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TeamBhakta

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3930 on: July 01, 2013, 02:04:25 AM »
There is a new girl at work. She is not going to last long:
-"TeamBhakta, here's a place we can chill our (raw) produce (on top of meat packages & frozen seafood)."
I caught a supermarket employee once committing an even worse workplace PD.  He was in the store's deli section, unloading just-cooked chickens from the rotisserie and loading it back up with raw ones.  The problem was, he seemed to think that it was more efficient to unload one skewer at a time and then reload it, rather than unload ALL the skewers and then reload them.   This meant that the newly-loaded raw chickens were dripping juice onto the cooked chickens as he rotated the rotisserie.  Cooked chickens that people were going to take home and consume without further cooking.  Cooked chickens that might sit under the nice warm heatlamps for several hours, just the right temperature for pathogens to multiply.  I went in search of a manager, who got there just in time to witness Numbskull rotating the rotisserie for the last skewer of chickens.  I HOPE that the whole batch of cooked chicken got tossed and the idiot employee after them, but I didn't have the time to stand around and watch.  (Had to pick up children at school.)  But just as a precaution, I never bought rotisserie chicken there again.

My evil side feels someone should've made him eat the contaminated cooked chicken to get an idea of what he did wrong and why it's very very bad.

I believe Gordon Ramsay did that once, after a very stupid boy fed him spoiled food. To which the boy responded "It doesn't taste off to me. I can't taste much in anything, though....Blech! Oh my deity, it is spoiled!  :o Now I taste it!"
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3931 on: July 01, 2013, 10:19:02 PM »
There is a new girl at work. She is not going to last long:
-"TeamBhakta, here's a place we can chill our (raw) produce (on top of meat packages & frozen seafood)."
I caught a supermarket employee once committing an even worse workplace PD.  He was in the store's deli section, unloading just-cooked chickens from the rotisserie and loading it back up with raw ones.  The problem was, he seemed to think that it was more efficient to unload one skewer at a time and then reload it, rather than unload ALL the skewers and then reload them.   This meant that the newly-loaded raw chickens were dripping juice onto the cooked chickens as he rotated the rotisserie.  Cooked chickens that people were going to take home and consume without further cooking.  Cooked chickens that might sit under the nice warm heatlamps for several hours, just the right temperature for pathogens to multiply.  I went in search of a manager, who got there just in time to witness Numbskull rotating the rotisserie for the last skewer of chickens.  I HOPE that the whole batch of cooked chicken got tossed and the idiot employee after them, but I didn't have the time to stand around and watch.  (Had to pick up children at school.)  But just as a precaution, I never bought rotisserie chicken there again.

My evil side feels someone should've made him eat the contaminated cooked chicken to get an idea of what he did wrong and why it's very very bad.

I believe Gordon Ramsay did that once, after a very stupid boy fed him spoiled food. To which the boy responded "It doesn't taste off to me. I can't taste much in anything, though....Blech! Oh my deity, it is spoiled!  :o Now I taste it!"

I remember that episode!  The fairly young "head chef" of the restaurant chain-smoked to the point where it had killed his sense of smell and taste and he sent out spoiled scallops to Gordon during the initial meal, which is where the restaurant is trying to impress him with how good their food is - that particular restaurant had a kitchen that was a general health hazard.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3932 on: July 02, 2013, 05:59:53 AM »
I don't know if this is PD yet, it depends how TechnicalDude conducts himself from here on in.

Our company is outsourcing a specialised kind of widget production to another company. My boss is relatively new here, and to speed up the process he put the TechnicalDude on the OtherCompany's side in direct contact with my coworker (who designed the widget and can give the most accurate information about the widget).

They both decide a typed skype messaging conversation is the quickest way to get the dialogue going (with documents being sent via email as required). 5 minutes into the conversation, coworker start howling with laughter and frantically gestures me over to her desk.

She explains that OtherCompany's TechnicalDude is someone she used to work with at another company. She also knows he was fired from that company for being totally useless. TechnicalDude, upon figuring out that they worked together previously, immediately says something like "Oh Wow! You're that totally hot blonde!" and then continues in a long rambling drooling paragraph about how awesome it is that they're going to be working together, and he can't wait to be working on site here because then he'll get to see her in person, and finished that epically long paragraph by awkwardly promising to be professional from now on.

All I could think was "You couldn't have decided to be professional from the start of the paragraph??"

Coworker relayed all of this (in its creepy overenthusiastic glory) to our boss, who she said had the most hilarious "what the...?!" expression on his face by the time she'd finished.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3933 on: July 02, 2013, 06:45:46 PM »
Eww. Hopefully that will get him a swift reprimand and possibly a transfer.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3935 on: July 02, 2013, 09:05:39 PM »
I don't know if this is PD yet, it depends how TechnicalDude conducts himself from here on in.

Our company is outsourcing a specialised kind of widget production to another company. My boss is relatively new here, and to speed up the process he put the TechnicalDude on the OtherCompany's side in direct contact with my coworker (who designed the widget and can give the most accurate information about the widget).

They both decide a typed skype messaging conversation is the quickest way to get the dialogue going (with documents being sent via email as required). 5 minutes into the conversation, coworker start howling with laughter and frantically gestures me over to her desk.

She explains that OtherCompany's TechnicalDude is someone she used to work with at another company. She also knows he was fired from that company for being totally useless. TechnicalDude, upon figuring out that they worked together previously, immediately says something like "Oh Wow! You're that totally hot blonde!" and then continues in a long rambling drooling paragraph about how awesome it is that they're going to be working together, and he can't wait to be working on site here because then he'll get to see her in person, and finished that epically long paragraph by awkwardly promising to be professional from now on.

All I could think was "You couldn't have decided to be professional from the start of the paragraph??"

Coworker relayed all of this (in its creepy overenthusiastic glory) to our boss, who she said had the most hilarious "what the...?!" expression on his face by the time she'd finished.

Does TechnicalDude know that you know, there is a Remove Message function in skype? seriously.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3936 on: July 02, 2013, 09:16:47 PM »
An executive at Tiffany's "lost" 165 pieces of jewelry  ::)

http://www.newser.com/story/170410/tiffany-vp-stole-13m-in-jewelry-cops.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=inbox&utm_campaign=newser

How did she think she would never get caught?!  She didn't even tried to hide the money she was getting!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3937 on: July 03, 2013, 10:33:31 PM »
Two real estate agents tries to take a 90 person tour group on a rim to rim day hike of the Grand Canyon. Without permits. And lied to park rangers when questioned. Someone in the comment section pointed to their FB page, where the pics from that trip are being used to advertise how awesome their tours are  ???

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2013/06/grand_canyon_guides_duane_hage.php

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3938 on: July 03, 2013, 11:38:23 PM »
Two real estate agents tries to take a 90 person tour group on a rim to rim day hike of the Grand Canyon. Without permits. And lied to park rangers when questioned. Someone in the comment section pointed to their FB page, where the pics from that trip are being used to advertise how awesome their tours are  ???

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2013/06/grand_canyon_guides_duane_hage.php

It says that there is a future Half Dome/Yosemite tour.  I wonder if they know? Yosemite has started requiring permits, and the permits are very limited. ..

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3939 on: July 04, 2013, 06:26:18 AM »
Two real estate agents tries to take a 90 person tour group on a rim to rim day hike of the Grand Canyon. Without permits. And lied to park rangers when questioned. Someone in the comment section pointed to their FB page, where the pics from that trip are being used to advertise how awesome their tours are  ???

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2013/06/grand_canyon_guides_duane_hage.php

It says that there is a future Half Dome/Yosemite tour.  I wonder if they know? Yosemite has started requiring permits, and the permits are very limited. ..

I doubt they care, although I'm sure that USFS law enforcement is keeping an eye on them.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3940 on: July 04, 2013, 11:05:09 AM »
Their website is down, but I was able to use a Google cache to find a description of the Yosemite trip. "Hike Half Dome on August 30th, and hike El Capitan on August 31st " You don't hike El Capitan, you climb it. And it can take a couple of days depending o how you do it. So I am guessing that the trip includes hiking to Half Dome & El Capitan, not climbing them.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3941 on: July 04, 2013, 03:08:31 PM »
They don't seem to have a very clear idea of what they're doing, do they?

Considering that some of the people on their rim-to-rim trip needed IVs, I'd not be in a hurry to book with them.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3942 on: July 05, 2013, 12:50:31 PM »
My boyfriend is actually in the process of committing professional Darwinism. Iíve pointed it out, but he canít seem to keep his temper in line.

He works customer service in the financial sector. He had a job on the phones. He burned out HARD. And let everyone know it. He eventually got off the phones. Things were looking up. Then he got passed over for a promotion. And another promotion. He was told to ďdrink the Kool-AidĒ and play nice to make up for his burn out. He tried. And then got passed over for another promotion that went to someone with less than half his years in the company. My boyfriend proceeded to throw a hissy fit to his immediate supervisor, letting him know what expletive it was, and that he wouldn't be doing the bare minimum to get a paycheck since his hard work wasn't being rewarded. He told his supervisor heíd be looking for other work.

Now, I agree he should have got that last promotion, but he really needed to just keep his mouth shut. Especially since they just posted that the company is hiring eight people to that second position/promotion he applied for and didnít get. I think heís shot himself in the foot with this company, which is no fun since it really is a good company to work for.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3943 on: July 05, 2013, 02:45:04 PM »
My boyfriend is actually in the process of committing professional Darwinism. Iíve pointed it out, but he canít seem to keep his temper in line.

Oh dear. When his next job calls for references, you know Old Boss / Old HR Dept is gonna give one of those statements like "John Jones ? I can confirm he worked here on those dates, in that position. Would I recommend him ? *ahem* That's all the information I can give you at this time..."

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3944 on: July 08, 2013, 09:33:51 AM »
My boyfriend is actually in the process of committing professional Darwinism. Iíve pointed it out, but he canít seem to keep his temper in line.

Oh dear. When his next job calls for references, you know Old Boss / Old HR Dept is gonna give one of those statements like "John Jones ? I can confirm he worked here on those dates, in that position. Would I recommend him ? *ahem* That's all the information I can give you at this time..."

Most of the companies I have worked for are only allowed to confirm the dates you worked there. I don't know what his company's policy is. And I don't know that he's thought that far ahead. His temper just gets the better of him.