Sunday, December 24, 2006

FOUR FOR FRIDAY

Q1 - Wealth: In 1982, the year Forbes started publishing its annual list of the 400 wealthiest Americas, the magazine could find only a dozen or so billionaires. This year, The Forbes 400 list includes billionaires only. What is your definition of wealthy?
Health, a loving family and enough money so you don’t have to worry.

Q2 - Advertising and Religion: Bahrainian athlete Ruqaya Al Ghasara runs her track & field races wearing a hijab (a full Muslim headscarf). Nike, which sponsors Al Ghasara and is notorious for splashing its logo on everything in sight, somehow managed to get the Nike swoosh emblazoned onto the sides of Al Ghasara hijab. In your opinion, should Nike have stopped short of swooshifying a religious garment, or is Al Ghasara hijab fair game for branding?
No, Nike went too far. What’s next the brand symbol on the Bible? In my opinion we are getting in to areas where there should be no advertising, it is in high school, junior high school and even elementary school where advertisers are sponsoring school books, educational television programs etc. something the taxpayers should pay for and not take corporate money.

Q3 - Asking for Advice: According to a recent survey, most employees are unwilling to turn to their boss for advice on problems at work. In fact, a supervisor was cited by only 11 percent of employees surveyed as a source for workplace advice. More employees rely on a peer, another senior person, or a friend outside the company when searching for advice on work-related issues. How about you? When you are experiencing problems at work, who do you turn to for help or advice?
I turn to my boss and co-workers. I feel the goal of work is to get a good product out and on time and we should use the most effected way, if that means going to the boss for help, so be it.

Q4 - Sleep: While everyone pretty much knows that sleep is vital to our health and well being, millions of us are not getting enough of it, or are suffering from sleep-related problems. For example, surveys conducted by the National Sleep Foundation reveal that 60 percent of adults report having sleep problems a few nights a week or more. In addition, more than 40 percent of adults experience daytime sleepiness severe enough to interfere with their daily activities at least a few days each month. What time did you go to bed last night, and do you think you got enough sleep?
I went to bed at 10:30 and I woke up at 3:30, dozed off again around 4:30 and finally woke up around 7:30. I do not think I got enough good sleep.

1 comment:

Cat. said...

Ever seen a Precious Moments Bible? They are hideous.... ;-)

Merry Christmas! Have a great day tomorrow....