The Bernard Madoff Scandal

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Did God Give Bernie Madoff Cancer?

Date: 08/25/2009

Despite denials by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, stories continue to circulate that Bernie Madoff has cancer . More than a few people have suggested that he is getting what "he deserves" and that this is his "punishment from God". Of course, if that is true, then we would also have to accept that all those people whose lives were turned inside out and upside down by Madoff's thievery were also ...

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Bernie Madoff, cancer and praying for a bad man

Date: 08/24/2009

I told you on Friday that a friend and CC blog reader from North Carolina said Bernie Madoff has cancer. The New York Post reported it this morning, and the story is getting weird. Assuming the story is true, let me put a question to you: how do we pray for a bad man like Bernie Madoff? Do we pray that he will recover from his cancer? Do we pray that he will use this time to get right with ...

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Is It Possible to Love Your Enemies If Bernie Madoff Is One of Them?

Date: 08/24/2009

This morning the New York Post reported that Bernie Madoff , the Ponzi schemist who's serving 150 years for swindling $65 billion, is ill with pancreatic cancer. This afternoon the Prison Bureau released a statement , "While the NY Post story is full of inaccuracies, and we can't specifically address all of them, we can tell you that Bernie Madoff is not terminally ill, and has not be ...

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Does Bernie Madoff have cancer?

Date: 08/21/2009

Here's an irresponsible rumor I'm launching into the blogosphere, courtesy of a friend in North Carolina: A couple of my long-term customer friends are prison guards at Butner (just north of Durham ) where they sent Bernie Madoff. One of the guards, [name redacted], was in my shop this week, and I got to ask him about his life with Bernie. He told me it's an open secret in the Butner facility t ...

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How To Say "I Quit"--And How NOT To

Date: 08/25/2009

First off, don't do what I did. I think I have mentioned the mean boss I once had . Well, after several months of being browbeat, the day came when I couldn't take it another minute.  What'd I do? I literally packed up my things and walked out the door that very day. I shot my intolerable employer a polite but firm explanatory email (fingers trembling the whole time), removed ...

Related Topics: Business Ethics, Office Politics, Professional Behavior, Quitting, Quitting A Job, Resigning, Responsibility, Work Ethic, Workplace Ethics, Workplace Etiquette

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