Take big business price-fixing for example. It's an "old school" corporate practice that represents social injustices against 'the little guy'. It's the kind of issue that brings people out in droves to protest in social demonstrations like Occupy Wall Street.
I'm not going to talk about the inspiration and determined action of the people who got the Canadian LCD products price-fixing class action law suit started. (Thanks for doing that by the way). This post is about YOU and I completing seemingly insignificant and pointless administrative tasks that none of us wants to do, yet are absolutely necessary to claim your portion of the settlement. Like deep sea cargo carriers, the world floats on a sea of paperwork.
When I first spotted the legal notice on Facebook I was mildly curious. I knew I'd owned a number of LCD TV's, computer monitors, and notebook computers over the years. I wondered if my purchases would be eligible under the class action suit. Turns out they were.
Then came the dreaded moment of truth - was I willing to gather evidence in the form of proof of purchase? Yuck! This would be as exciting as gathering paperwork to file my income tax return. That's when I asked myself "Is it really worth my time?"
The answer to that question depends on what YOU want the final outcome to be.
It's about me.
It's about transforming something bigger than me.
This post has nothing to do with Canadian LCD products price-fixing and everything to do with what matters to YOU. It's the small things that make a big difference in your life, your career or your business. Perspective is everything.
- Do you have 5 minutes to play Lego or Barbie with your child before dinner?
- Are you going to squeeze a trip to the gym into your busy day?
- Can you stop what you're doing for 3 minutes to give the person speaking your full attention?
- Will you spend a few extra minutes talking to the new employee who appears to be struggling?
"The litigation is ongoing. You will be notified of any future settlements or awards and the subsequent distribution of any related funds".