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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Harold Hinkle Turns 73
He's not the oldest living Hinkle, but he is next in line. On this day in 1934, Bonnie and Clyde were killed, Joan Collins turned 1 year old, and Harold Hinkle was born. For Harold it was a working birthday, something he learned from his father. He fixed fence with a little bit of help from Jerry, Darrel, and Justin Hinkle this afternoon. Justin also helped Mary Hinkle make a chocolate cake in honor of the day.
Vice Rector to Speak for Kevin Zilverberg
Peg Zilverberg reported to us that the Vice Rector of the seminary that her son, Kevin Zilverberg, attended will be the one conducting the Mass in Harrold and Highmore. He is being described as quite a character, and our Publisher is looking forward to meeting him. He's going to bring his clipboard and take notes so that he doesn't forget anything. You know, important details like the guys name. Hopefully he will be done in time for Jerry to get to the Methodist Church by 11:15.
North Of 40:Delegating decisions
by Red Green
Many people have difficulty making decisions. They find they have too many choices in life and aren't able to compare one to the other, because they can't foresee all of the outcomes at once, or they're deathly afraid of making a mistake, or even worse, they don't even care enough to think about the decision. Well, what you need to do is to force other people to make the decision for you. The simplest way to do that is by making outrageous demands. There is no quicker way to find out how much a person, or a company, cares for you than to ask them to do things they don't want to do. If you have a $50,000-a-year job and another company is trying to lure you away from it, tell them you want $300,000 a year plus a $100,000 signing bonus. It may seem a little over the top, but at this point in your career you have nothing to lose. Those kinds of demands send a message to the new company that you have a lot of confidence and feel you are worth a lot of money. They don't need to know the truth -- the truth that every company you've ever worked for thought a lot more of you at hiring time than they did once you started working there. You have to take advantage of that. You're like the bride at a Baptist wedding -- you hold all the cards. If the new company says "no," you're no worse off than you were. If the new company says "yes," you're in great shape. And most importantly, the decision was made for you. Give it a try. If it works well for you, who knows, maybe you could become a professional athlete.

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