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9 Work Secrets to Keep
By David Najor :: Monday, October 13, 2008 :: 70398 Views :: Career & Education, Business & Finance

Chaldeans are known for their congeniality and good-nature.  What would seem on the surface to be a wonderful trait, can become a huge risk in a corporate setting.  Chaldean professionals making their way through the corporate maze are forewarned that it’s easy to let imprudent information slip out. 

There are at least nine things Chaldeans or any professional minded go-getter should always keep to themselves at work. While some of these points are obvious, anyone who’s spent any time at all in an office can vouch for the fact that this advice bears repeating, and that heeding it could avoid a whole lot of unproductive drama.

1. You’re looking for a new job.
While it can be tempting to tell your friends at work about how well your latest job interview went or how you can’t wait to resign, resist these urges.
  
2. You’re romantically involved with a co-worker.
If you do choose to tempt fate and begin court one of your co-workers, it’s probably wise not to tell anyone else at work about your interest. Not only is revealing too many details about your personal life unprofessional, but if the romance goes south, an already stressful breakup will be intensified by the unwelcome extra attention from your co-workers and negatively impact productivity. 
  
3. You had a wild weekend.
While it’s common for co-workers to talk about what they did over the weekend around the water cooler on Monday morning, it’s wise to avoid sharing details that could paint you in an unflattering light.
  
4. You were really at the beach when you called in sick.
  
5. You frequently “borrow” office supplies.
  
6. You despise your boss or another colleague.
If you’ve found yourself embroiled in a contentious relationship with your manager or a co-worker, do your best not to broadcast your dislike to the entire company. For one thing, talking about a co-worker behind his or her back can make other employees think that you’re unprofessional and disrespectful. Also, open hostility can create an uncomfortable work environment for everyone and decrease other colleagues’ morale and happiness.
  
7. You have a colorful past.
Anecdotes about co-workers have a tendency to morph as they move from employee to employee, so by the time the story gets back to you, your night in jail for being in a bar fight or arguing with a cop over a traffic ticket may well have turned into to a 10-year sentence as  a prohibition style mobster still on the run from the law.
  
8. You’re planning a coup in your department.
Thinking about presenting the CEO with a groundbreaking business idea that will skyrocket you to the top of the department and oust your superiors along the way? Then mum’s the word.

9. You plan starting your own business.
Owning your own businesses is the American dream and a noble goal.  However, letting co-workers know that you plan on siphoning all you can before you start your own firm is just begging for the boot.  Best to learn as much as you can and quietly help improve society by creating a more competitive offering for the public to choose from.  

St. Joseph, MI USA

St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church
2442 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
Tel: (248) 528-3676
Fax: (248) 524-1957

Congregation Organizer:
Rev. Michael J. Bazzi

Church Constructing Pastor:
Rev. Sarhad Y. Jammo

Current Pastor:
Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Ayad Hanna

 Current Pastor: Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Msgr. Zouhair Toma (Kejbou) was born in Telkaif, Iraq in 1947.  He was ordained a priest in Baghdad, Iraq in 1968, and accepted his first assignment to serve the community of Baquba.  The Monsignor’s leadership skills and organizational talents along with his mastery of theology were immediately evident.  He later assisted Sts. Peter and Paul in Al-Salehia, and St. George in New Baghdad.

In August, 1978 Monsignor Toma was called to serve the growing community of persecuted Chaldeans finding refuge in Australia.   Being the fist Chaldean priest to arrive in Australia he quickly established a parish for the Chaldeans in Sydney to serve their social and spiritual needs.  The parish was named after St. Thomas the Apostle and built a rectory. 

In 1989, for his incredible work he was granted the title of Monsignor, Chaldean Patriarchal Vicar for Australia and New Zealand.  Continuing his passionate work to serve the Chaldean community the Monsignor moved the Parish Center to a more accessible location and built a large church campus featuring a modern community center, residence quarters, and administrative offices in 1995. 

In 2003, Monsignor Toma added a magnificent church to replace the previous one in order to serve the fast growing community and also opened two other centers.  The first was Our Lady Guardian of Plants in Melbourne, and the second was Mar Addai the Apostle in Auckland, New Zealand.  Mar Addai in New Zealand included two very large churches along with rectories and community centers.  Overseeing the Patriarchal Vicariate for 28 years, he managed to inspire six more priests to help minister to the fast growing Chaldean community. 

In August 2006, Monsignor chose to assist the St. Thomas the Apostle Diocese in the U.S. as more Catholic churches were being built in America and address the growing need.  On October 2006, Monsignor was incardinated and appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Troy.