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Life...in general / Re: Restaurant Weirdness.
« Last post by LifeOnPluto on Yesterday at 09:13:27 PM »
OP I think you did the right thing. And if the waitress treats the $20 like a tip, I bet she's going to feel extremely silly when the money is tallied up and falls $20 short.
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My mom's family also did Sis or Sissy for the oldest girl; she was the only girl among five boys, so she was known (to many of her relatives, not just her siblings) as Sis.

My friend had an aunt who was aleays referred to as Sis. When she came to compile her family tree, she could not find a record of anyone called Cicely, Cecilia or any other name of shich Sis is a variant. Turned out her name was something completely different, like Florence. Nicknames and pet names are all very sweet, but it can play havoc with genealogical research. And oh the difficulties tracing family members who are called one thing i.e Betty or Bob and their names are not Elizabeth or Robert or any other name for which Betty and Bob are shortened forms.

My great-grandmother was the youngest in her family, she was always called "Babe". Even when she grew up, her nieces and nephews used to call her "Auntie Babe".
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Last post by sarahj21 on Yesterday at 08:59:01 PM »
Larry came back to see a movie with his family later (which really wouldn't have been kosher, but he did actually buy tickets instead of getting employee passes)

I don't see this as PD. If I'm a waitress and I get sent home early, why can't I clock out and have a meal there like a regular customer? He got sent home early, why not enjoy the extra time with his family? Does finishing early mean he isn't allowed to do anything but go home and stay there? It sounds like you've reached BEC (b-witch eating crackers) level with Larry and you think everything he does is awful when it's really not.

I don't think coming back for a movie was PD - it was how, afterwards, Larry tried to have a conversation about work while violinp was tearing tickets in the middle of a rush. I work at a store and I can't talk to anyone while I'm helping customers. I need to focus 100% on the job. I think trying to talk to violinp while she's busy working is just another way Larry shows how clueless he is about work.
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Techno-quette / Re: No one cares about your baby!
« Last post by Katana_Geldar on Yesterday at 08:52:54 PM »
You have a lot more power to ignore it on FB than you do in real life though. It's much harder to block or I friend someone in real life.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Last post by Benni on Yesterday at 08:52:01 PM »
Please can we drop the vet before this thread is closed?
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Last post by doodlemor on Yesterday at 08:44:53 PM »
Honestly, I am struggling how to post this without it being a trigger for anyone, so I will not link to the news stories in question, because all of them have triggers in the title and a picture to boot.

But a veterinarian in Texas committed a huge act of professional darwinism by doing something incredibly heinous and then taking picture of the aftermath of the heinous thing and bragging about it on facebook.  A firestorm followed, she's been fired, the clinic she worked at has covered her name over with electrical tape until they can get a new sign and she may be facing criminal charges.

The woman is apparently clueless, too.  When it was first reported that she had been fired from her job, she posted that she was too "awesome" to be fired.  It would be interesting to talk to the people with whom she went to veterinary school.   I wonder if any of them noticed that she was a bit off.
That story has gone international (that poor animal...). This isn't just end-of-job darwinism, it looks like end-of-career darwinism. I really dislike people who do things like this, and from the comments it seems most people think the same.

I think she's Charlie-Sheen-winning, female-astronaut-stalker-in-diapers off-her-rocker.  She better hope so, anyway.  That story really bothers me, never mind the fact that all but one media outlet so far keep publishing the clear picture; I really could've done without seeing it.  I can't see how she could continue in this career, even with her own clinic.  Who would trust her?

That is astronomically stupid. Becoming a veterinarian is about a 1000 times harder than becoming a human doctor (only 28 vet schools in the USA compared to about 140 medical schools). She just threw that all away.

On her blog, third among her current interests is "killing things or trying to kill things" with animals listed first.

I am not qualified to judge whether this person is a sociopath.  Would it be OK, though, to say that I think she is a bad, bad woman?
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On her blog, third among her current interests is "killing things or trying to kill things" with animals listed first.

I just went digging to find out more about this because I wondered what she had done. I am horrified by her cruelty. Not only that, her poor victim looks very like one of my own dear pets (fifteen years old and very much loved). I hope that fiend never works as a vet again, she is a monster and I don't use that word lightly.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: What's for Dinner?
« Last post by turtleIScream on Yesterday at 08:30:40 PM »
Sliders, tossed salad, sweet potato fries.
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Honestly, I am struggling how to post this without it being a trigger for anyone, so I will not link to the news stories in question, because all of them have triggers in the title and a picture to boot.

But a veterinarian in Texas committed a huge act of professional darwinism by doing something incredibly heinous and then taking picture of the aftermath of the heinous thing and bragging about it on facebook.  A firestorm followed, she's been fired, the clinic she worked at has covered her name over with electrical tape until they can get a new sign and she may be facing criminal charges.

The woman is apparently clueless, too.  When it was first reported that she had been fired from her job, she posted that she was too "awesome" to be fired.  It would be interesting to talk to the people with whom she went to veterinary school.   I wonder if any of them noticed that she was a bit off.
That story has gone international (that poor animal...). This isn't just end-of-job darwinism, it looks like end-of-career darwinism. I really dislike people who do things like this, and from the comments it seems most people think the same.

I think she's Charlie-Sheen-winning, female-astronaut-stalker-in-diapers off-her-rocker.  She better hope so, anyway.  That story really bothers me, never mind the fact that all but one media outlet so far keep publishing the clear picture; I really could've done without seeing it.  I can't see how she could continue in this career, even with her own clinic.  Who would trust her?

That is astronomically stupid. Becoming a veterinarian is about a 1000 times harder than becoming a human doctor (only 28 vet schools in the USA compared to about 140 medical schools). She just threw that all away.

On her blog, third among her current interests is "killing things or trying to kill things" with animals listed first.
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I feel your pain, Dana.  I posted a thread once where I asked for help dealing with car sales guys harassing me with "is it done yet, is it done yet" to finding out if their client's car was finished with its service yet.  (What is it with sales guys  ;)  jk).  I got a lot of great responses, but nothing actually worked except bothering their manger just as much as the sales guys were bothering me.  Then they were banned from my office, but still called me. 

I forget who posted the suggestion of "look him in the eye and ask when has he ever not received his report, but I tried that with my most persistent botherer too.  I basically said that I had no desire to slow the process down, I turn in the car keys as fast as I can, and does he really think I pocket the keys and just sit around waiting to bothered by questions about them?  I got back nothing but excuses, so while I hope you have some luck with the Do Not Disturb sign, I fear it may not work.  I feel Mr. Impatient is being pressured, either by his team leader, his clients, or his own internal pressure, and his only coping mechanism is to turn around and pressure someone else, so he feels in control. 
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