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Robert Wilson is President & CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, and "From Bob's Cluttered Desk" comes his (often incoherent) thoughts, ramblings, observations and rants - often on workers' comp or employment issues, but occasionally not.

Bob has a couple unique personality characteristics. He firmly believes that everyone has the right to his (Bob's) opinion, and while he may not always be right, he is never in doubt. Enter at your own risk, and like all of our blog areas, we encourage you to read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

We're not responsible for this guy.....

Bob is an accomplished speaker for the workers' compensation industry. He is available for conferences, corporate events, children's birthday parties and Bar Mitzvahs. You may access his Speakers Brief here.

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When I moved from my hometown of Durango, CO almost 33 years ago, I had no idea that I would be “out of the state” ...

New Things Stirring: If Your Comp News is a Snooze, We’ll Have Something You Can Use

This post will mark a brief departure for me. I normally do not write specifically about the website or company I run, but I am ...

SAIF Board Offers $1.7 Million For Plotkin Settlement

In what is apparently the largest settlement ever for the Oregon Department of Justice and SAIF Corporation, the SAIF Board of Directors today decided in ...

SAIF Board to Meet Today Regarding Plotkin Decision

In a little under 5 hours from this writing, at 12:30PM Pacific time, the SAIF Corporation Board of Directors will meet to determine their course ...

A Glimmer of Hope Found Through Stupid College Policy

I ended last week with a rant against political correctness run amok, in a story about idiots offended by a restaurant named Moby Dick’s Fish ...

Don’t Be a Moby Dick

A story in Courthouse News caught my eye recently, as it highlighted the inane levels of political correctness we now see on a daily basis. ...

Oregon Court Voids Plotkin Termination from SAIF Corporation

Today Marion County Circuit Court Judge Claudia Burton did something that no one in Oregon has been able or willing to do for John Plotkin ...

Stealing Fluffy's Meds

We’ve heard all about how bad the Opioid addiction problem has become here in the United States. As a nation, we consume 99% of the ...

What is Lost in the Debate Over Workers' Compensation Reform?

While perusing the news early this morning I came across several articles related to reforms pending or proposed in two key states. One such article ...

Plotkin v. SAIF Lawsuit Heads to Trial This Month

Man, do the wheels of justice turn slowly. After all, it was almost three years ago, in May of 2014, when John Plotkin, the new ...

Bob’s Top Ten Predictions for 2017

2016 was a hectic year here at the Cluttered Desk. That is due in part to the fact I wasn’t behind it much of the ...

Japanese Insurance Company to Replace Claim Reps with Artificial Intelligence System

A Japanese insurance company is about to thrust the insurance industry into the future, as well as the ongoing debate over how much technology will ...

When Waffle House Fires Annie Oakley

A bit of controversy erupted this past week when an Atlanta area Waffle House Restaurant was robbed in the wee hours of the morning. Waffle ...

Nearly a Century of Persistence

The picture below is not a remarkable one. Taken recently by my niece and posted to Facebook, it shows the bed of my father’s work ...

Merry Happy Happy Chrishannakwanadan - 2016

Bob has posted this holiday message every year since it was originally published on 12/23/2011. Admittedly, this year feels a bit different, as the drama ...

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