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Promotions in the workplace generally are accomplished by professional achievements.  However, there are also the promotions due to politics.  That is common in everyday life now. The individuals who climb up the ladder quickly are generally the people who know how to play the political game. For example, in many TV shows we have seen a lowly clerk move up by becoming an assistant to highly placed political figure, the head of a company, or in other government agencies.  In “Sue Thomas FB Eye,” a new man was appointed supervisor of the team.  He embellished his CV to make it appear he had worked in SWAT and specialized crimes.  The reality was he was the coffee go to man for the team and the filing clerk in specialized crimes.  Through political pull he was transferred as a supervisor.  The writers clearly wrote his part perfectly and eventually the team found a way to put him back in his place in filing with his color coding systems.  How frequently have you seen an assistant within the school system act as if they are in charge of the entire school?  It has been in many shows where they bully the students, teachers and the maintenance staff.  I remember going back to high school when I was in my early twenties.  I was there to collect a relative.  Because I looked so young, the staff treated me poorly as they thought I was a student. It was a good lesson for me to see just how the students were actually treated.  As I always say in all my blogs, treating each other decently with kindness and respect is what truly matters.  It is true in every Good Gus story. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now!  “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at

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