The “Working With Idiots” Manifesto Guide

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on September 30, 2011

In summary, my intention in writing this article was to inject some humor for those of us who are trying to do our best but we are working with colleagues that in reality just get on our nerves. Of course most people are not idiots, they just act like idiots. But just maybe that is how we are perceived by others. A good idea might be to take stock honestly and see if you are getting on other peoples nerves. Read body language, refrain from speaking unless it is absolutely necessary and always be on the look out for cues: are other people dancing?

Memory Dump

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on September 22, 2011

Whether it is a phenomenon to the senior living industry or the nature of our times, “walking off” a job” has become endemic to an entitled work force where there is great demand.

Case in point: A client of mine (a 99 bed skilled nursing facility) called me recently to let me know that their Director of Nursing literally walked off her job. She got up, cleaned her desk, left her keys and went home. Done. Finuto.

The Pain of Job Divorce

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on September 21, 2011

I am Bernie Reifkind, CEO and founder of Premier Search, Inc. I can be reached at 1(800) 801-1400 or email at I welcome your phone call.

How to Survive a Conference Call: 5 Steps

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on September 14, 2011

Understand the topic: Do some research on the topic immediately upon learning that you are asked to be a participant in a phone call. Keep a pen/pencil and paper handy to take notes during the call, but learn what really underlies the topic and the reason for the conference call. In many cases, conference calls are allegedly about one topic and then it leads to another. It is incumbent upon you to not only understand the initial topic, but to prepare for where the subject could lead.