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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2985 on: November 14, 2012, 01:48:53 PM »
Posting racial slurs and hopes for assassination about the US President on Facebook, and then telling a TV interviewer that "I didn't think it would be that big of a deal," might not be a good career move.

Obama threat gets Turlock woman fired, reported to Secret Service

Am I the only one who noticed that she is not a registered voter?  I know, she could be from Canada or England, but I really think the article would have mentioned that, so yeah, if she feels that strongly about it, why didn't she do something about it?

Sorry, I'm the one who cheered when the daughter of some friends of mine who hold the oppositive political point of view from me told me she voted for the first time; she was surprised because I had to know she was voting for her parents' candidate and not mine, but I told her I was still excited she'd voted!

From what I've read a lot of first-time voters voted in this election.  That's a good thing, because people don't have a right to complain about the results if they could otherwise vote but just choose not to. 

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2986 on: November 14, 2012, 02:18:04 PM »
As long as they do not complain on e-hell! 
That would get you kicked off!
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2987 on: November 14, 2012, 03:34:20 PM »
From what I've read a lot of first-time voters voted in this election.  That's a good thing, because people don't have a right to complain about the results if they could otherwise vote but just choose not to.
I've seen a bumper sticker with DH's philosophy:
No Vote
No Grumble

However, after reading some posts on ehell, I have changed my opinion: People are entitled to their opinions, no matter how ill conceived they may seem to me.  Even if they don't vote, they still have the right to freedom of expression.

That said, I don't have to listen to them grumble.  I have freedom, too.  8)

I now think it is a good thing that people who speak forcefully against the issues and candidates that I support don't vote.  If I could talk all the idiots out of voting, then my vote counts more since it is a larger percentage of the whole. >:D
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2988 on: November 14, 2012, 04:53:39 PM »
From what I've read a lot of first-time voters voted in this election.  That's a good thing, because people don't have a right to complain about the results if they could otherwise vote but just choose not to.
I've seen a bumper sticker with DH's philosophy:
No Vote
No Grumble

However, after reading some posts on ehell, I have changed my opinion: People are entitled to their opinions, no matter how ill conceived they may seem to me.  Even if they don't vote, they still have the right to freedom of expression.

That said, I don't have to listen to them grumble.  I have freedom, too.  8)

I now think it is a good thing that people who speak forcefully against the issues and candidates that I support don't vote.  If I could talk all the idiots out of voting, then my vote counts more since it is a larger percentage of the whole. >:D

This is pretty much my philosophy.  "If you don't vote, you can complain if you want to.  I just won't take you seriously at all.  If you wanted something different, you would have done *something*."
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2989 on: November 14, 2012, 05:08:34 PM »
From what I've read a lot of first-time voters voted in this election.  That's a good thing, because people don't have a right to complain about the results if they could otherwise vote but just choose not to.
I've seen a bumper sticker with DH's philosophy:
No Vote
No Grumble

However, after reading some posts on ehell, I have changed my opinion: People are entitled to their opinions, no matter how ill conceived they may seem to me.  Even if they don't vote, they still have the right to freedom of expression.

That said, I don't have to listen to them grumble.  I have freedom, too.  8)

I now think it is a good thing that people who speak forcefully against the issues and candidates that I support don't vote.  If I could talk all the idiots out of voting, then my vote counts more since it is a larger percentage of the whole. >:D

This is pretty much my philosophy.  "If you don't vote, you can complain if you want to.  I just won't take you seriously at all.  If you wanted something different, you would have done *something*."

I resent that. ;) I can't vote, but I should be able to complain! Of course, I'm Canadian so I won't be affected by US domestic policies anyway but still...
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2990 on: November 14, 2012, 06:17:54 PM »
From one of our clients, we are at work watching what may be shaping up to be a nice little case of professional Darwinism.

So, we have this big client.  We contract with Big Client on both their merchant and customer sides, the customer side consisting of Products A, B, and C.  There is a relatively new person handling Product C at their company.  And she's driving my co-workers absolutely bugnuts.

*  She's rude, demanding, and expects her every whim to be catered to.  When we don't do said catering, she throws a snitfit.

*  She asks the same questions, over and over, going in cycles through my co-worker, our team lead, another group's team lead, and our relationship manager.  Half of this is her trying to get the answer she wants rather than the answer she gets, the other half is because she never writes anything down because she's always calling us while she's driving.

*  It is, in fact, against Big Client's corporate policy to conduct business calls while driving.  Ever.

*  She has a very set, yet skewed, idea of how our office structure works.  Team Lead is other team lead's boss.  No?  They're peers?  Why is that?  And why must she always have to call into this ridiculous call queue?  She's never guaranteed to get the right person!  And sometimes they're not at their desk and she has to LEAVE MESSAGES!  Or worse, Someone Else handles her call!  Why can't we just have our receptionist handle these things (LOL!  Receptionist!  We're a cube farm!)

*  She's not our secretary, and thus she shouldn't have to bother with such things as knowing account numbers or any other identifying details that would allow us to, you know, help when she has an issue involving a particular customer.

*  Product C is really awesome, innit?  So why don't we just, say, stop marketing Products A and B?  Oh, customers using Product A aren't actually able to use Product C?  Well, we can either change the rules or just tell them that they don't matter.  What do you mean you won't do that?  Product C is alll that maaaattterrrs!

This isn't even some of the worst of it.  Team Lead and Coworker are showing visible signs of wanting to murder their phones every time she calls in.  I've been lucky enough to not have to deal with her much, yet, mostly by virtue of her not actually realizing that I work the program and thus know stuff. 

My time of bliss is probably running out.

Document, document, document

Alas, we don't actually have any control over her and her employment status.  Our managers are well aware of the issue, and everyone's grumbling.  But believe me, they know.  (There was a conference at which she drunkenly accosted our Grandboss and tried to push her obnoxious ideas and complaints onto him.  That went over like a lead balloon.)

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2991 on: November 14, 2012, 07:07:35 PM »
From what I've read a lot of first-time voters voted in this election.  That's a good thing, because people don't have a right to complain about the results if they could otherwise vote but just choose not to.

This is pretty much my philosophy.  "If you don't vote, you can complain if you want to.  I just won't take you seriously at all.  If you wanted something different, you would have done *something*."

I resent that. ;) I can't vote, but I should be able to complain! Of course, I'm Canadian so I won't be affected by US domestic policies anyway but still...
Trimmed the quote tree to focus on the bolded part, which addresses blue2000's comment.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2992 on: November 14, 2012, 07:14:32 PM »
From what I've read a lot of first-time voters voted in this election.  That's a good thing, because people don't have a right to complain about the results if they could otherwise vote but just choose not to.

This is pretty much my philosophy.  "If you don't vote, you can complain if you want to.  I just won't take you seriously at all.  If you wanted something different, you would have done *something*."

I resent that. ;) I can't vote, but I should be able to complain! Of course, I'm Canadian so I won't be affected by US domestic policies anyway but still...
Trimmed the quote tree to focus on the bolded part, which addresses blue2000's comment.


Please stop with this line of comments about non-voters.

ETA: I meant this line of comments...
« Last Edit: November 14, 2012, 08:02:38 PM by Mental Magpie »

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2993 on: November 14, 2012, 07:57:00 PM »
This story has been affectionately dubbed "Shotgate" by the 1L class here. We have a Class of 2015 Facebook group that all of us are a part of. It's for talking about everything under the sun with the class, but it also used to relay important announcements that are also sent out via e-mail. Unfortunately, some people in the group haven't quite gotten a hang of the fact that the faculty monitors this group as it is an official Facebook group with the University's seal on it. One guy posted about how he was going to get "obliterated" on shots and several other people replied to it. When we were at assembly the Dean walked on stage and croaked out, in her most disapproving tone, "Well, I saw the shots post, ladies and gentlemen...." and proceeded to give us yet another professionalism lecture. When everyone went to find the offending post it had been deleted and every post afterward mentioning alcohol had been wiped clean as well. I feel sorry for the guy who started the thread, as he had an appointment with one of the faculty members about it, but then again...no I don't.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2994 on: November 14, 2012, 11:58:23 PM »
This story has been affectionately dubbed "Shotgate" by the 1L class here. We have a Class of 2015 Facebook group that all of us are a part of. It's for talking about everything under the sun with the class, but it also used to relay important announcements that are also sent out via e-mail. Unfortunately, some people in the group haven't quite gotten a hang of the fact that the faculty monitors this group as it is an official Facebook group with the University's seal on it. One guy posted about how he was going to get "obliterated" on shots and several other people replied to it. When we were at assembly the Dean walked on stage and croaked out, in her most disapproving tone, "Well, I saw the shots post, ladies and gentlemen...." and proceeded to give us yet another professionalism lecture. When everyone went to find the offending post it had been deleted and every post afterward mentioning alcohol had been wiped clean as well. I feel sorry for the guy who started the thread, as he had an appointment with one of the faculty members about it, but then again...no I don't.

Am I the only one singing "Shots" by (laugh a whole lot) now? Actually, I should probably quit singing that at work. Explosives plus alcohol do not mix  :P
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2995 on: November 15, 2012, 09:20:30 AM »

 Explosives plus alcohol do not mix  :P

Actually, they do. Quite energetically.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2996 on: November 15, 2012, 09:36:54 AM »

 Explosives plus alcohol do not mix  :P

Actually, they do. Quite energetically.

Yeah I read that line and my only thought was "This is a person who doesn't know how to celebrate 4th of July."

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2997 on: November 15, 2012, 10:49:40 AM »

 Explosives plus alcohol do not mix  :P

Actually, they do. Quite energetically.

Yeah I read that line and my only thought was "This is a person who doesn't know how to celebrate 4th of July."

:)

Fourth of July, oh heck yeah! 500 lb bombs and white phosphorus... Not so much  :P
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2998 on: November 15, 2012, 07:07:42 PM »
From what I've read a lot of first-time voters voted in this election.  That's a good thing, because people don't have a right to complain about the results if they could otherwise vote but just choose not to.

This is pretty much my philosophy.  "If you don't vote, you can complain if you want to.  I just won't take you seriously at all.  If you wanted something different, you would have done *something*."

I resent that. ;) I can't vote, but I should be able to complain! Of course, I'm Canadian so I won't be affected by US domestic policies anyway but still...
Trimmed the quote tree to focus on the bolded part, which addresses blue2000's comment.


Please stop with this line of comments about non-voters.

ETA: I meant this line of comments...

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #2999 on: November 15, 2012, 07:26:18 PM »
From what I've read a lot of first-time voters voted in this election.  That's a good thing, because people don't have a right to complain about the results if they could otherwise vote but just choose not to.
I've seen a bumper sticker with DH's philosophy:
No Vote
No Grumble

However, after reading some posts on ehell, I have changed my opinion: People are entitled to their opinions, no matter how ill conceived they may seem to me.  Even if they don't vote, they still have the right to freedom of expression.

That said, I don't have to listen to them grumble.  I have freedom, too.  8)

I now think it is a good thing that people who speak forcefully against the issues and candidates that I support don't vote.  If I could talk all the idiots out of voting, then my vote counts more since it is a larger percentage of the whole. >:D

This is pretty much my philosophy.  "If you don't vote, you can complain if you want to.  I just won't take you seriously at all.  If you wanted something different, you would have done *something*."

I resent that. ;) I can't vote, but I should be able to complain! Of course, I'm Canadian so I won't be affected by US domestic policies anyway but still...

As a Canadian voter, I want to complain. If I hear anything else about Obama I'll scream! I wish Romney had won just because maybe the press wouldn't be reporting as much!