Expanded Paid Leave for Workers

On Rcooley123’s Blog, Rick Cooley talks about, you guessed it, expanded paid leave for workers.

He logically and persuasively lays out why it is this is great idea. If you’re on the fence about the concept, check out his post. Nay, the whole blog. Excellent reading!

Expanded Paid Leave For Workers at Rcooley123’s Blog.

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There have been calls for expanded paid leave for workers in this nation for years. Perhaps the two most frequently mentioned forms of such leave pertain to sick leave and maternity/family leave. The United States has fallen behind many nations in its refusal to make such practices the norm in its workplaces.

Many employers do provide for paid sick leave for their workers. Doing so is beneficial to the employees, employers and the general public for a number of reasons. If the worker has a job that deals with other people ( co-workers, customers, the general public, etc.), exposing them to the illness may spread it further. The productivity of the sick person will normally suffer, as will the future productivity of any coworkers who become ill as a result of contact with them. Spreading the illness to customers or the general public would certainly provide bad publicity for the…

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Can Everyone Write a YA Novel?

In this redirect, Ryan Lanz asks if just anyone can write a Young Adult novel. He uses Sarah Dessen as an example in asking his question.

For my part, I REALLY agree with his notion that romance must be the hardest fiction to write. You really have a lot of pitfalls to navigate to make sure the story is entertaining and fresh.

Check out the article at “CAN EVERYONE WRITE A YA NOVEL?”

And check out his blog at ryanlanz.com.

P.S. Editor’s note: Nicholas Sparks… blech.

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Particularly not, but considering the fact that almost every teenage girl can connect with Dessen’s stories, it makes us feel like anyone can write a good young adult novel as long as you can relate.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not discrediting this woman: she’s incredibly smart and I’m impressed that she can crank out so many YA books without making them seem like the most cliché stories you’ve ever heard. She addresses teenage problems, as if she was in the body of a teenager herself, and it makes people want to be her best friend.

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