Wednesday Worries

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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: 10-23-2001
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 9:06pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">emptynester2009</em> wrote:</div> Shouldn't Morty be on you list of people you do not respect for playing  on IV during working hours?  When I an catching up in the eveing a whole lot of the posts from during the work day are hers.  Does that not make her also a thief? &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You missed quite a bit, Emptynester.  First, it's not about me "respecting" Savcal, Chestnut or Bord.  I could never respect any supervisor who claimed to manage staff while at the same time stealing from her employer.  Since you asked, I don't respect Savcal, Chestnut nor Bord.  Never have.  Specifically, unlike Morty....Savcal and Chestnut *claim* to be working for great compensation and to be managing entire staffs.  They claim to have great responsibility at work.  Bord claims to have supervisory *powers* too over her grad students.  Chestnut alleged the power to fire, and hire I guess.  I mean...Wow!  These are all such demanding supervisory positions, I can't fathom why with such work ethics, they could spend an iota of their public (read: taxpayers) employers' time here.  Or in Chestnut's case, her very, very invaluable and highly compensated time.  That's been the huge difference I've been trying to understand and as yet have not gotten a single credible explanation for the inordinate amount of time playing each day on the internet, much of it with me!</p>

Very well said. 

 


 


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 9:02pm

Bord, yes I agree, very desperate.  I do feel a bit for the wohm being thrown under the bus by the those who claim to "sahm", so much so that she has been forced to claim that she only takes one break a day during lunch, not even stopping to use the restroom on most days!  It's quite desperate really.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:53pm

ipad fail

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:52pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>Yes, Jambles, I am doing an overload course both semesters this year. "Heavy" is a relative term, but I am doing more than 2x the required/normal number of classes for my department this year. Kind of a long story that involves most of the other pre-modernists in my dept being on leave or sabbatical and not having a qualified temp around on short notice.</blockquote></p><p>Yea, I get that not everybody would be qualified to teach..  History of all classes.  Could you teach statistics? </p>

Did you have a teaching degree with you were a subtitute?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:52pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Are they contracted out then marty?  That would make sense if they are, A lot of times company hire projet managers and pay them large sums of money at one time or fixed times.  I get that your business operates differently, It sounds like your company is huge. </p>

Wait a minute...you guys are friends, you know her salary and you don't know how large her company is?  Where are you worked that you have been involved in hiring project managers?  You really flip flop from being a sahm and claiming to know a lot about the current working world....makes one wonder, which is the truth and which is more of your fiction.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:51pm
PKA, this discussion has long since stopped being anything other the Thardy, Jamblessed, and Morty spewing venom at people they despise for no good reason. It's sometimes entertaining to see what doozy they will come with next, but honestly, tonight it's so desperate "A work-study student could do Sav's job! Bord hates public Schools! Hooligan is a thief!" It's not creative or clever or even entertaining. I'm actually embarrassed for them.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:49pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">mortyswife</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;"So your company has to hire extra workers to get the job done because people aren't doing their job. Wow. That must be a hard situation to work in and with..." That's what I thought, too, PKA, when I first read Morty's complaint. It turns out these women fooling around has no effect on office productivity and doesn't cost any more $$$ because they need the temp anyway. Evidently the only issue is that they bother Morty.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:x-small"&gt;&lt;span&gt;A temp costs more than a hired employee. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I think it depends on the line of work, temps can be cheaper than fte, my husband fights that beast wiht other senior management all the time.  But the nonsense that it takes so much knowledge to do support jobs is just that, some of that help are student workers themselves. </p>

What basis do you have that its nonsense?   What was the last job that you had where a temp filled in?  You claim that you are a sahm, were are you getting what you believe is experience in the work place?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:48pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>You're in teacher overload?  No way.....  Your load can't be that heavy. </p>

Are you still substitute teaching or back to sahm?
 

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:47pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">Do they have retirement funded? Do they get vacation, holiday and sick pay?   Your experience may be different than mine. But I can say, as a fact, that temp employees at my university make far less than permanent staff.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Oh well, different place, different situations.</span></strong></p>

Interesting, you didn't answer the questions...

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:47pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">mortyswife</em> wrote:</div>&lt;A temp costs more than a hired employee. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>How so? Everywhere I have worked, a temp costs significantly less.  A temp doesn't earn vacation,holiday or sick leave, a temp doesn't require the employer to pay FICA, FUTA or SS and a temp doesn't earn retirement matching.  A temp's direct paid hourly wage is sometimes higher, if that temp is being hired through a service, but the overall cost of a temporary employee is usually (ime) extensively less.    At my university, the fringe benefits (which exclude taxes) paid on behalf/to a temporary employee are 13.91% where the fringe benefits paid on behalf/to a staff employee are 44.13% and the fringe benefits paid on/behalf to a faculty member are 39.57%. </p><p>I worked extensively as a temp.  The hourly wage paid to my temp service was higher than some permanenty employed staff, but the overall cost was signficantly less.</p>

I believe those unfamilar with payroll and/or the cost of company benefits may assume, based on hourly wage, that a temp cost more than an employee, but that is simply not normally the case.

PumpkinAngel

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