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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3090 on: December 01, 2012, 04:03:27 PM »
This guy has a future?

Not sure, there are several layers of management to get things like this through and they are short staffed almost to crisis point, so he may stick around a little longer. I imagine though that he is still on probation. If they keep him past his probation period I think they're mad, but they've done madder things in the past.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3091 on: December 04, 2012, 02:55:47 PM »
Certainly.  She has a right to make a pariah of herself in the name of "free speech."  No one stopped her; she has not been arrested or imprisoned. No governmental entity has said "You can't say that."

And her prospective employers also have the right to free speech.  That speech is "No job for you!"

This. 
The problem with most people when they raise up the cry of "free speech" is that they forget that it is the fact that it covers only "The right to freedom of speech allows individuals to express themselves without interference or constraint by the government."   It doesn't mean that what you say or do doesn't have consequences with other people who have their rights as well.

Some good basics at this site.
http://www.uscourts.gov/EducationalResources/ClassroomActivities/FirstAmendment/WhatDoesFreeSpeechMean.aspx

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3092 on: December 04, 2012, 04:48:15 PM »
One of the assistants in my department, Rachele, called in sick on Friday.  She said she couldn't come in to work because she was still tired when she woke up and she wanted to be well-rested for Monday.

Did she really call in sleepy?  And she really needed a whole extra day to rest up for Monday?

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3093 on: December 04, 2012, 05:15:51 PM »
One of the assistants in my department, Rachele, called in sick on Friday.  She said she couldn't come in to work because she was still tired when she woke up and she wanted to be well-rested for Monday.

Did she really call in sleepy?  And she really needed a whole extra day to rest up for Monday?
I have some health issues which make sleep problematic (fibromyalgia and chronic pain/chronic fatigue).  I'm not proud of it, but I have called in to work saying I would be in later because I needed more sleep.  Even I don't need a whole extra day to rest up for Monday.  Usually I'll be in 2-3 hours later.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3094 on: December 04, 2012, 10:03:32 PM »
One of the assistants in my department, Rachele, called in sick on Friday.  She said she couldn't come in to work because she was still tired when she woke up and she wanted to be well-rested for Monday.

Did she really call in sleepy?  And she really needed a whole extra day to rest up for Monday?

I've totally called in sleepy before (and I don't have any underlying medical issues that make sleep difficult). Sometimes I just end up with a perfect storm of events that means I got very little sleep, and I wouldn't be able to function without taking a few extra hours to sleep in.

I've never called in sleepy for a whole day, though. Usually, my trade off is work 2-3 hours less, but actually be functional for the remaining 5-6, rather than be totally spaced out and useless for the 8 I'm scheduled to work.


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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3095 on: December 04, 2012, 10:49:10 PM »
That reminds me of an old Sally Forth comic strip: The alarm goes off. She tells her husband she's calling in sleepy. He convinces her not to. She staggers to the bathroom, looks at her reflection in the mirror, and says, "I'm calling in ugly."

Midnight Kitty, I'm with you all the way. I have fibro too, with depression. My employer forced me to take a disability retirement, due to having to take anti-depressants.  :( Oh, well, at least they have to pay me a pension.  >:D

I think I've already told the tale of professional Darwinism from that job...
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3096 on: December 05, 2012, 07:24:37 AM »
That reminds me of an old Sally Forth comic strip: The alarm goes off. She tells her husband she's calling in sleepy. He convinces her not to. She staggers to the bathroom, looks at her reflection in the mirror, and says, "I'm calling in ugly."

Midnight Kitty, I'm with you all the way. I have fibro too, with depression. My employer forced me to take a disability retirement, due to having to take anti-depressants.  :( Oh, well, at least they have to pay me a pension.  >:D

I think I've already told the tale of professional Darwinism from that job...

I've called in scared before.  When I woke up, the entire world was covered in a sheet of ice.  I decided that my meager paycheck wasn't worth the cost of my life.
Fortunately, I had the time to take, so I was all right.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3097 on: December 05, 2012, 07:27:46 AM »
I've called in tired before.  I was working nights and had spent the morning in court getting my non-rent-paying tenant evicted.  That story belongs in the Special Snowflake folder.  By the time I was done, I was so worked up I simply could. not. sleep.  At the point where if I could've fallen asleep I would be able to catch 2 hours, I called the supervisor and told her that was having trouble sleeping and didn't feel it would be safe for me to work that night.  It was the one and only time I had to do that so maybe that's why the supervisor was okay with it.

I heard a story the other day about somebody who was known to fall asleep on the job (she worked overnights).  A client she was supposed to be observing took a bad fall and when her explanation of how it happened did not add up, she was fired.  Why she wasn't fired before, I don't know. 

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3098 on: December 05, 2012, 09:02:43 AM »
That reminds me of an old Sally Forth comic strip: The alarm goes off. She tells her husband she's calling in sleepy. He convinces her not to. She staggers to the bathroom, looks at her reflection in the mirror, and says, "I'm calling in ugly."

Midnight Kitty, I'm with you all the way. I have fibro too, with depression. My employer forced me to take a disability retirement, due to having to take anti-depressants.  :( Oh, well, at least they have to pay me a pension.  >:D

I think I've already told the tale of professional Darwinism from that job...

I've called in scared before.  When I woke up, the entire world was covered in a sheet of ice.  I decided that my meager paycheck wasn't worth the cost of my life.
Fortunately, I had the time to take, so I was all right.

I've gone home scared before. When I worked in a big box store, someone called in a bomb threat. We were all evacuated, bomb squad came and less than ten minutes later had cleared the store. I told the manager I didn't feel comfortable going back in because there was no way a thorough job had been done in that amount of time. He was fine with me leaving.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3099 on: December 05, 2012, 09:07:44 AM »
That reminds me of an old Sally Forth comic strip: The alarm goes off. She tells her husband she's calling in sleepy. He convinces her not to. She staggers to the bathroom, looks at her reflection in the mirror, and says, "I'm calling in ugly."

Midnight Kitty, I'm with you all the way. I have fibro too, with depression. My employer forced me to take a disability retirement, due to having to take anti-depressants.  :( Oh, well, at least they have to pay me a pension.  >:D

I think I've already told the tale of professional Darwinism from that job...

I've called in scared before.  When I woke up, the entire world was covered in a sheet of ice.  I decided that my meager paycheck wasn't worth the cost of my life.
Fortunately, I had the time to take, so I was all right.

I've gone home scared before. When I worked in a big box store, someone called in a bomb threat. We were all evacuated, bomb squad came and less than ten minutes later had cleared the store. I told the manager I didn't feel comfortable going back in because there was no way a thorough job had been done in that amount of time. He was fine with me leaving.

I remember a group of people in my first full time job got to go home early after we learned about the death of a co-worker that was very sudden.  We were allowed some time to grieve the loss, and a few of us did take a day or so to recompose ourselves, plus a few people did go pay their respects to her family.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3100 on: December 05, 2012, 09:35:29 AM »
I totally get why a person might call in sleepy.  But why a person would call in sleepy on a Friday with the excuse they needed to be rested up for Monday - thus giving them 3 full days to rest up - is the outrageous part to me.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3101 on: December 05, 2012, 10:00:42 AM »
A friend worked at a business that was failing. One day he called into work blind. "Blind?" asked his boss. "Blind. I don't see the point of coming in."

Business closed up soon after.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3102 on: December 05, 2012, 11:57:30 AM »
One of the assistants in my department, Rachele, called in sick on Friday.  She said she couldn't come in to work because she was still tired when she woke up and she wanted to be well-rested for Monday.

Did she really call in sleepy?  And she really needed a whole extra day to rest up for Monday?

I've totally called in sleepy before (and I don't have any underlying medical issues that make sleep difficult). Sometimes I just end up with a perfect storm of events that means I got very little sleep, and I wouldn't be able to function without taking a few extra hours to sleep in.

I've never called in sleepy for a whole day, though. Usually, my trade off is work 2-3 hours less, but actually be functional for the remaining 5-6, rather than be totally spaced out and useless for the 8 I'm scheduled to work.

I will admit to calling in sick because I was tired, but I fibbed and just said I wasn't feeling well, which isn't totally untrue. Lack of sleep makes me crabby, cranky, and sometimes feeling ill. But I don't do it very often at all; maybe once every couple of years since I get pretty generous vacation.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3103 on: December 05, 2012, 12:01:03 PM »
Docking this as possible PD: Nurse at King Edward VII's hospital gives out information to a radio show about Duchess of Cambridge's medical details, thinking she was talking to the Queen.  It was a prank call but I'm not sure why nobody could figure that out - that must be one really good impression.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/05/kate-middleton-pregnant-hospital-nurse-radio_n_2243362.html




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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3104 on: December 05, 2012, 01:50:30 PM »
Docking this as possible PD: Nurse at King Edward VII's hospital gives out information to a radio show about Duchess of Cambridge's medical details, thinking she was talking to the Queen.  It was a prank call but I'm not sure why nobody could figure that out - that must be one really good impression.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/05/kate-middleton-pregnant-hospital-nurse-radio_n_2243362.html

Rumour has it that the show is already on probation for other pranks. I don't think it will take long for the axe to fall.
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