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What To Do When Out of Work? Go Back to School.

May 9, 2009 | By | No Comments

jack_yoest_washington_post_2008.jpgThe best time to look for a job is when you have a job.

Question: But what if you don’t have a job?

How to look?

And what to do meanwhile?

Answer: Go back to school.

Alert Reader, FaceBook and Twitter Friend, Janet, asks Your Business Blogger(R) about a common challenge:

What do I do about gaps in employment history; gaps on my resume?

If you are in this situation here’s what the job seeker can do to ‘mind the gap.’

Enroll in a course at your local community college.

Your Business Blogger(R)

The Washington Post

Continuous learning is, well, continuous.

And it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Here are three FAB’s, the Features, Advantages and Benefits of going back to class.

If you have a job or not.

First Feature

Meet a professor

Advantage

Learn subject matter.

Learn presentation — interview — life skills.

Get referrals.

Benefit

Cheaper than a personal coach.

Get a character reference letter.

Get employed faster

Second Feature

Meet other inquisitive minds

Advantage

Expand your Friend contact database.

Challenge assumptions.

Increased network of contacts for job referrals.

Benefit

Faster learning.

Cheaper than a job placement agency.

Get employed faster

Third Feature

Regularly scheduled class times.

Advantage

Encourages the student to get out of bed, out of the house.

Provides structure to the job seekers’ week.

Forces the student to walk past career counselors’ office.

Benefit

Get more done in less time.

Spend less time in Starbucks.

Get employed faster.

The purpose of continuing education is the gaining of new knowledge, skills and abilities. But this is even more important when one is out of work. A perspective employer is going to ask you a number of questions.

The first question will be, “What are you doing now?”

The perfect answer is, “As I look for my next position, I am taking a business refresher course at my local community college.”

Remember: the best time to find a job is when you are working — going to class is your job.

You may be unemployed, but you are busy: You are using your time wisely while you look for work.

As it happens, the Northern Virginia Community College has the perfect solution to help you find your next job.

Sit in my class.

NOVA has openings in my Business 200 class, Principles of Management. We will meet every Monday & Wednesday nights at the Arlington Campus, near the Ballston Metro. Beginning July 1 for six weeks.

Alert Readers know that Your Business Blogger(R) charges outrageous fees for a two day management seminar.

The same instructor at NOVA will set you back about 100 bucks a credit hour or about 500 bucks fully loaded for a three credit-hour class.

Course topics

1. Intro to Management

2. History of Management

3. Organizational Environments and Culture

4. Ethics and Social Responsibility

5. Planning and Decision Making

6. Organizational Strategy

7. Innovation and Change

8. Global Management

9. Designing Adaptive Organizations

10. Managing Teams

11. Managing Human Resource System

12. Managing Individuals and a Diverse Workforce

13. Motivation

14. Leadership

15. Managing Communication

16. Control

17. Managing Information

18. Managing Service and Manufacturing Operations

Call now to register. Operators are standing by.

Or apply on-line.

JYoest@NVCC.edu www.Yoest.com

This summer afternoon class is the perfect capstone after hours and allows the student to job hunt early in the early in the day.

Come join my class. And get employed faster.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

For more on your job search: tattoos, lying, resume enhancement and trick questions follow links below.

Read Job Search? PASS This Test

See how “Sarah” is getting it right. To get your next job, assignment or project PASS this test! See how the mythical composite Sarah learned new behaviors to find new opportunities.

As first appeared in The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 20, 2002

To get a job, first get a plan and then get busy…

Your Business Blogger(R) is of a certain age from a certain generation with teenage children and is confused by various body art. I do not understand tattoos. (Except on my dad, who was in the Navy…) A future employer also may not understand body art. Not even Starbucks.

What is the first question hiring managers ask themselves? Get a Blog; Get Hired — And the First Question

The Lie: A Guide to Fibbing in the Job Interview, it’s not what you think.

Here’s what your interviewer is really looking for, Job Interview: How To Tell If the Candidate Will Lie, Cheat, Steal?

There is actually controversy on hiring competence, Hiring Super Stars vs Tolerating Turkeys

Be sure to ask some questions in your job interview, Job Interview: 3 Questions for Your Prospective Boss.

Yes, High School still counts. Forever. What’s the One Best Question to Ask a Job Candidate?

Why Were You Really Hired? The Two Qualities That Count.

Follow me on Twitter: @JackYoest

Watch The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey; short video

The One Minute Manager Meets The Monkey: The Video in Six Parts

April 22, 2009 | By | No Comments

Bill Oncken and Ken Blanchard’s One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey is reviewed in this short lecture at the Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

Part 6:

Charmaine Quoted in Politico. What Does Obama Think of Pro-Lifers?What Does Obama Think of Veterans?

April 16, 2009 | By | No Comments

ronald_reagan_with_charmaine_smaller.jpgYour Business Blogger(R) teaches business at the local college and loves the ‘continuous learning’ life style. So when Jack Welch, Ph.D., former CEO of GE has something to say about management, this student takes notes.

Welch appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning and graded president Obama on leadership.

Welch said Obama on leadership earned an “A.”

(On leadership, said Welch; Not so on policy…)

Personnel is Policy, Ronald Reagan & Charmaine

Welch mentioned his criteria: Vision, Mission, Communication and Team Building.

Welch explained the value of having the right people on the president’s team — and how well the team works together because they each share the vision and mission of Obama’s America.

This is what president Reagan talked about in “Personnel is Policy” when Charmaine worked in the West Wing. You hire people who think as you would think — the boss should hire like minded deputies.

And this is exactly what Obama has done. Jack Welch is right. Obama’s managers want us all to love and worship Obama’s world (view).

So when an Obama Deputy – Napolitano — publishes a directive to law enforcement officials — those with the power to arrest — that Pro-Lifers and Veterans are a danger to America; all Americans know that this is exactly how Obama thinks.

What happens next? Obama is dividing our nation. People are not buying Obama’s vision for America. Texas talks about seceding (again). But this time the abolitionists Pro-Lifers will be in the south — not Massachusetts. Salena Zito writes,

Texas Gov. Rick Perry last week declared the federal government had become “oppressive in its size, intrusion into the lives of our citizens and its interference with the affairs of our state.”

Obama will push for the so called ‘Freedom of Choice Act’ or FOCA. Which will remove all local regulation of abortion and the offices where abortions are preformed. A social worker in a dirty back alley could do the baby-cutting.

Obama will allow open homosexuals to serve in the military which will destroy unit cohesion and effect our ability to complete any mission and will certainly cost American lives.

But red-blooded Americans are fighting back.

Charmaine was interviewed by Politico on the Obama backlash. CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN writes in Obama boosts anti-abortion efforts,

The first hint of a stir came just after Election Day, when the computer servers at Americans United for Life crashed. People were swamping the Web site to sign a petition urging President-elect Barack Obama to stand firm against abortion.

“I got a call from one of our guys, ‘We have a problem,’ ” said Charmaine Yoest, the group’s president and chief executive officer. “And I was like, ‘The problem would be what?’”

Tech-savvy Charmaine knows that servers being overwhelmed with internet traffic is a high-quality problem.

Obama does not care for veterans such as Your Business Blogger(R) nor the Pro-Lifers such as Americans United for Life.

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Join Fight FOCA

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Thank you (foot)notes:

An Alert Reader, fred5676 writes on Michele Malkin’s Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real,

So NumbersUSA and Americans United for Life are terrorist groups??? COUNT ME IN!!

Visit the Baptist Bulletin world news.

See the Pregnancy Resource Center at UAB; A student organization serving pregnant and parenting students on our campus,

More than 261,000 people have signed an online petition calling on Notre Dame to withdraw its invitation for Obama to speak at the Catholic university’s May 17 commencement. The petition says Obama has carried out “some of the most anti-life actions of any American president,” including expanding taxpayer-funded research on embryonic stem cells.

And Americans United for Life plans to expand its plans to expand its staff in Washington and, after the post-election crash, recently upgraded its computer system to handle the bump in online activism.

The King’s Good Servant and God’s First

Jill Stanek has excellent analysis at Anti-life (on steroids) Obama energizes pro-life movement

See Peter Shinn from Pro-Life Unity interview Dr. Charmaine Yoest.

Fight for Life here.

AUL Defends Doctors and Nurses

Oklahoma legislature would allow pregnant mother to use deadly force to protect unborn

Love Life no matter how small.

Catholic Pro-Life Committee

CNA — Oklahoma legislature would allow pregnant mother to use deadly force to protect unborn

Why Entrepreneurs…and Academics Cannot Manage

April 4, 2009 | By | No Comments

Why Academics…and Entrepreneurs Can’t Manage

Entrepreneurs and Academics are typically poor managers. Not only because they might lack a particular skill set, but because of the expectation of vocational perfection. They share the passion for the perfect in their products. But to understand and practice management, a “batting-average” model of non-perfection is needed.

There is a fundamental difference between the work of the individual contributor and the contribution of a manager. The entrepreneur, as an individual contributor, brings a new vision for a new product or service. But introducing the New Next Big Thing requires basic management.

The teacher and new-product visionary are individual contributors whose work is the creation of “perfection.” But management does not — must not — deal only in this perfection. Because it is the managerial skill set which brings the individual contributor’s perfect product to market to do business.

The entrepreneur as individual contributor understands the basic formula:

work = results

But the teacher working with the individual contributor, who needs to become a manager, must emphasize that work alone will not have the world beat a path to the inventor’s door.

Management has a more complicated formula with an additional variable: Network. This ‘Network of Support’ is the ability of the entrepreneur as manager to get the support of investors, advisors, external stakeholders, customer, staffers and subordinates.

The entrepreneur should see his role as manager with a new formula:

Work + Network = Results

The results and success of the entrepreneur’s venture depends as much on his ability to manage as his brilliance in new product creation.

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Jack Yoest is an Adjunct Professor at the Northern Virginia Community College and is president of Management Training of DC, LLC. He worked with Menlo Care, a start-up medical device manufacturer as part of a team that moved sales from zero to over $12 million, resulting in a buy-out by Johnson & Johnson.

He also served as Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources in Virginia, where he was responsible for the successful Year 2000 conversion for the $5 billion, 16,000-employee unit.

Jack has been published by Scripps-Howard News Service and has contributed to Small Business Trends, Small Business Trends Radio, The Business Monthly, Business & Media Institute and National Review Online.

His web-log was nominated for Best Business Blog in 2006. Jack is a former Captain in the Army.

He earned an MBA from George Mason University and completed graduate work in the International Operations Management Program at Oxford University. Jack and Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., live near the Nation’s Capital with their five children.

aka: Your Business Blogger(R)

FREE Management Training: The One Minute Manager Meets The Monkey

February 2, 2009 | By | One Comment

Conservatives have the correct content and communication, but what is needed now is control — the control seen as a component of management*.

Quin Hillyer at the AmSpecBlog, the American Spectator Blog, writes, We Need Managers,

I can think of all sorts of conservative organizations that need better management skills. Maybe they should try to learn something here.

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yoest_stern_business_school_NYU_nov_2006_cropped.jpgAlert Readers know that Your Business Blogger(R) reminds students and clients that management is defined as more than merely getting things done through others.

Management is getting things done through the ACTIVE SUPPORT of others. Lean how.

Your Business Blogger(R)

at the Stern Business School

at the New York University

Following is your invitation.

You Are Invited.

The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey: An Introduction

How to Manage Your Staff and How to Manage Your Manager

Well-run organizations have managers and staff who work to control events, instead of events controlling them. They anticipate the future . . . adapt to the present . . . and learn from the past.

Who: Managers who need to get in control of events or to better influence results

What: An introduction to The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

1. The Management Equation:

Vocational Time vs. Management Time

2. How Management Really Works:

The Molecule of Management

3. The Who and How of Promotions:

The Freedom Scale

When: Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009, 11:00am to 12:15pm

Where: Northern Virginia Community College,

Alexandria Campus, campus map

The new Bisdorf Auditorium, room 196

3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 street map

Why: Improve managerial effectiveness and staff efficiency.

Cost: No Charge. Register here.

The class will center on the work of Ken Blanchard and Bill Oncken in their book The One Minute Manager Meets The Monkey. Also used will be the Harvard Business Review article, Managing Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?, published in 1974, by Bill Oncken, Jr.. The article, an edited excerpt of the Managing Management Time™ seminar, has gone on to become one of the two most requested reprints in the history of the Review. The training summarized in the article is sometimes called the “Monkey Management” seminar.

Jack Yoest, Adjunct Professor of Management and President of Management Training of DC, is a former Armored Cavalry Officer in Combat Arms. His military leadership training and experience guides his management philosophy at the core of Managing Management Time™. He has managed software, health care and international human resource management companies.

Jack also served in the Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth Virginia as Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources where he acted as the Chief Technology Officer for the secretariat. He was responsible for the successful Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion for the 16,000-employee unit. He was also a manager with a medical device start-up and helped move sales from zero to over $12 million, resulting in a buy-out by Johnson & Johnson. Jack has consulted in China and India.

Questions? email JYoest@NVCC.edu or call Jack at 202.215.2434 to save your spot.

Suggested class reading:

Do You Have An Incompetent Manager? From The Washington Post

Who’s Got The Monkey? from the Harvard Business Review

One Minute YouTube Introduction:

Jack Yoest

202.215.2434

Adjunct Professor

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*Management is traditionally defined as planning, organizing, leading, motivating and controlling.

There is no free lunch. The class is not FREE. It will be presented at no charge to the guests.

Parking and Directions at the Campus here.

The One Minute Manager Meets The Monkey: An Introduction; FREE

January 28, 2009 | By | No Comments

oncken_one_minute_manager_meets_the_monkey.jpgBased on the book The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey by Kenneth H. Blanchard and William Oncken, Jr.

Save the Date: Wednesday, February 18th, 2009, at the Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia.

11am to 12:15

FREE*

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Space is limited and registration is required: email me to reserve your seat or for more information.

Jack Yoest,

Adjunct Professor, NVCC

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*Well, no, the class is not free.

It will be presented at no charge.

The cost is covered by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

What’s The Best Way To Find A Job?;

What’s Best To Do While Looking For A Job?

Managing Management Time(tm) Intro

Known as Monkey Management by Bill Oncken

Father Richard John Neuhaus Requiscat in Pace

January 8, 2009 | By | No Comments

father_richard_john_neuhaus.jpgAbout a month ago, while in New York City, Charmaine had the opportunity to visit Father Richard John Neuhaus, who served on the Board of Advisors for Americans United for Life. They talked about leadership and the Pro-Life movement.

At the time, Charmaine noted his remarkable dignity and thoughtfulness. But she also mentioned that he didn’t seem entirely well.

Indeed. He was leaving this side and rowing for a distant shore.

AUL Mourns the Loss of Richard John Neuhaus

By: PR Newswire

Jan. 8, 2009 02:00 PM

CHICAGO, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Americans United for Life (AUL) mourns the loss of advisory board member and former governing board member Father Richard John Neuhaus. Fr. Neuhaus passed away this morning in New York City.

Throughout his adult life, Fr. Neuhaus engaged the most pressing issues of civil rights and social justice facing the nation and world. He consistently defended the rights of the unborn, the handicapped infant, and the terminally ill against the terrible realities and threats of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia.

His numerous books, including The Catholic Moment, The Naked Public Square (1996), Doing Well and Doing Good: The Challenge to the Christian Capitalist, Death on a Friday Afternoon (2001), and As I Lay Dying (2002), were major contributions to the understanding of religion in public life. As founder and editor in chief of the journal First Things, Fr. Neuhaus promoted public dialogue and understanding on the religious, philosophical, and political dimensions of democracy and culture.

“Father Richard Neuhaus consistently worked to encourage religious leaders to understand the centrality of the sanctity of human life as an issue of civil rights, and to put aside denominational differences and work together for the common good of protecting the unborn. He never wavered on the centrality of the life issue as a matter of human rights and social justice,” said his close friend and AUL Board member, George Weigel.

“As a former board member and generous supporter of the work of Americans United for Life, Father Neuhaus inspired us and a generation of pro-life leaders, and we will strive to carry on this work with unwavering determination,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL President & CEO.

AUL’s Defending Life 2009 — a state-by-state legal guide to abortion, bioethics, and the end of life, which will be released this month — will be dedicated to Fr. Neuhaus in memory of his service to the life movement and AUL.

About Americans United for Life

Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law. The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. The Wall Street Journal has profiled AUL, and PBS’ Frontline program chronicled AUL’s successful efforts in Mississippi.

SOURCE Americans United For Life

Pro-Life; Preparing for an Obama Abortion Administration

December 30, 2008 | By | One Comment

aul_logo.jpgCharmaine sends this along,

As we prepare for an Obama Administration…

As we look toward celebrating the New Year on Wednesday night, my email box is filling up with end-of-year appeals, and I know yours is too.

Let me then be plain in telling you how much we appreciate your partnership with AUL this past year and as we head into the new one.

Many people have been asking me how things stand, and what our strategy will be, with an incoming presidential administration that has taken such a radical stance supporting abortion. The short answer: I am, frankly, heartened by the tremendous response of our AUL supporters each time we’ve asked you to stand for life.

First, we saw the remarkable response to AUL Action’s FightFOCA petition. Pro-lifers are not giving in!

The signatures have continued rising, even over the Christmas

holiday, and now stand at over 350,000!

If you haven’t signed yet, take a minute and add your voice at: www.FightFOCA.com.

I am also heartened by the response of AUL supporters to the 55-page Wish List pro-abortion forces sent to President-elect Obama. We asked you to enter comments on the document and now there are nearly 3,000 comments, mostly pro-life, on the site.

You can read them here: http://change.gov/open_government/entry/advancing_reproductive_rights_and_health_in_a_new_administration.

US News and World Report noted the surge in comments and observed that:

“But the volume of comments also shows that the pro-life movement is

very much engaged right now and can be quickly activated.”

(http://www.usnews.com/blogs/god-and-country/2008/12/23/pro-lifers-inundate-obama-website-with-comments.html)

That’s encouraging!

Of course, a realist must acknowledge that no one really knows what the ground game will look like once we begin confronting an administration so radical that its leader, President-elect Obama, could not bring himself to vote in favor of protecting babies born alive after an abortion. And he is unwaveringly supported by the current leader of the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood and its President Cecile Richards, who was the deputy chief of staff to the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi only three years ago.

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Even so — even so! — I remain hopeful. I have on my fireplace mantle a copy of the classic work, Streams in the Desert, which belonged to my grandparents. The entry to be read each January 6th, addresses the perennial question of uncertainty and recounts the example of the self-opening gate:

There is a self-opening gate which is sometimes used in country roads. It stands fast and firm across the road as a traveler approaches it. If he stops before he gets to it, it will not open. But if he will drive right at it, his wagon wheels press the springs below the roadway, and the gate swings back to let him through. He must push right on at the closed gate, or it will continue to be closed.

Then the author, Lettie Cowman, sums up by saying, “This illustrates the way to pass every barrier on the road of duty.”

Duty is an old-fashioned word, rarely heard today. But the AUL team believes that it is indeed our duty, and a high calling, to stand against those who would promote the Culture of Death with every last resource that God grants us, regardless of the barriers that block the road ahead.

We will pray for wisdom, direction, and discernment. And then, we intend to run straight at the gate.

These are difficult times. I’ve talked with so many of you recently who have told me that you are standing with us, despite financial challenges. We are humbled — and emboldened — by your commitment.

Thank you for your faithful support which enables us to “press on and step out boldly.”

Yours for life,

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Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Americans United for Life

PS: If you haven’t yet made an end-of-year contribution, please do so today!

“As thou goest, step by step, I will open up the way. . .”

Proverbs 4:12 (Hebrew translation)


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Thank you (foot)notes:

Don’t Drink the King’s Wine, has AUL President’s Encouragement Heading Into The New Year

Visit The Reagan Conservatives Blog.

See Beltway Blips.

Prayer Request for Our Nation!!! FOCA Act to be signed by President Obama :(

Why not Serve the Lord

Make a comment on Obama’s web-site concerning FOCA and the 55 page pro-abortion mandate posted there….

See TruthSeekers

Thank you to Pro-Life Blogs, AUL President’s Encouraging Anecdote Heading Into The New Year

Rules for Office Staff: Bank Behaviors 1854

December 9, 2008 | By | No Comments

Bank Managers of the 1800′s would not recognize today’s Banking-Finance ethics let alone the bailouts. “Bankers’ Hours” would not come until over a hundred years later.

Huddleston & Bradford was a bank that transferred large sums of money — in safes on trains in London.

Edgar Trent was the bank owner and published “Rules for Office Staff” in 1854.

1. Godliness, cleanliness and punctuality are the necessities of a good business.

2. The firm has reduced the working day to the hours from 8:30 to 7p.m.

3. Daily prayers will be held each morning in the main office. The clerical staff will be present.

4. Clothing will be of a sober nature.

5. A stove is provided for the benefit of the clerical staff. It is recommended that each member of the clerical staff bring 4 lbs. of coal each day during cold weather.

6. No member of the clerical staff may leave the room with out the permission from Mr. Roberts. The calls of nature are permitted and clerical staff may use the garden beyond the second gate. This area must be kept clean and in good order.

7. No talking is allowed during business hours.

8. The craving of tobacco, wine or spirits is a human weakness, and as such is forbidden to the clerical staff.

9. Members of the clerical staff will provide their own pens.

10. The managers of the firm will expect a great rise in the output of work to compensate for these near Utopian conditions.

There is no mention of tattoos or body piercings.

The “near Utopian conditions” are actually enjoyed today. All staff these days are warm, well-fed, granted tobacco consuming smoke breaks and counter-consuming healthcare.

Even without unions.

We are so lucky today.

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Thank you (foot)notes:


The Great Train RobberyAlert Readers know that Your Business Blogger(R) does not work on Sundays. It is indeed a Biblical injunction but taking a real day off per week is physically and spiritually a goodly habit to live by.

So Charmaine and I attempt to do nothing productive on the Sabbath day of rest (not that we are all that productive the remaining days…). We read for pleasure that day. My current “Sunday Book” is an early publication (1975) by Michael Crichton, The Great Train Robbery. Terrific read. Yes, it might even be better, if that were possible, that his later books.

Be sure to catch Your Business Blogger(R) discussing completed staff work on YouTube.

Planned Parenthood Rape Cover-up: Is a Sting Operation Ethical?

December 6, 2008 | By | 2 Comments

Planned Parenthood has covered up another rape. Or did they?


Indiana Planned Parenthood Covers Up Sexual Abuse of 13-year Old

Planned Parenthood

Rape cover upLifeNews reports,

Lila Rose, a UCLA student journalist and president of right-to-life advocacy group Live Action, posing as a 13-year-old seeking abortion. In an appointment with a Planned Parenthood nurse, Rose says she has been impregnated by a 31-year-old man, a clear case of child molestation punishable as a felony under Indiana state law.

On tape, the nurse acknowledges her responsibility to report the abuse, but assures Rose she will not. The nurse says, “I am supposed to report to Child Protective Services,” but tells Rose, “Okay, I didn’t hear the age [of the 31-year-old]. I don’t want to know the age.”

She then instructs Rose how to obtain a secret abortion by crossing state lines to avoid Indiana’s parental consent law.

The nurse also coaches Rose to cover for the 31-year-old man by saying he is only 14. She says, “You’ve seen him around, you know he’s 14, he’s in your grade and whatever. You know what I mean.”

The diminutive and talented Lila Rose can act like and pass for a 13 year-old and appeared on Hannity and Colmes Friday December 5th.

The liberal Alan Colmes went after Lila for misleading Planned Parenthood and “filing a false report” and taking up “valuable staff time” for a problem that did not exist.

Did Lila Rose cross an ethical line in a sting operation on Planned Parenthood?

No.

Your Business Blogger(R) teaches business ethics at the local college. The bright line in ethics is Quo Bono? Who Benefits?

Is there unjust enrichment?

Lila did not enrich herself by exposing a malicious, felonious intent of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

Even though posed Lila as a 13 year-old, is this action actionable? Is it a lie?

I would submit that Lila’s act was a misdirection that all businesses should welcome and use.

Decades ago Your Business Blogger(R) worked as a sales rep for a manufacturer producing a private label product for a national retailer. It was a part of my job description to regularly “shop” my client to test their salesman’s product knowledge, sales techniques, in store displays and product availability.

I reported my findings to the store manager and my boss.

I did indeed take up “valuable staff time” as Colmes would charge in a sting operation. Managers would recognize this exercise as the ‘control’ part of managing. To learn what the store is doing right.

Or, in the case of Planned Parenthood, what the business is doing wrong.

Planned Parenthood should thank Lila Rose for acting as a “mystery shopper” providing valuable feedback on the conduct of the Planned Parenthood abortion operations.


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Thank you (foot)notes:

Planned Parenthood does not have the integrity to process the 360 millions of our tax dollars. Planned Parenthood should be defunded.

And Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards (with her million dollar salary), and the so called ‘Freedom of Choice Act’ FOCA should be stopped. Join FightFOCA.com

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just”-Thomas Jefferson. See Values Voter.

Charles Lewis, at National Post has Obama bill could fan flames of abortion debate.

Bio Medicine has Americans United for Life Urges State Legislatures to Oppose Federal Power Grab: Provides Model Resolution Denouncing Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)

‘Freedom of Choice’ Act Promotes Extreme Abortion Agenda

CNS News, Faith-Based Hospitals Could Close If Obama Signs Freedom of Choice Act