyer Says:

    AMEN! Loved the newsletter this week and the fact that you tell it like it is!

  4. Jo Fischer Says:

    This is the BEST article EVER… I am a sorority house director and I see this first hand…….

  5. Kay Redshaw Says:

    I don’t often reply or make comment on your articles but I couldn’t go without saying I absolutely loved this one and agree 100%. Thank you for recognizing ‘The Greatest Generation’.

  6. Andy Says:

    Alright, I want to hear the rest of Bud’s story!

  7. David Mullins Says:

    Excellent article. Sadly, that generation is passing quickly.

  8. A Lambert Says:

    LOVE your emails. However, I have to disagree on the last sentence. God makes them just fine….it’s our society and subsequent generations that spoil them.
    Best regards,
    Pround member of GenX – with an old soul

  9. Vicki Weber Says:

    So true and so sad, could we ever go back to the time of intregity?

  10. Tricia Says:

    Where is the “share” button? I absolutely love this. All of it is dead on. When my parents had their 50th wedding anniversary 3 years ago, my sister said to my father, “So, what’s the secret?” My dad isn’t eloquent or soft spoken, he’s a very simple, hard working man, replied to her, “It isn’t optional.” He simply said it & shrugged. No big deal, no deep thought, just said it. They raised nine children, through numerous ups and downs. I admire and respect them more than I could ever put into words.

    The art of respect is lost…. for adults, parents, co-workers, bosses, and authority figures alike. My husband and I are trying desperately to teach our children these very things. Its difficult when the world around them so rarely reinforces it. Thank you for continuing to inspire and stick to the basic principles that made this country what it is… or what it was supposed to be. We’ve strayed too far from this ideaology.

  11. Misty Fikes Says:

    Love this!!! Thanks for writing!

  12. TP Says:

    Oh, God still makes them that way – everyone else they come in contact with is who changes them, including the people/companies that employ them.

  13. Mary Hecht Says:

    Feedback on 3/4/14 Issue of “Work Is Not for Sissies!”

    My father was also a teenager when he joined the Navy. He lied about his age telling his mother it was an application to join the Boy Scouts. He was assigned to sea duty for most of his 27 years…..was home for the birth of only one out of four children. We lived in Navy housing, duplex apartments and quonset huts. I attended 17 different schools before I graduated from high school. We moved back to Virginia where he and my mother bought their first real home for $13,200!!! 4 BR 1.5BA….it was like a mansion to us. He and my mother were married for over 53 years when she passed away. He loved the United States and his favorite saying was:
    “I may not always agree with what someone is saying but I will defend with my like his right to say it.”

    You are right on, Glenn, when you say God doesn’t make them like that anymore. And if it were not for the Greatest Generation we might be speaking Japanese or German today. Thanks for recognizing their contribution.

  14. Jack U. Simmons III Says:

    I am part of Generation Y (millenials). I started my own successful company. I look people in the eye and treat them with respect. I asked my father in law for permission to marry his daughter, now my wife. I’m clean shaven and wear nice clothes to church every Sunday. I am financially responsible and I open doors for women. I say thank you. Glenn, I know more than 100 people of my generation who are just like me. I also had many family members who were part of the Greatest Generation and they were just that, great! I really like “work is not for sissies” but the problem I have is how you label all of my generation as whiners and spoiled. You have made numerous negative remarks, and the people reading your newsletter may be affected by it. Now, I don’t want to appear as if I can’t handle criticism, so I will admit you are right, there is an element of my generation that is just like you say. But isn’t it that way for every generation? There were drunks in the 40s just like today. The people I know are hardworking, honest, disciplined, respectful people who have made their lives and the lives of others better. Maybe your disdain for Generation Y has an effect on how people treat you. That doesn’t sound like a successful tool to get ahead at work… or life. Food for thought.

    With all due respect,

    Jack U. Simmons III

  15. Jami Basham Says:

    Dear Mr. Shepard,
    Thank you once again for your truth in commentary. Refreshing and honest as always.
    God bless,

  16. Terry Says:

    Loved the interview Glenn! By the way my husband and I will be married 45 years in April – so don’t give up on the Baby Boom generation totally?

  17. ABiggs Says:

    I’m a Millennial and I just turned 30. I see many similarities between my grandparents generation and mine. Perhaps, however, it is simply a matter of who I surround myself with. The friends I have that are my age are, by most accounts, responsible and hold themselves accountable for their actions. While some of the traditional manners have been phased out (men picking up the tab for dates, women saying thank you in return), on the whole, I’ve found them to be polite and hard working. But then again, I was raised with a certain set of values and morals, and expect my friends and employees to exhibit similar traits–otherwise, I have little to to with them, no matter the age. Good article, Mr. Shepard.

  18. Jamie Lowe Says:

    Please update and inform us where and when we can find Bud’s interview. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  19. missymal Says:

    Nicely done, Glenn Shepard.

  20. Nancy McCoy Duncan Says:

    Glenn, your “PS” was priceless! Loved it. As a Baby Boomer I quite agree. Thank you so your emails…keep them coming I value you and what you share! – Nancy

    Nancy McCoy Duncan, IOM

  21. Julie A. Vulk Says:


  22. Kristina Wiltgen Says:

    3 years ago my husband (Chad) called my dad to ask for my hand in marriage. My dad was so fully and completely honored that Chad had done that. (My first husband did not ask.) Chad also asked my step-dad and sons for their permission. My dad passed away that following March but it was something he talked about constantly. In fact, a week ago Chad mentioned again how happy he was because of how proud his phone call made my dad. I think for my dad it was a way for him to know that I was going to be taken care of. Loved your article today.

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