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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5835 on: June 04, 2014, 02:34:20 PM »
DS just wrote up an employee for various offenses, one of which was failing to perform specific tasks as part of the daily closing process.  These tasks are written in a binder kept on the front desk, available and known to everyone; there's really no excuse for not knowing where to find the list if you need it.

The employee's immediate supervisor was present during the counseling session.  After it was over, the employee left for the day and Supervisor was getting ready to start the daily close.  She looked at DS and said, 'Well, Task 3 of the closing process can wait for tomorrow' and started to gather her things.  When DS picked his jaw up the floor, he said, 'Did you not hear me just counsel Employee for not performing all the closing tasks?  Task 3 needs to be done tonight, just like every other task on every other night!'

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5836 on: June 04, 2014, 04:36:09 PM »
Looking at records reminds me of when I worked at a bank. One day, an employee found out a major celebrity was a customer and looked up the file. The employee wasn't up to anything; just got blinded by celebrity. Of course we  all have to look up dozens, even hundreds, of customers a day, but some customers are flagged and you better have a real reason for accessing those account. I'm don't recall if they were fired or just got into major trouble.

Many years ago, I worked at a hospital in Kansas City. The Royals were in the World Series and their star player had an unfortunate attack of hemorrhoids, which necessitated his being admitted and treated surgically. (This was all publicly reported in the media at the time). The day of his surgery, scrub suits mysteriously vanished, to the point that people who had legitimate reasons for needing a surgical scrub suit were unable to find one. (Each area that used scrubs had their own color/style, so that someone in OB/GYN scrubs would immediately stand out in the General Surgery area, for example). The only logical explanation was that people had stolen them so they could sneak into the surgical area and peep into the OR.
Not all the suits were returned the day after the surgery, so scrub suits were short for a few weeks until replacements arrived.

Oh yeah! I remember that! Poor George.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5837 on: June 04, 2014, 06:19:55 PM »
The healthcare insurance company I used to work for handled the NFL player's union behavioral health insurance.  Every so often, a player would pop up in our system as needing a review when they didn't, and my team had to go in and put authorizations in to the system so it wouldn't keep popping up.  It was a total coincidence, but my team was actually perfectly suited to this, since none of us cared about football or knew enough about it to even recognize the names we saw.  I'm sure someone who cared about the game would have been very tempted to know that *insert player name here* was dealing with *insert behavioral issue here*.  We saw those and said, "AGAIN?!?  Dave, you have to deal with this one, I had to do all the authorizations for the last one and it took me forever!"  :D

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5838 on: June 04, 2014, 07:49:50 PM »
Many, many years ago, before everything was electronic, I had a friend who worked for a state department of motor vehicles. My friend's unit was the one that actually stuffed drivers licenses in envelopes and mailed them out. They had a couple of "trophy boards." One was copies of celebrities' licenses; the other was licenses with "interesting" photos--people they thought were unusually ugly, funny, or weird.

This had been going on for many years until there was a well-publiczed incident where someone illicitly obtained the home address of a celebrity from the DMV by posing as a cop, and used the info to stalk the celebrity. As part of the process of tightening up access to DMV information, someone had the sense to look at the trophy boards and say "Great Scott! These have to go!" They were very lucky that no employee had done something like sell celebrity addresses and photos to a sleazy tabloid.

Drivers licenses have addresses on them in the US? So you need a new one every time you move?
 
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5839 on: June 04, 2014, 07:53:45 PM »
Drivers licenses have addresses on them in Australia, it's the easiest way to find some one if they lose their wallet.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5840 on: June 04, 2014, 07:55:54 PM »
Many, many years ago, before everything was electronic, I had a friend who worked for a state department of motor vehicles. My friend's unit was the one that actually stuffed drivers licenses in envelopes and mailed them out. They had a couple of "trophy boards." One was copies of celebrities' licenses; the other was licenses with "interesting" photos--people they thought were unusually ugly, funny, or weird.

This had been going on for many years until there was a well-publiczed incident where someone illicitly obtained the home address of a celebrity from the DMV by posing as a cop, and used the info to stalk the celebrity. As part of the process of tightening up access to DMV information, someone had the sense to look at the trophy boards and say "Great Scott! These have to go!" They were very lucky that no employee had done something like sell celebrity addresses and photos to a sleazy tabloid.

Drivers licenses have addresses on them in the US? So you need a new one every time you move?

Yep, every time you move, you go and get a new one.  I think you're supposed to do it within 30 days or so.  At least, that's how it is in the states I've lived in. 

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5841 on: June 04, 2014, 08:00:00 PM »
Many, many years ago, before everything was electronic, I had a friend who worked for a state department of motor vehicles. My friend's unit was the one that actually stuffed drivers licenses in envelopes and mailed them out. They had a couple of "trophy boards." One was copies of celebrities' licenses; the other was licenses with "interesting" photos--people they thought were unusually ugly, funny, or weird.

This had been going on for many years until there was a well-publiczed incident where someone illicitly obtained the home address of a celebrity from the DMV by posing as a cop, and used the info to stalk the celebrity. As part of the process of tightening up access to DMV information, someone had the sense to look at the trophy boards and say "Great Scott! These have to go!" They were very lucky that no employee had done something like sell celebrity addresses and photos to a sleazy tabloid.

Drivers licenses have addresses on them in the US? So you need a new one every time you move?

Yup! :)  Although in my state you can get a card to keep in your wallet with your new address.  And then you update your address when you go to renew your license.


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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5842 on: June 04, 2014, 08:01:50 PM »
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Drivers licenses have addresses on them in the US? So you need a new one every time you move?

Yes, you do. Drivers licenses are issued by individual states, so if you move from, say, Delaware to Michigan, you have to get a new license in Michigan.

In addition, if you move to a new address in the same state, you have to change you address, so the state can send you notices about renewing the license or verifying that you really do have car insurance. Police agencies also use licenses for addresses when issuing traffic tickets. If you "forgot" to pay that speeding fine, that is the address they will send the nasty notice to.

Since drivers licenses are the primary government-issued ID in the US, they are also used to prove that you really do live in City X, so are entitled to some service only given to residents--a library card, for instance.

In the US, drivers licenses have an expiration date that varies by locality. So you have to get a new one every few years as a matter of course.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5843 on: June 04, 2014, 08:05:42 PM »
Interesting :) In Denmark, licenses used to be valid until you're 70 (it's changed recently, but only for new licenses), so having addresses on them would be pretty pointless. Instead we all (everybody, regardless of age) have a social security card with our address.
 
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5844 on: June 04, 2014, 08:06:34 PM »
Many, many years ago, before everything was electronic, I had a friend who worked for a state department of motor vehicles. My friend's unit was the one that actually stuffed drivers licenses in envelopes and mailed them out. They had a couple of "trophy boards." One was copies of celebrities' licenses; the other was licenses with "interesting" photos--people they thought were unusually ugly, funny, or weird.

This had been going on for many years until there was a well-publiczed incident where someone illicitly obtained the home address of a celebrity from the DMV by posing as a cop, and used the info to stalk the celebrity. As part of the process of tightening up access to DMV information, someone had the sense to look at the trophy boards and say "Great Scott! These have to go!" They were very lucky that no employee had done something like sell celebrity addresses and photos to a sleazy tabloid.

Drivers licenses have addresses on them in the US? So you need a new one every time you move?

Yup! :)  Although in my state you can get a card to keep in your wallet with your new address.  And then you update your address when you go to renew your license.

In my state you get a sticker with the updated info that you put on the back of the licence, which I learned that cops don't always check. (Maybe I should've contested that ticket that had my old address on it...)
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5845 on: June 04, 2014, 08:21:55 PM »
Many, many years ago, before everything was electronic, I had a friend who worked for a state department of motor vehicles. My friend's unit was the one that actually stuffed drivers licenses in envelopes and mailed them out. They had a couple of "trophy boards." One was copies of celebrities' licenses; the other was licenses with "interesting" photos--people they thought were unusually ugly, funny, or weird.

This had been going on for many years until there was a well-publiczed incident where someone illicitly obtained the home address of a celebrity from the DMV by posing as a cop, and used the info to stalk the celebrity. As part of the process of tightening up access to DMV information, someone had the sense to look at the trophy boards and say "Great Scott! These have to go!" They were very lucky that no employee had done something like sell celebrity addresses and photos to a sleazy tabloid.

Drivers licenses have addresses on them in the US? So you need a new one every time you move?

Yup! :)  Although in my state you can get a card to keep in your wallet with your new address.  And then you update your address when you go to renew your license.

Colorado doesn't even do the card, so long as you update your records with the DMV. Assuming, of course, you are moving in-state. If you move out of state, you definitely need a new license.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5846 on: June 04, 2014, 08:29:26 PM »
Interesting :) In Denmark, licenses used to be valid until you're 70 (it's changed recently, but only for new licenses), so having addresses on them would be pretty pointless. Instead we all (everybody, regardless of age) have a social security card with our address.

It's the opposite in the US. Our social security card don't have addresses, so that never has to update.

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« Reply #5847 on: June 04, 2014, 11:17:04 PM »
Everyone involved in posting a woman's medical diagnosis and personal information to a facebook group's page was committing PD as far as I can see.

be warned that the name of the group is extremely offensive

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5848 on: June 05, 2014, 03:16:23 AM »
Interesting :) In Denmark, licenses used to be valid until you're 70 (it's changed recently, but only for new licenses), so having addresses on them would be pretty pointless. Instead we all (everybody, regardless of age) have a social security card with our address.

In the UK driving licences have your address on - the actual licence is valid until you are 70, but the photocard has to be renewed every 10 years, and the address when you move house.

My National Insurance card doesn't have anything except my name and NI number on it, so doesn't need to be updated, I've had the same one since I was 16. although I've never come across any situation where I actually needed to show it to anyone. It's the number, not the card, which is important.

Passport's don't have addresses on, either.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5849 on: June 05, 2014, 04:25:00 AM »
Interesting :) In Denmark, licenses used to be valid until you're 70 (it's changed recently, but only for new licenses), so having addresses on them would be pretty pointless. Instead we all (everybody, regardless of age) have a social security card with our address.

In the UK driving licences have your address on - the actual licence is valid until you are 70, but the photocard has to be renewed every 10 years, and the address when you move house.

My National Insurance card doesn't have anything except my name and NI number on it, so doesn't need to be updated, I've had the same one since I was 16. although I've never come across any situation where I actually needed to show it to anyone. It's the number, not the card, which is important.

Passport's don't have addresses on, either.
Our South African driver's licences have to be renewed every five years, but we don't have addresses on ours. The traffic department database system does have my address data in it, but it's old. I've tried four times to update my current address with the traffic department, with no luck. I keep submitting the change form and nothing happens.

For ID's we have ID books (like little passport sized booklets), those don't have our addresses in either. I do have an old piece of document tucked into the back of it with my original address when I first got it issued to me at the age of 16, but that's very old and we don't really have anyway of updating that unless we have to get a new ID book (but that only happens if it's stolen/lost/destroyed).

We aren't required to carry any ID that has address details on it. If we need to prove where we live (for accounts or loans) we need to bring in an account or rental agreement or utility bill to prove our address.

Back on topic:

One of my coworkers really really doens't want to be working here anymore. So everytime you ask him to do something, it's all greeted with lots of huffing and sighing and groaning and much rolling of eyes. I'm sorry I'm asking you do things that are within your job description and that you're being paid probably twice my salary to do.
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