Wednesday Worries

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Registered: 09-15-2013
Wednesday Worries
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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 11:27am

1. What is one thing that worries you right now?

2. Does the weather by you think it is fall/winter/spring or summer?

3. How is your calendar for October? Slow, medium, busy?

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 1:32pm

I find it extremely funny that the person accusing another of being condescending once told me that they would never want to do my "crappy factory job". 

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 1:31pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Why would grants not get worked without your department savcal?  Who writes those grants? &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Because someone has to MANAGE the contracts/agreements and the money.  Our professors write the grant narratives and do the research.  But research administrators manage the contracts and the budgets.  Professors aren't trained to do so, nor would it be a good use of their time.  They do the research; we do the administration.   If someone didn't manage the contracts, the federal government wouldn't be very happy with the university.  </p>

But, but, but, the grants are generally TAXPAYER money.  It's all TAXPAYER money paying your salary, benefits and vacation time.  And your time playing here on iVillage, time balancing your checkbook and time watering the office plants. 

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 1:28pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">But it's not like I go around watering the plants or something.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span>No, you just balance your checkbook, talk to your mother, go on messageboards online. <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-undecided.gif" alt="Undecided" title="Undecided" border="0" /></span></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span>Oh, and nice job putting down people who DO water plants for a living. We have a woman who has done it at our job for over 10 years. She is the nicest woman and she is probably making more than you. Bawahhhaaa....</span></strong></span></p>

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 1:24pm

bordwithyou wrote:
You can tell what people do all day by the quality of their work product, Morty. It's either up to snuff, or it isn't.

Honestly, until you gave us your job description this past week, I just assumed you were now a stay-at-home mom or retired.  You spend at least as much time on iVillage as I.

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 1:20pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Don't tell me you don't know what condescending means bordwithyou, and yea your posts do come across as that. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">I have probably the losest job status of anyone on this forum, my crappy factory job.  I have never felt that Bord's posts to be  condescending.   I understand that other's work situations are different from mine.  I do not spend any of my work day on IV but I do understand that others do have that option.   That different jobs are different is not that hard to grasp.  Stating that fact is not condescending.  </span></p>

Your work ethic or simply your work if anyone's going to parse words is something I respect.  But not Savcal, Bord nor Chestnut "have the option" to play on iVillage during working hours.  It is stealing from the employer.  They were never interviewed nor hired with an eye toward having "breaks" to play on iVillage, Facebook, or other. 

People have either not gotten caught yet or there's very poor oversight and extremely low compensation and expections.  Or all three.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-01-2002
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 1:12pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
  Who is your boss..  A department dean or another support staff higher up?  Curious.  Your job isn't that big of a deal, And you have as much time to play online as morty does. </p>

Great question!  When the taxpayer and student pay one's salary and bennies, why work hard?

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 1:03pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">You physically leave the office most days when you have to go to the bathroom?  </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">I go home for lunch, so, yes, I physically leave the office to use the bathroom.</span></strong></p>

Wow and you don't mostly don't go at any other time of the day?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 1:02pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Morty, you were the one who said things had changed, but not for the better. Another for for that phenomenon is. "Deterioration." So now people "take advantage," but all this "taking advantage" really had no effect on the office performance? It's only a problem in your mind? ( PS: If you are not going to give straight answers but rather try to engage in a game of twenty questions, I'm not playing).

I think your playing on iVillage takes a toll on your job performance.  Are you honestly saying you wouldn't be better at your job if you spent the time here "in" the library reading up on your subjects?

Forget it. I've seen the usual facile answers.  Carry on.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 1:02pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">I can't believe that...I wonder if it's illegal?  I know some states require breaks, some don't.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Our breaks are incorporated in our lunch HOUR. There is no need for us to take 2, 15 min. breaks a day like other parts of the company do.</span></strong></p>

That's horrible, no breaks but lunch every day.  I also can't imagine going all the way home most days to go to the bathroom, yikes.

Do you take any personal breaks during the day, other than lunch?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 1:00pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">But you were poor and you took <strong>pell grant money</strong>, No?  Or was that savcal? </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>I think that was Marla.</span></span></strong></p>

How are your children going to be paying for college?

PumpkinAngel

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