About Drew

I’m married to a wonderful woman that loves me for who I am. We got married in 1999 at Niagara Falls. We do not have any kids (yet) other than two dachshunds and four cats. Right now, those six kids give us a run for our money, but also a lot of unconditional love.

For leisure, I enjoy cooking, reading, camping, and being a computer junkie. My biggest hobby is Sports. I play Fantasy Sports, mainly Baseball and Football. In general, I like most team sports, mainly Baseball, Football and Basketball. My favorite teams are the St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. I collect wolf figurines and pictures as well as lighthouse figurines and pictures. I have toured many Great Lakes lighthouses and would someday like to say I have been to them all!

My serious note: I believe very strongly in advocating for those who cannot speak up for themselves. No form of abuse can ever be tolerated. Abuse is always wrong, be it child abuse, animal abuse, domestic violence or any other form of mistreatment. There is no morally justifiable reason that can be used to excuse any form of abuse. I have seen what it is like when good people fall prey to abusive bullies  – people that have as a sole purpose in life to mistreat others to make themselves feel powerful. I loathe people who abuse others by physical, emotional, or spiritual means or all.

I am a loyal friend & I believe in 2nd chances. Lose my trust and you will have to work very hard to regain it. I wear my heart on my sleeve, but don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I love my friends like family. I love dogs – always have had at least one dog in my life except when I lived in rentals. I love my dogs more than most people! Ha ha. If you want to know any more about me, just ask – I just might tell you what you wanna know!

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7 comments on “About Drew

  1. Love, love, love it Drew! Great bio dear! TY for being there for me through all of my struggles at work. If it wasn’t for you, I would not have known what was really happening to me. I am so glad I met you through our dear departed Roger. I am sure he is very proud of you and your committment to stop bullying in the workplace!
    Nancy

  2. I am a nurse in AZ, yet I am very fearful to join any blogs, forums, etc… due to the need to put in email, name and any other identifying information. The level of bullying allowed in the facility I work in is intolerable and I have found that I have gone from a compassionate, confident nurse of greater than 25 yrs to a nurse with doubts, fears, anxiety and daily feelings of trepidation upon entering the workplace. I would love to become part of the movement to get the Bill passed to stop workplace violence in AZ. But the bold, self-assured person I once was is no more and now I am frightened to take action without fear of further retaliation.

    • Welcome Dee Dee! I am sorry to hear of the troubles you are going through. The best plan to becoming an advocate for the HWB is to take care of yourself first. When you feel strong enough, you can contact the coordinator in your state to become a Citizen Lobbyist. Also – there are closed groups on Facebook that are devoted to helping people who have been bullied in the workplace. If interested, please let me know and I will send you the links via email.

      Please note – I do not share anyone’s email address without their permission.

      Have a great day and Happy New Year!

      Drew

  3. What the fuck have you done to the original emailed blog I rec’d from David Yamada today, 5-16-14?
    When I click where it was earlier in the day, all I get is you and this! And I don’t get the responses and replies other people left. Maybe your re-blogging didn’t work. I like your stuff too, but I’d like my disappeared email from David back.

    • The post is right where it should be. Please watch your language and have your facts straight before accusing people of things they didn’t do. In the future, comments like this last one you sent will be deleted as unapproved. I’ve done nothing yo you for you to attack me.

  4. Sorry about my presumed collegial and informal language. Perhaps it was WordPress that substituted your email for David Yamada’s? I’m just trying to figure out this most strange occurrence. Typically when I open up a Minding the Workplace emailed blog, I get a David Yamada piece. That was what happened this morning. I left my email open while I ran an errand and when I got back and clicked on Minding the Workplace I got you! I’m just trying to figure it out. Do you have any ideas? Might it be the result of reblogging? I’ve spent a lot of time on, and have enjoyed your site, so I’m not down on you. I’ll have to rethink WTF as a friendly informality.

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