Feedback on 11/4/14 Issue of “Work Is Not for Sissies!

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13 Responses to “Feedback on 11/4/14 Issue of “Work Is Not for Sissies!”

  1. Dorothy Schweitzer Says:

    Good Morning,
    I agree with everything you stated in this weeks newsletter. I would also like to remind people to respect their poll workers. These people put time to go to classes they are required to take for 2 hours, go to the Board of Election and pick-up all the materials needed for election day, an hour of set-up time the day before election day, an hour of connecting and testing machines on election day before the polls open, 13 hours of the polls being open to make sure everyone that comes in can vote and 1-2 hours after the polls close to tear down everything and return it all to the Board of Elections for tallying.
    My husband is a presiding judge at the polls(the first person you sign in with), and he has never complained, but it is long day for these people. A smile, a “thank you” or even a “have a nice day” goes along way with everyone, even poll workers. Even before my husband started doing this, I always took in a box of donuts to the poll workers to say thank you for their work they do for us to be able to vote.
    I will say that working the polls does pay a small amount, but most people do it because they are Americans, not for the money.
    Love your newsletter!

  2. JS Says:

    I agree with you wholeheartedly about the need for all of us to vote with one exception. Some employers simply can not afford to pay employees additional time off to vote. The polls are open either before or after their shift and they have an opportunity to vote without paid time off from work. If you did give them paid time off, some would use it to vote and some would not.

  3. Mae Francis Says:

    As a country we are so disrespectful to our president and anyone else “we don’t agree” with that we should be viewed almost as jokes in the eyes of other countries and nations! I would not dream of not voting but I can see why it does not seem serious to some. As an 8 year veteran I cannot believe I put my life on the line for some of us!

  4. Jack Clark Says:

    Dear Glenn, although I’ve never left a comment I very much enjoy reading your articles. While many of your articles are worthy of positive comment, this one commanded my writing you. Thank you for sending out this very important message. My Mother, Uncle and Grandparents came to the USA from Norway back in the 50’s. My Grandfather was so proud to become an American citizen that he flew an American flag on his home every day until his death. My Father is retired Air Force and law enforcement as is my brother (Army) on both accounts. I only served as a reservist in the US Coast Guard and have been in law enforcement for 30 yrs. now. My Grandfather and Father instilled patriotism within our entire family. I am proud to be a citizen of such a great country. I applaud great Americans like yourself.
    I attended one of your seminars in Prattville, AL a couple of years ago and have been a faithful follower ever since.
    Thanks again!
    Respectfully,
    Jack C
    Alabama

  5. Steve Wessel Says:

    I am with you Glenn. To many apathetic and lazy people who do not appreciate what they have in America. Steve Wessel

  6. Grace Says:

    Glenn – your comments could not be more timely or correct. Voting is something that should be instilled in all children from birth. If I had a nickel for every person who has told me “My vote doesn’t matter!”, I could run my non-profit for 10 years without government assistance!! I have had friends and family members fight and die for my RIGHT to VOTE. I thank them often. I learned from my mother, who watched my Grandfather be exiled for 12 years when Franco took over Spain, that this IS the BEST country in the WORLD. She became a citizen and proudly flies her American flag and votes. Maybe the people who complain should be exiled from this country long enough to appreciate what they have.
    I enjoy your presentations, CD’s and newsletter. Thank you for fighting the good fight!
    Grace in Texas

  7. Terry Says:

    Very well said Glenn!
    I voted several days ago – by mail! Not sure if every State is like California, but if they are, nobody should have ANY problem filling out the form and popping it in the mail box? It’s not that long ago in our history that women were not allowed to vote. Many of them put their lives on the line to get us that right. And I for one, would NOT let them down by not voting!

  8. Nancy McCoy Duncan, IOM Says:

    Thanks for sharing Glenn. I voted this morning and it felt right and good.

  9. Katherine Miller Says:

    I remember my first election. It was a Presidential year and coincided with my 18th birthday (1976)! I have never missed an opportunity to vote even if it meant a mail-in ballot. I have instilled in my children the privilege to vote and how to research the candidates to make a knowledgeable choice. We are blessed to live in this great country, the United States of America!!

  10. Mavin Jiandani Says:

    I think we need a solution to this poor turnout.

    In Austrailia, if you do not vote there is a fine that is charged to your taxes.

    If something similar is implemented in the USA…imagine the turnout.

    Yes, it is a shame…but people will vote if it hurts their pocketbooks.

    Also, there are employers who expect employees to be in extremely early and leave late preventing them from voting. Those employers should be fined by the government.

    (I work for a Japanese company…mine is not one of those employers).

    Regards,

    Mavin

  11. Lori Says:

    Absentee ballots prevent the need to go to the polls or get time off from work – paid or not.

  12. timstir Says:

    I understand you’re sentiment but disagree with your statement of the problem. But the problem is NOT that people do not vote. The real problem is that people are uninformed and apathetic. Getting more uninformed people out to the polls does NOT improve the outcome of elections. If people are so apathetic that they won’t vote unless paid to do so, I’m not convinced that these voters are the ones that should decide our countries future. Urging people to “Get out and Vote” is insufficient. We should be urging people to “Get informed, understand the issues, find out where candidates stand on the issues, and VOTE!” Most people who don’t vote could not even identify the name their US Senators. Low turnout is only a symptom of the problem. If you improve turnout without fixing apathy you accomplish nothing worthwhile.

    • Steve Wessel Says:

      Apathy is killing our country! We don’t want uninformed people voting. You hit the nail on the head concerning the real problem.

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