The Good Wife, Too Pretty Co-Workers, & Bullying

the good wife

Melissa George as “Marilyn Garbanza”

What’s newly elected Governor Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) to do? During Season 4 he managed to move past high profile sex scandals, a stint in prison for political corruption, and even – as last season ended – some questionable vote counts. Did we mention a wandering wife who’s in love with someone else? While nestling into his new gubernatorial office digs, Florrick’s Campaign Manager, Eli Gold, realizes that a much needed Ethics advisor, Marilyn Garbanza, who they inherited from the last administration is just too pretty to have around someone with Peter’s very loose interpretation of all things ethical. For writers and viewers it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Fully aware of Title Vii, Eli comes up with a scheme to quasi-promote the savvy Marilyn up the ladder to an unappealing job. She let Gold know this won’t be the last they’ll hear about her displeasure. Where have we heard this story before? The same place Eli Gold probably did and why he felt on solid, although unethical, ground: Continue reading

Washington Post Stands Behind Romney Bullying Story

A few weeks ago the Washington Post published an article about my documentary, WHAT KILLED KEVIN, about the pivotal story that put workplace bullying on the map.  Shortly after it was amended to include unsubstantiated information.  BUT, in a highly unusual move the Washington Post editors restored the article to original form. That gives all the more weight to the fact that the Washington Post is standing behind their article about Romney’s high school actions:  Continue reading

Protect Foreign Workers by bringing American Corporations back home

“These Jobs Aren’t Coming Home”

Last year President Obama met with Steve Jobs and other major leaders in the Tech world and asked what it would take to bring their factories home and hire American workers.   Steve Jobs answer was clear:  “these jobs aren’t coming home.” [NY Times 1/22/2012]

“…The president’s question touched upon a central conviction at Apple. It isn’t just that workers are cheaper abroad. Rather, Apple’s executives believe the vast scale of overseas factories as well as the flexibility, diligence and industrial skills of foreign workers have so outpaced their American counterparts that “Made in the U.S.A.” is no longer a viable option for most Apple products…” Continue reading

Our Top 2011 Posts on Workplace Bullying

This year our most popular posts continue to cover a wide range of topics and issues related to workplace bullying.  We  continue to focus on our mission to critique and offer new voices and alternatives to the current dialogue.   Two 2010 posts ( about Mediation & OSHA ) are still extremely popular.  Here’s a recap for 2011: Continue reading