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Chapter Eight: How to get paid for your work

Bach, Sheldon Karnac Books ePub

W hen supervisees have complained about difficulty in getting paid, or when I have had such problems myself, it has almost always been a question of the therapist’s ambivalence about charging for services or lack thereof. Thus many people have difficulty charging when the patient does not show up, for whatever reason, or when the patient complains that they are not helping, or when they themselves feel that they are not helping.

One problem seems to be that it may not feel fair or appropriate to get paid for merely talking to someone, whereas it clearly feels appropriate to get paid for administering a psychotropic chemical to someone, even though it might be useless or even toxic. Now that brain studies have shown that talking therapy activates brain areas similar to psychotropic medication, we may yet come to accept that talking therapy can be as powerful a force as drug therapy for both help and harm.

It has taken me a long time to realize and then fully believe that the treatment begins when the transference is activated, sometimes even before the patient arrives at our office, and that it then continues unabated, during sessions and between sessions, on holidays and vacations, until the treatment is terminated and often for a very long time afterwards. From this point of view, I am being paid to recognize the transference and then to understand and manage it, whether or not the patient is physically present. Whether the patient or I believe that he is currently being helped or not being helped is also one part of that transference constellation.

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91. Manage the Madness of Multiple Machines that Ring or Beep at You

Dinnocenzo, Debra Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

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101 Tips for Telecommuters

easily be forwarded to your cell phone and, with a reliable cellular provider, your calls will follow you just about anywhere.

If for some reason your cellular service is unavailable, another option is to forward your calls to the voice mail on your personal pager. If you need to receive calls at home, forward your business line to your home phone. (For a nominal charge, your phone company might offer an identifying ring capability for your home line to differentiate business calls from personal calls.) You also can forward your business line to other office locations where you’ll be working for the day or week. This might be at your corporate office or a client site. Clearly, being “out of sight” when you telecommute never needs to mean being “out of touch.”

Review the way your calls are handled when you’re away from your office.

☎ Is your current answering or voice mail system the best available option? Are you receiving prompt, clear, and thorough messages? Are you retrieving messages in a timely fashion and responding quickly enough?

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7. Who Was Hap Arnold?

Herman S. Wolk University of North Texas Press ePub

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Who Was Hap Arnold?

In the Pacific, a time compression evolved in the strategic bombing campaign.1 Only two months of the incendiary campaign had passed between LeMay’s Tokyo raid in March and the defeat of Nazi Germany in May 1945. With the intensive B-29 campaign, Arnold and the American airmen overcame Japan’s will to continue in less time than was the case with Germany. Ironically, what Arnold hoped for in Europe evolved in the Pacific: the B-29 incendiary campaign crumbled Japan.

The evolution of the B-29—going back to the report of the Kilner board well before U.S. entry into World War II—perfectly followed the march of aircraft technology. General Arnold and the Army Air Forces specified the requirement for a very long-range bomber that far exceeded the B-17 in all important categories. Based on the AAF doctrine of high-altitude precision bombing, the B-29 would fly higher, farther, and with a greater bomb load. There was no doubt that from early on, and through the war, Arnold and the air leadership viewed the potential success of the revolutionary B-29 as proving the case for a postwar independent Air Force. Arnold went so far as to admonish Haywood Hansell, his B-29 commander of XXI Bomber Command, that the results of his bombing campaign would determine the future of the Army Air Forces. The irony of the campaign was that LeMay, who succeeded Hansell, only had success when he area-bombed with incendiaries at low level at night over Japan, a stunning departure from the original specifications and doctrine. Thus, the strategy and tactics of strategic bombing clearly came to be based upon the dual impetus of technology and circumstance—what would work at the time and place. In this regard, as I have noted earlier, the AAF’s early strategic bombing doctrine was found wanting in both Europe and the Pacific. Escort fighters proved to be a necessity in Europe where tactics and targeting evolved haltingly, leading to enormous frustration on Arnold’s part. In the Pacific, as Norstad and Hansell pointed out, target data was at first somewhat scarce and constantly required modification, culminating in LeMay’s area bombing offensive in the spring and summer of 1945. Just prior to the dropping of atomic bombs, the AAF had finally concluded that an eleventh-hour bombing campaign against the railroad system might bring Japan down.

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CHAPTER 7 The People’s Masters

Hartmann, Thom Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of the smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society.

This is true since the members of legislative bodies are selected by political parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private capitalists who, for all practical purposes, separate the electorate from the legislature. The consequence is that the representatives of the people do not in fact sufficiently protect the interests of the underprivileged sections of the population.

Moreover, under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.

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VII. Secret Mountain Laboratory

Vince Bell University of North Texas Press PDF

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Secret Mountain Laboratory

I

n the mid-’70s my girlfriend was a DJ named

“Slowly Grail.” At the time I never knew just what that meant. In time

I learned it didn’t matter. She did shows for a Pacifica station, KPFT, downtown on Prairie Street. We lived with Harriet Heaton, an early owner of Anderson Fair, and DJ Richard Brooks, a.k.a. Ace Paladino, different shift, same station, as well as being the lightman at Liberty Hall.

So it was a somewhat communal and rockin’ two-story house with a huge sound system that would easily, and often did, play the neighborhood. Daily we disappeared into the Montrose on our own separate, consuming missions. Around dinnertime, a six pack of beer and a joint were like a bug light. Guaranteed to attract. Nightly we saw one another at the clubs.

Back then these pals, “Slow” and “Ace,” let us play live on KPFT at almost a moment’s notice. While we endured our respective art scenes to the next party tray, I performed for tips and free lunches at Anderson

Fair. That always included plenty of day-old garlic bread and the other major food groups: spaghetti and beer.

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