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Community Update

Community Update

Westfair Publications (publishers of the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals) are seeking thoughts from readers about what they believe constitutes a great place to work. I posted the following comment on the publishers' blog and thought Patch.com readers might be interested as well:

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For me, a key requirement that makes any company a great place to work–large or small–is respect for the employee. It matters little how great the benefits may be if an employee is verbally abused within earshot of colleagues on an ongoing basis by his or her boss. The deliberate toxic environment cancels any happiness for the employee who is forced to look for other employment. In this market, quitting without a new job lined up and, therefore not being qualified for unemployment benefits, is often not an option for the abused employee. But sometimes when the pain and stress are unendurable, getting fired is actually the best of all possible worlds. It can open up the way to a much better and more fulfilling opportunity where one’s self-respect is restored. And when that happens, one thrillingly connects with the powerful emotions that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. expressed 50 years ago: “Free at last, Free at last, thank God I am Free at last!”

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