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jedikaiti

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3810 on: June 11, 2013, 09:30:39 PM »
OK, my imagination is running wild... "High tea on the rhino hunt"?
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3811 on: June 11, 2013, 10:21:07 PM »
OK, my imagination is running wild... "High tea on the rhino hunt"?

thick unruly hair
Pith helmet
thick glasses
3 piece suit
gold watch
signet ring
canvas overcoat
bushwalking boots in the winter
leather sandals in the summer
cane optional

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3812 on: June 12, 2013, 12:20:36 AM »
OK, my imagination is running wild... "High tea on the rhino hunt"?

thick unruly hair
Pith helmet
thick glasses
3 piece suit
gold watch
signet ring
canvas overcoat
bushwalking boots in the winter
leather sandals in the summer
cane optional

Pretty darn close.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3813 on: June 12, 2013, 01:04:47 AM »
Yep. I just added in a black cape with red lining in my imagination.
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

"The problem with re-examining your brilliant ideas is that more often than not, you discover they are the intellectual equivalent of saying, 'Hold my beer and watch this!'" - Cindy Couture

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3814 on: June 12, 2013, 05:43:56 AM »
If Dunkin' Donuts makes the simple and harmless mistake of forgetting to give you a receipt, don't go back in screaming at the employees, call them horrible racist slurs that would make Quentin Tarantino cringe, film it all on your iPhone, post the epic 8-minute rant on YouTube, and expect the world to be on your side. Guess what, it isn't. Congratulations, you are now the most awful person in the galaxy.

It's pretty safe to say that your budding career as a video spokesperson for the local restaurants and auto repair shops is over. I hope your super-duper uber-precious receipt was worth it.

Warning: NSFW in any way, shape, or form. Click here if you dare.

This was posted over in the Special Snowflakes thread first, but as I mentioned there this is PD as well, no one in their right mind would hire this idiot for anything now...

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3815 on: June 12, 2013, 07:11:32 AM »
If Dunkin' Donuts makes the simple and harmless mistake of forgetting to give you a receipt, don't go back in screaming at the employees, call them horrible racist slurs that would make Quentin Tarantino cringe, film it all on your iPhone, post the epic 8-minute rant on YouTube, and expect the world to be on your side. Guess what, it isn't. Congratulations, you are now the most awful person in the galaxy.

It's pretty safe to say that your budding career as a video spokesperson for the local restaurants and auto repair shops is over. I hope your super-duper uber-precious receipt was worth it.

Warning: NSFW in any way, shape, or form. Click here if you dare.

This was posted over in the Special Snowflakes thread first, but as I mentioned there this is PD as well, no one in their right mind would hire this idiot for anything now...

Of course they would...she has a business degree::)

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3816 on: June 12, 2013, 07:31:23 AM »
IOE, people make a point of having a 'degree' are usually very insecure about themselves.  I may mention that I have an MLS but only in the context of a post about library work. There, it may make sense.   

I once worked with someone who always introduced himself as 'Dr. X PhD'.  That is so wrong on many levels.


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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3817 on: June 12, 2013, 09:01:09 AM »
OK, my imagination is running wild... "High tea on the rhino hunt"?

thick unruly hair
Pith helmet
thick glasses
3 piece suit
gold watch
signet ring
canvas overcoat
bushwalking boots in the winter
leather sandals in the summer
cane optional

I had always wondered at what point did Van Pelt from Jumanji turn crazy. Now I know

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3818 on: June 12, 2013, 09:46:52 AM »
OK, my imagination is running wild... "High tea on the rhino hunt"?

thick unruly hair
Pith helmet
thick glasses
3 piece suit
gold watch
signet ring
canvas overcoat
bushwalking boots in the winter
leather sandals in the summer
cane optional

I had always wondered at what point did Van Pelt from Jumanji turn crazy. Now I know

That's exactly who I pictured!
That's my purse! I don't know you!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3819 on: June 12, 2013, 10:01:52 AM »
The people that insist on being called 'doctor' and correct you, and these are not medical doctors, make me really appreciate the fact that two people that I met through their kids being friends with my kids actually have doctorates, and do not advertise it!

One I found out via a closing sig on e-mail, and another from his wife mentioning his job search. 

Fear is temporary...Regret is forever.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3820 on: June 12, 2013, 10:50:52 AM »
The people that insist on being called 'doctor' and correct you, and these are not medical doctors, make me really appreciate the fact that two people that I met through their kids being friends with my kids actually have doctorates, and do not advertise it!

One I found out via a closing sig on e-mail, and another from his wife mentioning his job search.

I don't see why someone who has earned that distinction shouldn't get to use it. I would think "I'm Bob Green, PhD, here to pick up my son Timmy" would be over the top; but I don't see anything wrong with "Hi, I'm Dr Green, pleased to meet you" or "....Thanks for your email. Let's conduct your newspaper interview about my specialty at the local cafe....respectfully, Dr Bob Green"

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3821 on: June 12, 2013, 10:55:05 AM »
The people that insist on being called 'doctor' and correct you, and these are not medical doctors, make me really appreciate the fact that two people that I met through their kids being friends with my kids actually have doctorates, and do not advertise it!

One I found out via a closing sig on e-mail, and another from his wife mentioning his job search.

I don't see why someone who has earned that distinction shouldn't get to use it. I would think "I'm Bob Green, PhD, here to pick up my son Timmy" would be over the top; but I don't see anything wrong with "Hi, I'm Dr Green, pleased to meet you" or "....Thanks for your email. Let's conduct your newspaper interview about my specialty at the local cafe....respectfully, Dr Bob Green, PhD"

The other situation I can see it coming up is the difference between Dr. Green and Professor Green at a college. We had a few teachers at my college who couldn't care less, so long as you showed up for class and passed them, and we had a few who if you called them by the wrong title got very snippy.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3822 on: June 12, 2013, 11:02:21 AM »
Finally got through it all!

And another one...

I work for a law firm as an assistant. I assist two lawyers. One of my lawyers was an associate, right out of law school, hadnít even passed the bar yet. Heíd come in at 10, leave at 4 (when the high-producing attorneys usually worked 8-6, or at least our office our of 8:30-5), and on slow days tell me to just go ahead home (which I never did because I knew he didnít actually have that authority. I just told him I had to stay to help cover the phones).

He gets fired for a variety of reasons, one of which Iím told a few months after he left.

Itís not uncommon for us assistants to draft documents. It saves the clients money and lets the lawyers spend more time working on a variety of things (i.e. instead of four hours drafting a complaint, we do it and they spend an hour tweaking it, freeing up those other three hours for something else and letting us only bill the clients for that one hour). Turns out, he would be asked to draft a document. He would then ask me to draft a document. I would send him my draft, which he would promptly send along to whichever partner asked for a draft WITHOUT CHANGING A THING, claiming he had done the whole thing himself. Not only was ďhisĒ writing not on par, but his billable hours were awful.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3823 on: June 12, 2013, 11:10:56 AM »
The people that insist on being called 'doctor' and correct you, and these are not medical doctors, make me really appreciate the fact that two people that I met through their kids being friends with my kids actually have doctorates, and do not advertise it!

One I found out via a closing sig on e-mail, and another from his wife mentioning his job search.

I don't see why someone who has earned that distinction shouldn't get to use it. I would think "I'm Bob Green, PhD, here to pick up my son Timmy" would be over the top; but I don't see anything wrong with "Hi, I'm Dr Green, pleased to meet you" or "....Thanks for your email. Let's conduct your newspaper interview about my specialty at the local cafe....respectfully, Dr Bob Green, PhD"

The other situation I can see it coming up is the difference between Dr. Green and Professor Green at a college. We had a few teachers at my college who couldn't care less, so long as you showed up for class and passed them, and we had a few who if you called them by the wrong title got very snippy.

Yes... being called your title can be nice and it is reasonable to enforce it if people forget, but you can take it further than this, and that's what I dislike. I knew a teacher who wouldn't respond to a general masculine title like "sir" if a stranger was talking to him. He'd be getting coffee and the cashier would say, "here's your change, sir." He would snarl, "actually, it's doctor, I'll have you know." And refuse to leave until they repeated it with his correction.

I knew another guy who wouldn't answer to "excuse me" unless it had "doctor" stuck to the end. Even from absolute strangers, again, yes. I think this is what taking it too far is.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3824 on: June 12, 2013, 11:23:22 AM »
The people that insist on being called 'doctor' and correct you, and these are not medical doctors, make me really appreciate the fact that two people that I met through their kids being friends with my kids actually have doctorates, and do not advertise it!

One I found out via a closing sig on e-mail, and another from his wife mentioning his job search.

I don't see why someone who has earned that distinction shouldn't get to use it. I would think "I'm Bob Green, PhD, here to pick up my son Timmy" would be over the top; but I don't see anything
wrong with "Hi, I'm Dr Green, pleased to meet you" or "....Thanks for your email. Let's conduct your newspaper interview about my specialty at the local cafe....respectfully, Dr Bob Green, PhD"

The other situation I can see it coming up is the difference between Dr. Green and Professor Green
at a college. We had a few teachers at my college who couldn't care less, so long as you showed up for class and passed them, and we had a few who if you called them by the wrong title got very snippy.

We had exactly the opposite situation with a scholar.  He was extremely well respected in his field. During life, he was  honored with a Festschrift and, after his death, a collection of his important articles was published.  However,  because he had to leave Germany in 1938, he never managed to get a Bachelor's degree let alone a Doctorate.

People would often refer to him as Dr. X.  He would always carefully correct them and say that he
was 'Mr. X'.  He taught at Columbia and NYU so he would allow himself to be referred to as 'Professor X'.