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U.S. Texas governor vows to probe massive blackout caused by severe winter weather
"Must be condemned. Texas governor Greg Abbott is vowing to help. All those affected by last week's state wide power outage is too many of you were shivering in your own homes. No power. Abbot gave a statewide address Wednesday, promising to get all the answers needed on why millions couldn't turn on the lights or heat when winter storms hit. The governor says the Texas Legislature will take the lessons learned from the last week to come up with the immediate solutions. To keep
Los Angeles sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash 'purely an accident'
"The Los Angeles County sheriff says the roll over that seriously injured Tiger Woods was purely an accident on a downhill section of road known for crashes. Sure of Alexi in a wave up, says deputies saw no evidence The Gulf star was impaired by drugs or alcohol. We don't possibly any charge whatsoever. This crisis remains an accident accident, not a crime. The 45 year old Woods remains
Food bank demand surges among military families amid pandemic
"Unknown consequence of the pandemic up to 40% of military families who are serving this country. Do not have enough to eat, and many have been forced to turn to food banks. The Department of Defense estimates the jobless rate for military spouses is 22%. Other estimates run as high as 35% in San Diego families using the Food Bank of the armed Services Y M C, a surged 400% during the pandemic. We're couldn't even go a full week without having to go get help from a food pantry. Our family is worth it were worth getting the help that we need families helping Defend America. In a bruising battle against hunger.
Women who lost jobs due to COVID-19 turn to food delivery platforms
"2.5 million women who lost their jobs in the past year because of the covert pandemic are now turning to ride sharing delivery companies to support their families. Here's more services like you berates door Dash and instant Carter. Seeing an increase in driver's signing up for their platforms and a large percentage are women whose careers have been impacted by the pandemic. You berate says the number of women delivery partners more than doubled between April last year in January this year. Female drivers make up about half of other delivery partners at lift women make up more than 1/5 of all drivers at door dash 55% of the drivers are women.
Colton scores in NHL debut, Lightning beat Hurricanes 3-0
"Ross Colton had a goal in his NHL debut and I'm very vast Leschi stopped twenty five shots in the lightning's three nothing shutout of Carolina cold put Tampa Bay on the board on his first career shot on goal during the second shift password when this guy would be I kind of blacked out right after the the play but from what I remember I think you know we had a good offenses on shift gone before that and kinds try to fight to get to find that and you know heavy wheeled around there and kind of just put in front that's Leschi had his twenty second career shutout and first since March twenty twenty against Montreal Blake Coleman Barclay Goodrow also scored in the third of four straight games between the two teams Alex padel coverage may twenty five saves for the hurricanes after shutting up the lightning in his previous start I'm the very
Federal watchdog blasts FAA over certification of Boeing jet
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a federal watchdog blasts the FAA over its certification of the Boeing seven thirty seven Max the transportation department's inspector general has issued a report criticizing the federal aviation administration's oversight process for approving new aircraft in a report released Wednesday the inspector general issued fourteen recommendations to restore confidence in FAA certification process the report focused on the FAA's approval of the Boeing seven thirty seven Max before crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia in which three hundred forty six people were killed the report highlighted the FAA's policy of relying on aircraft manufacturers to perform key safety assessments the FAA said it agrees with the recommendations Mike Crossey up Washington
Trade group: Retail sales should grow 6.5% to 8.2% this year
"Nation's largest retail trade group, is forecasting strong sales growth this year as more folks received the Corona virus vaccine. NPR's Alina Selya reports. The National Retail Federation predicts that American shoppers this year will spend more than $4.3 trillion. The group says retail sales will grow between 6.5% and 8.2%. The highest rates seen since 2004 that cover spending at stores but also on cars, gas at restaurants and bars. And the forecast is rooted in the idea that more people will start spending the money. They've been stashing away while cooped up during the pandemic. This year's growth would also build on the huge jump and spending that happened in 2020 despite the global crisis, when people spent heavily on home renovation, sports equipment, groceries and lots of online shopping.
Biden Administration To Distribute More Than 25 Million Face Masks To Disadvantaged Groups
"Boston City councilor and mayoral candidate Andrea Campbell has a plan that she says would make the Boston police Department more transparent and accountable. She says she wants to address the root causes of violence and crime. And by doing so, she wants to reallocate 10% of the police budget to then invest in economic justice, public health and other youth development strategies. The plan would also set up a system of true civilian oversight, in her words would focus on investing directly into neighborhoods and opportunities for young Bostonians.
Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine is effective, FDA says
"Today says Johnson and Johnson's single shot Corona virus vaccine Meets emergency requirements. ABC is Mark Rommel are joins us on the co Moh news line. What's this going to mean? Mark and how effective is this one shot vaccine compared to the others? Yes. So this is another step in the process of getting an emergency use authorization for this. The FDA and then they're scientists of essentially looked at the data and said exactly that it appears safe and effective. Now it will go to an independent review board on Friday who will scrutinize the data and make a determination or a recommendation to the FDA about what they think if they think that this vaccine should be approved or given some kind of Emergency authorization and then finally, the decision rests with the FDA to make that call. But what we understand from the data from Johnson and Johnson, as well as what the FDA said today is that there appear to be no major safety concerns with this, that the common side effects or what we've heard with other vaccines who like beavers, fatigue, headache pain at the site of injection, and then it's 66% effective overall at preventing moderate to severe Cove in 1985%, effective at preventing the most serious illness from Covert 19. And so while that does not reach up to the levels of the fighter and Madonna vaccines at 95%, effective at preventing you from getting covert 19 that even in and of itself could be significant in reducing strain on hospitals and the health care system, Because even if people could get this one does, and you know, maybe you get mildly sick from covert 19. That's still a lot better than ending up in the hospital or potentially dead from covert 19. So it does appear to meet the standards that the FDA is looking. Before in terms of safety and efficacy.
Former Cuomo aide accuses governor of kissing her without permission
"Has something new to worry about. Beyond the controversy regarding nursing home covert deaths former aide Lindsay Boylan, as opposed to the long piece on the medium website. In an effort to back up her earlier claims that the governor's sexually harassed her, she says one time he kissed her another time, he suggested they play strip poker, she says Cuomo has created a culture of his administration. Where sexual harassment and bullying are Condoned and expected. Boylan is currently a candidate for Manhattan borough president.
Federal Reserve Says Some Services Disrupted by 'Operational Error'
"We're getting the Federal Reserve system for inter bank payments somehow went down today, according to a website for payment services operated by the Fed. Federal Reserve operational error resulted in the destruction of service and several business lines, according to a spokesman for the Richmond Fed, which apparently handles those operations. The out is reported to be widespread across the payment systems. Maintained by the Fed, including the vital automated clearing house system, known as a CH and the Fed wire funds, Interbank Transfer service or if you're having some transfer issues involving cash today, this could be the reason the meantime, the stock market rally continues. Right now the Dow is up nearly
'Operational error' causes Fed payment system to crash
"Went down this afternoon, according to a website for payment services operated by the central bank. Spokesman says quote a Federal Reserve operational error resulted in disruption of service in several business lines, THEA outages widespread across the payment systems maintained by the central bank. Including the vital automated clearing house system, known as Fed a CH and the Fed wire funds. Interbank transfer service. Goldman Sachs shares up now by
Drew Barrymore Said Her Mother Placed Her In A Psychiatric Ward At 13 And Spoke About How It Affected Their Relationship
"Barrymore opening up about being placed in a psychiatric ward at age of thirteen by her mom. She told howard stern in an interview this week that she was going to clubs not going to school stealing. Her mom's car was just out of control. Thirteen years old. Your father mother. We're just not there for you. And i thought about britney spears documentary. I have so much empathy towards so many people. Paris hilton came on the show and she had been institutionalized by her mom. And you know you think. Like britney and paris. And i've thought it for myself. I'm sure that people look on and think these party girls. These privileges says how dare they have feelings about any of this. They've put themselves up out there. They've asked for this. It's fair game. And i just go there. Humans they're just humid. Stayed in that psychiatric ward for about eighteen months. And she said after thirty years of therapy and soul-searching she finally learned to forgive her mom for doing that or my mom. Put me in a place that was like a full psychiatric word. I used to laugh at those like malibu thirty day places. They talk about things that pissed me off. I was just like a a little spa vacation for thirty days. Like in malibu was sort of the opposite of the experience. I had i was in a place for a year and a half called. Van is psychiatric. And you couldn't mess around in there and if you did you would get thrown either in thought padded room or get stretcher strains and tied up. Why were you so bad that you had in padded room. I grab you know with like the go. Go's and wendy williams and blondie and all these like bad ass chicks and i just would like you know channel my inner riot girl and i you know some days. It was really funny. I would rile up all the girls. And i'd be like listen to these people. Don't care about you.
Conviction in landmark case over Syrian government torture
"The German foreign minister. Hi comas has welcomed the conviction of a former Syrian secret policemen on charges of complicity in crimes against humanity. The court jailed I'll eyeball Ghareeb for 4.5 years. Jeremy Bowen reports. The convicted man he had al Carib was a relatively low level operative among thousands of others in the Syrian regime's highly developed network of coercion and repression. He rounded up suspects who were later tortured and killed at a time in 2011. When the uprising against President Bashar al Assad was gaining strength on the regime was hitting back hard. The verdict is a legal landmark. The prosecution was intended as a test case to build up a body of evidence about the actions of the regime of President Assad that could be used in other trials, not
Managers of Texas Power Grid Resign After Widespread Storm Outages
"Outrage over statewide rolling blackouts and water disruptions during last week's historic winter storms in Texas is resulting in resignations from the board of ERCOT, the state's power grid operator. Chair and vice chair are among those stepping down as Houston public media Sasha Cordner reports. All five do not live in tanks is and make up about a third of the board. In a statement, Governor Greg Abbott said Er Const. Lack of preparedness and transparency was unacceptable and he welcomed the resignations. He also promises state investigation into her account, which is already facing multiple lawsuits. Sash, according to reporting and Reuters news service is now reporting that a six board member has
South African COVID-19 variant identified in Seattle's King County
"King county has confirmed a case of the south african covid variant. It's the first time the variant known as be one three five one has been found in washington state. Public health says the patient tested positive for covid nineteen more than three weeks ago but the balaji lab identified the variant. Monday washington state has also had thirty nine cases of the uk. Be one seventeen variant. Another strength from brazil. Hasn't shown up here yet.
Seeking Refuge On The Open Road
"When we reached bob wells. He was camped out of the grid in his white. Gmc savannah van in the middle of the california desert. Some twenty five years into his experiment in mobile living. How did this whole journey start for you. What was your life like before you discovered this this lifestyle while i was either very very lucky or very unlucky depending on your point of view it was the winter of one thousand nine hundred five. Bob was living in anchorage alaska where he'd worked for over two decades in a union job at safeway saint job. His father had worked until his retirement. At the time bob was going through a divorce and after alimony and child support payments. He says he was no longer making enough to clear his rent. He was desperate and that is when he noticed old beat up box banned for sale on the side of the road for fifteen hundred dollars and he decided he had to go for it. That was all the money. I had left in the bank. But i had to have a place to live and so i bought it and That night through a backpacker. Sleeping bag. Down and i began my van dwelling adventure in the winter and the cold van and i That first night. I cried myself to sleep. I literally cried myself to sleep. Or when you're going through a divorce you you cry yourself to sleep on a pretty regular basis ends but sure just of course greatly compounded here. I was homeless bomb living in a van on the streets. And how much lower can my life get. But bob done a lot of camping in his life and you had to make a small space cozy and after a few weeks eat figured out how to cook and stay warm deal to bed and cabinets used his gym membership to shower. Figured out how to make it sustainable. And the money. He was saving on rent. Meant he didn't feel like he was always on the knife's edge it slowly and subtly shifted from. I despise my life to. This isn't really that bad to hey. Every month i keep the money and put it in my pocket to. I kind of really really liked this. And that's the way it's been every sense. Was it difficult at all to kind of switch. Grand narratives about What trajectory you're supposed to take as a productive member of the economy absolutely it was a traumatic transition you know. We are trained from birth to death. Our purpose in life is to be good productive citizens and so it made me question everything i had done. Exactly what society and told me to do. I'd gotten a job. I wanna house. We'd had kids. I was following the american dream to the best of my skill level and ability. As i could and then i was forced into living what society told me was the life of total failure homeless in the van and for the first time in my life i was happy well that raises a lot of existential questions and when i looked around at all the people i work with work eat sleep. Working sleep work. Eat sleep. I said what society told me it was not true. I've finally found a way. That's happy for me. Let me try to understand that. My life and for the life of others a few years later bob had saved up enough to quit his job at safeway and by supplementing his union pension with seasonal stints as a campground host. He was eventually able to take to the road as a full-time nomad in two thousand five about a decade. After he moved into the van. Bob decided to pay forward. Some of the techniques developed the started a website called cheap. Rv living the serve as a kind of resource for other people interested or in many cases forced to move into a vehicle. I started the sole intent of letting people know there wasn't on alternative. You didn't have to live under the tyranny of the marketplace and the way to do that was to eliminate your biggest cost in life. Which is your housing with cheaply. Live frugally and then you can live well for a long time the site just kinda mosey too long picking up you know few page views here and there in two thousand eight happened. Bob says in the wake of the financial crisis. He was inundated with desperate messages. Have lost my job. I we moved in with my family now. My family is lost their job. Now we're all losing our own. What are we going to do. And that was the question. I got over and over and over again. Even after the economic recovery started to pick up the number of inquiries and page views and people in the community continued to grow. Fueled partly by the rise of social media. Bob started his cheap. Rv living youtube channel in two thousand sixteen and has since become just one of many popular nomad influencers but unlike a lot of the glossier more glamorous content associated with the hashtag van live crowd. Bob's videos are all about helping people struggling to keep their head above water financially and they're filled with the nitty gritty details of living behind the wheel. Today we're gonna talk about heat today. We're gonna talk about taking showers. The topic of today is poop. You can cut your behinds. Not one of them. You want that thing to be clean all the time. Bob also does these little interview profiles of people living in different kinds of vehicles cars to trucks to buses. Welcome back fellow nomads. Today we're going. Meet a new friend of mine. Joe sale load everyone relax. They're really out. There doesn't look like there's a bunch of people out there. Yeah thank you that video for the record. Two point five million views and counting. Bob says his videos have become so popular that he's now making more money than ever before. I think eventually the second break but it gets great reviews on amazon which is why i'm recommending ads in affiliate marketing. Help him bring in over one hundred fifty thousand dollars a year. Bob makes enough to have two full time assistants helping him with his work and because he says he never plans to live in a house again. He makes a very healthy profit. I'm make much more money than i ever thought. I could possibly make in my life. And i live in a van. My expenses are pretty darn low with that extra money. Bob started a nonprofit homes on wheels alliance to support people transitioning into living in their vehicles. They've started to outfit and give vance to people in dire need of a new vehicle. And bob says he saving up to buy a plot of land for an in person resource center. It isn't clear how many people are living on the road at this point. But in two thousand ten when bob started this annual gathering van and car dwellers in the arizona desert called rubber tramp rendezvous it had a few dozen attendees by two thousand and nineteen. They had an estimated ten thousand people show up and as a central node in this growing community. Bob has had a kind of front row seat to the massive disruptions of the past decade. And he's watched as certain demographics have borne the brunt of those changes. It's a surprisingly large female. Contingent older women in their sixties and seventies. When they were girls they were told get married. Stay home raise a family and so they never go up so sturdy and then now they're living on five hundred to eight hundred dollars a month so skirt and he cannot live in this country on five hundred two thousand a month so sturdy and live in house and you just can't do it and so they all desperately needed the solution as well and i told them all. If you move into your plan you can live reasonably well on that. You won't be rich but you won't eating dog food and there's hope bob says he has seen an uptick in views and inquiries about van dwelling over the last year. But so far he says the stimulus checks and the nationwide moratorium on evictions have slowed. The number of new nomads. Still he says as the baby boomers continue to age into social security and as the effects of climate change intensify bob expects the movement towards van life to surge and he sees it is his mission to try to help however he can. I've got a string of lifeboats. And i want to get as many as i can into the lifeboat and i think the hammer blow of two thousand eight really put a crack in people's confidence and i think when you combine that with this cheers a natural disasters and the epidemic. I think people are just going to be abandoning the american dream in droves. That's all i'm trying to do is get people out
Home Depot Reports Good 4th-Quarter and 2020 Numbers
"Home depot. Fourth quarter profits came in higher than expected but shares falling a little bit today on concerns that twenty twenty one is not going to be a strong home depot is twenty twenty was and i will just point out shares of home depot over the past year even with the drop today shares are up little more like let's call it ten percent maybe eleven percent ten eleven percent. This is not a stock that has shot to the moon in the past year. I'm it's still the same business. They've done an amazing job over the last ten months a managing their business in the wake of the pandemic. I'm i'm not sure why there is at least a little bit of pessimism today about home depot the pessimism if there is some Comes out of what a small amount of guidance the company gave so before addressing that On the numbers you know the cops were up comparable sales at that. Existing stores are up. Twenty four point five percent or total sales up twenty four point five percent and comparable sales were up twenty five percent. So that gives you a sort of level set on. How business did they don't grow a lot of stores at home depot. They they just keep doing a great job. The stores they have not many close nominee open So it's not a growth story through. They expand the size of their stores in many cases with side by side. Lots for Plants and things like that and and things that they can put outside the four walls of the store So growth for the company was about twenty five percent for the year. As you say the stock only went up about eleven percent. Part of that is because the sales growth was More expensive margins contracted because of the increased costs of operating during covid and then the guidances is a little weaker than what people might have been hoping for which is a. They didn't give any guidance. They they said Company said that because of the uncertainty of how things are going to play out They don't feel comfortable giving guidance. But if things look in twenty twenty one on the way they looked at the second half of twenty twenty they think flat to slightly positive comps
"ups" Discussed on Before Breakfast
"What's up everybody. It's jill scott. And here's one of my favorite moments from j. dot il podcast brought to you by netflix's new film iranians black bottom golden. Oc yes yes. She wasn't solved woman either meaning. She didn't say okay. I'll do whatever you say. I'm gonna listen to a new episode of j. dot il the podcast every wednesday and check out my rainey's black bottom in select theaters now and on netflix december eighteenth. This film is rated r. Welcome to before breakfast. A production of iheartradio good morning. This is laura. Welcome to the before breakfast podcast. Today's tip is to track when you wake up in the middle of the night by understanding what causes the wake ups you might be able to minimize them and enjoy those visions of sugar plums dancing in your head. I have five children. So i have experienced a lot of interrupted sleep over the last thirteen years but even without little kids sleeping eight hours. Straight is hard for many adults to manage. And that's okay. There's some evidence that humans historically would have slept in multiple shifts going to bed with the sun waking up in the middle of the night for a while and then experiencing a wave of sleepiness in the hours before dawn. Waking up once is not a problem. It's waking up multiple times and then being unable to quickly fall back asleep that can lead to fatigue as with all things time related the best way to spend your time better is to figure out where the time is going now and that includes overnight time even if you don't have any interest in tracking your work time or your leisure time or your family time if you'd like to sleep better it might be worth tracking your time with an eye toward focusing on sleep track full-week all one hundred sixty eight hours because you want to see things like daytime sleep snooze sleep crashing on the sofa night's sleep and yes middle of the night wake cups. This last one requires a bit of logistical. Planning to track. As you can imagine. Most of us aren't in a mental state to track overnight activities. All that well you can definitely use sleep apps and for many people. That is a great solution. I have my phone in airplane mode in my room. And if i wake up in the night to deal with the baby i take a quick glance at my phone to see the time because it's an airplane mode. I won't get sucked in by notification or text. If you'd prefer not to use that solution or asleep app you can put a small clock by your bed. I have one across the room. But i can't see that without my contacts and so that doesn't work for me. I have trained myself to remember the time. But if you don't think you will remember you could just write it down. Keep a notepad and a pen by your bed. Then in the morning you can transfer the time from your notes to your log as for the duration of the way cups. This is tricky to at least if you're choosing not to use an app you clearly aren't looking at the time at the exact moment that you fall asleep but you can approximate after. I'm done feeding settling the baby. I checked the time again. And i generally round the next fifteen minute mark to count when my sleep begins. If i find myself lying awake for awhile. I will estimate or look at the clock again. If sleep is particularly elusive. In any case you only need to do this for a week or so. The point is to see which nights are better than others or if there are any patterns if you always up at say for forty five. Am it's highly likely that something external and routine is triggering. It like a noisy machine that goes off then or an early rising neighbor. Who's doug since him off to work. You might also note if something internal is triggering the way cups like you need to go to the bathroom or your hot or cold. Many of these issues can be alleviated with experimentation like not drinking much liquid right before bed or turning the thermostat down a degree or to the culprit might be someone or something your own pets or a partner. That last one does not need to be a huge deal. You can love someone intensely and still decide. That sleeping together isn't the best approach. Really separate beds are not a signal of a problem. Just spend plenty of time snuggling together before going off to sleep separately or building. Some morning cuddle time. You might also note if it's easier to fall back asleep at certain times than others. Many people have a hard time falling asleep. If it's laid out blackout kids can help. But maybe the problem. Is that when you see light of any sort. It triggers a waking impulse. So you might need to make sure that you don't turn on the light in the bathroom. If that's the case. I have definitely learned not to try to read on my phone. When i'm feeding the baby in the middle of the night inevitably it will take me a lot longer to fall back asleep. If i do he even if it makes staying awake. Easier and more pleasant in the amendment many of us learn to function on compromised sleep but seldom at peak productivity figuring out ways to sleep. Better can be a real gift to yourself. So if you're not sleeping your best track your time for a week or two to see what you can learn. Try some experimentation and troubleshooting. You just might wind up waking up more rested and ready to take on the world in the meantime this is laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time. Hey everybody i'd love to hear from you. You can send me your tips your questions or anything else. Just connect with me on twitter. Facebook and instagram at before breakfast pod. 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"ups" Discussed on Dear HBR:
"And and I might I might start as a dialogue and you'll learn a lot if you if you open that door of it, you know what is the immediate reaction you know, read their body language or their facial expressions. What's their immediate reaction to having a conversation about compensation is an immediate. We don't. We're word they everything's. There's no raises. You know everything we're hiring. Freeze and raise freeze or is it? I I'm not sure what I can do but I. Really like to hear how you're feeling like. You've now got the dialogue going and once that's going, you know. Lots of different avenues can be opened, and now maybe you can. They say no, but at least you've. You've raised your hand a bit. Yeah I completely agree with you Dave that? At one hundred percent doesn't hurt to ask and. Her responsibilities have increased. It is a time of flocks, but she's proved her worth colleagues are thanking her for the work that she's done post merger, and so I think the conversation she needs to have we. We have one employee now. Who is right out of college about a year ago? and. He negotiated on the way in. So we made it made a salary offer and he said. I'd like. I think he wanted ten k. more and I, said no A. You're right out of college or at the top of our list. And he said Okay and I said. Wow, you know like you just agree to that. He said well I didn't think I'd get it, but if I didn't ask. You know how would I ever? No, so I said okay. Now, it's been about a year and he came to me about a month ago is year. Anniversary is coming up and he said Hey. Remember remember to be an asked I'd like to know if you think I've achieved what we set out to achieve, and what might growth path related to that raise might look like. And I really respected that you know I told him I. Don't think we're there yet for x and Y, but you're right a years coming up and we should have that discussion, and as he lays the groundwork. He is definitely top of my mind as I talked to my other executives about who deserves and who's going to get a raise in the next cycle, so he got a raise your hand if you don't raise it, no one's ever going to go out of their way to contribute to your neck success. One issue however is that women do face more backlash than men do. When they tried to negotiate for higher salaries, and we published research showing. They're more likely to be turned down even when they do ask the good news is. She's coming in with data already that sort of the first piece of advice that you tell people when they try to negotiate their salary or arrays. Arrays. You say you know you need to know what the market rate is. You need to know your value She has qualitative data from the colleagues who have appreciated her work..
"ups" Discussed on Dear HBR:
"HP our last year I joined a small Swiss biotech company as its operations manager, reporting directly to the CEO. The salary was below market, but I accepted it because this was my first paid job after relocating to Switzerland and looking for work for a while. Less than a year leader, our startup acquired by one of the Big Pharma companies, and they decided to split the business. One part was folded into the Pharma. Company and just four employees were transferred. The other part was spun off into a new startup with all the other employees including me. My manager could have communicated things better, but as part of the shift I took over more legal and compliance responsibilities. That's my background overall. I like what I'm doing. I interact with other departments and have received positive feedback from colleagues for dealing with negotiations in an effective and timely manner. Here's the issue last Friday. I got my new employment contract from the CEO's assistant. The terms and conditions haven't changed by job. Title has been updated contracts manager, but the salaries the same and I know it's below market because the Swiss government has an online tool to calculate these things. In a few months, I'll have been at the start up free gear. How do I negotiate compensation without harming my future here Dave? What do you think? So it sounds like the person is happy in the role, and the person is contributing well to the company, so those are important things. It is your duty inside a startup to to constantly raise your hand. And I say that knowing I'm SORTA grimacing because I mean come back. My team and they're going to. You know heard this podcast and everyone's GonNa. Raise their hands. Which I would say, no, no, you don't know but I do say look. If. She's achieving what she set out to do. And she's being told she has a promotion title promotion. You ask for that raise. This is a classic sort of squeaky wheel scenario. This wouldn't work if if you are month into the role, but your year into the role in your, you're paying attention to the timing and some of the changes in the got ask and if you don't ask you, don't get so, this is a spot where you raise your hand a bit. With all that's going on in the global economy right now. This seems like a pretty tough time to be asking for a raise Is there a case to be made that She should just be thankful that she survived a merger. And still has a job at a time when million to be getting laid off all around the world. Sure. I mean yes, she should be grateful. But if you get if you ask for a raise and lose your job for either a bigger cultural problems at that company. Right so I I would say. Be Thankful I might. I might acknowledge upfront the timing you know, hey, look You know I'd love to have an open. Is it okay if I have an open conversation with these sort sort of go in? Don't come in guns. Blazing come in with could have an open conversation. It's a weird time in the world like I. I look I'm with you. I'm a I'm a human and watching the world. Do some really wacky things around us and I'm thankful for my role, but. I'm also conflicted because I do believe. I've achieved good work here and I would like additional compensation, and before I die, say i. need a raise or anything like that I'd like to understand your point of view on that. Right and so. I often find these things work really well when you begin them as a dialogue as opposed to a demand..
"ups" Discussed on Dear HBR:
"How long should he wait before he decides aright? He needs to go because he's not doing the right thing. Well every every situations a bit different, but I would say broadly I would be looking for signals of willingness to adapt immediately. A positive I'd love to change that and would be looking for actual signals of change attending the courses. Let's say that's one. Maybe even witnessing with other coworkers etcetera a change in behavior. If I don't see that within. Tranquilly days, or or maybe a week or two I'll start to make preparations for change, but don't you need to have his replacement ready before you let him go i. mean that could take a huge amount of time to. Well okay, so so this this rugged to plug my book time so the humidity imperative if there's a chapter called your many many gaps in how you fill them in. To See. Oh, who who is quitting on me? right while we're entering emanate discussions. And he owned to olive client services and delivery, and he sort of used it as a as a wedge. You know he sort of Said Oh. Yeah, well I'm GonNa, quit now unless you do. X. Y. and Z. right at this moment and my chairman at the time said to me the gaps they always fill in. Okay, after I was like this. Wasn't this person goes? The world's going to end, and it's going to be over. Nope, the gaps always fill in, and he was right. No matter who you lose, no matter who moves on etcetera. You invariably find yourself at some point saying you know what it's still you know. We're figuring it out. We know that now there's a new person who filled in here and you know we didn't need this and sort of worked out, and so I try to remember that now no one is indispensable. There's always there people really want WanNa keep, but there's always the gaps will always villain. If you really think about how to solve the problems you're trying to achieve. Sedan what's our advice?.
"ups" Discussed on Dear HBR:
"You don't have options that you might have added the other award, but everything about this tells me that it's not about the the compensation package. It's about a lifestyle. Right now now, let's let's talk about the options you're gonNA leave on the table and I'll speak at it sort of two sides of my mouth here on the side. You join a start up. You get options if it works. You know you're GONNA YOU'RE GONNA make up for many years of salary that you would have made elsewhere and I will tell you i. like nothing more than exiting a business and looking around the room. You know dozens hundreds of people who just made. An incredible amount of money and that that's like the best feeling in the world so like if that happens great, so play for the options. That's that's one side. The other side is it mostly doesn't work. Right startups have a lot of risk there there you're. You're jumping off a cliff in into the unknown and most startups don't work, and so the only other question I I think you you'd ask this individual before she makes this decision, which is obvious, she should the bank, but the other other question is. What's what likelihood does she think is possible that the the startup is going to work and she could double down. She could say okay. I'm leaving, but I'm an exercise. The options I have that I've vested their vesting option, so so may have some, and maybe I take a little piece of that, and who knows maybe it works if she thinks it's GonNa, and now I the lifestyle I want elsewhere. That may be the best balance of both both worlds. Can I. Ask a question since you. Both one hundred percent think that she should leave. Would you give the same advice if our letter writer was a man? Absolutely yeah, no question. It's temperamental thing I don't really see any gender difference here. This is mostly about temperament and appetite to work really long hours. Okay, yeah, hard, Alison! What's our advice? So I we want our letter writer to recognize that this is a typical pace for a startup and startups rarely change the way they operate. People often work nights and weekends. It's also not uncommon for people to come in and out of the business in a short time. It's possible that she just isn't suited to this sort of environment. She could give it one last stab by talking her manager or even the CEO since it's a small organization to figure out if this twenty four seven culture is the one that they wanna create what their hiring plans are etc, finances are consideration, but it sounds to us like work. Life balance is much more important to her. And we think she's in a really good position because she has another job offer at a place where she expects the want to work, so maybe a little bit more investigation, but we probably encourage her to jump. Jerry Biard I'm leading startup in South America, redeveloping a few dozen square kilometers of land to grow a specialty fruit. We expect to be one of the largest exporters in the world of this fruit. I hired a person from another Latin American country to be the chief operating officer. He has great experience in his very smart. He was one of the top students in his class at the Best Agribusiness University in Latin America. Here's the situation. He talks in a way that people get offended. He uses evocative language and says very strong things to the people he leads. I'm starting at Coaching Program for him. What do you think we should do? Well I think the first thing is You have to determine if the talent that you are. Aiming to work closely with to grow with you and your organization..
"ups" Discussed on Dear HBR:
"Don't don't go around your manager. That usually doesn't work well, you know. Let let let him her. No I'll tell you. A funny story about my first ever job I worked in Mercer consulting big, consulting firm, and I did accounting. And about six months into the role I got another job offer at another company and I. I decided that I was really good at what I did. This is my first job. Right at college and so I made a made A. Point with the CEO. So they give me fifteen minutes with people. I learned I. I'll never forget them like cranking open the double big double Mahogany doors and there he is the end of his huge office behind a desk and I sit down and say. You know I'm Dave. And you know this is what I do for the company and you know I been given another job, offer and Pete I'd like to know what you're going to to keep me. And he looked at me direct in the eyes, and he said absolutely nothing. And so that was it. I walked out. There was the end of my job. There I'll never forget that that you know. Sometimes you know hearing from the very top. What's important and What isn't can be the deciding factor. Her CEO may say wait a second. This doesn't feel like the culture I've been trying to inspire. Let's have a I'm going to I'm going to have a discussion with my team or That individual might say you know what. I don't think we're going to try to keep you. I think it is time for you to go to the bank, and so maybe maybe it's time to to go to the CEO. Dave. We've been talking mostly about whether. She's suited for the start up in the hours demands, but let's think about the financial calculation here if she leaves the healthcare startups, she's giving up stock options. She's giving up ten to fifteen percent of her pay. But she'll have better working hours show get eight weeks of extra maternity. Leave when or if she does have another child How do you net those things out? Yeah. Oh, I've I've already netted this out to the bank. That's the first part only because it's not a financial This isn't this isn't about complained for the upside so I'm going to attack the hill. It's it's. You can hear in the letter. The bank is better hours better, maternity, slightly less money and yet..
"ups" Discussed on Dear HBR:
"Her time at a bank she starts working with a couple startups, and now she's able to reflect on. Just why you know the individual she's communicating with is seemingly frazzled. You know so I don't. On the other side for the company look. In startups you're you're you're half? Life is often very different. Okay, so when you when you have three people in a room and go to ten. the seven that you add. By, the time you get to twenty half of them may not be there anymore. Just because it's a totally different work environment at twenty people than it was ten or at three I don't think I'd see it as a failure I think it's an opportunity for both sides to. You know have have gotten a little value from each other and now move into into different work life balances. The? The primary question is is she suited to a start up and there do seem to be aspects of it that she likes so. My first inclination is to see if she can take one more crack at talking with his manager, just full transparency with the manager about what she expects, and then also hiring plans going forward to see if there is some solution they can both agree on. That will be manageable. I'd like her to give it one more try because the pay is good. She likes being close to the business and there was something that drew her to go to the startup in her area of expertise in the first place. I'M GONNA. I'M GONNA. Go out on a limb and disagree I mean I'm always for taking other shots, so don't don't you know you go talk to the manager again and say I really want it, but I but I've heard from. This note tells me even if she wins the battle, the war is lost. Okay, so the win, the battle is I need more time. The the manager says okay. Oh. Gosh, let's be gentle. Let's walk on eggshells because you need time, but the rest of the company maybe works a different way. Now you've got you've got the problem where you're the one that everyone's walking around gently and probably behind the scenes as saying like Oh you know individual eight doesn't really want work as hard as the rest of us, so you've got you've got a problem there. You've got the maternity problem that she's already identified. Big Company gives me the benefits I want small company is shortchanging me and so when maternity comes around. You know that's GonNa. Be a complexity that is going to make her always sort of look around the corner especially because she's GonNa be. You know overworked and tired, and you know all the rest of from from from the job as it is right so I look at it like leopards don't change their spots everything I hear in that notice she's she's tried. She's ready. She talked to her manager. Manager said this is what it is and I. Don't hear them making any diving. Save to keep her. I I absolutely get that point. If you're a listener of the show, you know that I am a huge advocate for work, life balance being more important than pay in many cases But I wonder if the startup is going to have a huge problem if they aren't sort of willing to be flexible in the way that this seemingly very strong performer once particularly because she's a woman. And raising children. Raising the issue. One more time might benefit both her and the organization. I mean maybe more more to that. I mean go to the CEO. We one of the pleasures of startup is You're much closer to sort of the top management and it. Maybe that might be time to say to your manager mind if I have a conversation with the CEO, just about my sort of how this company intends to grow or my work life balance..
"ups" Discussed on Dear HBR:
"Today we're answering questions from workers startups with Dave Boulter. He's a startup founder and investor and the author of the new book, the humility imperative effective leadership in an era of arrogance. Dave thanks for coming in the show. Thanks for having me, so, Dave. HOW'RE WORKPLACE DILEMMAS DIFFERENT AT STARTUPS? I think one of the first things are Amoeba like in many ways and are.
"ups" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Maybe this is going to happen anyway. Maybe this is what he was always planning on doing, but I applaud bright brown for doing it right now because I think that it was clear that he needed. They needed to shake things up and also Tobias Harris had interesting throwaway line. I was not on the zoom press conference I only saw the quotes afterwards, but he sorted just moved right past this, so so it's hard for me to know whether he was just sort of saying this parenthetically, or he was making a point, but in reading the quote, he said you know everybody knows our chemistry. Wasn't that good this year and while that's obvious. To anybody who spent time watching the team I? Think it's important for them to say that and I think it's important for them to address it and try to alter their lineup i. also think it was interesting that Joel when he was asked when he came back, give his first interview from Orlando. He was asked about how the offense should run and I think he's I. Think it's should be. It should be through me, so you know that was the one thing about Joel. Joel this season that he was yielding at times. You know the beginning of the year he was talking about the MVP, but then he found himself yielding because either he or Simmons had to sacrifice, and he thought he had sacrificed more so here. You have Joel at least talking the game like he didn't want to do that anymore, so we'll see how that plays out Jackie. Yes, but I think so. That's the one the one question mark you would have is as you go into this bubble. The starting lineup that we just. Has Played, Exactly Zero Times together zero. Zero Times, so this is good for them to have this two week training camp, or however long it is I've lost track at this point and see if they could develop. I think it's going to be fine and I also think you're making a mistake if you if you think that Al Horford now out of the mix. I just don't think that's the case. You know they're going to find the way I look at our colleague Tim Bontemps. Story again because he had some good numbers in that story. To illustrate the point we were talking about when Dole was on the floor without Al, Horford sixers for eight point nine points per one hundred possessions better when he was on the court when it was on the court without embiid Philadelphia five point, two points or one hundred possessions better than the opposition when they were together outscored by one point three points per one hundred possessions. The numbers are right there. Horford Al Horford the center in the modern MBA and I would even argue that I've said this before. In this podcast I think for periods of games. Ben Simmons is center. In the N. B. M., B. Depending on WHO's out there for the opposition or the peninsula team he's on. Different kinds I mean you just need to? Players could play center, but they're gonNA play it very different, I mean. They're trying to shoot threes. He can't Tobias. Harris could play center under some circumstances, but I think I think they've been trying to play essentially with three different center types out there which is kind of? Clunky it's clinically we'll be saying McMahon. If we're going to be talking numbers, it is small sample size theater, but it's you know worth mentioning. embiid Simmons Milton on the floor together one hundred thirteen minutes, net rating minus thirteen point seven. Is is the worst that now. And I think you. GotTa ask a question. Was Horford on the floor with them? Just curious. You know that's a good question. Short answer is I. Don't know I think it's also worth mentioning this is. You know they do have a training camp to kind of. Work on one hundred thirteen minutes. It's over. It's over eight games. You know it's. I think having a training camp to Kinda define the roles on my S.'s Simmons was playing point guard. Their Milton was was off the ball, but you know again it's. To me, this makes a lot of sense, but it's not like you know. There's TISCO evidence a boom. This is the solution I think you can be, but you know it's not like the small sample size that they have together is been just spectacular basketball I like that they're just changing up though I'm not, I'm not positing that. This is GonNa work. Brown is being aggressive because I'm Jacky. The six, if if the sixers have a disappointing season, there's going to be changes and Brett knows that that could include him so I. You know. He's fighting base. I mean I don't know if I wanted to keep his job, but he is. He is under pressure to try to do something to shake it up. Yeah No, that's true, but but I think I've talked to Brett once or twice. Over of course of the layoffs for various stories I was doing and. I think this is something even had been contemplating anyway. Because you know you can, you can go back with what you have, but you're. What are they sixth right now in the East? I mean come on. We all know that they're better than that and Brett knows that it's not a dummy and with Simmons so healthy. Right, this is really funny. I have to tell you guys something. This is very funny. Someone just sent me. A video of Ben Simmons hitting three in practice..
"ups" Discussed on Couple Things with Shawn and Andrew
"It's a sibling or a parent or I mean this could Having intentional conversation is really valuable. So We'd love to hear what you have to say about this. I do WanNa give who is the The WHO are on that love language with the feed the big long email her name Karen. Thank you Karen for your feedback on the lovling which episode. She was upset that she didn't feel like I fully understood the importance and value that love languages and any grams can bring and I would bet that That I could. I could educate myself a little more and probably Chris appreciation. So thank you Karen. And it brought a different perspective of kind of what we are talking about with like our premarital counselor. He helped us understand each other better. A niece He helped us understand each other. Better understand how we communicate understand how we think I think any grams all of it can help people understand themselves and other people better whether it doesn't have to define who they are but it gives them a little insight into this person. Might think like this so I should acknowledge it and this is how I should act completely writing off but you. I appreciate the feedback. Karen we love hearing all your guys feedback. We also loved. Seeing people do the lovling quiz with their spouse and tagging us on instagram stories. Because listened to the podcast and tag on social media we always reposed Or if you do an exercise that we recommend We always riposte so be sure that before we close out you all the fun links we have in the description or shown us down below Thank you so much for watching and spending time with us. Don't ever forget that. There is a speed adjustment button on this and say listen to podcasts. On like four times speed it his meetings CETERA. How can you take anything away from this? Shawn's like a half speed Bersin. Oh my name is Dorrie but thank you guys for listening. If you haven't please subscribe to this podcast share it with your friends and family leave. Us rating and review. Let us know other topics to talk about. And we will see you next time. If you do want to write in you can email a couple of things pod at gmail.com anyway. Thanks for your time guys this East Fam- out..
"ups" Discussed on Couple Things with Shawn and Andrew
"What's up? Everybody walks in a couple of things with Sean podcast. All about couples in the things they go through today. We're going to let you in on something that Shannon I do. It's super special and It's been a while since we've done it. Actually we actually did it the other night and it was the most aggressive one that we've done. What are we talking about? We're talking about monthly checkups. Okay but before we get started please you have not yet subscribe and rate the show on whatever platform you're listening to. And if you have feedback or show suggestions when email couple of things pod that's P. O. D. at G MAIL DOT COM. We love reading through your suggestions The good and the bad them both so without further ado you said it was our most aggressive session we should to. I've not trying to double entendre repeating what you said so Sean. I have this tradition. That we've been doing essentially dating. Yeah really our first one was on the tennis court said. Yeah my purpose is not to make you happy. And then our next one was in the locker room and then we still have not clarified over talking about next one was on the floor but we call what we're talking about monthly checkups and we view these monthly checkups as a safe space where we can give each other feedback in a non critical non emotional way. Yes I I wanted to tell. People how monthly checkups came to be. Let's do it okay. So I'm dating Andrew. It's our first year. Things are getting a little serious hot and heavy. I think we've said I love you. I think like you know we're talking about future plans. This is within the first year and I started noticing this trend every once in a while. I would get a call or text from June. He'd be like. Do you want to meet for coffee and I was like sure. Where do you WANNA go? And he would respond. He would respond with all these different coffee shops but whenever he responded with Frothy Monkey Question Mark I was like Oh crap. What did I do now? Because he didn't even notice it but he would always go to frothy monkey to have hard conversations just to kind of talk about. I mean we could. We had talked out. You know where relationship was going. Religion like really hard conversations were always had at frothy monkey the DR conversations defining their relationship combos have not. I have heard he our. Did we have that? Commerce are frothy monkey conversations. Were not intentionally but we just had a conversation every time we went and had coffee pretty much. Redefine the relationship okay so our intention when we were dating and still now is trying to figure out. Well this is more for dating now. I was GONNA say I shouldn't have. I shouldn't batch marriage in this but when we were dating the whole purpose from my point of view was is this girl. I could marry so you had wanted to make sure we ask yourself that. No there's just certain things that you think of like. Oh Yeah is she going to be cool if I play in the NFL in and then ultimately get cut nine times? Are you gonNA be cool with I love you too? But you know what I'm saying like there's certain situations arise and you're like okay. Well I we should. We should have a conversation about this and reestablish where we're going after that so anyway it was like our fifth time to frothy monkey over the course of a year and I called him out on. I was like what did I do now? Literally sat down with. Like what do we do now? And he's like what are you talking about? We only come to frothy monkey. When you have something serious talk about our point out or something that we should work on and I think he was right then and there were like. Actually this is kind of cool. Let's make this tradition. So we do monthly checkups. Once a month we will go for coffee. It's not I have. Ptsd TOWARDS FROTHY Montes..
"ups" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"Ask. Adam we should ask Adam or top your ask Adam Adam questions. We appreciate everybody sending in their questions. We're going to try to answer as many as we can today. Keep those questions coming in. Thanks for everybody and we bring in my five producer by French rock old and he will be firing off the questions and ask Adam this week Travis. The first question Adam is one of the latest news coming out of the NFL NFL. This week is the status of an hargraves. What exactly went down to facilitate him getting released? Well you heard over the weekend. The buccaneers head coach. Bruce Arians ends. Criticize him for not hustling. During the course of the game that was strike one he also has underperformed in general that strike too they met as an organization and I think that people are going to say well. This is Bruce Arians decision but I was told it was as much Jason Light General Manager as it was Bruce Arians and I think that they just viewed the body of work the lack of hustle the feelings of the People Organization saying you know what we know is a first round pick but we're moving offer him we're not going to accept his play right now and they made the decision on Tuesday to place him on waivers waivers. What are some of the teams that might be looking at picking up Burnin hargraves slow travel? It's can happen. He gets placed on waivers Tuesday. The deadline will be four o'clock on Wednesday. My guess is as a first round pick former first-round pick somebody will claim him on the talent alone whether that's Miami or Cincinnati or or some team near the bottom of the pile because he's got talent and they'll figuring let's just take tried to bring it out of the rest of the season. I think he gets claimed. Claimed on waivers on Wednesday we saw some key injuries last night the Monday night football game Tyler Lockett Emmanuel Sanders. What's the status of their injuries? Well I was told the teller block is going to be okay. Whatever that means? They're on a by this week and then they come back next week now. They didn't want to fly back because the swelling his legs they felt like it would have been dangerous. But when you heard appea- carols tone after the game it sounded very disconcerting. Very worrisome Tyler Lockett we've had on this podcast. Love that guy. I mean. He's a special special individual a lot like Eric Harris. And you hope that he's going to be okay you hope he's not going to miss time. But first and foremost we just hope he's GonNa be alright and the early indications seem into the will be Emmanuel Sanders that rib injury. Look he knew right away you saw the replay grab the ribs came. Right out of the game didn't try to come back in he's having an MRI as we tape this on Tuesday. We'll see what that. MRI determines they've gotta turn around right away. Get ready for the Arizona cardinals. I I wouldn't be surprised if he misses some Tom I. I don't know how much time that'll be. It'll depend on the results but I think that it'll be a surprise. If we see sanders play on Sunday Pittsburgh steelers they lost Unbending Antonio Brown down and then Ben Rothlisberger got hurt. Is Mike Tomlin the coach of the year in our if not who would be well. Listen you can make this argument every single week. I still think that you look at the top teams being find the best performances. Call Shanahan. Matt Leflore Sean. Payton Bill Belichick John Harbaugh Mike Tomlin. We've got half the season to go. Basically in somebody is going to distinguish himself in the second. Half of the season and earned those honors. There are enough worthy candidates. MITALENT is right there but I think what's amusing about data. Is that curriculum wrong. There were a lot of people at this time last year. Saying that Mike Tomlin had lost control. The team players tuned him out. Message wasn't getting through time for the steelers to make a coaching change. There was a lot of talk last year and the steelers stayed with the steelers do which has remained patient not rushed any decisions. I don't even think they consider replacing Tomlin and that's how it should be. It's great speculation amongst fans on fodder for sports talk radio host but it wasn't going to happen and and I see now. I think we all see exactly. What kind of coach Mike Thomas? He's a great football coach and if the steelers wanted to fire him he job in five minutes so again again. It's the nature of the business to try to run off these coaches to get them fired right away but the truth matters sometimes. There's some really good coaches here. Are they went to the zero well last year. But they've been struggling and we have one WANNA know. How nervous should he be about the rams especially on offense? Well what I find worrisome for the rams is that their offensive line was really struggling to begin with and now they're in a situation where if you look at it they you have lost their offensive tackle rob having seen out for week. Eleven and center. Brian Allen is done for the season with injuries. So it's not that these guys were pro bowl offensive linemen and they were. They were good solid players. But the lie was struggling in Natick to starters out of there and you put to who new stores in and it's a difficult thing to have to overcome and they're struggling along right now and I think the bears on Sunday they tough match-up so I don't know where and how they fixed the offensive line. But they've got some real challenges ahead of them starting this week week. And what's the latest with Matthew Stafford. And what's going on with his injury. Travis is a week to week deal Again when we reported on Sunday that he wasn't gonNA play. I was told that it could be a week. Could be three weeks. That's exactly how it was phrased to me at that point on knowing that my guess is we don't see him this week okay that this is fractured bones. In his back it takes some time. He'll he wanted to play in. This guy is so tough at started. One hundred thirty six consecutive games the sixth longest streaking quarterback history and again. If we're up to him he would have been out there on Sunday against the bears but the doctors basically shut him down. Say you're not going. You're not playing. And and that was when the Lions turn to Jeff Driscoll and we saw what happened there and they WANNA get staff back but again. I think they'll take some time. It'll be a little slower Wouldn't be surprised if he didn't play this week but again it's a week to week injury. A Matthew staffer with fractured bones in his back and last question. We'll go back to Tampa. What do you think Bruce? Arians does with James Winston into this year. Well it's contracts up and Bruce Arians is a big Jameis Winston Fan and I think James is played pretty well this year. Now now again you can say let's move on from him but if they moved on from him right now who would they turn to. They've got Ryan Brian Griffin there as a back about like Ryan Griffin was very impressive in the preseason. But are you going to turn the franchise over to Ryan Griffin. Expect rate thing. I don't know if he can do that. I think the best thing to do is to bring back James. Maybe try to draft another young quarterback in the middle rounds. See if he could develop him fine buried treasure somehow some way and see if James can carry long the thing about James says he plays really well it so many junctions but then he just makes a mistake sometimes that that just offset the great play and I think that they're really happy with how he's progressing. They wanted to make fewer mistakes right now. I think that they're open to resigning him. I think they're interested in resigning him but again. What's the alternative if you move on from him and I don't know if there's an obvious answer at this point in time? Thank you all for submitting your. Ask Adam questions this week. Some great questions as usual really appreciate everybody. Sending them in special. Thanks to the raiders. Safety Eric Harris who has an inspirational story and provides hope for all those who dream of doing something more and something bigger. Eric Harris hard not to root for somebody like that and special thanks to the ESPN analytics Guru. Evan Kaplan for his insights into the week eleven matchup should be another great week of football and especial thanks to all U for tuning into another Adam Schefter podcast. Thank you for listening this week. Hope you enjoy the games this weekend will be back in this again. Next week have agree week everybody..
"ups" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"Thirty cap hit. Now turn to my colleague my friend the ESPN analytics six guru. Evan Kaplan and Evan we just heard from the Raiders Safety Eric Harris who made more than a name for himself last night and performed incredibly. Well what is your take. Take A. Where the raiders stand in this? AFC West race with the Kansas City chiefs Adams. It's incredible and I think the thing we have to remember with the raiders. I is the backdrop of that ridiculous road trip. They had in the middle of this season where they went basically six weeks without playing a home game so you put that in perspective active where they they kinda survived during that road trip they went two and three and now they're back at home where they've won two straight there now five and four. They're right in the thick pick of the AFC playoff picture when you talk about a wild card and think about this they play the winless bengals on Sunday illegal weapon. If they win that game they are tied side for the division lead with the chiefs. Now I don't think a lot of people would have predicted that ten weeks into the season. We know mahomes miss some time and the have their own issues on defense. But the raiders leaders with thinking about the raiders and where they were coming into the season the whole saga with Antonio Brown and now they find themselves in their last season. Looks like an Oakland and and in Prime Position for playoff run and listen to this. Just look at the schedule down the stretch. You can play the schedule game team but you played the Bengals at home. I I mean. I can't believe the raiders wouldn't win this game. You never know. Look we saw this week. The Falcons one in New Orleans. The Dolphins win in Indianapolis. It happens but again if everything goes the way it should they take the Bengals as you mentioned they share first place the next week they play at the jets winnable game at Kansas the city December. I would what shapes to be a game that could be to determine the leaf the AFC west. And let's just say they don't win that game. Right come home for back to back games. Tennessee and Jacksonville. What about home before? Travelling to the chargers which is like a home game for them will be a road game here at Denver in the last game of the year in a game in which the broncos causal I would expect would be done by then so it's really not a challenging schedule no stretch. It's not and you look at the teams that are competing with I mean nobody. Nobody is head and shoulders above them. The bills the steelers. The colts the titans if you WANNA throw the Jaguars they're all kind of they feel like similar teams. They've they've shown glimpses they've been inconsistent. A lot of them have dealt with quarterback injuries. The raiders not one of them. But you look at the steelers the colts and the Jaguars all have so those five five or six teams are kind of bunched together. So I wouldn't be surprised off the raiders come out and get one of those wildcards in the AFC. Well the team they're competing with as you mentioned is the chiefs and the chiefs from Monday night football all this week back to Mexico City. The venue that was supposed to be in place last year before poor. Field conditions shifted the chiefs rams game. That was such a great game to Los Angeles Angels. What about the mahomes Monday night? Magic as opposed to the chiefs defense. That's really struggling right now. Right you got two things really here in my eyes in in Patrick mahomes third career start on Monday night. Football the first to have been a memorable is putting it lightly so the first one was in Denver Early in the season last year. uh-huh you remember. He threw the left hand. xactly the tyreek Hill to convert a key third down on their game winning drive a a win in the final minutes for the chiefs and then the other time you mentioned that rams chiefs game last year all he did was six. Touchdown passes a Monday night football record in a losing effort which which gets us a nice segue that defense and look. We saw it and week. Ten against the titans and the chiefs are giving up over twenty three points per game in this season there have only been five teams in NFL history to allow that many points per game and reach the Super Bowl. You put that in perspective it look at history says you can't reach the Super Bowl allowing that many points now. I know we're in kind of a different. NFL and we've seen these high-scoring playoff games. They lost left in thirty eight thirty one last year. But I kind of speaks to the point. You've got mahomes in this offense scoring thirty points and you're not winning these games that you should be winning. I I think amazing amazing that happens art have and I think we have the Chiesa Monday night. We've got the raiders trying to catch him. But I think the best individual match up of the weekend. Lamar Jackson I SEAN watching to. MVP at its two of the three most dynamic young players in the game along with Patrick bombs. What are we making that match up? This is a great one and and it goes back to college. You think about them in the two thousand sixteen heisman trophy. They were one two with Lamar Jackson. Winning to Sean finished second they played a memorable game In College when Clemson beat Louisville Louisville bill was down huge. Lamar Jackson lend them on a big combat. But it wasn't enough Clemson won that game and now you you look at them in the NFL and think about all the great a quarterback performances. We've had this year. You had Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdowns and ran for a touchdown in Green Bay. You talk about all the Great Russell Wilson performances. These three best best individual performance of the two thousand nineteen season belong to Lamar Jackson. And Shawn Watson you look at total. QBR which takes everything that a quarterback does Amar Jackson has the highest total. QBR's in a single game. This year we ten against the Bengals won against the dolphins third on that list to Shawn Watson in week. Five against the Falcons so these guys have done it on individual game basis. They've done it the entire year. The they're the only two quarterbacks to have at least fifteen touchdown passes and five rushing touchdowns they're impossible for the defenses to stop and I think that's kind of an interesting factor in this game. Is that the defense is kind of see the the opposing quarterback in practice all the time I don't know how big of a factor that is but And then the bigger picture look. This is a big game for the AFC playoff picture down the stretch. Yeah I mean that's what I think might get lost in the lead up to and on Sunday is that it's all Lamar to Sean. And I'm not downplaying all as I just put the numbers in perspective as you said before for. They are two of the dynamic young quarterbacks in forget about young. They are two of the dynamic quarterbacks in this game I think we gotta take the young label away from that. You look at the Ravens into her seven into the Texans who were six three. This could end up becoming a huge game that we look back on for playoff seed. Here's my question to you. If I gave give you the number one pick today and you can pick either of those quarterbacks Lamar Jackson or does Shawn Watson who could pick I. I would take the Shawn Watson close. It's very very close but I would take Watson I don't have a great reason why I just when it comes down to it I still I trust him a little more. If becomes a pocket passing game down the stretch now that being said Lamar Jackson completed eighty percent in the last two games. So let's I think the the idea that Lamar is just a running quarterback that's out the window now but if given the two I think I would take Sean. It's a great question it really is. It's it's we. We posed that question on the Monday. Night countdown says you're in San Francisco one of the brakes and I thought about it and I'm like wow how. Who would you take like? You could make an argument for each one. You really good and I think I'd take no disrespected. Lamar Jackson the show. I I start with MOMS. Yeah okay I think he'd be my first pick. I just I just love watching that guy play. But Man Lamar Sean. They're not far behind and they are changing the game as we know it and they are fascinating to watch and it's going to be a great match up on Sunday right. We also have on Sunday a super bowl fifty fifty two rematch the Patriots and the Eagles. What are we think of that? Tom Brady referenced. Earlier this week about that game certainly still still sticking with them and Philly special you remember that game had everything in that super bowl but this will be the the. This'll be Carson wentz under center for the Eagles Nick Foles in that game so this'll be wentz. This is first start against Brady. Both teams Kinda coming off a bye patriots coming off a loss in their previous game against the Ravens with Their worst defensive performance this year. Sure and you look at Brady in this offense and dating back to week four. It's really an offense. That hasn't really gotten things going Tom. Brady's total QBR's ars below average under fifty. And I know you've mentioned some of the guys that they may be getting back on offense but an interesting game with both teams coming off a bye that I don't know. Oh if I'd be surprised if the Eagles won that game at home against the Patriots despite the Patriots being eight and one and you feel about that ad but certainly one of the interesting interesting you always have these interesting games teams in opposing conferences later in the year You can project ahead and that's one this weekend. Well it's it's a fascinating match up and I would bet that Tom Brady is going to be thinking about what it would have been like the beat. The Eagles and that Super Bowl when we're done furthermore for the Patriots Place in history low at secure enough as it is and I'm sure Carson Wentz on there what it would have been like for him to play in that Super Bowl exactly leading the eagles against the patients. It should be a great match up and you said you like the Eagles that game. I don't like Eagles. That's not what I said. I would not be surprised if the Eagles won that game. I just think coming off the bye at home. I think it'll be close game but look at Bill Bell check with two weeks to prepare. It would be tough to pick the eagles. I just met I don't think I think it'll be a tough game. You look at it and and this is one more interesting note about this game brady if you go back to the Super Bowl and then their previous regular season matchup also lost against the eagles. It would be certainly a rarity for Tom. Brady to lose three straight games to the same opponent. I mean that's only happened against three teams in his career against the cold. Colds broncos and the giants previously and his career include the playoffs. So Tom Brady losing three straight games to the same opponent now. I don't know so now. I think I've talked of myself into it and also it would also mean that coming off a loss against the Baltimore Ravens before their bye week that the Patriots would have lost two straight games in the regular season and something about that seems hard to imagine as well because that's just not the kind of thing that the Patriots do especially when they're giving an extra week to prepare for this game as the Eagles Eagles were as well coming off a bye week of their own but hard to imagine the Patriot. Susan two straight as but listen no. They've lost the eagles before it could happen again. And to quote you you would not be surprised. Yeah we'll see where we are next week when it was probably thirty one thirteen patriots. They're nine and one on the season. Alright Evan I appreciate the a time. Enjoy week eleven. We'll talk to you during week. Twelve pounds go down thank you. ESPN grew Evan. Kaplan before we get to your ask Adam Adam questions. I A were from vivid seats. 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"The spot where you become a starting safety. You've landed the a million dollar contract. You've done the things that I think. So many people dream about doing and when you get that it performance like you had last Thursday. Where you it went on the map is so many people how many texts you could after a game like that? Probably had over two hundred text messages. nine instagram Dan when twitter it was it was a lot of notification. which was the most memorable of Eric? was that again. which was the most meaningful will and memorable of them You know seeing seeing the text from the people that have helped me and support me along the way and just how much they were how happy they were for me for my family in a moment you know People that know my story and to see those people really happy for Express themselves as far as them being emotional for us and that really meant a lot to me. You know I said it said it before and I felt like you know planning. NFL NFL was my dream. But I felt like my dream came true Thursday night when a lot of thousands of people were able to hear my story and my family's story in our journey so even though Oh you had made it you felt like Thursday night was really your NFL. Arrival I felt I felt so you know in mainly because not because I played in. NFL NFL game. We'll because people people got here my diversity I've dealt with life and you know the things that my family went through and you know just being a stick together and and through it all in supporting one another and you know in just overcoming being persistent and resilient to our circumstances that's outstanding. How was was your life changed in the last week since that performance? You know there's more interviews really. Nothing's really changed you know. I'm focused on locked in on the fifth and Bengals The humbling thing about this whole This business in this profession as you go we go in Yesterday and watch them and my gray sheet isn't perfect so I'm my own worst critic and you know the place I did make they they stick to me more than a place that they make and I wanna get better each and every week and I want to be the that's what I do so This this legal keep you humble and I stayed grounded and I find a way to stay grounded so I'm not on the Cincinnati bengals in how I can. You can get another win and how I can contribute to that. So what did you do perfect last Thursday night. Wh what was not perfect about that like that's perfect of course to me. I was pretty mad after the interception that got called back for a penalty The next play Look shot to get in there. COULDA it had to tackle for loss in the backfield. But they ended up scoring on that touchdown and I was more mad about that than my interception being called back now Just small things miss- missing tackles You know Maybe a communication thing or whatever it may be you know I. I wasn't perfect and my technique. And you know stuff like that so my my goal is to fill up my grace pluses and perfection Each and every week Eric you mentioned the Bengals the Bengals this week I think if the jets it's the week after and at Kansas City the week after that again I know you're preparing for the bengals. But is it possible for the raiders to catch the chiefs and surpass. Pass them this year and a year where not. Many people were expecting Oakland to be on a level playing field with the former raining. AFC West Champs Right This past weekend with How all the Games? I think anything is possible in this league. You gotTA show up for every game no matter what the record is Especially when you When you play rivals into in division games anything is possible so like I say we'll we'll take one game at a time? Focus you know and She keep this momentum going. And what is this. Feeling for the raiders. This season Eric. I think we're able to going As far as as far as as far as guys will allow us to go and be locked in and and pay attention to the details each and every week and keep that mindset of all the small things each and every weekend you know. Don't laugh and you know. Just stay focused. I gotTa tell you. It's an honor to get to here a a smaller version of the Eric History. I know that we cannot in twenty five minutes some up your life but hopefully people have gotten enough of a taste to understand everything that you've been able to overcome to get to where you are and hopefully you provide inspiration to anybody. Who's listening to this today? It's an amazing story. And I'm glad that I got to know a little bit more about who Eric Harris as beyond the two interception performance from last Thursday night. And I thank you for that time Eric and I really appreciate that. Thank you for having me. I've watched you for a lot of years now and I have a lot of respect for your what you do and I appreciate you Have meal share my story and I share my journey and Any any viewers or listeners. Out there you know that they're inspired and just know that you guys can do whatever you you can can do in your mind to other. Respect is mutual. I thank you for that. I thank you for the message to all the people listening and I wish you continued success throughout the course decision. You GotTa Eric Harris Fan here. I appreciate it. Thank you so much dropping. Temperatures mean that hockey.
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"Cats does anyone in the NFL. Notice you there. What's it's the breakthrough to get you to work out? Try out sign with an NFL team. So usually when you're in your life year contract up there NFL teams Kinda Big Colorado. Get permission to work out where individuals out you know. 'cause you're technically you're still in the contract so I guess case of injury or anything like that right So I I remember the Baltimore Arrays called about me I get to work. I was pretty excited about that. And they never called back so I never got to work with them and my good friend delvin breaux. WHO's with at the same time he's now backup and Hamilton having a great year CFO contract he Highest paid corner of their. CFO history so he put word and for me and Kinda put his neck out there for me and kept telling them. Hey you gotta look at my guy I look I look at my guy and all season came around and they said Hey we're gonNA bring them in for workout so you know. I can't thank him enough for for doing that for me. You know 'cause it's not easy you know putting your name out there for something. You really can't control old buddy obviously had the confidence in me as far as a player and as far as the person for him to do there see so at the seats in February two thousand sixteen and actually appeared in four games that that year before being released in January of two thousand. Seventeen what you remember about your time new all because many of the same people are still there. Today Sean. Payton drew brees on and on a great organization. Great Great Organization be part of that locker. Room was really close I think you'll see that by their self nothing but good things to say about that place you know and even after I was released we continue to live there for. Are you know another year and a half to the friends that we've made there and a great place to be You know but after I was released I remember remember people call me. Hey what's next you worry you know Kinda like you know after a big injury like that you you just don't know right you don't know what other teams are saying saying about you Not a little older at the time and So you just don't know right so you know. I have confidence that you know. I put enough good things on film that I would at least get maybe another trial or workout and you know I did have a workout at the airport going to buffalo for for a work effort of bills you know and then the next thing you know eight and calls me and says hey you're going to. You're going to Oakland to be on the fifty three. That's not the same agent that said Your Dreams Rover. You should find you on Iraq. Is that a new agent colon or is that somebody else that was a that was deals guide at the time. That was my Asian guilt. Got At the time so Yeah it was it was crazy. My wife wasn't even home yet. Yeah and I will tell me. Hey I'm going to open so I had to go check my get my bags. You know Kinda explain the situation to the people front and I was like I need my bags to go to Oakland and so they had to pull my bags off the belt that were headed up to buffalo so security again and then went and sat at my gate for two hours before. I took off the Oakland Phil. Try to catch people well as much as I could at my gate. So you're on your way to buffalo bills. Then you're going to Oakland this. Out The raiders. Yeah so got into Sunday night. Got In Sunday night met with special teams coach whenever a few things showed up Monday the next day and the team Friday and play the titans on that Sunday. Why did you pick Oakland over Buffalo more more of a reason a buffalo's Kinda workout Buffalo was just kind of a workout in Oakland said. Hey we're going to fifty three so to me. It was kind of you know a no brainer. As far as you know Financial decision you know. What's amazing amazing that she get to Oakland? And that's the Jack Del. Rio Reggie McKenzie regime right. Yup so you make enough of a mark that the Jon Gruden Mike Mayock regime not only keeps you but signs you to a contract extension in March of two thousand nineteen a two year deal with a little over one million dollars in guaranteed money and you get your starting spot. Did you envision all this half of what do you attribute that to because things have really worked out for you very willing Oakland Guide and timing opportunity you know Opportunity and just making the most of it and Coast Gruden and I love those two guys and pretty good relationship with those two. And they're they're great people different any coast. Gm I've ever been around so so It's been a blessing honestly. I've got the chance to work with both those men in television. And they're both the credible at what they do and they were both great teammates and it was not in our work for them and now you get to work for them as well when you come off a game like you had last Thursday against the chargers with the two who picks the pick six on the first two drives the game and they say anything to the game any message any anything like that that stands out to you. Gave a few guys that plays Really well in that game gave gave a shout out you know Locker Room was happy cheering for all of us and You know he he. He had a few words and he's told me he was really proud of me and stuff like that so you know it. It means a lot coming from people of that caliber. You know people that know the game respect the game introduced good people in general. So it means a lot coming from the people. Well you know what's interesting. There are so many people in the league who are so talented who don't always get to take advantage of their their talent. What's it like for you coming from your background to see some of these guys who are handed so many things in don't have to work the way that you have had to work and don't have to pay their dues? You've had to pay your dues not settle. Yeah it keeps my soda you know and I think part of the reason you know y you know the NFL career is what two and a half three years. I think a lot of those those type of people kind of find their way out after things at the contract the things and you know politics GonNa settle down for him. You know So I just keep the mindset of. They're always trying to replace me. They're always have replaced me. That's their job. How's my job is to protect my job? I gotTA show up to work each and every day and be the best version of me that I can be and that's not just performance. You know having the type the energy I bring to the locker room and to the film room To the meeting room. So you know I I I constantly remind myself of that and that My energy is contagious. Whether it's negative or positive so remind myself of that no matter what my my situation is so you know I just try to be the same person each and every day no matter what my role all is. I can't imagine how much negative energy eric you're not try. Try Not to know I'm pretty. I'm pretty I'm pretty happy. I'm a happy person you got had a lot to be happy about. What would be the message that you would give to some of these D- to lesser known college players out there today or somebody somebody who's working in a job that is aspiring to do more athletically with your life? What would be the message you would give to them? You know Continue to work. Continue to work in Be Ready when opportunity presents itself Get yourself in front of the many scouts as you can Make connections with people Do whatever whatever you need to do. You know I remember my highlight out to Scott's a you know just introduced myself and as many times they can see your face that they'll start at the remembering it obviously didn't work out at the time but you know it doesn't hurt to try and the worst thing they do maybe throw it away or not even look at it so you know I know I had to do my part in you know if you just do your part A workout let me just this question if the NFL had not come through if delvin breaux had not helped you get the tryout with the saints if the CFL had not come through and giving you the opportunity that you got with the Hamilton Tiger catch for three years. What do you think you would? We'll be doing today Eric. I've got my I got my degree in In criminal justice in my as a elementary education major at first You you know I have four younger brothers and I've always been naturally good working with younger kids than just Whenever we had cancer high school volunteered? You know just always tried to make a the difference in in in the US you know. 'cause they're they are future. So you know I was going to be a juvenile probation officer and you know just to make a difference from guys. kids. And you know adolescence that comes to come from maybe a different background a similar background. That came from you know and just you know be a positive light in their life and hopefully change change their lives. You know My goal is to change change as many lives as I can. And sometimes you talk to one hundred people you might change one life. I A hundred foot work too. Well that that's part of the reason I think I wanted to this. PODCAST is for people to hear your story so that reaches maybe more than one hundred people do. Do you still want to be a juvenile probation officer when you're done playing the NFL and hopefully that's a long time now. Even though you're not quite but I definitely still I WANNA be involved in the community Opened up a gym. Have a leader. Leader Mentor Ship Program and and train kids possibly a coach one day and uh uh like I said For me you know I would probably rather be a high school coach in. NFL coach. Only because I want to work with younger kids that you you know aren't fully fully developed as far as As their life you know they have so much more life to go and you know before they're a a man and in their are there ways and how they carry themselves. I would like to make a difference before they got to that point of their life. So for me it's a it's a big difference. You will have the the credentials at least of being an NFL player of somebody who's made it from where.
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"Ten with the raiders safety. Eric Harris who intercepted two passes on the first two drives the game and put his name into the history. Books looks but has a story that goes well beyond that and will break down week. Eleven matchup between the Shawn Watson and Lamar Jackson and Tom Brady and the Philadelphia Adult Eagles with ESPN analytics Guru. Evan Kaplan and will take your ask Adam questions some great questions this week but I a conversation with a man with a great story. The Raiders Safety Eric Harris or joining us now. The man who last week became the second player in the last fifteen seasons with two interceptions including a pick six on the first two drives the game. Raiders Safety Eric. Aris Eric Thank you very much much for the time today. I appreciate you having me on. Thank you thank you. I have to say this to Eric. So last week I put on the game and I start watching and I see you come up with under section a second interception and there was a third interception that was nullified by penalty. And I heard your name before but I'll be honest as myself. Who is Eric Harris? The spot. So I'm GONNA set you. Who is Carris Eric Heresy The are working guy With a quite quite a journey. Yeah I mean That had a lot of people supported him all along the way and made the most of my opportunities and You know it's been a blessing. This year has definitely you've been you know a difference as far as being in the scheme for a second year and just getting opportunities you know and just trying to capitalize on those opportunities now when you say quite a journey this is another reason we reached out to you to get you on the podcast. Today let me just boil it down for the people listening right now. So they know and then we'll get into the specifics Ziff's of it but you played at a d. two college you went undrafted in the NFL. You worked in a chip factory. You work the Overnight shifts at ups and a few years later finally get a chance to try out in the NFL. Did I get that correctly. Boil down to fifteen in seconds pretty. Yeah so how does somebody go. Follow that path again from D to Two undrafted did chip factory. UPS CFL and later find himself NFL. How does that happen? You know like I said I had a lot of people in my corner that supported me. it came across a lot of people that have good relationships with at a Kinda had connections with people in you know I just constantly at working and just kept believing in God that Something will oh come through and You know when opportunities presented itself I made sure I was ready for them and Like I said I had a lot of support throughout a lot of people that I believe in me completely trust the process and just kept pushing forward. What's it like to work as a corn mixer at the potato chip factory and my pronouncing that right or is it? I don't even no you're right. Some people say that It was a it was miserable miserable. But it was very humbling and It was a very humbling. Bring experience for me and It really set my mind on going back to school finishing my degree you know and continue with this thing because it wasn't is something that I wanted to do the rest of my life. What was so miserable about eleven our day a hundred ten degrees in jeans? Listen fifty pound bag tempted. Did you come bags every half an hour for eleven straight hours so it was It was hard work. It was hard labour working You know I work with some guys in there that They were they were hard workers as well and There could be around and as a lot of respect for those guys and just you know. It wasn't a fun job but every day. They had a smile my on their face and they did. They did it to their best ability. And you know coming out of there it was just like I said. It was very humbling for me tougher to go through an eleven hours a day at the US potato chip factories corn mixer or tougher to go through training camp. Oh definitely a corner mixture definitely corn makes her but Trying to go a whole all different type of mentality You know physically and emotionally mentally You just got to constantly remind yourself each and every every day to be locked in and to push through it everybody feels the way you feel. You know when you're sore and tired. Everybody feels that way. So you gotta mentally be strong enough to get yourself. Don't do it. It'd be locked in now. Were you working as an overnight supervisor. UPS While you were working at the chips potato chip factory or afterwards no so I went back to school to finish my degree and In order because I was no longer playing football if I didn't have any scholarship I worked at ups. I started off by loading the trucks. I I was learning all the trucks box in a truck. And then you know I needed additional money because I couldn't really afford things and So I Applied for the supervisor. Job There are few jobs openside applied and I got won the super bother jobs and basically I became the person that ran the belts the people that were Kinda. You know telling the loaders which I was doing to which trucks they go into depending on. How many boxes? We're coming into that trump. How how many other Eric Harrises or they're out there like that? That are busting their button these tedious jobs and hoping and praying that they get at the opportunity. That came your way. I think. I think there's a lot of guys out there like have some were stored in mind. You know a few guys reach out to me you know. And they share their story and Just like me You know maybe not didn't get the attention. They deserve or go to a smaller school. So it's kind of harder to be seen Um so you know. I feel like a lot of a lot of talent out there. You know that could be overlooked. You know but again the scouts and the NFL departments are doing great job of finding guys like myself as well so you know I think you sort of hear more and more stories kind of like mine that are very similar and I'm sure my won't be the last one be heard but nobody seemed to find you a division to California University of Pennsylvania. Did they no no. It was I had a few NFL teams that you know maybe asked asked about the one that came through to look at other prospects that were there You know but you know I thought I had a salad pro day but even after that you know I didn't get any private workouts or even I was like just let me be a camp body you know. Send Me Send Me To a rookie camp. But there was none of that it was I went back home and you know a AH wrote a lease and I've kept at it. And what was the low point of that journey work was there a time that you know this is it can happen for me. Yeah Kinda went. my agent at the time to call me and told me you know. I think it's best that you Find a different career career. That was Kinda like that was That was an emotional day for me and I just remember taking taking my frustration out really all myself. I guess you WanNa say I just went back to the high school and just were running these hills. I used to run a high school for track work out and I just kept running. These fills until base. I just couldn't run on and I just sat down and started crying. And just you know you know just as guy the you know. Continue to guide me. That had a faith in him and That everything will work out and and You know it did. It wasn't right away but it took some time Took more more trial for me. You know a harder time as far as working at ups and you just sticking with it you know I would really wasn't eating at all Could really afford to eat so you know I would go all day go to class workout. You know maybe play some big go basketball with a few of my friends and I would go home and eat like a dozen of eggs right before work. 'cause Ankara cheaper so really. That's kind of how I got through that that last year of school. It's almost like a real life rocky story Sounds like it. Sounds like it It definitely made me Made me who rem today Along with a lot of other things but It was kind of just one of the things they kept. Humboldt Kepi grounded and I think everything worked out at in the timing. How supposed workout you know I I just see this guy on the track? After being told by his agent that he should find another line of work crying running up the hills working himself to exhaustion. Not being able to afford not eat just eating the eggs that he could afford to get and then all of a sudden breaking through so how then from that low point that emotionally low point does something change what changes at that point signing the CFO contract was was huge. It was a it was it was life for me again. Football came back into my life if sitting out I can remember sitting football one one other time for a year. And that's when I I moved from Baltimore to up to Pennsylvania had to sit out and the transition position of moving everything and it killed me and I was just a young boy at the time and they killed me to sit out and then that kind of brought the same feeling back when I sat out the year. And that's not playing so you know signed. That contract was life changing for me. I didn't know where I was GONNA leave but I knew football back in my life in football is my passion so Gave me opportunity. Look back to more with Raiders Safety Eric Harrison a moment but first a word from butcher box Thanksgiving's just a couple of weeks away. And if you haven't signed up for butcher box already you need to hurry up so you don't miss out on one of their greatest offers ever if you sign up now butcher boxes taking.
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"Of packages right after black Friday Ramon day. Fedex. Meanwhile, I mean, they asserted all along that they they were fine. They met their commitments. And that they they didn't have to scramble as much as as UPS did. So it really painted a difference between the two companies during. The most important and busiest time the year. So tell us about some of the changes UPS has made in the past year to improve operations this holiday season. UPS is answer to the problems lashes been to build out a bigger network. I mean, they've been under pressure to to show that they could handle it. And they've added a lot more capacity. New Meg, oh, sorting warehouses seven times, more sorting capacity than they added last year. And they also layered on top of that technology where they can with more automated facilities, they can reroute packages around problems spots. So if they see bad weather developing in Denver, for instance, they can send the package is down to Dallas to route them across the country. So those are two big things are doing a bigger more automated network with technology layered upon that and third thing they're doing is just working closer with customers the surgeon packages during the peak season usually comes from a smaller number of shippers the Amazons targets walmarts of the world. So they're they're working closely with them to get their forecasts to get their their projections. Right to make sure that they have you know, that the trucks and planes where they need to be. So that they can beat all their commitments for the season to give us a sense of how challenging this can be can you give us a sense of what's expected in terms of volume this year, and between the US postal service UPS and FedEx what sort of the breakdown in who is handling what right through all these big delivery companies are handling a lot faculties at the top. We have the.