Dodging Bullets is a fascinating, light-hearted yet serious read for everyone touched by the ever-increasing demands of workplace legislation and the impact it has on both employers and employees. Strange, unexpected, but 100 per cent real, Dodging Bullets is packed full of some of the most intriguing questions around, and reveals the answers to queries such as: Do we have to provide facilities for employees to pray at work? Can we dismiss someone for being too fat? Is our employees' underwear causing static shocks in the workplace? Is smelling of cigarettes a sackable offence? Is there a maximum working temperature? Is there any legislation relating to discrimination against male cross-dressing? Collated from the popular Workplace Law Network forum and online advice services, Dodging Bullets is a unique collection of 100 questions submitted by managers looking for help and advice in the litigious world of work.
This book is for any teen who is struggling with fear, anxiety, depression, loneliness, harassment, and more. Many teens feel like they are the only ones who go through these feelings. This book is to help show you that you are not alone, and God is always working on you and making you stronger.
Release on 1999-11-22 | by Robert N. McCauley,Judith S. Ruud,Frank Iacono
Changing U.S. Corporate Capital Structure in the 1980s and 1990s
Author: Robert N. McCauley,Judith S. Ruud,Frank Iacono
Pubpsher: MIT Press
Category: Business & Economics
An entertaining summary of the broad reshaping of U.S. corporate finance in the last decade and a half. The late 1980s saw a huge wave of corporate leveraging. The U.S. financial landscape was dominated by a series of high-stakes leveraged buyouts as firms replaced their equity with new fixed debt obligations. Cash-financed acquisitions and defensive share repurchases also decapitalized corporations. This trend culminated in the sensational debt-financed bidding for RJR-Nabisco, the largest leveraged buyout of all time, before dramatically reversing itself in the early 1990s with a rapid return to equity.This entertaining summary of the broad reshaping of U.S. corporate finance in the last decade and a half looks at three major issues: why corporations leveraged up in the first place, why and how the leverage wave came to an end, and what policy lessons are to be drawn.Using the Minsky-Kindleberger model as a framework, the authors interpret the rise and fall of leveraging as a financial market mania. In the course of chronicling the return to equity in the 1990s, they address a number of important corporate finance questions: How important was the return to equity in relieving corporations' debt burdens? How did the return to equity affect the ability of young high-tech firms to finance themselves without selling out to foreign firms?
On the bad side of San Antonio the Mexican Mafia runs things and small-time dealers like Peto Hurst do what they're told. But when Peto decides to get out of the Life, and get rich while he's at it, he upsets the natural order of things and brings hell down on himself--and the girl he did it all for. Between getting busted for dealing, striving to please his wealthy girlfriend, and ducking the gangsters who have begun executing people as they search for their dope and their cash, Peto will be lucky to get out of this with his skin.
After overcoming a heroin addiction in her teenage years and striving to move forward, Amy Herrig faced an entirely different addiction twenty years later: money. She and her father, Jerry Shults, were thriving as the owners of the Gas Pipe stores in Dallas, Texas, as well as other successful businesses, when a government lawsuit threatened to take everything-their businesses, their money, and their freedom. Accused of crimes she hadn't committed, Amy spent the next four years fighting to stay out of prison, but that wasn't all she had to fight along the way. When one life-altering change after another shook up Amy's world, she gained a new perspective on herself and on what matters most in life. From an exhausting and demoralizing situation came a new outlook of gratitude, but also remorse and humility. Although Amy's actions in the past had not all been illegal, she had let the allure of money guide her decisions rather than using her moral compass; the shocking turn of events that resulted from those decisions led to profound changes and made a lasting impact on Amy's life.
'Jane Duran's [book] represents a pioneering attempt to integrate epistemology and social science....[She] makes a persuasive and highly interesting case for broadening the scope of epistemology to include sociolinguistics.'-James Maffie, California State University, Northridge
How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Health Hazards
Author: David R. Boyd
Pubpsher: Greystone Books Ltd
Category: Health & Fitness
Dodging the Toxic Bullet presents workable strategies that show how we can live longer, healthier lives by breathing clean air, eating healthy food, drinking safe water, and using non-toxic products. Author David R. Boyd provides accessible background on a range of hazards including mercury in fish, carcinogens in cleaning products, lead in toys, and lethal E. coli in ground beef. His clear directions for reducing risk include growing lots of houseplants, choosing whole foods, avoiding consumer products with strong or long-lasting smells, and using green cleaning products. Easy-to-follow advice and informative sidebars and checklists make this a must-have guide, especially for parents of infants and children.