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cwm

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4140 on: August 03, 2013, 05:51:47 PM »
I wish some of the salespeople I work with could actually be capable of committing PD. It seems to be impossible for them, no matter how hard they try.

My mom is a manager of the department that's in charge of processing all the information. She's had several salespeople lie to her face about things. Which can be easily documented, no less.

The best is the people who outright lie to the customers (all phone calls are recorded, so it's not THAT hard to figure out) or end up costing the company several thousands of dollars. We've had one salesperson who's yelled at the customers, lied to them about pricing, ignored several federal regulations that govern our line of work, and in several sales, cost us nearly $10,000 in fixing her problems. Somehow, even though all of this is documented carefully, she still has a job.

Then again, if I ever get promoted and decide to be in sales, I'm pretty sure my work ethic will make sure I'm even harder to get rid of...

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4141 on: August 05, 2013, 05:18:24 AM »
I think my mom's coworker is trying to commit PD. See, where she works, the rooms need to be CLEAN. Rooms on one side were not.

"Heads will roll!" Mom's bosses said.

"Not my head," mom said serenely as she walked past them (it wasn't her side of the floor).

Later that day, mom was doing something when a coworker stalked up to her. "Your bosses need to keep their noses out of our business! They aren't even our bosses! They told me to give a resident a shower, but today isn't our shower day!"

Cue mom going "O.o."


Oh, and two of her coworkers actually committed PD and got fired, for clocking a fellow coworker out... yeah.

EveLGenius

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4142 on: August 08, 2013, 09:01:37 PM »
Oooooh boy, someone (actually multiple someones) just committed PD in a BIG way. 

Someone published an article in a scientific journal.  In that article, there's a simple line of text that somehow wasn't caught by the primary author, the primary author's boss, or the EDITOR of the journal.  That simple line of text instructs one of the authors to "make up an elemental analysis"- as in, fake the results.

A blog entry describing the problem can be found here:
http://blog.chembark.com/2013/08/06/a-disturbing-note-in-a-recent-si-file/

And for anyone interested in organometallics, the entire article can be found here:
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021/om4000067/suppl_file/om4000067_si_002.pdf

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4143 on: August 08, 2013, 09:31:42 PM »
Oooooh boy, someone (actually multiple someones) just committed PD in a BIG way. 

Someone published an article in a scientific journal.  In that article, there's a simple line of text that somehow wasn't caught by the primary author, the primary author's boss, or the EDITOR of the journal.  That simple line of text instructs one of the authors to "make up an elemental analysis"- as in, fake the results.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4144 on: August 08, 2013, 10:26:15 PM »
...   While I could report him, I have nothing other than my word against his and that probably won't count for much.   ...



I'd report him.  Even if you need to do it anonymously. 

If he has an accident in that vehicle, particularly one which causes injury or death to another person, the company is liable.  It could cost your company literally millions in settlement.  You'd be doing your employer a favor by getting this guy off the road or at least on some kind of probation before it ends up badly for everyone concerned!

You work there--you're an employee in good standing. Why wouldn't they pay attention to what you say? Of course, were I his manager, I think it would be smart to try to verify something about his driving skills, but at the very least I would say, "we've received a complaint about the safety of your driving. Shape up."

Jocelyn

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4145 on: August 11, 2013, 05:14:19 PM »
Oooooh boy, someone (actually multiple someones) just committed PD in a BIG way. 

Someone published an article in a scientific journal.  In that article, there's a simple line of text that somehow wasn't caught by the primary author, the primary author's boss, or the EDITOR of the journal.  That simple line of text instructs one of the authors to "make up an elemental analysis"- as in, fake the results.
 
'Make up' is a rather ambiguous phrase. It could mean 'fabricate out of nothing'...or it can mean 'construct', as in 'Before I left the house, I made up my bed.'

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4146 on: August 11, 2013, 06:38:08 PM »
An acquaintance “Doug” is extremely socially inappropriate, especially about women. He frequents strip clubs and often claims that the strippers are his friends (which they are, as long as the money keeps flowing).

Doug has a PT job as a media “personality” for a conservative non-profit organization, which gave their “personalities” pages on the organization’s web site.  Doug posted photos and stories about his stripper “friends”.  He was immediately ordered to delete this material, but his page links to his blog, which is a stripper fest.  I’m guessing that the organization hasn’t yet noticed the link.

Doug once blogged about helping a stripper move and giving her rent money.  In the next paragraph, he whined about not being able to afford his prescription medication.

Doug is actually a nice guy, but any suggestion that he needs to tone things down is met with indignation and cries of “I’m just being honest”.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4147 on: August 11, 2013, 06:45:05 PM »
... “I’m just being honest”. ...

Well, Doug.  You're certainly being something, but 'honest' wasn't the first word that came to mind. 

I can think of lots and lots of adjectives to describe you.  'Honest' would not be among them.

Jocelyn

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4148 on: August 11, 2013, 08:06:37 PM »
Someone needs to tell Doug that honesty doesn't mean telling everyone everything.
We're not interested in hearing about that big boil on his posterior, either.  >:D

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4149 on: August 11, 2013, 08:36:46 PM »
He's being honest about his delusion that all those women are really his girlfriends, just because they undress in his presence.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4150 on: August 11, 2013, 09:16:37 PM »
Oooooh boy, someone (actually multiple someones) just committed PD in a BIG way. 

Someone published an article in a scientific journal.  In that article, there's a simple line of text that somehow wasn't caught by the primary author, the primary author's boss, or the EDITOR of the journal.  That simple line of text instructs one of the authors to "make up an elemental analysis"- as in, fake the results.
 
'Make up' is a rather ambiguous phrase. It could mean 'fabricate out of nothing'...or it can mean 'construct', as in 'Before I left the house, I made up my bed.'

Thats an extremely charitable view of the situation.  I'm not an expert on clinical trials or articles, but I have read a quite a few due to a past job.  Typically if data that exists is supposed to be inserted in to an article.  The actual location of the data is given.  e.g. insert data from trial abc-123 or insert data from [specific article].  An actual scientist could explain it much better than I. 

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4151 on: August 12, 2013, 09:46:09 AM »
Oooooh boy, someone (actually multiple someones) just committed PD in a BIG way. 

Someone published an article in a scientific journal.  In that article, there's a simple line of text that somehow wasn't caught by the primary author, the primary author's boss, or the EDITOR of the journal.  That simple line of text instructs one of the authors to "make up an elemental analysis"- as in, fake the results.
 
'Make up' is a rather ambiguous phrase. It could mean 'fabricate out of nothing'...or it can mean 'construct', as in 'Before I left the house, I made up my bed.'

Thats an extremely charitable view of the situation.  I'm not an expert on clinical trials or articles, but I have read a quite a few due to a past job.  Typically if data that exists is supposed to be inserted in to an article.  The actual location of the data is given.  e.g. insert data from trial abc-123 or insert data from [specific article].  An actual scientist could explain it much better than I.

In the context, it pretty clearly means, "invent out of whole cloth." The elemental analysis doesn't match the compound they're supposedly describing. So, not only did they fabricate it, they fabricated it BADLY.

I don't know they journal, but I assume it's peer reviewed. How the heck did 3 reviewers, the EDITOR and the copy editors miss such an egregious error? I actually once had someone send me in what was clearly the wrong version of a manuscript (I was co-editing a book at the time). It had about 6 different colors of track changes in it, along with comments among the various authors. I rolled my eyes and sent it back to them to fix. They were suitably embarrassed.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4152 on: August 12, 2013, 03:45:10 PM »
This one is a case of PD that got fixed because she cried "poor me"..it was on Dr Phil today (a repeat I think).  Pretty woman was being cat fished by some guy who told her he could get her a modeling contract and he needed pictures.  So, dumb Dora, who has an internship (her dream job she said) with ESPN sends him pics, including some racy ones (they showed them with the bits blurred) taken (and this is such a pet peeve of mine) in front of her bathroom mirror.  So she, a college graduate, takes these pics of her bits and pieces exposed and sends them to some guy she only knows on the computer..and he posts them on TheDirty.com.  Cue her getting found out and losing her internship.  She cried about the injustice of it all and Dr Phil, who usually is a bit more gruff about making stupid mistakes, got the site to take them down (which was very nice of them) and talked ESPN to give her another chance. 

So to sum this up, she is an adult taking nude pictures of herself and sending them to some guy she has never met who promises her a modeling contract (oldest line in the book!), he takes them and posts them on a racy website, she gets caught and loses her dream job and she cries, on national tv,  about how horrible it is for her.  My own DD knows better than to listen to a strange guy online asking her for pictures, let alone nude ones (she reports it) and she is 18 and not always known for good judgement.  When will people start using their brain and taking personal responsibility for their colossal mistakes instead of crying poor me?????  And does this woman realize that once this got out and before the site took them down, all the people she worked with and wants to work with again probably went and looked at these pictures and now  have seen only what her SO/spouse and gynecologist should see.  I would be too embarrassed to not only have these shown on national tv, but to show my face back up at the office Monday morning!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4153 on: August 12, 2013, 03:53:38 PM »
^^^  And if I were the business where she was interning, or any other business she applied to for work, I'd automatically assume she couldn't be trusted to have the maturity and wisdom necessary to handle a real job.  She's demonstrated that despite her education, she has absolutely no common sense!  I would not want to hire someone like that.

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« Reply #4154 on: August 12, 2013, 03:57:35 PM »
Just because the one website took them down, doesn't mean they won't crop up again somewhere else.  How  many people downloaded those pictures and posted them to their Tumblrs or other websites?  Once something hits the internet, it lives forever.