Morning Free Association: Outstanding Leadership

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The Bruins have some outstanding leadership. They really do.

As you may recall, last week Patrice Bergeron made a thoughtful statement about how he can longer be silent regarding racism. Then, he doubled down and made sizable donations to organizations that can fight for the cause.

Then, this weekend, Zdeno Chara also made another thoughtful statement and doubled down by joining the peaceful protest in Boston.

These two guys. Don’t you just love them?

But wait, there’s more. A former Bruins player also made his own statement and participated in protests in his adopted city of Dallas.

Good on him.

It’s important for hockey players to speak up and out, to welcome black communities and black hockey players because we are all equally important no matter the color of our skin, what we do for an occupation, or how much money we have or don’t have. Sport unites us all and no one should ever be excluded, bullied, or scared away from enjoying athletes in competition. Hockey is a fantastic sport that everyone should have a chance to enjoy. For those often privileged players to come out and support their communities like this during this movement is a great step forward.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Nice to see players speaking up. Hopefully this leads to a massively needed change in hockey culture and minority players are made to feel welcome instead of the abuse they’ve been getting.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hi Pals!!
We tried to Zoom, but failed on Saturday… We were in bed by 9, anyway. It is so beautiful, so tranquil up there, you can forget that the world is in turmoil. Worked in the garden for awhile. Things are growing!!
Nothing Big Z does surprised me anymore. He backs up his word. If there’s one guy I’d like to “have my back”, it’s Zee!!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

We’re just happy you weren’t eaten by bears again!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

 Worked in the garden for awhile. Things are growing!!

Our first strawberries turned red over the weekend. Delicious!

We’ve had quite a bit of rain the last few days but we’ve really needed it!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hello folks.

Good to see these guys backing up their words with actions.

I’ve spent the morning working on my CV. Having spent the last 21 years in the same job it’s not something I’ve thought about in a while! But we had an email Friday afternoon that the company won’t be able to keep everyone on the payroll.

Frustratingly they didn’t give anymore detail than that. I always err towards pessimism though, and it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.

That said, even my level of pessimism didn’t allow for a sudden global pandemic! Ah well, you live and learn.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Fingers crossed for you wether it’s keeping the current job or finding a new one!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

If my org is signalling a reduction in force before it happens, I’m assuming my group is going to get hit. Updating your CV sounds prudent. I made a half-assed attempt on LinkedIn this weekend, since I wanted to connect with a few of the folks who were laid off.

Apparently, my boss went to bat for me and my usual project partner when our project got cancelled. Which was frustrating to hear, as we are both exceptional performers, and it should not have been necessary, yet gratifying as my boss is a good guy and obviously values both of us. I start my next assignment today, I guess. I’ve gotten some preview, but I suspect that I’m going to have to self-direct.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Yeah, I guess whatever happens times are gonna be tough for everybody for a while.

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Stripes